Expectations low as Yemen’s warring parties meet for talks

World 12/05/18, 02:27

Yemen's warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the best outcome might be to firm up a shaky de-escalation.U.N. officials say they don't expect rapid progress toward a ...

British diplomat says Yemen talks on next week in Stockholm

World 11/29/18, 06:33

Britain's ambassador to Yemen said Thursday he has spoken with representatives from the country's warring sides and that he expects them to attend peace talks that are to begin next week in Stockholm.However, overnight fighting cast a cloud on efforts to establish a cease-fire in the war-torn Arab country. Peace ...

Yemeni rebels say they will halt rocket fire at Saudi Arabia

World 11/19/18, 02:50

A senior leader of Yemen's Shiite rebels says the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts.A Saudi-led coalition has been waging war against the rebels, known as Houthis, to restore Yemen's internationally recognized government to power.The rebel leader, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, says the ...

UN envoy: Warring parties in Yemen agree to meet in Sweden

U.S. 11/16/18, 18:53

The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Friday the country's internationally recognized government and rival Houthi Shiite rebels have agreed to attend talks aimed at ending their three-year war, which has created the globe's worst humanitarian crisis by pushing the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of famine.Martin Griffiths told ...

Fighting grinds on in Yemen, rebels say halting Saudis

World 11/06/18, 07:59

Fighting in Yemen's grueling civil war ground on Tuesday, with Houthi rebels saying they halted the advances of their adversaries, the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led Arab coalition seeking to oust them from power.Combat continued around the key port city of Hodeida, where the Iran-backed Shiite rebels said in an overnight statement that ...

Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen’s Hodeida

World 11/04/18, 12:53

Fighting has escalated around Yemen's key port city of Hodeida, with more than 150 combatants killed over the weekend from both the rebel and government-backed sides, officials said Sunday. Airstrikes and naval artillery pounded rebel positions around the Red Sea costal city, where government backed-troops are launching a major ground assault ...

UN agency urges open access for aid to Yemen

World 11/03/18, 09:27

The regional chief of the U.N. children's agency said Saturday that Yemeni authorities are making it difficult to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid and warned that impeding relief efforts could plunge the country into famine.Geert Cappelaere told The Associated Press in an interview from Yemen that recent U.S. calls for a ...

UN chief urges Yemen combatants to seize momentum for peace

World 11/02/18, 16:27

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Yemen's warring parties on Friday to seize the momentum for peace and avert what could be the world's worst famine in decades. The U.N. chief's appeal came days after the Trump administration demanded a cease-fire and the launch of U.N.-led political talks to end the war ...

Saudi-led coalition bombs air base in Yemen capital

World 11/02/18, 09:08

A Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen said Friday it bombed an air base adjacent to the Sanaa international airport allegedly being used by the rebels to launch drone and ballistic missile attacks.Turki al-Malki, a spokesman for the coalition, said in TV comments that no flights or international ...

Pompeo and Mattis call for Yemen cease-fire, political talks

Politics 10/31/18, 11:26

The Trump administration is calling for an urgent halt to the Saudi-Iran proxy war in Yemen and the start of negotiations in November toward a political settlement of a conflict that has pushed millions to the brink of starvation in the Arab world's poorest country. The renewed push for a political ...

PHOTOS: Fishermen risk death in Yemen’s violent waters

World 10/25/18, 02:31

Every time Ammar Ahmed heads out to sea, he thinks about the helicopter.Earlier this month, after three days without a catch, he and eight other Yemeni fishermen decided to take their small boat into deeper waters, closer to the invisible boundary off the Red Sea coast enforced by the Saudi-led ...

Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, torture

World 09/25/18, 07:04

An international watchdog on Tuesday accused Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, of committing abuses including hostage taking, torture and enforced disappearances of people they hold in detention.New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement it documented 16 cases in which Houthi authorities held people unlawfully, largely to extort ...

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