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Bahrain says attack by Yemen rebels kills a Bahraini officer and a soldier on the Saudi border

Sep. 25, 2023 20:06 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A drone attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels killed a Bahraini officer and soldier who were patrolling Saudi Arabia's southern border early Monday, Bahrain's military command said. The Houthis did not immediately acknowledge carrying out the attack as efforts to...

Bahrain military says Yemeni rebel drones kill a Bahraini officer and soldier on Saudi border

Sep. 25, 2023 15:09 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain military says Yemeni rebel drones kill a Bahraini officer and soldier on Saudi border.

Yemen's southern leader renews calls for separate state at UN

Sep. 22, 2023 20:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of Yemen’s Southern Transitional Council, an umbrella group of heavily armed and well-financed militias, said Friday that he will prioritize the creation of a separate country in negotiations with their rivals, the Houthi rebels. Aidarous...

UNGA Briefing: Permanent observers, more Security Council and what else is going on at the UN

Sep. 20, 2023 21:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It's Day 3 of the U.N. General Assembly high-level meeting that brings world leaders together at U.N. headquarters in New York. Here are the highlights of what happened Wednesday at the U.N. and what to keep an eye on Thursday. Follow our live updates to keep up with...

Saudi Arabia praises 'positive results' after Yemen's Houthi rebels visit kingdom for peace talks

Sep. 20, 2023 12:45 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Wednesday praised the “positive results” of negotiations with Yemen's Houthi rebels after they visited the kingdom for peace talks, though Riyadh released few details on their discussions to end the war tearing at the Arab world's poorest...

UN envoy warns resumption of war remains threat in Yemen unless parties reach new cease-fire deal

Aug. 28, 2023 17:15 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations' top official in Yemen warned Monday that the Arab world's poorest country will remain a powder keg for renewed war unless its rival factions work out a new cease-fire deal. Hans Grundberg, the U.N. special representative for Yemen, told The...

Rights group says Saudi Arabian border guards fired on and killed hundreds of Ethiopian migrants

Aug. 21, 2023 04:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Border guards in Saudi Arabia have fired machine guns and launched mortars at Ethiopians trying to cross into the kingdom from Yemen, likely killing hundreds of the unarmed migrants in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday. ...

UN announces release of 5 staff members kidnapped by al-Qaida in Yemen 18 months ago

Aug. 11, 2023 18:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Five United Nations staff members who were kidnapped in Yemen 18 months ago by an al-Qaida affiliate have walked free, U.N. officials said Friday. David Gressly, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, said the five men -- four Yemenis and one from...

More than 1 million barrels of oil removed from deteriorating tanker moored off Yemen, UN says

Aug. 11, 2023 17:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The transfer of more than a million barrels of oil from an aging tanker moored off the coast of war-torn Yemen has been completed, avoiding an environmental disaster, the United Nations said Friday. In a statement, Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesman for U.N....

Today in History: August 8, Nixon announces his resignation

Aug. 08, 2023 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2023. There are 145 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon, facing damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal, announced he...