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Yemen forces sweep through key province in blow to rebels

Jan. 26, 2022 12:27 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government and their United Arab Emirates-backed allies swept through a strategic province, forcing Houthi rebels out of its second largest district, officials said Wednesday. The development in Marib province is another...

EXPLAINER: Why Yemen's war has spilled into the Emirates

Jan. 25, 2022 02:06 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Twice in the past week, Yemen’s rebels have launched attacks with missiles and drones on the United Arab Emirates, a major escalation for one of the world’s most protracted conflicts. The attacks underscore how the war that has ground on for over seven years in...

Houthis, aid group: Death toll from prison airstrike hits 82

Jan. 22, 2022 14:30 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a prison run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has climbed to at least 82 detainees, the rebels and an aid group said Saturday. Internet access in the Arab world’s poorest country meanwhile remained largely down...

Yemeni rebels say Saudi-led airstrike on prison killed 70

Jan. 21, 2022 23:08 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a prison run by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Friday, killing at least 70 detainees and wounding dozens, a rebel minister said. The strike was part of a pounding aerial offensive that knocked the Arab world's poorest country off the internet. ...

Yemeni Houthi rebels' health minister says 70 detainees killed in Saudi airstrike on a rebel-run prison in Saada

Jan. 21, 2022 11:31 AM EST
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni Houthi rebels' health minister says 70 detainees killed in Saudi airstrike on a rebel-run prison in Saada.

Biden considers restoring terror listing of Yemen's Houthis

Jan. 19, 2022 18:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says the U.S. is considering restoring its designation of Yemen's Houthis as a terrorist group. Biden's comment, made at a White House news conference Wednesday, came after a cross-border strike Monday that killed three people in the United...

UAE envoy: Yemen's Houthis used missiles in Abu Dhabi attack

Jan. 19, 2022 15:12 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels used cruise and ballistic missiles, in addition to drones, in an attack on Abu Dhabi this week that killed three people and set off fires at a fuel depot and an international airport, the Emirati ambassador to the United States said...

Satellite photos show aftermath of Abu Dhabi oil site attack

Jan. 18, 2022 14:54 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday appear to show the aftermath of a fatal attack on an oil facility in the capital of the United Arab Emirates claimed by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Monday's attack brought the...

UN: Yemen's escalating war spurs hunger and collapse

Jan. 12, 2022 17:08 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Escalating military action in Yemen displaced more than 15,000 people over the past month, killed or injured more than 350 civilians in December and left the Arab world’s poorest nation facing growing hunger and economic collapse with no political solution in sight, senior...

Yemen conflict escalates, government forces advance in south

Jan. 05, 2022 13:18 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government have reclaimed large swaths of territory in a southern province from Iran-backed Houthi rebels, government officials said Wednesday. The push in the southern province of Shabwa comes amid heavy airstrikes by...