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Famed racing sailboat attacked by gunmen off war-torn Yemen

May. 20, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Hong Kong-flagged racing sailboat that led its skippers to win multiple contests around the world came under attack Thursday off the coast of war-torn Yemen, with its crew reportedly targeted by militants who fired warning shots and threatened them with...

UN envoy: Talks on now to extend Yemen's 2-month cease-fire

May. 17, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With just two weeks left in a two-month cease-fire in Yemen, the U.N. envoy to the war-torn country said Tuesday that talks with the government and Houthi rebels are going on right now and he hopes the truce will be extended. But Hans Grundberg was wary of...

1st commercial flight in years takes off from Yemen's Sanaa

May. 16, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The first commercial flight in six years took off from Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Monday, officials said, part of a fragile truce in the county’s grinding civil war. The flight by national carrier Yemenia — also known as Yemen Airways — was bound for...

Paris trial for 2009 plane crash that left 152 dead, 1 alive

May. 09, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The lone survivor of a 2009 passenger plane crash in the Indian Ocean that killed 152 people sat in the front row of a Paris courtroom Monday at the opening of the trial of the Yemeni airline which operated the flight. Bahia Bakari, who has called her survival “a...

Yemen officials: 2 commanders killed in clash with militants

May. 07, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Clashes at a militia facility in southern Yemen following the arrest of a group of suspected al-Qaida militants has killed at least a dozen people, including two force commanders, officials said. The officials said the fighting took place late Friday at the...

Saudi coalition transfers Yemeni prisoners as part of truce

May. 06, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Three planes carrying 117 Yemeni prisoners held by the Saudi-led coalition landed Friday in the southern port city of Aden as a truce between the country's warring parties entered its second month, the Red Cross said. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen...

Yemen war sides fail to operate 1st flight as part of truce

Apr. 24, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s warring parties failed to operate the first commercial flight in six years from the rebel-held capital on Sunday, dealing a blow to an already fragile truce in the country’s grinding conflict. The flight to Amman, Jordan, had been planned as part of...

Yemen swears in presidential body after Hadi stepped aside

Apr. 19, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized presidential council was sworn in Tuesday in the southern port city of Aden, state-run media reported. The swearing-in took place before the parliament in a ceremony attended by foreign ambassadors and the U.S. and U.N....

UN: Yemen's Houthi rebels agree to stop using child soldiers

Apr. 18, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels have agreed to rid their ranks of child soldiers, who have fought by the thousands during the country's seven years of civil war, the United Nations said Monday. The Houthis signed what the U.N. described as an “action plan” to end...

Yemen’s rebels criticize new, US-led task force in Red Sea

Apr. 16, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s Houthis criticized a new U.S.-led task force that will patrol the Red Sea following a series of attacks by the Iran-backed rebels in a waterway that’s essential to global trade. Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the Houthis’ chief negotiator and spokesman, said late...