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June 27, 2018 3:49 PM South Korea fearful Yemeni asylum seekers will exploit visa loophole

The tourist island of Jeju (pictured) has seen an influx of Yemeni asylum seekers aiming to claim refugee status. (iStock) A South Korean tourist island is up in arms over an influx of hundreds of Yemeni asylum seekers exploiting a visa loophole. The scenic island, which has long been a popular tourist destination with Koreans, has seen a spike in Yemeni 170

June 26, 2018 2:19 PM Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban

President has cited national security motivations; critics argued the limits motivated by Muslim animus WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s latest ban on travel to the U.S. by people from several Muslim-majority countries, in a ruling Tuesday that hands the White House a victory on one of its most central—and controversial 50

June 20, 2018 9:13 AM Saudi-led coalition seizes Yemen's Hodeidah airport: spokesman

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has seized control of Hodeidah airport and continues to attack pockets of Houthi resistance nearby, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday. “We are now destroying Houthi fortifications near the airport,” spokesman Turki al-Malki said in an interview with Al Arabiya television from Brussels 51

June 19, 2018 9:51 PM Iran says no plans to increase missile range, rejects talks with Trump

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran has no plans to extend the range of its missiles since their 2,000-km (1,240-mile) reach is enough to protect the country, the Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday, amid mounting U.S. pressure over Tehran’s missile program. Iran’s government again ruled out negotiations with U.S. President Donald Trump over Tehran’s 72

June 17, 2018 2:31 PM Pope presses for talks on Yemen amid humanitarian crisis

VATICAN CITY – 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 conflict." He appealed to the international community so that "no effort 59

June 17, 2018 10:38 AM Witnesses: Coalition strikes airport in Yemen's Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen – Witnesses say the Saudi-led coalition has carried out airstrikes on the airport in Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida. The witnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity fearing reprisal, say Sunday's airstrikes echoed across the city. The scale of the damage was unclear. Yemeni security officials say the rebels, known as Houthis 52

June 16, 2018 6:49 AM The Latest: Witnesses: Areas under siege in Hodeida battle

Yemeni rights advocates and relief workers say areas adjacent to the airport in Hodeida are under siege and thousands of people are unable to leave as roads are shut down amid intense fighting. The United Nations says hundreds of people have fled Hodeida since Wednesday, when a Saudi-led coalition began an assault to take over the vital Red Sea port town, through 58

June 16, 2018 5:45 AM Saudi-led forces seize airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Yemeni official say Saudi-led forces have seized the airport in Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida. The military loyal to Yemen's exiled government issued a statement Saturday morning saying that engineers now were trying to remove mines left by the Shiite rebels known as Houthis. Hodeida International Airport is on the south 58

June 14, 2018 1:32 PM Yemeni Forces, Backed by Saudi-Led Coalition, Launch Assault on Country’s Main Port

U.N. fails to broker agreement to avert a battle for Hodeidah it said could lead to a humanitarian crisis United Nations officials worked feverishly to avert a humanitarian crisis in Yemen by trying to broker an emergency deal to curtail a Saudi-backed military offensive targeting the country’s most important port, people familiar with the efforts said. As airstrikes 68

June 11, 2018 6:25 PM UN: It's critical to prevent a battle for key port in Yemen

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. humanitarian chief says it's critical to prevent a battle for the Yemeni port of Hodeida, which is a vital supply link to millions of Yemenis. Mark Lowcock briefed the Security Council behind closed doors Monday and then told reporters that "90 percent of food, fuel and medicines in Yemen are imported" — and 70 percent come through 48