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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect peace talks

Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels are holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end the devastating five-year war in Yemen, officials from both sides have told The Associated Press.


Saudi Arabia agrees to limited cease-fire in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has agreed to a limited cease-fire in several areas of Yemen including the capital Sana’a, which is controlled by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebel group, a Yemeni government official …


Yemen drones attack the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia

Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and another major oilfield


Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen rebel-run prison kill over 100

Yemeni medics said on Monday they pulled dozens of bodies from the rubble of a Houthi rebel-run detention center that was hit a day earlier by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, killing …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

U.S. military drone shot down over northern Yemen

An American military drone was shot down in a rugged patch of northern Yemen, said U.S. officials and Yemeni rebels, immediately triggering accusations of Iranian involvement in a region where …


Rebel missile, suicide attack kill dozens in Yemen’s port

Yemen’s main southern city of Aden was shaken by double attacks Thursday, as a missile fired by rebels hit a military parade and suicide bombers blasted a police station. At …


Bomb-laden drone from Yemen rebels targets Saudi airport

Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone Tuesday, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Middle East tensions remained high between Tehran …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

Saudi Arabia on Thursday blamed Tehran for a drone attack by Yemen’s rebels that knocked out a key oil pipeline and a newspaper close to the palace called for the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

In a break with the president, Congress voted for the first time to invoke the War Powers Resolution to try and stop U.S. involvement in a foreign conflict.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Court ruling adds to delay in alleged USS Cole bomber case

A federal appeals court has thrown out years of legal proceedings in the already-delayed military commission case against a Saudi charged in the deadly 2000 bombing of a U.S. warship.


House votes to end support for Yemen war, rebuffing Trump

The House on Thursday voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war, rebuffing the Trump administration’s support for the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

In House’s Yemen vote, Congress reasserts war-making powers

Asserting congressional authority over war-making powers, the House passed a resolution Wednesday that would force the administration to withdraw U.S. troops from involvement in Yemen, in a rebuke of President …


Pope in UAE for historic trip after call for Yemen relief

Pope Francis has landed in Abu Dhabi on the first papal trip ever to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

Mike Leach, Michael Baumgartner tease football and war leadership course at Washington State University

The head football coach at WSU tweeted what appeared to be a fully realized syllabus Sunday night for the course, which he first teased in late November. Michael Baumgartner, the …


Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade for the Saudi-led coalition and its allies on Thursday near the southern port city of Aden, killing …


U.S. says airstrike targeted militant tied to USS Cole bombing

An American airstrike earlier this week targeted an al-Qaida operative accused of involvement in the attack nearly two decades ago on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors, a U.S. …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Boy whose Yemeni mom fought U.S. travel ban to see him dies

The father of a 2-year-old boy who was separated from his Yemeni mother until she successfully fought the Trump administration’s travel ban to see him in the United States laid …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Yemeni mom overcomes travel ban to finally hold dying son

After battling U.S. immigration authorities for more than a year for the right to enter the country and flying halfway around the world, a Yemeni mother finally got to hold …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates U.S. role in Yemen

The Senate is debating a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that has won new support in the …


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

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

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 …