Myanmar army battles anti-coup rebels in northwestern town

Anti-coup protesters flash the three-finger salute during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar Myanmar’s army battled local militia fighters in the northwestern town of Mindat on Saturday, residents said, to try to quell a rebellion that has sprung up to oppose the junta that seized power in the Southeast Asian country in February. The fighting in … Read more

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

[ad_1] 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. Some 900 migrants, most of them from Ethiopia, were detained at a facility inside the Passports and Naturalization Authority complex in Sanaa, which … Read more

Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim missile hits Saudi oil facility

[ad_1] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they attacked a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Thursday, the latest in a series of cross-border missile and drone strikes the group has claimed against the kingdom amid the grinding war in Yemen. Saudi Arabia’s state-owned media did not … Read more

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

[ad_1] 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 country. President Joe Biden’s administration slapped sanctions on Tuesday on two Houthi leaders, citing their alleged roles in cross-border attacks on Saudi … Read more

US sanctions 2 Yemeni rebels for cross-border, sea attacks

[ad_1] CAIRO (AP) — The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on two rebel leaders in Yemen, citing their alleged roles in cross-border attacks on Saudi Arabia and shipping vessels in the Red Sea. The departments of State and Treasury said Houthi leaders Monsour al-Saadi and Ahmed al-Hamzi were responsible for attacks “impacting Yemeni civilians, bordering … Read more

Yemen rebels threatens peace but US offers chance

[ad_1] UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen said Thursday the latest offensive by Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the oil-rich central province of Marib threatens peace prospects, but he called the new U.S. administration’s backing for international efforts to end the six-year war a new opportunity to reopen negotiations. Martin Griffiths told … Read more