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  • UN chief set to nominate new special envoy to Yemen

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday is expected to nominate the head of the U.N. Ebola mission as the new special envoy to Yemen, the country's U.N. ambassador said Thursday. Ambassador Khaled Alyemany told The Associated Press that Ismael Ould...
  • Yemen's past as graveyard for invaders looms over Saudi buildup

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia From lookouts on the Yemen border, Saudi soldiers can see villages controlled by their Shiite rebel enemies, scattered across a terrain deep ravines and dry riverbeds that's ideal for ambush. "This is the front line," Hamed Alahmari,...
  • Saudi ambassador to US rejects UN criticism on Yemen casualties

    WASHINGTON The Saudi envoy to the United States denied Wednesday that the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen had caused an unusually high number of civilian casualties and brushed off calls by U.N. officials and human rights...
  • Saudi Arabia's ambassador rejects Iran's call for cease-fire in Yemen

    Saudi Arabia's ambassador rejects Iran's call for cease-fire in Yemen
    Saudi Arabia’s envoy in Washington rejected Iranian calls for a cease-fire in Yemen, saying Tehran should have no role in political negotiations in the war-torn country. Saudi-led airstrikes will continue in Yemen until rebel Houthi militants...
  • Iraqi leader: Campaign focusing next on Anbar, Beiji

    Iraqi forces supported by U.S. airpower will follow their victory in Tikrit with campaigns aimed at defeating the Islamic State group in the oil town of Beiji and the western province of Anbar, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Wednesday. In an...
  • Egypt, Saudi mull military exercise amid Yemen airstrikes

    Egypt and Saudi Arabia are considering whether to hold joint military exercises in the kingdom as airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Wednesday. The airstrikes targeting Yemeni rebels known as Houthis began on March 26...
  • Yemen al-Qaida branch says top cleric killed in drone attack

    Yemen's al-Qaida branch announced on Tuesday that its top cleric, a Saudi-national who has had a $5 million bounty on his head, has been killed, allegedly in a drone attack. Al-Qaida said in a statement posted on Twitter that Ibrahim al-Rubaish was...
  • Worry grows at UN over civilian casualties in Yemen

    GENEVA The United Nations' top human rights official on Tuesday joined the growing chorus of senior U.N. officials calling on Saudi Arabia to take greater care not to target civilians or civilian buildings in its bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen....
  • UN approves arms embargo against Yemen rebel leaders

    The U.N. Security Council stepped up efforts Tuesday to thwart a Houthi rebel takeover of Yemen, imposing an arms embargo on the leaders of the Shiite group, along with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son. Yemen, the Arab world's poorest...
  • Airstrike reportedly kills Al Qaeda leader in Yemen

    Airstrike reportedly kills Al Qaeda leader in Yemen
    An airstrike has killed a key leader of the militant faction known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, according to an online posting Tuesday from the Yemeni-based group. A message released on Twitter said that Ibrahim Suleiman Rubaish, a former...
  • Yemenis displaced, forced from homes as conflict worsens

    Street battles and air raids are driving more and more Yemenis from their homes, the United Nations said Tuesday as the worsening conflict forced the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country's liquefied natural gas company to shut down production. The U.N....