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  • UN chief appoints new Yemen special envoy

    The U.N. chief appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to peace talks while fighting continues in the Arab world's poorest country. A statement Saturday says Ban Ki-moon has appointed Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania, who...
  • UN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead

    With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115...
  • Saudi bombing in Yemen still claiming civilian casualties, UN says

    GENEVA Despite Saudi Arabia's claims to have halted its air offensive over Yemen, Saudi bombing runs have killed dozens of civilians in recent days, United Nations officials said Friday. "We have recorded a number of airstrikes that have hit military and...
  • Pentagon cites de-escalation of tensions over Iranian ships

    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. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the nine-ship Iranian convoy had reversed...
  • Kerry backs Saudi strikes in Yemen as long as Houthis fight

    Secretary of State John Kerry is backing Saudi Arabian airstrikes against Houthi rebels as long as the rebels persist in attacking Yemeni government forces. Kerry is crediting the Saudis with making an important shift from a full-scale air campaign to...
  • Saudi-led airstrikes bomb Yemen's Shiite rebels in 6 cities

    Attempts to ease fighting in Yemen appeared to falter Thursday, as Shiite rebels pressed an offensive in the south and a Saudi Arabia-led coalition intensified its airstrikes less than two days after it said it was scaling back the campaign. All sides...
  • AP Interview: Yemen peace talks inevitable, says UN official

    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...
  • US official: Iranian cargo ships reverse course

    A U.S. defense official says the convoy of Iranian cargo ships that had been headed toward war-torn Yemen, possibly with advanced weaponry for Houthi rebels, has reversed its direction, at least temporarily. The official said it remains unclear where the...
  • Saudi-led airstrikes target Yemen rebels advancing on port of Aden

    Saudi-led warplanes carried out an intensive bombardment of Yemen's Houthi rebels on Thursday after the Iranian-backed insurgents ignored a short-lived reprieve and pressed their advance toward the strategic port city of Aden. Reports from the...
  • The Mideast's new reality

    The Mideast's new reality
    The multiple wars roiling the Middle East have rarely made for stranger bedfellows than the U.S. and Iran, which unexpectedly now find themselves backing opposite sides in some conflicts while simultaneously working hand-in-hand against mutual foes in...
  • UN chief nominates new special envoy to Yemen amid chaos

    The U.N. chief has nominated a new special envoy to Yemen, who will be tasked with guiding talks meant to end the violent chaos in the Arab world's poorest country, the Security Council president said Thursday. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon nominated...