Latest Yemen News

Yemeni officials say 5,000 migrants detained in Aden

Apr. 24, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say police have detained at least 5,000 migrants over the last 10 days who were attempting to cross to Saudi Arabia. The officials said Wednesday that the migrants, most of them from African countries, are being held in overcrowded police stations across the...

Japan reporter sues government after passport is invalidated

Apr. 24, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese journalist known for covering war zones has sued the Foreign Ministry after it invalidated his passport and demanded he surrender it, saying it deprives him of his right to travel and interferes with press freedom. Kosuke Tuneoka was stopped at Tokyo's Haneda airport in February on...

UN says war has set back Yemen's development by 20 years

Apr. 23, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.N.-commissioned report says the war in Yemen has set back its development by more than 20 years. The study commissioned by the U.N. Development Program found that if the war ends this year, it will have caused economic losses of $88.8 billion. If the conflict lasts until 2030, it...

Rights group: Rebel land mines in Yemen hinder aid efforts

Apr. 22, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says the widespread use of land mines by Yemen's Houthi rebels not only kill civilians but block aid to the most needy, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis. Human Rights Watch says in a new report Monday that at least 140 people, including children, have been...

Pope denounces 'cruel violence' of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed and political violence afflicting many parts of the world. Francis...

New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozens

Apr. 20, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say heavy fighting in Yemen's southern Dhale province between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more than 85 people. The officials say the Houthi rebels recaptured the district of Damt and the surrounding area from forces allied with the internationally...

UN calls for Yemen agreement to be implemented without delay

Apr. 17, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council expressed "grave concern" Wednesday that agreements reached four months ago by the warring parties in Yemen have not been carried out and called for their implementation "without delay." The council reiterated its endorsement of the Dec. 13 cease-fire...

Aid group: Trump's Yemen veto means more death, suffering

Apr. 17, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An international charity says President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen "will only mean more suffering and death." The Norwegian Refugee Council said Wednesday that if Trump "was truly concerned...

The Latest: Trump vetoes measure on US and Yemen war

Apr. 17, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution on U.S. involvement in war in Yemen: 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. The veto is just the second in Trump's...

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

Apr. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. The veto — the second in Trump's presidency — was expected, and Congress lacks the votes to override it. But passing the never-before-used war powers...