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Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels claim they shot down another US drone

May. 21, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed on Tuesday that they shot down an American drone over the country on the Arabian Peninsula. The U.S. military acknowledged reports about the downing but didn't comment. If confirmed, it would be the second MQ-9 Reaper...

Independent UN experts urge Yemen’s Houthis to free detained Baha'i followers

May. 20, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Human rights experts working for the United Nations on Monday urged Yemen’s Houthi rebels to release five people from the country’s Baha'i religious minority who have been in detention for a year. The five are among 17 Baha’i followers detained last May when the...

Yemeni security forces deploy in Aden as anger simmers over lengthy power outages

May. 16, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni authorities deployed security forces and armored vehicles across the port city of Aden on Wednesday, as protesters were expected to take to the streets in the latest in a series of protests over hours-long electricity outages caused by a shortage of fuel for power...

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim downing US Reaper drone, release footage showing wreckage of aircraft

Apr. 28, 2024 00:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday claimed shooting down another of the U.S. military's MQ-9 Reaper drones, airing footage of parts that corresponded to known pieces of the unmanned aircraft. The Houthis said they shot down the Reaper with a surface-to-air missile,...

US military says it destroyed Houthi drones over the Red Sea and in Yemen

Mar. 31, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military said Sunday its forces destroyed one unmanned aerial vehicle in a Houthi rebel-held area of war-ravaged Yemen and another over a crucial shipping route in the Red Sea. It was the latest development in months of tension between the Iran-backed rebels and the U.S. ...

An al-Qaida attack in Yemen kills 2 troops loyal to a secessionist group, officials say

Mar. 25, 2024 04:27 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An attack by al-Qaida in southern Yemen killed at least two troops loyal to a secessionist group, officials said Monday, in the first attack since the extremist group's branch in the Arab country announced the death of its leader earlier this month. The attack,...

US fighter jets strike storage facilities in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

Mar. 22, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. fighter jets from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier struck three underground storage facilities in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen late Friday, according to a U.S. official. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a military operation not...

Houthis in Yemen blow up a resident's house, killing at least 9 from the same family, residents say

Mar. 19, 2024 20:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen blew up a house Tuesday in a town southeast of the capital, Sanaa, killing at least nine people from the same family, officials and residents said. This came a day after two Houthi fighters were killed in an ambush allegedly set up...

Yemen's rebels target Singapore-flagged ship in Gulf of Aden as US and allies down Houthi drones

Mar. 09, 2024 02:54 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels set off explosions ahead of a Singapore-flagged vessel in the Gulf of Aden, authorities said, the latest in a campaign of assaults by the Iranian-backed group over Israel’s war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The...