- United Arab Emirates says 45 of its troops killed in Yemen Updated: Sep-04-15 4:07 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Forty-five troops from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in Saudi-led operations against Shiite rebels, the Gulf nation said Friday, in the deadliest day for its military in its 44-year history.
- Obama says US, Saudis want functioning government in Yemen Updated: Sep-04-15 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Hosting Saudi Arabia's new monarch for the first time, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. shares King Salman's desire for an inclusive, functioning government in Yemen that can relieve that impoverished Arab country's humanitarian crisis. Their talks also addressed the Iran nuclear deal, a source of lingering tension in the U.S.-Saudi relationship.
- Japan beats Cambodia 3-0 in World Cup qualifier Updated: Sep-03-15 5:29 pm
SAITAMA, Japan - Japan eased past Cambodia 3-0 to secure its first win in World Cup qualifying while South Korea thrashed Laos 8-0 to stay undefeated on Thursday.
- UNICEF: 40 percent school dropouts in Mideast conflict areas Updated: Sep-02-15 10:47 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region.
- UN says deal reached on increasing flow of supplies to Yemen Updated: Sep-02-15 3:08 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Wednesday said it has reached agreement with Yemen's government and a Saudi-led military coalition on increasing the flow of badly needed goods like food and fuel to Yemen.
- Iran's Parliament speaker says he supports nuclear deal Updated: Aug-31-15 4:50 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Iran's Parliament speaker said Monday that he supports the historic nuclear deal with world powers aimed at reining in Tehran's efforts to build a bomb.
- Talks between Obama, Saudi king will include Iran's actions Updated: Aug-27-15 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says next week's visit by Saudi Arabia's King Salman will include talks about Yemen, Syria and Iran's actions to destabilize the region.
- Red Cross pulls foreign staff from Yemen office after attack Updated: Aug-25-15 11:59 am
GENEVA - The International Red Cross says it has withdrawn its 14 foreign staffers from its office in Aden, Yemen, following an attack by unknown gunmen who held employees at gunpoint and made off with cash, cars and equipment.
- UAE army frees British hostage as al-Qaida expands in Yemen Updated: Aug-23-15 11:49 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage who was kidnapped 18 months ago by al-Qaida in Yemen, which has expanded its reach amid fighting between Shiite rebels and their opponents.
- Yemen's president calls for cease-fire and rebel withdrawal Updated: Aug-21-15 7:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Yemen's president is proposing a 15-day cease-fire that would coincide with the withdrawal of Shiite rebel militias from all government institutions and military installations and all cities and provinces - even the province they call home.
- US warns Yemenis in dire need following attack on key port Updated: Aug-20-15 10:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House is warning that 21 million Yemenis need emergency humanitarian help following an attack on a critical port.
- UN says Yemen on edge of famine from conflict, blocked ports Updated: Aug-19-15 4:37 pm
CAIRO - The war in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, with both commercial food imports and aid deliveries held up by the fighting and millions of hungry women and children facing possible starvation, the United Nations said Wednesday.
- AP interview: Red Cross chief decries Yemen violence Updated: Aug-19-15 12:05 pm
GENEVA - "Yemen after five months looks like Syria after five years," the head of the international Red Cross says, describing the devastation from a conflict that has left more than 1,900 people dead since March.
- US resists immediate release for Guantanamo hunger striker Updated: Aug-14-15 9:47 pm
MIAMI - The administration of President Barack Obama urged a federal judge on Friday not to order the release of a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay who has been on hunger strike for more than eight years and is described by his lawyers as being at risk of imminent death.
- Nigerian gets 22 years in prison on US terror help charges Updated: Aug-12-15 7:44 pm
NEW YORK - A Nigerian man who took part in a Yemen-based al-Qaida faction's effort to spread propaganda intended to encourage terror attacks has been sentenced in New York to 22 years in prison.
- French woman kidnapped in Yemen returns to France Updated: Aug-07-15 4:25 pm
PARIS - A French woman who was abducted in Yemen in February along with her translator arrived back in France Friday after being freed.