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Yemen official accuses Houthi rebels of killing senior judge

Sep. 01, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Gunmen killed a judge on Yemen's Supreme Court in the capital Sanaa, officials said Thursday, and a senior official in the internationally recognized government accused militias allied to Houthi rebels in the slaying. Judge Mohamed Homran was killed after the...

Rights groups urge Yemen's Houthis to end Taiz blockade

Aug. 29, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sixteen rights groups Monday urged Yemen’s Houthi rebels to end their siege of the country’s third-largest city, as the internationally recognized government said an overnight rebel attack killed at least 10 troops. The groups, including Human Rights Watch and...

Yemen officials: UAE-backed forces take southern oil fields

Aug. 22, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni forces backed by the United Arab Emirates seized control of vital southern oil and gas fields after nearly a week of fierce clashes with their rivals, loyal to the internationally recognized government, officials and tribal leaders said Monday. The...

Officials: Floods in Yemen kill at least 38 people in 2 days

Aug. 11, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Torrential rains across southwestern Yemen and the country's capital of Sanaa have triggered flashfloods and collapsed homes, killing at least 38 people over the past two days, officials said Thursday. Scores of homes in Sanaa and the provinces of Dhamar and...

Heavy rains collapse 10 historic buildings in Yemeni capital

Aug. 10, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy rains lashing Yemen's capital of Sanaa, which dates back to ancient times, have in recent days collapsed 10 buildings in the Old City, the country's Houthi rebels said Wednesday. At least 80 other buildings have been heavily damaged in the rains and are...

Yemen officials say fresh infighting kills 35 in south

Aug. 10, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Infighting among pro-government Yemeni forces has killed 35 troops in a southern province in the past 24 hours, officials said, a development that threatens a ceasefire in the country’s wider conflict. They say that an artillery duel that start in the late...

Officials: 3 civilians killed in clashes in southern Yemen

Aug. 08, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Infighting among Yemen's pro-government forces in a southern province killed at least three civilians, military and medical officials said Monday. Clashes erupted late Sunday in Ataq, the capital of Shabwa province, between the United Arab Emirates-backed...

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce

Aug. 02, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations said Yemen’s warring parties agreed Tuesday to renew an existing truce for two more months after concerted international efforts. The already 4-month-old cease-fire has been the longest nationwide ease in fighting since the war began in the...

UN envoy condemns Yemen attack that killed child, wounded 10

Jul. 24, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen on Sunday condemned suspected rebel shelling of a residential neighborhood in the southwestern city of Taiz the previous day that killed at least one child and wounded 10. Taiz, Yemen’s third largest city and the capital of the...

Houthi report says flash floods in Yemen leave 9 dead

Jul. 24, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy seasonal rains drove flash floods through Yemen and left at least nine people dead, official media reported Sunday. The casualties were reported in the capital of Sanaa and the southwestern province of Dhamar, where it began raining late last week, the...