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U.S. Rush to Declare Houthis Terrorists Threatens to Halt Aid to Yemen

U.S. Rush to Declare Houthis Terrorists Threatens to Halt Aid to Yemen

U.S. Rush to Declare Houthis Terrorists Threatens to Halt Aid to Yemen U.S. Rush to Declare Houthis Terrorists Threatens to Halt Aid to Yemen WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s rush to declare Houthi rebels in Yemen a terrorist organization leaves humanitarian aid workers and commercial importers vulnerable to criminal penalties, officials said Monday, risking future shipments of food, medical supplies …

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Yemen Airport Is Attacked as New Government Arrives

Yemen Airport Is Attacked as New Government Arrives

Yemen Airport Is Attacked as New Government Arrives Yemen Airport Is Attacked as New Government Arrives CAIRO — An attack on an airport in Aden, Yemen, killed numerous civilians on Wednesday just as a plane carrying members of the country’s newly formed government cabinet was arriving, according to a Yemeni official. At least 16 people were killed and 60 others were …

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U.N. Gets OK to Aid Crippled Yemen Tanker After Months of Waiting

U.N. Gets OK to Aid Crippled Yemen Tanker After Months of Waiting

U.N. Gets OK to Aid Crippled Yemen Tanker After Months of Waiting U.N. Gets OK to Aid Crippled Yemen Tanker After Months of Waiting After four months of waiting, the United Nations said Tuesday it had been granted permission by Yemen’s Houthi rebels to inspect and repair a rickety, rusting tanker moored near the coast that is threatening to leak …

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Famine Emerges as U.N. Theme, Crystallized by Yemen Disaster

Famine Emerges as U.N. Theme, Crystallized by Yemen Disaster

Famine Emerges as U.N. Theme, Crystallized by Yemen Disaster Famine Emerges as U.N. Theme, Crystallized by Yemen Disaster The coronavirus scourge is a prevailing theme at this year’s United Nations General Assembly, forcing the gathering to be conducted largely online. But the pandemic is also fueling another crisis preoccupying the organization and humanitarian groups: the strong prospect of famine in …

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U.S. Rationale for Military Aid to Saudis in Yemen War Is Fraying

U.S. Rationale for Military Aid to Saudis in Yemen War Is Fraying

U.S. Rationale for Military Aid to Saudis in Yemen War Is Fraying U.S. Rationale for Military Aid to Saudis in Yemen War Is Fraying Second Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani of Saudi Arabia, a 21-year-old Al Qaeda loyalist, shot dead three U.S. sailors and wounded eight others last December in a classroom building at a naval air station in Pensacola, Fla. He …

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War Crime Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen

War Crime Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen

War Crime Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen War Crime Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen WASHINGTON — The civilian death toll from Saudi Arabia’s disastrous air war over Yemen was steadily rising in 2016 when the State Department’s legal office in the Obama administration reached a startling conclusion: Top American officials could be …

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As if Yemen Needed More Woes, a Decrepit Oil Tanker Threatens Disaster

As if Yemen Needed More Woes, a Decrepit Oil Tanker Threatens Disaster

As if Yemen Needed More Woes, a Decrepit Oil Tanker Threatens Disaster As if Yemen Needed More Woes, a Decrepit Oil Tanker Threatens Disaster The Houthis, who control the region that surrounds the mooring area, have long balked at United Nations requests to assess the vessel’s condition. But they appeared to have a change of heart after a seawater leak …

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African Migrants in Yemen Scapegoated for Coronavirus Outbreak

African Migrants in Yemen Scapegoated for Coronavirus Outbreak

African Migrants in Yemen Scapegoated for Coronavirus Outbreak African Migrants in Yemen Scapegoated for Coronavirus Outbreak When the Houthis stormed into town in April, Mr. Jenni said he fled in his flip-flops, shoving $1,300 — all his savings — into his underwear. Some of the migrants who ran from Al Ghar toward Saudi Arabia on April 8 estimated that the …

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Yemen Aid Falls Short, Threatening Food and Health Programs

Yemen Aid Falls Short, Threatening Food and Health Programs

Yemen Aid Falls Short, Threatening Food and Health Programs Yemen Aid Falls Short, Threatening Food and Health Programs BEIRUT, Lebanon — International donors pledged about $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen on Tuesday, far short of the $2.4 billion the United Nations had said was needed to pull a country shredded by years of war, hunger and disease from …

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Coronavirus Slams Broken, Embattled Yemen

Coronavirus Slams Broken, Embattled Yemen

Coronavirus Slams Broken, Embattled Yemen Coronavirus Slams Broken, Embattled Yemen BEIRUT, Lebanon — In northern Yemen, more and more people are falling ill and dying after having trouble breathing, yet the Iran-backed group that controls the region, the Houthis, has acknowledged only a few coronavirus deaths. In southern Yemen, where two groups that previously fought the Houthis together have turned …

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