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Stories with place: Yemen
  • UN says it could help 3 million in Yemen if a pause holds 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 8:47 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The latest attempt at a humanitarian pause in Yemen "has not been respected by any party to the conflict," the U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday, adding that a plan to reach 3 million Yemenis with aid is ready to go if only the fighting would stop.

  • Pro-government forces besiege rebel-held base in Yemen 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:50 am

    SANAA, Yemen - Pro-government fighters in Yemen have besieged a military base held by Shiite Houthi rebels for 40 hours after cutting off major supply routes to the facility, Yemeni military officials said Tuesday.

  • Saudi FM says Iran is still showing 'hostility' in region 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:22 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's top diplomat has told visiting EU foreign policy chief that Iran is still showing "hostility" toward countries in the region, following a landmark deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear program earlier this month.

  • Saudi FM: Iran deal may stop Tehran from getting nuke weapon 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 11:10 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Thursday the Iran nuclear deal appears to have the provisions needed to curtail Iran's ability to obtain a nuclear weapon in what were the most favorable remarks yet from the kingdom on the recent agreement.

  • Carter: Saudis welcoming Iran deal with reservations story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 1:38 pm

    JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his defense minister support the Iran nuclear deal but have doubts about how effectively the historic agreement will be enforced, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Obama: Unlikely that deal benefits militants story has photos
    Updated: Jul-15-15 2:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - Here are the latest developments involving the agreement between the United States, Iran and world powers to limit the Islamic Republic's nuclear program (all times EDT):

  • In Arab world, worries that deal will boost Iran's power story has photos
    Updated: Jul-15-15 6:03 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The nuclear deal with Iran was met with a profound wariness in the Arab world, where concerns are widespread that the easing of its international isolation could tip the already bloody contest for power in the region toward Shiite-led Tehran.

  • Saud al-Faisal, former Saudi foreign minister, dies story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 8:09 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's Prince Saud al-Faisal, who was the world's longest-serving foreign minister with 40 years in the post until his retirement this year, has died, the ministry spokesman said Thursday. He was 75.

  • New Yemen al-Qaida leader says US is his group's only rival 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:38 pm

    CAIRO - The new leader of Yemen's al-Qaida branch says his group's main enemy remains the United States and is urging Sunni militants to keep up their war against America, which he claims is "reeling" from terror attacks.

  • UN: civilian death toll in Yemen conflict tops 1,500 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 8:20 am

    BERLIN - The United Nations' human rights office says the number of civilians killed in three months of violence in Yemen has risen above 1,500.

  • Yemen forfeits World Cup qualifier for ineligible player 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 3:20 pm

    ZURICH - FIFA has ordered Yemen to forfeit a World Cup qualifying match for fielding a player who was technically banned.

  • Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.

  • Kuwait promotes unity in wake of bombing designed to divide 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:39 pm

    KUWAIT CITY - An Islamic State sympathizer's deadly bombing in a packed Kuwaiti mosque last week was designed to fit an all-too-familiar pattern: extremists attack Shiites to stoke sectarian hatred and then proclaim themselves the defenders of Sunnis against those they denounce as heretics.

  • UN declares highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 1:09 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Wednesday declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in conflict-torn Yemen, where over 80 percent of the population need assistance. U.N. officials have said the Arab world's most impoverished country is now a step away from famine.

  • Rights group says airstrikes in Yemen killed many civilians 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 1:47 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Human Rights Watch says in a new report that airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on Saada city in northern Yemen killed dozens of civilians in an apparent violation of the laws of war. The city is controlled by Shiite rebels.

  • For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:17 pm

    CAIRO - The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise.