Latest Yemen News

Yemen's warring sides meet over flashpoint port city

Jul. 15, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring sides concluded an overnight meeting on Monday that discussed the redeployment of forces from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, officials said. This was the first meeting since February between the Shiite rebel group, known as the Houthis, and the forces loyal to the...

Swiss prosecutor probes plane maker over Saudi, UAE business

Jul. 12, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's federal prosecutor says it has opened a criminal investigation in connection with a Swiss airplane maker's sale of training aircraft to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whose militaries are involved in the war in Yemen. The prosecutor's office did not specify any...

Epstein story shows investigative journalism is thriving

Jul. 9, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Herald's stories on sex trafficking charges against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein illustrate a counter-intuitive trend: Investigative journalism is thriving as the news media industry struggles. In announcing new charges against Epstein 11 years after the financier...

Yemen's rebels sentence 30 to death on espionage charges

Jul. 9, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni lawyer says a rebel-controlled court has sentenced 30 people to death on charges they committed espionage for the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels. Abdel-Majeed Sabra says the criminal court in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday acquitted six others in the case, which dates...

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts bomb-laden Yemen rebel drone

Jul. 8, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted a drone launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting "civilian infrastructure" in the kingdom. The announcement on the state-run Saudi Press Agency early Tuesday did not identify what the drone targeted. The Houthi's Al-Masirah...

UN says suspected cholera cases in Yemen surge to 460,000

Jul. 8, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — War-battered Yemen has been hit with more than 460,000 suspected cholera cases so far this year — a sharp rise from the 380,000 cases for all of 2018, the United Nations said Monday. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said the increased number of cases has led to 705 apparent...

UAE draws down troops in Yemen in 'strategic redeployment'

Jul. 8, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has drawn down its troop levels in Yemen but remains a key member of the Saudi-led coalition at war with Iran-aligned rebels there, a senior Emirati official said Monday. The official confirmed that UAE troop levels are down, describing it as a...

Sudanese say US pressure was key to reaching transition deal

Jul. 8, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The power-sharing agreement reached between Sudan's military and pro-democracy protesters last week came after the United States and its Arab allies applied intense pressure on both sides amid fears a prolonged crisis could tip the country into civil war, activists and officials said. The...

Yemeni officials say rebels kill 10 in attacks in Hodeida

Jul. 7, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials and witnesses say rebel attacks have killed at least 10 pro-government forces in the key port city of Hodeida. They say the clashes, which flared up Wednesday, wounded at least seven civilians when shells hit their residential areas in the contested Red Sea city. The...

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Jul. 7, 2019 3:57 AM EDT

Iran announced Sunday it will raise its enrichment of uranium, breaking another limit of its faltering 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and further heightening tensions between Tehran and the U.S. Iran made the decision a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal. Iran has...