- Rebel rocket fire kills 18 civilians in Yemen's Aden Updated: Jul-01-15 1:32 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Rockets fired by Shiite rebels have killed at least 18 civilians and 13 anti-rebel fighters in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, where fierce fighting has been raging for months, the director of Aden's health services said Wednesday.
- 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
- For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart 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.
- Once unheard of, US-Iran talks become the new normal Updated: Jun-27-15 11:54 am
VIENNA - The top American and Iranian diplomats faced each other across a square table in a 19th century Viennese palace, the room austerely decorated and the atmosphere calm as they started the final push for a generation-defining nuclear agreement on Saturday.
- UN urges peace talks and urgent aid delivery to Yemen Updated: Jun-25-15 1:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council urged all parties in conflict-wracked Yemen on Thursday to attend future peace talks and facilitate the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid to the impoverished nation where the risk of famine is growing.
- Saudi Arabia, France sign billions in ship, plane deals Updated: Jun-24-15 12:35 pm
PARIS - Saudi Arabia signed agreements worth billions of dollars on Wednesday to buy helicopters, Airbus jets and two possible nuclear reactors from France.
- Snowden papers suggest possible UK role in US drone strike Updated: Jun-24-15 8:52 am
LONDON - Two global newspapers say documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden raise questions about whether British intelligence played a role in a 2012 U.S. drone strike in Yemen.
- Saunas and art therapy: Rehab for convicted Saudi extremists Updated: Jun-24-15 3:46 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - For most of his 20s, all Badr al-Enezi could think about was becoming a jihadi fighter. After getting in touch with former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who had returned to militancy, he began plotting how to take up arms.
- US blasts Yemen for terror financier's role in peace talks Updated: Jun-18-15 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. is criticizing Yemen's government for including an accused al-Qaida financier among its delegation to U.N.-brokered peace negotiations.
- Islamic State-claimed Yemen bombings kill at least 4 people Updated: Jun-17-15 4:22 pm
SANAA, Yemen - A series of Islamic State-claimed bombings in Yemen's rebel-controlled capital killed at least four people and wounded 60 Wednesday night amid the country's raging war.
- Al-Qaida kills 2 alleged spies after Yemen leader killed Updated: Jun-17-15 9:13 am
SANAA, Yemen - Al-Qaida militants in Yemen killed two men accused of spying for the United States and hung their bodies off a bridge on Wednesday, a day after the jihadi group announced the death of its leader in a U.S. drone strike.
- Asian powers unconvincing in World Cup qualifying Updated: Jun-17-15 1:24 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The four power teams of Asian football avoided defeat in their opening World Cup qualifiers, yet none put in performances that will dispel the doubts about the strength of the region's teams following their combined winless record at the 2014 World Cup.
- Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader killed in US strike in Yemen Updated: Jun-16-15 11:08 pm
CAIRO - A U.S. airstrike has killed al-Qaida's second-most-powerful figure, the head of its Yemeni branch, dealing the terror network its biggest blow since the killing of Osama bin Laden at a time when it is vying with the Islamic State group for the mantle of global jihad.
- UN says Yemen Houthi rebels are flying to Geneva on UN plane Updated: Jun-15-15 1:23 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations says a delegation of Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels has left Djibouti and is flying to Geneva on a U.N.-chartered plane to take part in talks aimed at ending the Yemen conflict.
- 6 Gitmo detainees sent to Oman, ending pause in transfers Updated: Jun-13-15 2:05 pm
A pause in prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay has ended with the arrival Saturday in Oman of six Yemenis long held at the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists.
- 6 Gitmo detainees sent to Oman to break pause in transfers Updated: Jun-13-15 2:49 am
WASHINGTON - Six men long held at Guantanamo Bay arrived Saturday in Oman, the first movement of detainees out of the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects in five months as Congress considers new restrictions on transfers.
- UN-backed peace talks for Yemen to begin in Geneva next week Updated: Jun-12-15 2:10 pm
BERLIN - U.N.-sponsored talks aimed at brokering a peace in Yemen will begin next week in Geneva, officials said Friday.
- AP Interview: Top Yemen Shiite rebel welcomes UN peace talks Updated: Jun-03-15 2:59 pm
SANAA, Yemen - The second-in-command of Yemen's Shiite rebels on Wednesday assailed the Saudi-led airstrikes pounding his group's positions and allied forces, insisting they are ready to travel to Geneva for U.N.-mediated peace talks on ending the country's civil war.
- 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.