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US Navy seizes suspected Iranian missile parts set for Yemen

Dec. 4, 2019 5:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy warship has seized a “significant cache” of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated components have been taken en route to the war there. The seizure from a small...

Group: 5 more years of Yemen war to cost $29 billion in aid

Dec. 2, 2019 3:46 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Another five years of fighting in Yemen would cost as much as $29 billion just to sustain the current level of humanitarian aid, an international relief group said Monday, a sum that amounts to more than the entire annual humanitarian budget globally. The war in Yemen has killed over 100,000...

Freed Houthi prisoners return to Yemen

Nov. 28, 2019 12:18 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Over 100 Houthi rebel prisoners released by the Saudi-led coalition returned to Yemen on Thursday, a move toward a long-anticipated prisoner swap between the warring parties. Welcoming 128 freed Yemenis at the airport in the capital, Sanaa, Houthi leader Muhammad al-Bukhaiti hailed their...

Saudis free 200 Yemeni rebels as part of peace efforts

Nov. 26, 2019 12:13 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said Tuesday it has released 200 Houthi rebels to advance a U.N.-brokered deal aimed at ending the war in the Arab world’s poorest country. Coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki said in a statement that the move was aimed at paving the way for...

Yemen’s rebels say they have detained UN workers

Nov. 25, 2019 12:53 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels said Monday they have detained a number of U.N. humanitarian workers on suspicion of spying, including two Jordanians released over the weekend. In a press conference held to dispute U.N. reports of corruption, Houthi leader Abdel Mohsen Tawoos...

UN envoy to Yemen says momentum to end the war is building

Nov. 22, 2019 2:50 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen said Friday the momentum to end the country’s devastating five-year war is building, pointing to a nearly 80 percent drop in airstrikes nationwide in the last two weeks, a strengthened cease-fire in the key port of Hodeida, and the beginning of the kind...

South Korea says seized vessels released by Yemen’s rebels

Nov. 20, 2019 9:44 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iran-backed rebels fighting in Yemen released three foreign vessels on Wednesday that they seized south of the Red Sea, freeing 16 crew members, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said. The vessels — two belonging to South Korea and one to Saudi Arabia — had been captured by...

Aid group reopens hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

Nov. 19, 2019 8:18 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An international medical relief agency says it has reopened a hospital it runs in western Yemen two weeks after an attack damaged the facility. Doctors Without Borders, or MSF, announced resuming work at its hospital in the Red Sea city of Mocha on Tuesday. The Houthi rebels launched a drone...

Saudi-led coalition says Yemeni rebels hijacked vessel

Nov. 18, 2019 3:03 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iran-aligned rebels have hijacked a vessel south of the Red Sea, the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Monday. Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency quoted coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki as saying that Houthi rebels seized the vessel while it was towing a South...

Yemeni government back in Aden under deal with separatists

Nov. 18, 2019 9:35 AM EST

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized government returned to the war-torn country on Monday for the first time since it was forced out by southern separatists during clashes last summer. Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed landed in the southern port city of Aden, fulfilling a key...