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UN urges Yemen’s rebels to allow access to injured migrants

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. migration agency Monday urged Yemen’s Houthi rebels to allow access to dozens of migrants injured in a fire at an overcrowded detention center in the capital. S...

UN says fire in Yemeni migrant detention center kills 8

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. migration agency said a fire broke out Sunday in a detention center for migrants in Yemen’s capital, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 170 others. ...

Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemen's rebel-held capital

CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen said Sunday that it had launched a new air campaign on the country’s capital and other provinces, in retaliation for missile a...

Egypt president el-Sissi visits Sudan amid rapprochement

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president arrived in Sudan on Saturday, his first visit to the country since a popular uprising led to the military’s overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in 2019. ...

Yemen’s rebels say latest US sanctions will prolong the war

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels on Wednesday warned that the U.S. sanctions imposed the previous day on two of their military leaders would only prolong the conflict in the improvised Arab cou...

Groups: Yemen aid shortfall means more hunger, less care

CAIRO (AP) — Aid organizations working in Yemen said Tuesday their programs will be severely cut after a U.N. appeal for aid to the world’s worst humanitarian disaster fell well short of its goal. ...

UN launching donor conference amid fears of famine in Yemen

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations was launching an appeal Monday for countries to fund its response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where more than six years of war has created the world’s worst hu...

UN says 15 Europe-bound migrants die at sea off Libya

CAIRO (AP) — At least 15 Africans drowned when their boat capsized Sunday off Libya, a U.N. spokeswoman said, the second shipwreck involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe in just over a wee...

UN warns of mass famine in Yemen ahead of donor conference

CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian agency on Sunday warned that more than 16 million people in Yemen would go hungry this year, with already some half a million people in the war-torn country living in ...

Libya media authority: Journalist detained after PM presser

CAIRO (AP) — Authorities in western Libya on Saturday revealed that they had detained a local journalist, two days after he disappeared in the capital Tripoli following a news conference with the prim...

Egypt backs call to internationalize Ethiopia dam dispute

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said on Wednesday it has endorsed a Sudanese proposal to internationalize arbitration over their yearslong dispute with Ethiopia over a massive dam Addis Ababa is building on the Bl...

UN: Thousands flee Ethiopia violence, seek asylum in Sudan

CAIRO (AP) — At least 7,000 people who fled escalating ethnic violence in western Ethiopia have sought asylum in neighboring Sudan, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday, amid heightened tensions betwe...

Egypt officials: Death toll from lake shipwreck climbs to 9

CAIRO (AP) — Rescue workers were still searching Tuesday for at least five people who went missing in a shipwreck a lake near Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Alexandria. So far, nine people, including t...

UN says no progress in Yemen talks over prisoner swap

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring sides did not achieve progress in their latest round of negotiations over a prisoner swap, the United Nations said on Sunday. The talks started late last...

Libyan interior minister survives attack on motorcade

CAIRO (AP) — The motorcade of the interior minister of Libya’s U.N.-backed government came under attack on Sunday in the capital, Tripoli, a government spokesman said. Armed men open...