Yemen

  • Yemen Feb 16

    UN Official Says Airstrikes Kill Over 30 Civilians in Yemen

    The U.N. humanitarian chief for Yemen says strikes killed more than 30 civilians in a Yemeni mountainous northern province

  • Al-Qaida Feb 7

    Trump Says U.S. Operation Killed Al-Qaida Leader in Yemen

    President Donald Trump says the U.S. has conducted a counter-terrorism operation in Yemen that killed Qassim al-Rimi, an al-Qaida leader.

  • Al-Qaida Feb 2

    Yemen Sources: US Drone Destroyed Building Housing Al-Qaida

    Tribal leaders said Saturday a suspected U.S. drone strike destroyed a building housing al-Qaida militants last week in eastern Yemen.

    President Donald Trump, meanwhile, retweeted several tweets and media reports that seemed to offer confirmation the Jan. 25 strike killed top al-Qaida leader Qassim al-Rimi.

  • United Nations May 11, 2019

    Houthi Rebels Begin Withdrawal From Key Ports in Yemen

    Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saturday began a long-delayed withdrawal of forces from the port facility in the key city of Hodeida, the group said, following the terms of a December cease-fire aimed at alleviating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the rebels’ Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said the pullout from Hodeida, as well as the two...

  • United States May 9, 2019

    US Officials: Iran Official OK’d Attacks on American Military

    The U.S. decision to surge additional military forces into the Middle East was based in part on intelligence that the Iranian regime has told some of its proxy forces and surrogates that they can now go after American military personnel and assets in the region, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence. The intelligence shows that an Iranian...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2019

    Trump Vetoes Measure to End US Involvement in Yemen War

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The veto — the second in Trump’s presidency — was expected, and Congress lacks the votes to override it. But passing the never-before-used war powers resolution was viewed as a milestone for lawmakers, who have shown a renewed...

  • Egypt Apr 13, 2019

    Sudan Activists: ‘Regime’ Kills 16 After al-Bashir’s Ouster

    Sudanese activists said Saturday that 16 people, including a soldier, have been killed in the two days since the military forced President Omar al-Bashir from power amid months of anti-government protests, while the military met with an opposition delegation to discuss the transition and announced a nightly curfew had been lifted. The Sudan Doctors Committee, an affiliate of the Sudanese...

  • Egypt Apr 11, 2019

    Sudan’s Military Overthrows President Amid Bloody Protests

    Sudan’s military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday after months of bloody street protests over his repressive 30-year rule. But pro-democracy demonstrators were left angry and disappointed when the defense minister announced the armed forces will govern the country for the next two years. Al-Bashir’s fall came just over a week after Algeria’s long-ruling, military-backed president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was driven...

  • NBC News Apr 6, 2019

    Asylum for Sale: Refugees Say Some U.N. Workers Demand Bribes for Resettlement

    A seven-month investigation across five countries with significant refugee populations has found widespread reports of the U.N.’s refugee agency UNHCR’s staff members exploiting refugees, while victims and staff members who report wrongdoing say the agency fails to act against corruption, NBC News reports. In interviews, more than 50 refugees registered with the UNHCR in Kenya, Uganda, Yemen, Ethiopia and Libya...

  • food Mar 27, 2019

    Save The Children: 7 Killed in Airstrike on Yemen Hospital

    A hospital in a rural area of northwest Yemen was hit by an airstrike Tuesday killing seven people and wounding eight others, Save the Children said. The international aid organization, which supports the hospital, said in a statement sent to the Associated Press that four of those killed were children and two adults are unaccounted for. Save The Children said...

  • United States Feb 13, 2019

    In House’s Yemen Vote, Congress Reasserts War-Making Powers

    Asserting congressional authority over war-making powers, the House passed a resolution Wednesday that would force the administration to withdraw U.S. troops from involvement in Yemen, in a rebuke of President Donald Trump’s alliance with the Saudi-led coalition behind the military intervention. Lawmakers in both parties are increasingly uneasy over the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and skeptical of the U.S. partnership...

  • United States Jan 4, 2019

    US Says Airstrike Targeted Militant Tied to USS Cole Bombing

    An American airstrike earlier this week targeted an al-Qaida operative accused of involvement in the attack nearly two decades ago on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday. The man targeted, Jamal al-Badawi, is wanted in the United States for his role in the Cole attack on Oct. 12, 2000. He was indicted by...

  • NBC Nov 10, 2018

    US to Stop Refueling Saudi-Coalition Planes in Yemen, Officials Say

    The United States will soon suspend its mission to re-fuel Saudi Arabia’s military aircraft flying in Yemen, according to two U.S. officials and one Senate staffer. Saudi Arabia is expected to announce it no longer needs U.S. tankers for the mission, placing the decision for the change on Riyadh rather than Washington, NBC News reported. A Senate staffer said the...

  • North Texas Jun 26, 2018

    Travel Ban Leaves North Texas Family Divided

    An Iranian American who lives and works in DFW says she can no longer bring her siblings into the country for a visit under Trump’s travel ban upheld by the Supreme Court Tuesday.

  • United States Jan 10, 2018

    5 Mexican States Get US ‘Do Not Travel’ Warning

    Five states in Mexico now have the sternest “do not travel” advisories under a revamped U.S. State Department system unveiled Wednesday, putting them on the same level as war-torn countries like Syria, Yemen and Somalia. The five states are Tamaulipas on the U.S. border and Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero on the Pacific coast. All the states are hotspots of...

  • United States Aug 26, 2017

    US Military Helicopter Crashes Off Southern Coast of Yemen, 1 Crew Member Missing

    A U.S. military Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the southern coast of Yemen while training its crew, leaving one service member missing, officials said. Five others aboard the aircraft were rescued, officials said in a statement issued by U.S. Central Command. The crash took place Friday evening. Officials said the accident was under investigation.

  • Chief Aug 9, 2017

    Up to 50 Migrants ‘Deliberately Drowned’ Off Yemen, UN Says

    Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the incident “shocking and inhumane.”...
    International Organization for Migration staffers found the shallow graves of 29 of the migrants on a beach in Shabwa during a routine patrol, the agency’s statement said....

  • NBC May 5, 2017

    The Most Expensive Home for Sale in the US: Part 2

    What could the most expensive home for sale in the US have to offer? Developer Bruce Makosky and agent Shawn Elliott give us a tour. For $250,000,000, you can have you’re own bowling alley, helicopter and helipad, a $30,000,000 car collection, and some of the world’s biggest TV screens. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

  • North Texas Mar 17, 2017

    Local African Immigrants Pleading for Famine Relief in East Africa

    More than 30 million people are at risk of starvation as an extreme drought and political unrest lead to famine in East Africa.

  • disease Mar 10, 2017

    UN Says World Faces Largest Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945

    The U.N. humanitarian chief says the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine. Stephen O’Brien told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that “without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death” and “many more will suffer and die from disease.”

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