Humanitarian crises

July 01, 2018 - 11:10 am
JABIR AS SIRHAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan delivered aid for the second day running on Saturday to displaced Syrians at its border in a unilateral compromise as Amman keeps a key crossing sealed. Jordanian army trucks streamed slowly to the Jabir border crossing in northern Jordan, carrying tents and...
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July 01, 2018 - 7:52 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen has "paused" its campaign to retake the rebel-held port city of Hodeida in support of U.N. peace efforts, an Emirati official said Sunday. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash acknowledged the week-old pause...
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Austrian army practice the protection of the border between Slovenia and Austria in Spielfeld, Austria, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 26, 2018 - 1:54 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local) 7:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says he had a "useful" meeting with Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte about the migrant problem. The meeting, in Rome Monday evening, hadn't been publicized, since Macron had come...
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This photo provided Monday, June 25, 2018, by Nabaa Media, a Syrian opposition media outlet, shows smoke rising over buildings that were hit by Syrian government forces bombardment, in Busra al-Harir, in Daraa, southern Syria. Fighting escalated in southern Syria Tuesday with government forces pushing deeper in the southern Daraa province under the cover of airstrikes as residents said they are living in extreme fear and many have fled their homes with the U.N. estimating that 45,000 people have been displaced over the past week. (Nabaa Media, via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 12:57 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Fighting escalated in southern Syria as government forces on Tuesday pushed deeper into rebel-held territories in Daraa province in a weeklong offensive that the United Nations estimates has displaced up to 50,000 people. Jordan said its borders will remain closed for any new refugees...
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Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the 8th Annual Elly Award luncheon, after being one three women receiving this year's award on Monday, June 18, 2018, in New York. Clinton on Monday called the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. border “a moral and humanitarian crisis.”Sheila Johnson, Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts and BET co-founder and Deirdre Quinn, CEO and Co-Founder of Lafayette 148 New York, were the other 2018 Elly Award recipients. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 18, 2018 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday called the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. border "a moral and humanitarian crisis." Speaking at an awards lunch for the Women's Forum of New York,...
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This still image taken from video provided by Arab 24 shows Saudi-led forces gathering to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida from the Shiite Houthi rebels Saturday, June 16, 2018. With battles raging at the southern side of al-Hodeida International Airport, the military of Yemen's exiled government said it had entirely seized the facility, and that engineers were working to clear mines from nearby areas just south of the city of some 600,000 people on the Red Sea. (Arab 24 via AP)
June 17, 2018 - 11:31 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen carried out airstrikes on the airport in the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, witnesses said on Sunday, as fighting raged on for the fifth day in the port city that's a lifeline to most of Yemen's population. Sunday's...
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Pope Francis salutes faithful as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 17, 2018 - 10:31 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is pressing for negotiations involving the sides in the Yemen conflict so the humanitarian crisis doesn't worsen. In public remarks Sunday, Francis said he was following "with worry the dramatic fate of the people of Yemen, already so exhausted from years of...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, a Yemeni soldier allied to the country's internationally recognized government unslings his machine gun on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's yearslong war between Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing its exiled government has escalated with an assault on the insurgent-held port city of Hodeida. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
June 15, 2018 - 12:20 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the battle for Hodeida in Yemen (all times local): 6: 15 pm. The United Arab Emirates says it has started flying and sailing aid to Yemen's port city of Hodeida, where its troops in a Saudi-led coalition are fighting Shiite rebels. A statement on the state-run WAM news...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, a Yemeni soldier allied to the country's internationally recognized government unslings his machine gun on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's yearslong war between Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing its exiled government has escalated with an assault on the insurgent-held port city of Hodeida. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
June 14, 2018 - 10:23 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government captured a town south of the port city of Hodeida on Thursday as fierce fighting and airstrikes pounded the area on the second day of an offensive to capture the strategic harbor that is the main entry point for food in a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2000, file photo, a Yemeni police boat passes by the stricken USS Cole as it is pulled out of Aden port by Yemeni tugboats to deep water after an al-Qaida suicide attack in Aden, Yemen. Yemen's yearslong war between Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing its exiled government has escalated with an assault on the insurgent-held port city of Hodeida. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
June 14, 2018 - 10:09 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the battle for Hodeida in Yemen (all times local): 5:05 a.m. Saudi Arabia's U.N. ambassador says there are two ships, each carrying 5,000 tons of food, ready to dock immediately at the port of Hodeida in Yemen, which is the target of the Saudi-led...
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