Stories tagged: Yemen
Sat., March 31, 2018, 12:01 p.m.
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
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
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.
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 2:09 p.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Rebels kill Yemen’s strongman Saleh as alliance collapses
Yemeni rebels killed their erstwhile ally Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country’s former president and strongman, as their forces battled for control of the capital, Sanaa, officials said. The collapse of …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Clashes continue between rival factions in Yemen’s capital
Violent clashes between rival factions in Yemen’s rebel-held capital continued Saturday for the fourth straight day as forces loyal to a former president and Iran-backed Shiite rebels known as Houthis …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
UNICEF: Vaccines cargo to blockaded Yemen can’t be one-off
The U.N. child agency said Sunday that it has flown 1.9 million doses of vaccines to war-torn Yemen, its first aid delivery since a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels tightened …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockade
The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said on Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country’s main airport and a vital Red Sea port to some humanitarian …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Hezbollah denies providing missile fired at Saudi from Yemen
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Monday categorically denied accusations that his group is sending weapons to Yemen or that it was responsible for a ballistic missile fired by Shiite …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
Yemen is on the brink of a horrible famine – here’s how things got so bad
It’s been called the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world”: Nearly 80 percent of Yemen’s population is food insecure; millions are teetering on the edge of famine.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Saudi Arabia says it will reopen Yemen airports, seaports
Saudi Arabia’s mission to the United Nations says the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world’s poorest country.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
U.N., aid groups warn of ‘starvation and death’ in Yemen
The United Nations and more than 20 aid groups said Thursday that the Saudi-led coalition’s tightening of a blockade on war-torn Yemen could bring millions of people closer to “starvation …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
U.N. warns of massive famine if Yemen blockade isn’t lifted
The U.N. humanitarian chief warns that unless the Saudi-led military coalition lifts its blockade on Yemen the war-torn nation will face “the largest famine the world has seen for many …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Fuel crisis hits Yemen’s capital as Saudis tighten blockade
Hundreds of cars lined the main roads of Yemen’s capital after the rebels who control the city ordered fuel stations to close on Wednesday, accusing merchants of taking advantage of …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Saudi-led coalition closes Yemen ports; Aden attack kills 17
The Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen closed off the land, sea and air ports to the Arab world’s poorest country early Monday after a missile targeted Riyadh, hours …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Saudi Arabia intercepts missile targeting main airport
Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired Saturday from Yemen toward one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
Yemeni journalist denied entry to US to receive press award
The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists says a Yemeni journalist has been denied a visa to the United States where she is set to receive a press award.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
U.N. envoy: Yemen’s warring leaders seek power, not peace
The U.N. special envoy for Yemen accused the country’s warring leaders on Tuesday of refusing to end the fighting and liberate the people “from the scourge of famine and conflict” …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Saudi-led coalition on U.N. blacklist for killing Yemen kids
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen has been placed on a U.N. blacklist for killing and maiming nearly 700 children and attacking schools and hospitals in 2016.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Flooding kills 18 in war-torn Yemen
Yemeni security officials and witnesses say flooding in the war-battered city of Taiz has killed at least 18 people and that another 32 have gone missing.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Saudi-led airstrikes kill 14 civilians in Yemen’s capital
Saudi-led coalition fighter jets rained bombs on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Friday levelling houses packed with civilians and killing at least 14 people, including eight members of a single …