Stories tagged: Yemen
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 …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
U.S. commander visits Yemen; earlier airstrike kills dozens
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The top U.S. commander for the Middle East got a first-hand look on Wednesday at Saudi Arabia’s military fight against Yemen’s rebels, visiting the border area …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Tensions rise within Yemen’s rebel alliance
A long-simmering power struggle between Yemen’s Shiite rebels and a former president has burst into the open, threatening to undermine their alliance against the internationally-recognized government and its Saudi-led backers.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Cash crisis exposes rift within Saudi-led coalition in Yemen
Yemen’s Central Bank says the Saudi-led coalition is “strangling” the economy by preventing planes from flying in newly minted cash, reflecting a struggle between the government and the United Arab …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Yemen national blood bank faces threat of closure
Yemen’s national blood bank faces a complete shutdown within a week after a medical aid charity ended its two-year support, the facility’s director said on Thursday, warning that the closure …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Up to 50 migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen, U.N. says
Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Airstrikes kill 12 civilians northern Yemen
An official news agency controlled by Yemen’s Houthi rebels says 12 civilians have been killed in two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in a northern province.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
U.N. says 80 percent of Yemeni children need humanitarian aid
Three U.N agencies say nearly 80 percent of Yemeni children need immediate humanitarian assistance amid the collapse of the country’s health system in the face of the two-year-long civil war.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
From destruction to cholera, Yemen war brings disasters
More than two years of civil war have led to continually compounding disasters in Yemen. Fighting rages on in a deadly stalemate. The economy has been bombed into ruins. Hunger …
Wed., June 28, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Trump’s ‘Big Man Doctrine’ is failing
Trump refuses to recognize he’s dealing with issues of far greater magnitude than the display of his bargaining skills.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Senators ask military to review Yemen abuse reported by AP
Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
In Yemen’s secret prisons, UAE tortures and U.S. interrogates
Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme – …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Yemen official: Cholera has killed 746 in war-torn country
A Yemeni health official says more than 96,000 people have been infected with cholera in an outbreak that has caused at least 746 deaths since late April.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
3,000 to 5,000 new cholera cases in Yemen each day, says UN
A suspected cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in war-ravaged Yemen, with an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 new cases every day, the U.N. children’s agency said on Saturday.
Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
U.N. asks for billions to avert four hunger crises, but the money doesn’t arrive
At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
UAE-backed forces gain control over Aden airport in Yemen
Forces backed by the United Arab Emirates have taken over the airport in the southern city of Aden, according to Yemeni security officials, further fueling tension between internationally recognized President …
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Human rights concerns prove no obstacle in Trump-Saudi ties
On the first day of his first overseas visit, President Donald Trump presided over a nearly $110 billion sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia that made clear his administration …
Fri., May 19, 2017
Goodman: Look at all high crimes and misdemeanors
What if Donald Trump were actually held responsible for real crimes: killing civilians in drone strikes, forcing refugees to suffer or die by refusing asylum, or driving the planet headlong …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Yemen minister says 60 percent of population in dire poverty
Yemen’s planning minister says 60 percent of the country’s population is in dire poverty more than two years since the Shiite rebels forced the country’s internationally recognized government and president …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Alarm grows in Washington as Saudi coalition attack on Yemen port appears imminent
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers urged Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday to reconsider his support for a seemingly imminent assault by a Saudi-led coalition on the crucial Yemeni …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Suspected U.S. airstrike kills 4 al-Qaida operatives in Yemen
A suspected U.S. airstrike killed four al-Qaida operatives in Yemen’s eastern province of Marib on Sunday, Yemeni tribal and security officials said.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Saudis thwart attempted attack on oil facility near Yemen
Saudi Arabia says it has thwarted an attempt to attack an Aramco oil distribution center with an unmanned boat from Yemen, where the kingdom is at war with Shiite rebels.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
U.N. hosts aid conference for beleaguered Yemen
International donors have pledged $1.1 billion for war-torn Yemen, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, appealing to the fighting sides to grant access to humanitarians and revive diplomatic efforts to end …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Suspected Somali pirates attack ship off Yemen
A vessel has been attacked and possibly boarded off the coast of war-ravaged Yemen, a piracy watchdog said late Saturday.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid
The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Suspected al-Qaida bomber kills 5 soldiers in Yemen’s south
Yemeni security officials say a suicide bomber likely from al-Qaida has attacked a government building in the southern Lahj province, killing five soldiers and wounding ten, including civilians.