- 40 years for Vietnamese man accused in plot to bomb Heathrow Updated: May-27-16 3:15 pm
NEW YORK - A Vietnamese man was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison by a judge who said she believed he plotted to carry out a suicide bombing at London's Heathrow Airport.
- UN envoy says Yemen peace talks are back on track Updated: May-26-16 11:05 am
KUWAIT CITY - The U.N. envoy for Yemen says peace talks aimed at ending fighting in the impoverished country are back on track in Kuwait.
- New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries Updated: May-23-16 8:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and deprived countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, a coalition of more than 30 health and humanitarian organizations said in a new report released Monday.
- The Latest: UN says 50,000 civilians in Fallujah at risk Updated: May-23-16 3:03 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group (all times local):
- Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts Updated: May-23-16 4:03 am
BEIRUT - As one of the few pediatricians remaining in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz offered hope to tens of thousands of children and their parents trapped in the horror and misery of the five-year civil war. But last month, an airstrike widely believed to have been carried out by the Syrian government destroyed the al Quds hospital where he worked, killing Maaz and dozens of colleagues, patients and other civilians.
- US widens sanctions on Islamic State, al-Qaida branches Updated: May-19-16 1:22 pm
- In Yemen's war, untreated cancer patients wait for death Updated: May-19-16 2:22 am
TAIZ, Yemen - When Ali Ghanem's doctors told him his cancer had spread from his colon to his backbone, they said they didn't have the facilities to give him the needed radiation treatment in his home city of Taiz, in central Yemen, and that he needed to get to the capital.
- UN warns that 7.6 million Yemenis are "one step" from famine Updated: May-17-16 5:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The director of U.N. humanitarian operations warned Tuesday that 7.6 million people in conflict-torn Yemen face severe food shortages and are "one step" from famine.
- The 'untouchables' of Yemen caught in crossfire of war Updated: May-17-16 10:41 am
SANAA, Yemen - They are Yemen's untouchables.
- Heathrow Airport plot central to terror case sentencing Updated: May-16-16 6:10 pm
NEW YORK - A judge said Monday she's inclined to believe the U.S. government when it says a Vietnamese man plotted to carry out a suicide bombing of London's Heathrow Airport.
- In south Yemen, local authorities ban qat, a mild narcotic Updated: May-16-16 12:12 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Southern Yemen's local authorities on Monday banned the selling of qat, a plant whose leaves are chewed for a stimulant effect, a widespread tradition among Yemeni men.
- Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Syria, Libya, Yemen Updated: May-15-16 9:20 am
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen, ahead of international meetings this coming week in Europe on those crises.
- Kerry heads to Mideast, Europe, Asia with Syria on his mind Updated: May-13-16 11:13 am
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading off on another round-the-world diplomatic mission with stops in the Middle East and Europe to focus on crises in Syria, Libya and Yemen. He then heads to Asia where he will briefly join President Barack Obama in Vietnam.
- Report: 27.8 million people internally displaced last year Updated: May-11-16 4:50 am
AMMAN, Jordan - A major aid agency said Wednesday that 27.8 million people around the world were internally displaced by conflicts and natural disasters last year, calling it a global crisis.
- Aid worker abducted in Yemen last year is French-Tunisian Updated: May-07-16 11:40 am
PARIS - France's foreign affairs ministry says that a woman working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who was abducted last December in Yemen is a French-Tunisian.
- US military supporting Yemen in fight against al-Qaida Updated: May-05-16 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is providing military support, intelligence, ships and special operations forces to help in the ongoing operations against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, U.S. officials said Thursday.
- UN demands protection for hospitals in conflicts Updated: May-03-16 1:14 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council responded to an upsurge in deadly attacks on hospitals and medical personnel, unanimously adopting a resolution Tuesday demanding that all parties to conflicts protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick.
- Survey finds bribery runs highest among courts in Mideast Updated: May-03-16 1:44 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.