Latest Sanaa News

Delegation from Yemen's Houthi rebels flies into Saudi Arabia for peace talks with kingdom

Sep. 15, 2023 13:10 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A delegation from Yemen's Houthi rebels has flown into Saudi Arabia for talks with the kingdom on potentially ending the yearslong war tearing at the Arab world's poorest nation, officials said. It remains unclear what terms are being discussed...

UN announces release of 5 staff members kidnapped by al-Qaida in Yemen 18 months ago

Aug. 11, 2023 18:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Five United Nations staff members who were kidnapped in Yemen 18 months ago by an al-Qaida affiliate have walked free, U.N. officials said Friday. David Gressly, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, said the five men -- four Yemenis and one from...

A salvage team is set to begin siphoning oil out of rusting tanker moored off Yemen, UN says

Jul. 23, 2023 10:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international team is set to begin siphoning oil out of the hull of a decrepit tanker moored off the coast of war-torn Yemen this week, a U.N. official said Sunday. It will mark the first concrete step in an operation years in the making aimed at preventing a massive oil spill in...