- Yemen's UN ambassador calls for ground forces to intervene Updated: May-06-15 6:04 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations is asking the international community to quickly intervene with ground forces to save the country from Houthi rebels who have been targeted by Saudi-led airstrikes for weeks.
- Yemen Shiite rebels take neighborhood in Aden, occupy palace Updated: May-06-15 4:31 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies consolidated their hold in another part of the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government and capturing the area's presidential palace, officials said.
- Kerry seeks pause in Yemen war as he arrives in Saudi Arabia Updated: May-06-15 3:43 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to meet with the king and other top officials, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. He was to hold further talks Thursday.
- Kerry says he'll discuss pause in Yemen war with Saudis Updated: May-06-15 7:31 am
DJIBOUTI - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he'll discuss with Saudi Arabian officials how to implement a "humanitarian pause" in Yemen's civil war, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that has already caused thousands of people to flee to neighboring countries.
- Analysis: Despite Saudi strikes, Yemen rebels remain dug in Updated: May-06-15 3:40 am
SANAA, Yemen - More than a month of relentless airstrikes by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia has inflicted painful damage on Shiite rebels in Yemen, but they show little sign of collapse.
- Two decades after 'Black Hawk Down,' Kerry visits Somalia Updated: May-05-15 1:08 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first secretary of state to set foot in Somalia, a symbolic visit to show support for the African nation's fledgling government and the United States' readiness to move past a dark chapter in its history.
- Kerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen Updated: May-04-15 6:44 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Senegal pledges 2,100 troops to aid effort in Yemen Updated: May-04-15 3:14 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Senegal is sending 2,100 troops to help back the military intervention led by Saudi Arabia that is underway in Yemen, becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to contribute soldiers to the effort, the country's foreign minister said Monday.
- Former CIA leader defends drone strikes, torture Updated: May-04-15 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama ordered a barrage of CIA drone strikes in Yemen in 2013 that killed the al-Qaida operatives behind the most serious plotting against American interests in years, a former CIA leader says in a new memoir that broadly defends the targeted killing of terrorists.
- US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis Updated: May-04-15 12:56 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.
- In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger Updated: May-04-15 9:13 am
CAIRO - When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts.
- Rights group: Evidence cluster bombs used in Yemen Updated: May-03-15 7:22 am
CAIRO - Human Rights Watch says a Saudi-led coalition may have used cluster bombs in its airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen.
- Kerry says Yemen not yet a failed state, seeks peace talks Updated: May-02-15 9:46 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Yemen can avoid ending up a failed state.
- Hundreds of families trapped by fighting in Yemen's Aden Updated: May-02-15 6:41 am
SANAA, Yemen - Hundreds of families are trapped in their homes by weeks of fierce fighting in the center of the southern city of Aden, running short of supplies - their only lifeline coming from volunteers making dangerous runs across the city's harbor in rickety boats bearing food and medicine.
- Russia-called UN urgent meeting on Yemen ends without action Updated: May-01-15 6:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS - An emergency meeting on Yemen by the U.N. Security Council ended Friday with the 15 members unable to agree on an immediate statement on the growing crisis. The ambassador from Russia, which called the meeting, wondered why his colleagues talk about the need to help but can't take action.
- Administration worries grow over Saudi campaign in Yemen Updated: May-01-15 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is growing increasingly wary about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and how to restore peace to a country wracked by sectarian divisions, endemic poverty and the al-Qaida offshoot posing the greatest threat to the American homeland.
- US commander: Loss of military toehold in Yemen is worrisome Updated: May-01-15 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON - The top commander of U.S. special operations forces is expressing "very great concern" about losing a presence on the ground in Yemen, where his forces had been working with Yemeni forces against al-Qaida's affiliate there.
- AP-GfK Poll: Most favor drone strikes, even on Americans Updated: May-01-15 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Most Americans support using drones to target and kill members of terrorist groups overseas, and a large majority think it's acceptable to target American citizens if they are members of terrorist organizations, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
- AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists Updated: May-01-15 3:22 am
WASHINGTON - Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
- As war rages at home, thousands from Yemen stranded in Egypt Updated: Apr-28-15 5:20 am
CAIRO - As a Shiite rebel offensive and Saudi-led airstrikes rage on in Yemen, thousands of Yemenis remain stuck in Egypt, unable to return home.
- Head of Iran's Guard lashes out over Saudi 'treachery' Updated: Apr-27-15 8:41 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported.
- UN chief names new head of Ebola mission as outbreak calms Updated: Apr-25-15 3:58 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia - The U.N. chief on Saturday appointed a new head of the emergency mission responding to West Africa's Ebola crisis amid hopes that the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus will soon come to an end.
- Pentagon cites de-escalation of tensions over Iranian ships Updated: Apr-24-15 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON - The prospect of a U.S.-Iranian confrontation over the potential delivery of Iranian weapons to rebels in Yemen has receded, Pentagon officials said Friday.
- Kerry backs Saudi strikes in Yemen as long as Houthis fight Updated: Apr-24-15 6:08 pm
IQALUIT, Canada - Secretary of State John Kerry is backing Saudi Arabian airstrikes against Houthi rebels as long as the rebels persist in attacking Yemeni government forces.
- AP Interview: Yemen peace talks inevitable, says UN official Updated: Apr-23-15 3:42 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - A renewal of talks on ending Yemen's conflict is "inevitable" and behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts could bring results in the coming weeks, including a possible U.N.-hosted conference involving most parties, the head of U.N. operations in Yemen said Thursday.