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UN: 10,000 children killed or maimed during Yemen's long war

Oct. 19, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — More than 10,000 children in Yemen have been killed or injured in violence linked to years of war in the impoverished country, a spokesman for UNICEF said Tuesday. The verified tally from the United Nations' reporting and monitoring operation provides...

Officials in Yemen: Houthi blockade restricts aid, movement

Oct. 17, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s rebels continued their weekslong blockade of a district in the central province of Marib, cutting off humanitarian aid and halting movement of its 37,000 people, officials and U.N. aid workers said Sunday. The Iran-backed Houthi rebels have...

UN: Yemen economy is collapsing, humanitarian crisis rising

Oct. 14, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen’s economy is collapsing, its humanitarian crisis is worsening, and the conflict in the Arab world’s poorest nation is growing more violent, the U.N.’s deputy humanitarian chief said Thursday. The grim remarks by Assistant...

Clashes intensify in key Yemen province, 140 fighters killed

Oct. 14, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting between Yemen’s government forces and the country’s Houthi rebels in the central province of Marib killed at least 140 fighters this week, tribal leaders and security officials said Thursday. The most intense clashes have been underway...

Car bomb in Yemen targets officials, kills six others

Oct. 10, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least six people were killed Sunday in Yemen's port city of Aden by a car bomb that targeted two senior government officials who survived, an official said. The explosion targeted the convoy of Agriculture Minister Salem al-Socotrai and Aden’s...

UN: 10,000 displaced as clashes escalate over key Yemen city

Oct. 07, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

ABOARD GEO BARENTS (AP) — Fighting over the key Yemeni city of Marib has displaced around 10,000 people in the past month, the U.N. migration agency said Thursday. The clashes escalated as Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels intensified their push to take the provincial capital from...

Saudi court upholds 20-year term for critic, draws US rebuke

Oct. 07, 2021 03:45 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia upheld a 20-year prison term imposed on a Saudi aid worker who had criticized the government on Twitter, drawing a rare public rebuke from the U.S. in another sign of tension between the Biden administration and the kingdom. ...

Turkey ratifies Paris agreement ahead of key climate summit

Oct. 06, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Wednesday ratified the Paris climate accord, joining the global fight against climate change weeks before the start of a key summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Legislators present in parliament unanimously approved the agreement. ...

UN envoy visits Yemen for talks with PM, separatists

Oct. 05, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen met Tuesday with the prime minister of the country’s internationally recognized government in the port city of Aden, officials said. Hans Grundberg landed in Aden in his first visit to the war-scarred country since...

At Dubai’s Expo, the world’s problematic politics loom

Oct. 04, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran wants you to put politics aside and marvel over its ornate carpets. Syria wants you to forget about its brutal war and learn about the world’s first alphabet. Yemen, on the brink of famine, is very excited about its honey and coffee. ...