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Yemen and Lebanon sites added to UNESCO endangered list

Jan. 25, 2023 21:35 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An ancient Yemeni kingdom and a Lebanese modernist concrete fair park were added Wednesday to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites in danger, the latest entries from the Middle East. The seven major landmarks of the Ancient Yemenite Kingdom of Saba and the Rachid...

UN says $4.3B required for Yemen humanitarian needs in 2023

Jan. 25, 2023 12:45 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday it needs $4.3 billion to fund its humanitarian activities in war-torn Yemen this year. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the funds are required to help 17.3 million most vulnerable people in Yemen. ...

UN: Cost is new obstacle to oil transfer from Yemen tanker

Jan. 17, 2023 20:01 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The rising cost of purchasing or leasing a vessel that can hold more than 1 million barrels of crude oil now in a rusting old tanker off the coast of war-torn Yemen is the latest obstacle to resolving the grave threat of massive environmental damage from a possible oil spill...

Yemen rebels, Saudis in back-channel talks to maintain truce

Jan. 17, 2023 08:13 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Amid Yemen’s longest-ever pause in fighting — more than nine months — Saudi Arabia and its rival, the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, have revived back-channel talks, according to Yemeni, Saudi and U.N. officials. The two sides hope to strengthen the informal cease-fire and lay out...

UN envoy encouraged by intensified efforts to end Yemen war

Jan. 16, 2023 12:40 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen said Monday he is encouraged by intensified regional and international diplomatic activity to end the country’s eight-year conflict. He urged the warring parties to work toward “a shared vision” with concrete steps to restore peace to...

Report: Arms supplied by UK, US killed civilians in Yemen

Jan. 11, 2023 13:20 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Weapons supplied by the United Kingdom and the United States and used by a Saudi-led coalition fighting in war-torn Yemen killed at least 87 civilians and wounded 136 others in just over a year, a new report said Wednesday. The report by the Oxfam charity found that...

US Navy says it seized Iran assault rifles bound for Yemen

Jan. 10, 2023 21:00 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy seized over 2,100 assault rifles from a ship in the Gulf of Oman it believes came from Iran and were bound for Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, a Navy spokesman said Tuesday. It was the latest capture of weapons allegedly heading to the Arab...

Oil facilities in Yemen change hands in $21.6 million deal

Jan. 03, 2023 12:49 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A global energy company Tuesday acquired oil producing facilities in war-torn Yemen from another international firm. The move comes as the country’s Houthi rebels have repeatedly targeted terminals and tankers in efforts to stop their rivals from exporting oil. ...

Red Cross conducts rare visit with 3,400 Yemen war prisoners

Dec. 21, 2022 08:52 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Red Cross said Wednesday that it had conducted rare visits to thousands of prisoners on both sides of Yemen’s eight-year civil war, a step that could pave the way for an exchange of detainees between the rival parties. Fabrizio Carboni, the...

UN: At least 3,774 children killed in Yemen’s civil war

Dec. 12, 2022 10:18 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said Thursday that at least 3,774 children have been killed in Yemen’s civil war between March 2015 and September 2022. According to the latest statistics published by the United Nations Children’s Fund, a further 7,245 children have been maimed...