Latest Yemen News

Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Yemen's capital

Nov. 26, 2021 21:14 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels launched airstrikes early Saturday morning targeting the country's capital, Sanaa. Saudi state-run television reported the strikes, citing the Saudi-led coalition as urging...

Lebanon's interior minister: crisis with Gulf could worsen

Nov. 23, 2021 14:32 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s interior minister said Tuesday that every delay in resolving the diplomatic crisis with Gulf nations threatens to affect the lives of more Lebanese already reeling from a massive economic crisis. Bassam Mawlawi said resolving the crisis begins...

Yemen's Houthis: Saudi coalition strike hits Sanaa factory

Nov. 23, 2021 10:29 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition airstrike Tuesday gutted a plastics factory in Yemen's rebel-held capital of Sanaa, the rebels said, the latest attack amid an escalation in fighting in recent weeks. The dawn strike hit a factory owned by a Syrian national and...

Yemen official warns dam will break if rebels take Marib

Nov. 21, 2021 03:48 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The foreign minister of Yemen's government in exile warned Sunday that a rebel takeover of the crucial, energy-rich city of Marib would be a disaster on the scale of the collapse of its ancient dam that decimated an entire kingdom. ...

US defense chief vows to counter Iran in visit to Bahrain

Nov. 20, 2021 02:44 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — America's top defense official vowed Saturday to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and to counter its “dangerous use” of suicide drones in the wider Mideast, a pledge coming as negotiations remain stalled over Tehran's tattered atomic deal...

UN condemns seizure of closed US Embassy in Yemen by rebels

Nov. 18, 2021 15:39 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday condemned “in the strongest terms" the intrusion and seizure of the now-closed U.S. Embassy in Yemen’s capital and the detention of dozens of local employees by the country's Houthi rebels. A statement...

UN demands that Yemen's Houthi rebels free detained staffers

Nov. 17, 2021 14:26 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday demanded the release of two U.N. staffers detained earlier this month by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. U.N. officials were given assurances by senior Houthi officials last week that the two men, both Yemenis, would be...

Turkey offers to help Lebanon with crisis with Gulf nations

Nov. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday his country is ready to offer whatever support it can to help mend relations between Lebanon and Gulf Arab nations, embroiled in an unprecedented diplomatic rift. The spat with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab states...

American official: US 'fully committed' to F-35 sale to UAE

Nov. 16, 2021 08:46 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. remains “fully committed” to a proposed sale of advanced F-35 stealth fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates, despite the Biden administration slowing down the deal, a senior American official overseeing arms exports said Tuesday. ...

UAE bans some Mideast travelers from flights to Belarus

Nov. 15, 2021 07:56 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has banned travelers from several Middle Eastern countries from boarding flights to Belarus, cutting off one of the last major air routes for would-be migrants to a nation on the European Union’s eastern border. The decision...