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Stories with place: Yemen
  • Aide: Yemen's president willing to meet rebels in UN talks 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 5:10 pm

    SANAA, Yemen - Yemen's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has agreed to travel to Geneva for peace talks with Shiite rebels who have taken over large swaths of his country, an aide to the embattled leader said Tuesday. A U.N. official said it is hoped the talks will begin by June 10.

  • Employer worried for French woman kidnapped in Yemen 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 11:40 am

    MIAMI - The director of a Miami-based consulting firm says he's very worried about an employee who was kidnapped in February in Yemen.

  • Mother of American hostage released in Yemen says he's ok 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 8:01 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - The mother of an American hostage released by Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen says her son suffered a back injury and is still in shock, but that he's doing well considering the ordeal.

  • American held in Yemen freed, French hostage pleas for help story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 2:40 pm

    SANAA, Yemen - A freelance journalist who was among several Americans held by Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen was set free Monday as a French hostage abducted in Yemen by an unknown party appeared in a video pleading for help.

  • Report: At least 4 Americans held by Yemen's rebels 
    Updated: May-30-15 8:49 pm

    WASHINGTON - At least four Americans are being held in Yemen by rebels who toppled the U.S. backed government, according to a newspaper report, and the State Department said Saturday it is "doing everything we can to get these individuals released."

  • Court rejects Yemenis' case against Germany over US drones 
    Updated: May-27-15 10:31 am

    COLOGNE, Germany - A German court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit against the government brought by three Yemeni men who lost two relatives in a U.S. drone strike.

  • UN delays Yemen peace talks scheduled to start Thursday 
    Updated: May-26-15 3:43 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A conference aimed at restoring peace to conflict-torn Yemen has been postponed following a request from Yemen's government and other parties for more time to prepare, the U.N. announced Tuesday.

  • Report: Iran summons Saudi envoy over Yemen strike 
    Updated: May-26-15 1:50 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency says the Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia's envoy over an airstrike near Tehran's embassy in Yemen.

  • Man released from Guantanamo in December dies in Kazakhstan 
    Updated: May-22-15 8:37 pm

    MIAMI - A man who was released from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in December and resettled in Kazakhstan has died in that Central Asian country, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

  • Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 3:30 pm

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore, with the Islamic State group wreaking havoc not far from these Dead Sea shores.

  • Fleeing Yemen war, thousands stuck in Djibouti 
    Updated: May-22-15 4:43 am

    OBOCK, Djibouti - Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Djibouti, a sleepy Horn of Africa nation where the United Nations has set up a staging hub for aid for the conflict-torn Arab country.

  • Mideast youth unemployment rises amid post-Arab Spring chaos story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 3:40 pm

    KITTEH, Jordan - Fawziyeh Sharif and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the U.S. market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky - even though they spend 48 hours a week bent over sewing machines for minimum wage.

  • Report: Iranian ship with Yemen aid has arrived in Djibouti 
    Updated: May-21-15 3:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - An Iranian cargo ship loaded with aid bound for Yemen arrived in Djibouti on Thursday and is anchored offshore, a U.S. official said.

  • Iran warships escort cargo vessel toward Yemen 
    Updated: May-19-15 4:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - U.S. and allied officials are debating how they should handle an Iranian cargo ship that is flanked by two warships and heading toward a Yemen port, reportedly carrying humanitarian supplies for the war-wracked nation.

  • UN lowers global economic growth estimate amid modest pace 
    Updated: May-19-15 2:41 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is lowering its growth estimate for the global economy this year, saying its previous forecast of 3.1 percent growth in 2015 is now more likely to be 2.8 percent instead.

  • UN: Yemen crisis could open jihadist path through Somalia 
    Updated: May-18-15 8:05 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a new report that the crisis in Yemen could open a corridor for jihadist movements through Somalia, which is located just across the Gulf of Aden.

  • UN chief wants end to Yemen fighting before peace talks 
    Updated: May-18-15 2:04 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon intends to convene a conference in the near future to restart the peace process in Yemen but wants the fighting to stop before sending out invitations.

  • Morocco: body of downed pilot found in Yemen 
    Updated: May-15-15 4:40 pm

    RABAT, Morocco - Morocco's armed forces says it has located what it believes is the body of one of its pilots downed over Yemen.

  • Al-Qaida-linked tribesmen ban popular drug in southern Yemen 
    Updated: May-15-15 8:46 am

    SANAA, Yemen - Tribesmen allied with al-Qaida's branch in Yemen have imposed a ban on the nation's widely popular plant called qat, which is a mild narcotic, in a southern city overrun by the militants last month.

  • Obama vows to keep Arab allies secure amid Iran deal fears 
    Updated: May-15-15 3:44 am

    WASHINGTON - Charging toward an Iran nuclear agreement, President Barack Obama is assuring Arab allies that they are safe from the threat of an empowered Tehran as he seeks to shore up some of America's most critical security partnerships. However, Obama's claim of winning Arab support for his nuclear diplomacy appears far from certain.

  • Despite leading war in Yemen, Saudi Arabia mostly untouched story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 3:56 am

    NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia - Khatim Umm Salem's quiet, secure life betrays no signs of the war taking place just a few miles away.

  • Along with Saudi king, most Gulf rulers to skip US summit story has photos
    Updated: May-11-15 1:37 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - It is not just the Saudi king who will be skipping the Camp David summit of U.S. and allied Arab leaders. Most Gulf heads of state won't be there.

  • Saudi King Salman to miss Gulf nation summit in US 
    Updated: May-10-15 5:17 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's King Salman will not attend a Camp David summit of U.S. and allied Arab leaders, his foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, said Sunday.

  • Saudi Arabia says 5-day ceasefire in Yemen will start May 12 
    Updated: May-08-15 12:41 pm

    PARIS - Saudi Arabia declared a unilateral cease-fire in Yemen that would start May 12 and urged Shiite rebels and their allies to stop fighting. It was unclear if the Iran-backed Houthis were prepared to lay down their arms.

  • New push to give Pentagon the lead on drone strikes story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 10:26 am

    WASHINGTON - The deaths of an Italian and an American in a covert CIA drone strike in Pakistan - and the rhetorical contortions required of the president when he informed the world - have breathed new urgency into a long-stalled plan to give the Pentagon primacy over targeted killing of terrorists overseas.