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Saudi forces destroy missile fired over capital Riyadh

Mar. 28, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Air Defense Forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile over the capital around midnight, state media said early Sunday. Residents of Riyadh reported on social media hearing loud explosions in the middle of the night. Minutes later, state media...

People in protective clothing walk past rows of beds at a temporary 2,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 coronavirus patients set up by the Iranian army at the international exhibition center in northern Tehran, Iran, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran's army sets up hospital in capital as virus toll climbs

Mar. 27, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced another 144 deaths from the coronavirus on Friday and said thousands more were in critical condition as the military completed work on a 2,000-bed field hospital in an exhibition center in the capital. Iran has reported nearly 2,400 deaths among more than 32,000 cases....

A street musician sings and plays music on an empty lane in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Iran is battling the worst new coronavirus outbreak in the region and authorities have advised people to stay at home and trying to enforce new policy imposing the kinds of lockdowns when the country spending the new year holidays. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Curfews extended as USAID declares aid suspension in Yemen

Mar. 27, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — As countries across the Middle East tighten restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a spokesman for the U.S. Agency for International Development said Thursday that it would suspend humanitarian aid to parts of Yemen over restrictions by the Houthi rebels that predate...

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018 file photo, an armed Saudi soldier holds a walkie-talkie near Mukalla, Yemen, at an airport now serving as a military base for the United Arab Emirates. In a new report released Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia of committing grave abuses against civilians in an eastern province of Yemen over the past year, including torture, forced disappearances and detention. The New York-based watchdog presented chilling testimony from former detainees in Yemen’s remote eastern province of al-Mahrah, which borders Saudi Arabia and Oman. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

Human rights group accuses Saudi forces in Yemen of abuses

Mar. 25, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi military forces have committed grave abuses against civilians in an eastern province of Yemen over the past year, including torture, forced disappearances and arbitrary detention, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday. The New York-based watchdog presented chilling...

Cars drive in a highway in northern Tehran, Iran, Friday, March 20, 2020, on the first day of Iranian New Year, called Nowruz, or

Iran's leaders take upbeat tone even as virus deaths climb

Mar. 20, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's leaders vowed to overcome the coronavirus outbreak in upbeat messages marking the Persian New Year on Friday, even as the Health Ministry announced 149 more fatalities, bringing the country's death toll to 1,433. Iran is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East, with...

Arabs urge Yemen's Houthis to allow UN to assess oil tanker

Mar. 19, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Six Arab countries are urging the U.N. Security Council to exercise “maximum efforts” to persuade Yemen’s Houthi Shiite rebels to allow the United Nations to inspect a tanker moored in the Red Sea while loaded with over a million barrels to prevent...

Heavy fighting in central Yemen leaves at least 38 dead

Mar. 17, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy fighting in Yemen between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels killed more than three dozen people in the previous 24 hours, Yemeni officials and tribal leaders said Tuesday. The rebels, known as Houthis, have been attacking forces of the internationally recognized government...

Yemeni army says sites near Saudi border wrested from rebels

Mar. 9, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s army said it wrested control of several northern towns from the Iran-backed Houthi rebels Monday, a step toward reversing the rebels’ rapid gains in the strategic area. Yemeni forces, supported by Saudi air power, announced on Twitter that they retook cities in the...

US to stop aid in Yemen's Houthi areas if rebels don't budge

Feb. 26, 2020 11:09 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — USAID said late Monday that it will suspend aid to Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen, where most of the country's people live, if the rebels don’t remove impediments obstructing aid operations. A spokesperson said that the agency said it informed partners including U.N. agencies about...

United Nations Security Council members, except Russia and China, raise hands in a vote supporting Yemen related sanctions, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at U.N. headquarters. The Security Council voted to approve a revised British draft resolution extending targeted sanctions in Yemen. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

UN Security Council approves resolution on Yemen sanctions

Feb. 25, 2020 8:35 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday extending targeted sanctions for war-torn Yemen following contentious negotiations among the council's member nations. Among the disputes had been whether to refer to U.N. experts’ findings that Yemen’s Houthi...