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Charity says shelling kills 11 civilians in Yemen’s Hodeida

Nov. 30, 2020 7:05 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least 11 civilians, including four children, near Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeida amid that country's grinding war, an international charity said Monday. Yemen's internationally recognized government blamed the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels for the...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, a thick blanket of early morning fog partially shrouds the skyscrapers of the Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers districts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unexplained ban on visitors amid both the coronavirus pandemic and as the UAE normalizes ties with Israel. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Travel agents in Mideast, Africa say UAE is blocking visas

Nov. 27, 2020 12:47 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unexplained ban on visitors amid both the coronavirus pandemic and the UAE's normalization deal with Israel. ...

In this October 2019 photo, the MT Agrari is seen off the coast of Frederikshavn, Denmark. A mine in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast near Yemen exploded and damaged the oil tanker MT Agrari on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, authorities said, the latest incident targeting the kingdom amid its long war against Yemen's Houthi rebels. (Morten Weesgaard via AP)

Mine explodes, damaging oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Nov. 25, 2020 2:43 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mine in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast near Yemen exploded and damaged an oil tanker Wednesday, authorities said, the latest incident targeting the kingdom amid its long war against Yemen's Houthi rebels. The blast happened before dawn and struck the MT Agrari, a...

Private security firm says mine explodes, damaging oil tanker off Saudi Arabia near Yemen border in Red Sea

Nov. 25, 2020 8:37 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Private security firm says mine explodes, damaging oil tanker off Saudi Arabia near Yemen border in Red Sea.
This Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. annotated by TankerTrackers.com, shows a damaged tank and fire-suppressing foam on the ground at a Saudi Arabian Oil Co. facility in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Yemen's Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Monday with a new cruise missile, just hours after the kingdom finished hosting its virtual Group of 20 leaders summit. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)

Yemen rebels' missile strikes Saudi oil facility in Jiddah

Nov. 23, 2020 10:33 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah early Monday with a new cruise missile, just hours after the kingdom finished hosting its virtual Group of 20 leaders summit. The kingdom acknowledged the attack hours later. Videos of...

A malnourished girl Rahmah Watheeq receives treatment at a feeding center at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday. Nov. 3, 2020. Two-thirds of Yemen's population of about 28 million people are hungry, and nearly 1.5 million families currently rely entirely on food aid to survive, with another million people are set to fall into crisis levels of hunger before the year end, according to aid agencies working in Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

In multiple countries, alarm over hunger crisis rings louder

Nov. 20, 2020 12:29 PM EST

ABS, Yemen (AP) — The twin baby boys lay on a bed of woven palm leaves in a remote camp for displaced people in Yemen’s north, their collar bones and ribs visible. They cried loudly, twisting as if in pain, not from disease but from the hunger gnawing away at them. Here, U.N. officials’...

FILE - In this April 5, 2017, file photo, Adel Bol, 20, cradles her 10-month-old daughter Akir Mayen at a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan. The United Nations humanitarian office said Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 it is releasing $100 million in emergency funding to seven countries at risk of famine in Africa and the Middle East amid conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic, while the humanitarian chief says returning to a world where famines are common would be

Warning of famine, UN releases $100M to seven countries

Nov. 18, 2020 5:43 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations humanitarian office is releasing $100 million in emergency funding to seven countries at risk of famine in Africa and the Middle East amid conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic, while the humanitarian chief says returning to a world where famines are common would be...

Yemen: Clashes between government, separatists kill about 50

Nov. 17, 2020 8:25 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce fighting in southern Yemen between Emirati-backed separatists and the country’s internationally recognized government killed nearly 50 fighters this week on both sides, security officials said Tuesday. The flare-up of clashes in the province of Abyan was the latest blow to...

Saudis say they thwarted attack on oil facility near Yemen

Nov. 13, 2020 2:24 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said early Friday it thwarted an attack by Yemen's Iran-backed rebels that sparked a fire near an Aramco oil distribution center, involving unmanned boats loaded with explosives dispatched into the Red Sea. In remarks carried by the state-run Saudi Press...

FILE - In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi King Salman, chairs a video call of world leaders from the Group of 20 and other international bodies and organizations, from his office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 26, 2020. Saudi King Salman is expected to speak Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in an annual (virtual) address he gives to the nation about policy priorities for the coming year. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)

Saudi king points to Iran as top threat in policy speech

Nov. 11, 2020 11:58 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman slammed rival Iran and hailed his country's efforts at combating the coronavirus and stabilizing oil supplies in an annual speech delivered early Thursday. The speech, which outlined the country's policy priorities and achievements, was...