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Yemen says 14 killed in Cyclone Luban

Yemen’s prime minster says this month’s tropical storm has killed 14 people and made some 8,000 people homeless.


U.N. humanitarian chief says danger of ‘big famine’ in Yemen

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that “there is a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen.”


Aid groups decry ‘routine’ killing of Yemen’s civilians

The United Nations and humanitarian workers on Sunday condemned an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels that reportedly killed at least 15 civilians near the port city …


Yemen peace talks uncertain as rebels fail to attend

The United Nations-mediated peace talks on Yemen have stalled pending the arrival of the Shiite rebels who said they didn’t attend because they were not guaranteed safe return after the …


UN experts: Possible war crimes by all parties in Yemen

U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen’s conflict intensified 3.5 years …


U.S. to continue backing Saudi coalition in Yemen war

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the U.S. intends to continue backing the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen despite civilian casualties and questions about the Saudis’ commitment to …


Yemen demands Emirates shut down prisons where abuses rife

Yemen’s interior minister on Monday demanded the United Arab Emirates shut down or hand over secret prisons that the Associated Press reported are under the control of the UAE and …


U.N. envoy: Yemen’s warring parties willing to restart talks

Yemen’s warring parties have confirmed their willingness to restart negotiations after a two-year hiatus, the U.N. special envoy for Yemen said even as fighting raged along the country’s west coast …


Yemen detainees free days after AP report on UAE-run prisons

With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated after he and at least three other detainees were freed after being held for nearly a year without …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 12:34 p.m.

UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida

The U.N. spokesman said on Monday that tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen’s western coastline where Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition are engaged …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 11:35 a.m.

Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

Saudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Saturday, as their Shiite Houthi rebel rivals denied the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Fierce fighting intensifies outside Yemen’s Hodeida airport

Preparations are underway by the Saudi-led coalition, UAE forces and thousands of Yemeni fighters to seize control of the airport of the vital rebel-held Yemeni city of Hodeida from Iranian-backed …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Saudi-led troops fight rebel forces south of Yemen’s Hodeida

The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s exiled government captured a town south of the port city of Hodeida on Thursday as fierce fighting and airstrikes pounded the area on the second …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Saudi-led forces open assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida

The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s exiled government launched a fierce assault Wednesday on the crucial port city of Hodeida, the biggest offensive of the years-long war in the Arab world’s …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 6 dead, 30 missing

A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years’ worth …


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

UAE deploys troops to Yemeni island, imperiling alliance

Yemen’s formal alliance with the UAE may be coming to an end after the latter deployed forces to a Yemeni island, without prior consultation with Yemen’s exiled government, a senior …


Saudi media: Airstrike kills Houthi leaders in Yemen capital

A Saudi-led airstrike targeting a high-level meeting of Shiite rebels in Yemen’s capital killed two of the group’s leaders and dozens of their militiamen, the kingdom’s state media reported early …


Fire breaks out at World Food Program warehouses in Yemen

A massive fire broke out on Saturday and engulfed storage facilities belonging to the World Food Program in the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Hodeida damaging humanitarian aid inside, …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

Rights group: US, UK arms to Saudi coalition harm Yemenis

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U.N. humanitarian chief calls Yemen conditions ‘catastrophic’

The U.N. humanitarian chief is warning that conditions in Yemen are “catastrophic” after three years of war, with 22.2 million people needing aid. And the U.N. envoy is accusing both …


Russia vetoes U.N. resolution citing Iran sanctions violation

Russia has vetoed a British-drafted U.N. resolution that promised action against violations of a U.N. arms embargo on Yemen and pointed to a report by experts that cited Iran as …


Outside Yemen’s rebel-held capital, stalemated war rages on

In the rocky highlands outside of Yemen’s rebel-held capital, it quickly becomes clear how the Arab world’s poorest country remains mired in a stalemated civil war.


Yemen’s president says fighting in Aden amounts to ‘coup’

Yemen’s embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said Monday that a “coup” is underway in his government’s seat of power in the southern city of Aden, where separatists allied with …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Mattis: U.S. determined to reduce civilian casualties in Yemen

Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday the U.S. is determined to reduce the number of civilian casualties in the Saudi-led campaign against rebels in Yemen and will press ahead with …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

Saudis intercept Yemen rebel missile targeting royal palace

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels said it intercepted a missile fired over southern Riyadh on Tuesday, which the rebels said was targeting a “top leadership” meeting at the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

U.S. says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis

President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations says “undeniable” evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 8:51 a.m.

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 in Yemen

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have killed at least 23 people, including prisoners, and wounded dozens in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, rebel officials and eyewitnesses said Wednesday.


Yemen rebels disperse protests demanding slain leader’s body

Yemeni rebel forces on Wednesday dispersed a protest staged by dozens of women in the capital, Sanaa, demanding the body of slain former President Ali Abdullah Saleh so they could …


Saleh’s death puts Yemen’s war at a crossroads

Former Yemeni strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh’s death on hands of his own allies, the Shiite rebels known as Houthis, has put the impoverished nation’s 3-year civil war at a crossroads, …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.