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After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates US role in Yemen

Dec. 12, 2018 7:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is debating a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that has won new support in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate voted 60-39 on Wednesday to open debate on the resolution,...

The Latest: Senate debating measure to rebuke Saudi Arabia

Dec. 12, 2018 3:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Senate has started debate on a resolution calling on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen. It's a measure that has won new support in the...

UN envoy hands Yemen's warring sides draft deal

Dec. 12, 2018 3:06 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Wednesday gave the country's warring sides at peace talks underway in Sweden a draft agreement they need to consider before this round of negotiations wraps up the following day. The document consists of a set of proposals, including one for a...

The Latest: Yemen rebels accept some of UN envoy's proposals

Dec. 12, 2018 2:50 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Yemen's four-year civil war (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Yemen's rebels at peace talks underway in Sweden say they accept some of the proposals from a draft agreement offered by the U.N. envoy earlier in the day. Abdul-Majid al-Hanash, a delegate from...

Yemen's warring sides said to agree on prisoner swap

Dec. 11, 2018 4:48 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Both sides in Yemen's civil war agreed Tuesday to exchange more than 15,000 prisoners by Jan. 20, a member of the rebel delegation said, in what could be the first major breakthrough in the 4-year-old conflict that has killed thousands of people and left millions more facing hunger....

US downgrades Pakistan in religious freedom rankings

Dec. 11, 2018 4:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday placed Pakistan on its annual list of worst offenders for nations that it says infringe on religious freedom. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement he added Pakistan to the U.S. list of "countries of particular concern" regarding protection...

The Latest: Yemen's warring sides set date for prisoner swap

Dec. 11, 2018 10:29 AM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Yemen (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Yemen's warring government and the Houthi rebels say they have set Jan. 20 as a final date to exchange more than 15,000 prisoners from both sides. The two sides said Tuesday in press conferences in Sweden that they have...

Yemen's warring government and Houthi rebels set Jan. 20 for swap of more than 15,000 prisoners from both sides

Dec. 11, 2018 10:05 AM EST
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring government and Houthi rebels set Jan. 20 for swap of more than 15,000 prisoners from both sides.

UN: 20 million Yemenis are hungry, 250,000 face catastrophe

Dec. 10, 2018 6:30 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Twenty million people in war-torn Yemen are hungry — a staggering 70 percent of the population and a 15 percent increase from last year — and for the first time 250,000 are facing "catastrophe," the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday. Mark Lowcock, who recently returned...

Yemen's warring sides negotiating truce for key port Hodeida

Dec. 10, 2018 5:22 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Delegations from Yemen's warring sides discussed expanding a shaky truce in the key port city of Hodeida on Monday, however neither side appeared ready to agree on initial draft proposals hoped for by the United Nations, who are sponsoring talks in Sweden and seek to resume needed aid...