Yemeni rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of Pompeo visit

Asia & Pacific 06/23/19, 16:03

One person was killed and seven others were wounded in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on an airport in Saudi Arabia Sunday evening, the Saudi military said, as the U.S. secretary of state was on his way to the country for talks on Iran. Regional tensions have flared in recent ...

regrets Yemeni Pulitzer winner did not receive visa

U.S. 05/29/19, 18:43

The Associated Press expressed disappointment that its Yemeni reporter was unable to attend the ceremony to collect his Pulitzer Prize because he was not granted a U.S. visa.Maad al-Zikry, Maggie Michael and Nariman El-Mofty were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting on Tuesday for their coverage of the war ...

Yemen rebels say drone hits arms depot at Saudi airport

World 05/20/19, 21:53

Yemen's Houthi rebels say they launched a bomb-laden drone targeting an airport in Saudi Arabia that also has a military base inside of it.The Houthi's Al-Masirah satellite news channel said early Tuesday they targeted the airport in Najran with a Qasef-2K drone, striking an "arms depot" there.A statement earlier Tuesday ...

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face ‘end’

Asia & Pacific 05/20/19, 08:18

President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it would face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight and only 48 hours after he seemingly sought to soften his tone. Trump's tweet follows days of ...

Anti-arms trade protests as Saudi freighter docks in Italy

Europe 05/20/19, 04:15

A Saudi Arabian freighter allegedly carrying weapons that could be used in the war in Yemen has docked at the Italian port of Genoa, despite protests by harbor workers.The Saudi-flagged Bahri Yanbu is scheduled to load further cargo before departing for the Saudi port of Jeddah late Monday, according to ...

Iran’s regional proxies ensure it will never fight alone

Asia & Pacific 05/17/19, 02:07

In the event of war with the United States, Iran "will not be alone." That message was delivered by the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group to a mass rally in Beirut in February marking the 40th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution. "If America launches war on Iran, it will not ...

Bomb-laden drones of Yemen rebels threaten Arabian Peninsula

Asia & Pacific 05/16/19, 09:00

A Yemen rebel drone strike this week on a critical Saudi oil pipeline shows that the otherwise-peaceful sandy reaches of the Arabian Peninsula now are at risk of similar assault, including an under-construction nuclear power plant and Dubai International Airport, among the world's busiest. U.N. investigators said the Houthis' new UAV-X ...

Iran’s foreign minister says US sanctions ‘unacceptable’

Asia & Pacific 05/16/19, 00:28

Iran's foreign minister says his country is committed to an international nuclear deal but that the escalating U.S. sanctions are "unacceptable."The remarks come amid rising tensions in the Mideast, with allegations of sabotage targeting oil tankers near the Persian Gulf, a drone attack by Yemen's Iranian-allied rebels and the dispatch ...

Iran’s supreme leader makes uranium enrichment threat

World 05/15/19, 04:26

Iran's supreme leader issued a veiled threat in the same speech in which he stated that "no one is seeking war," saying it wouldn't be difficult for the Islamic Republic to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels amid rising tensions with the U.S., state media reported Wednesday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments late ...

Explains: How Yemen’s rebels increasingly deploy drones

World 05/14/19, 07:41

In Yemen, the high-pitched whine of drones has been a part of life for over 15 years, ever since the first U.S. drone strike here targeting al-Qaida in 2002. But now, Iran-backed Houthi rebels increasingly deploy drones in Yemen's brutal civil war.Neighboring Saudi Arabia, which has been battling the rebels ...

Houthi rebels begin withdrawal from key ports in Yemen

Asia & Pacific 05/11/19, 10:00

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday began a long-delayed withdrawal of forces from the port facility in the key city of Hodeida, the group said, following the terms of a December cease-fire aimed at alleviating the world's worst humanitarian crisis.Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said ...

Trump’s Yemen war policy survives Senate’s veto override bid

Politics 05/02/19, 15:41

The Senate on Thursday failed to overturn President Donald Trump's veto of legislation that would have ended U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran-backed rebels, but lawmakers pledged to re-examine other aspects of America's ties with the kingdom. While the 53-45 vote to override fell well short ...

UN calls for Yemen agreement to be implemented without delay

U.S. 04/17/19, 20:08

The U.N. Security Council expressed "grave concern" Wednesday that agreements reached four months ago by the warring parties in Yemen have not been carried out and called for their implementation "without delay."The council reiterated its endorsement of the Dec. 13 cease-fire agreement between Yemen's government and Houthi Shiite rebels that ...

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

Politics 04/16/19, 19:00

President Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. In a break with the president, Congress voted for the first time earlier this month to invoke the War Powers Resolution to try to stop U.S. involvement in a ...

journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of Yemen civil war

U.S. 04/15/19, 14:44

A team of three Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting Monday for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war.Reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and video journalist Maad al-Zikry spent a year uncovering atrocities and suffering in Yemen, shining a light ...

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