Latest Yemen News

Officials: Militants ambush security post in Yemen; 8 killed

Jun. 22, 2022 05:13 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Suspected al-Qaida militants on Wednesday attacked a security post in a southern Yemeni province, sparking clashes that left five troops and three militants dead, officials said. The early morning attack took place in Ataq, the capital of the mountainous...

EXPLAINER: How did Russia-Ukraine war trigger a food crisis?

Jun. 18, 2022 04:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world" and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger and political instability in developing countries. Together, Russia and Ukraine...

Mexico finds truck with 366 migrants from 16 nations

Jun. 16, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration authorities said Thursday they found a veritable United Nations of migrants aboard a freight truck. Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said the truck was carrying 366 migrants, including people from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Yemen,...

In Yemen, child soldiering continues despite Houthi promise

Jun. 16, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels are still recruiting children into their military ranks to fight in the country’s grinding civil war, despite an agreement with the United Nations in April to halt the practice, Houthi officials, aid workers and residents told The Associated Press. ...

Official says Yemeni journalist killed in explosion in Aden

Jun. 16, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni journalist was killed when his car exploded while he was driving in the southern port city of Aden, an official said Thursday, the latest such attack in the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government. Information Minister Moammar al-Iryani...

GAO: US failed to track if arms used against Yemen civilians

Jun. 15, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon and the State Department failed to investigate whether a Saudi-led coalition used U.S.-provided military support to carry out any of repeated airstrikes and other attacks that are alleged to have killed civilians in Yemen, a U.S. government report released Wednesday...

UN: Climate shocks, war fuel multiple looming food crises

Jun. 06, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Two U.N. food agencies issued stark warnings Monday about multiple, looming food crises on the planet, driven by climate “shocks” like drought and worsened by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine that have sent fuel and food prices soaring. ...

UN: Yemen's warring sides resume talks on ending Taiz siege

Jun. 05, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring parties resumed talks Sunday on reopening roads in Taiz and other provinces, the United Nations said, after they agreed to renew a nationwide cease-fire. The U.N. mission to Yemen said delegations from the internationally recognized government and the...

UN says despite 2-month truce in Yemen, 19 civilians killed

Jun. 03, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — At least 19 civilians, including three children, have been killed in Yemen over the past two months, despite a nationwide cease-fire, a U.N. official said Friday. The truce was the first tangible ebb in fighting in the past six years of the conflict in the Arab...

Biden decides on Saudi visit as OPEC+ boosts oil production

Jun. 02, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has decided to travel to Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks and is expected to meet with the kingdom’s crown prince, whom he once shunned for his brutality. It's a visit that is coming together as OPEC+ announced Thursday it will pump more oil amid...