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Yemen officials demand answers after AP report on air base

May. 26, 2021 05:16 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemeni officials demanded answers Wednesday after an Associated Press report highlighted a mysterious air base being built on a Yemeni island in one of the world's crucial maritime chokepoints. A lawmaker asked Yemen's internationally...

Top Iran diplomat: Tehran ready for closer ties with Riyadh

May. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday that his country is ready for closer ties with regional rival Saudi Arabia, adding that he hoped recent talks between the two sides would lead to greater stability in the region. Mohammad Javad Zarif was...

US slams Iran-backed Yemen rebels for snubbing UN envoy

May. 07, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration lashed out at Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Friday for refusing to meet with a senior U.N. official to discuss ending the country’s devastating conflict and speeding humanitarian relief to suffering civilians. The...

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...

UN experts blame Yemen's Houthis for Aden airport attack

Mar. 30, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say it’s highly likely a deadly missile attack on the airport in Yemen’s key southern port of Aden as the country’s new government was arriving was carried out by Houthi rebels. Yemen’s Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed has...

UN experts pull back on corruption claims against Yemen

Mar. 29, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Yemen has pulled back from its claims of corruption and money laundering by the government, central bank and a United Arab Emirates-based holding corporation, saying a preliminary review of new information has...

Officials: Yemeni government retakes territory from rebels

Mar. 18, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government managed to retake swaths of territory from the Houthi rebels in the past days, officials and tribal leaders from both sides said on Sunday. Government forces earlier their month launched an...