Humanitarian crises

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, Houthi Shiite fighters guard a street leading to the residence of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. A senior leader from Yemen’s Houthi rebels says that for the sake of peace efforts the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia, its larger northern neighbor who is leading a U.S.-backed Arab coalition to restore Yemen’s internationally recognized government. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 19, 2018 - 11:37 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels said Monday that they will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts, answering a key Saudi demand in the latest push to stop the civil war in the Arab world's poorest country. But the rebels also said they had fired a ballistic...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, Houthi Shiite rebels inspect the rubble of the Republican Palace that was destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen. Airstrikes by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen are on a pace to kill more civilians in 2018 than last year despite US claims that the coalition is working to prevent such bloodshed, a database tracking violence shows. The war, nearly four years old, may have killed as many as 80,000 people, according to the figures. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 16, 2018 - 6:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Friday the country's internationally recognized government and rival Houthi Shiite rebels have agreed to attend talks aimed at ending their three-year war, which has created the globe's worst humanitarian crisis by pushing the Arab world's...
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An Israeli soldier stands near a burning bus after it was hit by a mortar shell fired from Gaza near the Israel Gaza border, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Israeli media say six people were wounded by Palestinian fire, including a 19-year-old who was critically hurt when a mortar shell hit the bus. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
November 12, 2018 - 3:17 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war. Palestinian officials said at least three...
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Mourners cry during the funeral of Palestinian Mohammed Shreteh, in the West Bank village of Mazraa al-Gharbiya, near Ramallah, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Shreteh succumbed to his wounds that were sustained during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the village last month. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
November 11, 2018 - 3:34 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday defended his decision to allow the transfer of $15 million from Qatar to Gaza's Hamas rulers, rejecting criticism that the move had strengthened the Islamic militant group. Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that it was "the right step" at the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, a man stands among the rubble of the Alsonidar Group's water pump and pipe factory after it was hit by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said early Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, it had "requested cessation of inflight refueling" by the U.S. for its fighter jets after American officials said they would stop the operations amid growing anger over civilian casualties from the kingdom's airstrikes. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 10, 2018 - 3:41 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said early Saturday it had "requested cessation of inflight refueling" by the U.S. for its fighter jets after American officials said they would stop the operations amid growing anger over civilian casualties from the...
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November 09, 2018 - 10:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will stop refueling Saudi Arabian aircraft fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Pentagon and the Saudi kingdom said late Friday. The refueling change does not affect the U.S. military assistance and training to improve the Saudi airstrikes, which have reportedly...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2018 file image made from video, a severely malnourished seven-year-old Amal Hussein — whose name means "hope" in Arabic, is weighed at the Aslam Health Center in Hajjah, Yemen. On Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, Geert Cappelaere called the situation a "living hell" for all Yemeni children, noting the death of Amal a child whose emaciated body gained attention on the front page of the New York Times last week. In a speech delivered in Amman Cappelaere said, "There is not one Amal — there are many thousands of Amals." (AP Photo/Hammadi Issa, File)
November 07, 2018 - 10:54 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Troops from a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition pounded Houthi rebel positions in Yemen's Hodeida with airstrikes and a ground assault on Wednesday and now control a major road leading into the city, military officials and witnesses on both sides of the front line said. An...
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In this Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, a woman holds a malnourished boy at the Aslam Health Center, in Hajjah, Yemen. The Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, that millions of Yemenis are edging closer to famine and fatal disease one year after a Saudi-led coalition imposed a blockade on sea, land and air routes in the Arab world's poorest country. The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels had restricted access to Yemen in November last year after a missile assault by rebels targeted the Saudi capital, Riyadh. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 06, 2018 - 10:38 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's rebels claim they halted advances of their adversaries, the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led Arab coalition, at a key battlefield around a strategic Red Sea port city. Fighting continued around Hodeida on Tuesday despite the statement from the Shiite rebels, also known as Houthis, that a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2018 file image made from video, a severely malnourished seven-year-old Amal Hussein — whose name means "hope" in Arabic, is weighed at the Aslam Health Center in Hajjah, Yemen. On Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, Geert Cappelaere called the situation a "living hell" for all Yemeni children, noting the death of Amal a child whose emaciated body gained attention on the front page of the New York Times last week. In a speech delivered in Amman Cappelaere said, "There is not one Amal — there are many thousands of Amals." (AP Photo/Hammadi Issa, File)
November 04, 2018 - 11:53 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting has escalated around Yemen's key port city of Hodeida, with more than 150 combatants killed over the weekend from both the rebel and government-backed sides, officials said Sunday. Airstrikes and naval artillery pounded rebel positions around the Red Sea costal city,...
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In this Oct. 1, 2018, photo, children sit in front of moldy bread in their shelter, in Aslam, Hajjah, Yemen. In a plastic washtub, the children's mother collects hard bread crumbs even those covered with mold, then mix with water, add salt, and give to her four children. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
November 03, 2018 - 9:27 am
CAIRO (AP) — The regional chief of the U.N. children's agency said Saturday that Yemeni authorities are making it difficult to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid and warned that impeding relief efforts could plunge the country into famine. Geert Cappelaere told The Associated Press in an...
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