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Clashes between Yemen's rebels, government forces kill 35

Sep. 23, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Flighting flared up this week between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and pro-government forces in the country's southern province of Shabwa, killing 35 from both sides, tribal leaders and security officials said Thursday. Clashes are now in their third day...

UN: In war, 16 million Yemenis 'marching' toward starvation

Sep. 23, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency is warning that 16 million people in Yemen “are marching towards starvation” and says food rations for millions in the war-torn nation will be cut in October unless new funding arrives. David Beasley said...

Saudi king expresses hope for the direct talks with Iran

Sep. 22, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's monarch expressed hope Wednesday that the kingdom's direct talks with Iran will lead to confidence building as the two bitter regional rivals take small steps toward dialogue following several years of heightened tensions. ...

Yemen separatists declare emergency amid protests in south

Sep. 15, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s southern separatists on Wednesday resorted to emergency measures in a bid to put down growing protests over dire living conditions in areas under their control. Aydarous al-Zubaidi, the head of the separatists’ Southern Transitional...

Yemeni officials say Houthi attack destroys aid warehouses

Sep. 11, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials said the country's Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile and explosive-laden drones at a Red Sea port on Saturday, destroying humanitarian aid warehouses. The attack on the port city of Mocha on Yemen’s western coast was the...

Saudi Arabia, 20 years after 9/11: 'A country in the making'

Sep. 11, 2021 03:31 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi Arabia of today is far different from the Saudi Arabia of Sept. 11, 2001. All but four of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi citizens, and the Saudi kingdom was the birthplace of Osama bin Laden, the head of al-Qaida and...

US pulls missile defenses in Saudi Arabia amid Yemen attacks

Sep. 11, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. has removed its most advanced missile defense system and Patriot batteries from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, even as the kingdom faced continued air attacks from Yemen's Houthi rebels, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show. ...

New UN envoy: Yemen is stuck in `indefinite state of war'

Sep. 10, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. special envoy for Yemen said Friday that the Arab world’s poorest nation is “stuck in an indefinite state of war” and resuming negotiations to end the more than six-year conflict won’t be easy. Hans Grundberg, a Swedish...

UN: 18,000 Yemeni airstrike casualties since 2015

Sep. 09, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A United Nations panel said Wednesday that at least 18,000 Yemeni civilians have been killed or wounded by airstrikes since the country’s war escalated in 2015. In a report presented to the Human Rights Council, a group of experts named by the U.N. said...

Pentagon chief: al-Qaida may seek comeback in Afghanistan

Sep. 09, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday the al-Qaida extremist group that used Afghanistan as a staging base to attack United States 20 years ago may attempt to regenerate there following an American withdrawal that has left the Taliban in power. ...