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  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Smuggler's faulty maneuver turned would-be rescue into worst Mediterranean shipwreck in memory Rescue seemed so close at hand. A ship with experience plucking migrants from unseaworthy smuggler's boats had arrived soon after the distress call went out....
  • Saudis order sudden halt to Yemen airstrikes as outcry grows over civilian toll

    WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia on Tuesday abruptly suspended a 26-day bombing campaign against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen that it had undertaken with U.S. support but that had been criticized by humanitarian aid groups for causing hundreds of civilian deaths....
  • US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons

    In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian...
  • Mideast security top topic for Obama, Emirates crown prince

    Conflicts across the Middle East and international talks over Iran's nuclear program topped the agenda Monday during President Barack Obama's meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said....
  • Saudi Arabia signals a more muscular foreign policy less reliant on U.S.

    Saudi Arabia signals a more muscular foreign policy less reliant on U.S.
    Just weeks into the reign of Saudi Arabia's new ruler, King Salman, wars were raging across two of the kingdom's borders. To the north, Sunni Muslim extremists were threatening the stability of Iraq, which sought help from another of its neighbors,...
  • Saudi airstrikes pound Yemen's Shiite rebels, killing 20

    Saudi airstrikes pound Yemen's Shiite rebels, killing 20
    The Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 20 in a city in the country's west as the civilian death toll rose to 38 from airstrikes the day before in the capital, Sanaa, officials said. The U.S. backed campaign by Saudi...
  • Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy

    Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen's capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes. The U.S. Navy, meanwhile,...
  • U.S. trying to restrain Saudi Arabia on deadly Yemen airstrikes

    U.S. trying to restrain Saudi Arabia on deadly Yemen airstrikes
    Top Obama administration officials have failed for several days to persuade Saudi Arabia’s government to limit the scope of its airstrikes on cities and towns in Yemen, a campaign that authorities said killed nearly 50 people Monday in Sana, the...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Shaken by feared drowning of hundreds, EU leaders struggle for response to migrant crisis Shaken by the feared drowning of as many as 900 people in the latest Mediterranean tragedy, European leaders struggled Monday for an adequate response in the face...
  • Saudi Arabia: 1 border guard killed by fire from Yemen

    Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said on Monday that one of the kingdom's border guards was killed and two others were wounded from gunfire and mortar shells fired from inside Yemen. Saudi Arabia has been carrying out airstrikes for the past three...
  • 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...