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Yemen officials: Heavy flooding from seasonal rains kills 13

May. 01, 2021 05:56 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Floods swept through parts of Yemen amid heavy seasonal rains, leaving at least 13 people dead, including two children, security officials said Saturday. Fatalities were reported in the provinces of Sanaa, Ibb, Shabwa and Hodeida, where it began...

Yemeni officials: Land mine kills 3 children near key port

Apr. 30, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A land mine explosion near Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeida killed three children and wounded another three and their mother, officials said Friday. According to the officials, the mine exploded on Thursday in a rural area in the Al Marawiah...

Yemen launches coronavirus vaccination campaign

Apr. 20, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized government began a coronavirus vaccination campaign Tuesday as the U.N. warned the pandemic was “roaring back” in recent weeks. The campaign started in the southern city of Aden, which serves as an interim capital...

Military officials: Fighting rages in two Yemeni provinces

Apr. 18, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting between forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels raged in the provinces of Marib and Taiz, killing at least 70 fighters on both sides, officials said Sunday. The increase in violence came over the past 24...

Battle for Yemen desert city now a key to Iran, US tension

Apr. 07, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The battle for an ancient desert city in war-torn Yemen has become a key to understanding wider tensions now inflaming the Middle East and the challenges facing any efforts by President Joe Biden’s administration to shift U.S. troops out of the region. ...

Aid group reports spike in COVID-19 patients in Yemen

Mar. 25, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The international aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Thursday it is witnessing “a dramatic influx” of critically ill COVID-19 patients in war-stricken Yemen, as a second wave overwhelms the country's depleted medical facilities. The Geneva-based...

Aid agency sounds alarm over children killed in Yemen's war

Mar. 23, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Children accounted for a quarter of civilian casualties over the last three years in Yemen's grinding war between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government, a child relief agency said Tuesday. More than 2,300 children were...

Saudi Arabia offers cease-fire plan to Yemen rebels

Mar. 22, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday offered a cease-fire proposal to Yemen's Houthi rebels that includes reopening their country's main airport, the kingdom's latest attempt to halt years of fighting in a war that has sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis. ...

Saudi Arabia offers cease-fire to Houthi rebels in Yemen's yearslong war in plan that includes reopening Sanaa airport

Mar. 22, 2021 11:40 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia offers cease-fire to Houthi rebels in Yemen's yearslong war in plan that includes reopening Sanaa airport.

Yemen rebels admit tear gas behind fire at migrant detention

Mar. 20, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saturday broke their silence on the cause of a fire that tore through a detention center for migrants earlier this month, killing at least 45 people, mostly Ethiopian migrants. The rebels acknowledged that guards fired...