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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi King Salman sacked the head of the country’s entertainment authority after religiously conservative citizens took to social media to denounce a Russian circus show that included female performers in tightly-fitted attire, semi-official media reported Tuesday. The king issued the royal decree relieving Ahmed al-Khatib of his post as head … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | UAE’s campaign for Yemen port city a test of ‘Little Sparta’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is a country better known for oil riches and skyscraper skylines, but right now it is prosecuting what could be a crucial offensive in the 3-year-old conflict in Yemen. While the overall war in the Arab world’s poorest country has been led by Saudi Arabia, … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | UAE’s campaign for Yemen port city a test of ‘Little Sparta’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Saudis say 2 ships with food to dock at Hodeida

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — 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 coalition’s offensive to … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Saudis say 2 ships with food to dock at Hodeida

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: UAE says Hodeida offensive is carefully executed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the battle for Hodeida in Yemen (all times local): 4:25 a.m. The United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to the United Nations says the military offensive by the UAE and Saudi-led coalition against Hodeida “is a deliberate, carefully prepared and executed operation.” Lana Nusseibeh told a group of U.N. … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: UAE says Hodeida offensive is carefully executed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Aid group says Yemen port remains open

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the battle for Hodeida in Yemen (all times local): 5 p.m. The Norwegian Refugee Council says the Yemeni port at Hodeida remains open amid a Saudi-led campaign to retake the city. A statement Thursday from the relief agency said as of Wednesday, there were “four vessels … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Aid group says Yemen port remains open

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Diplomat says 4 UAE troops died in Yemen battle

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the battle for Hodeida in Yemen (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva says the four Emirati troops who were killed in Yemen were taking part in the campaign to retake the port city of Hodeida. Ambassador Obaid … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Diplomat says 4 UAE troops died in Yemen battle

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi-led forces battle Shiite rebels south of Hodeida

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Troops in a Saudi-led coalition captured a town south of the port city of Hodeida on Thursday as fierce fighting and airstrikes pounded the area, officials said, on the second day of an offensive to capture the strategic harbor. Soldiers took the town of Nakhila in Yemen’s ad-Durayhimi district, some … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi-led forces battle Shiite rebels south of Hodeida

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  | Fighting resumes around key Yemeni port city Hodeida

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — Fighting resumed Thursday around the Yemen port city of Hodeida as a Saudi-led coalition tries to retake it from Shiite rebels known as Houthis. Witnesses described heavy fighting to the city’s south, near its airport. The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s exiled government launched an assault on the port city of … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  | Fighting resumes around key Yemeni port city Hodeida