Yemen's Dirty War

Three years into Yemen’s civil war, and the results are disastrous: Yemen is starving. As the world’s worst humanitarian crisis unfolds, a team of AP journalists explores the military and political forces that have kept an entire nation hostage to violence.

Yemeni smiths craft daggers from missile pieces

October 9, 2018

Yemeni artisans are taking the refuse of war _ fragments from missiles fired by a Saudi-led coalition _ and making them into the ornamental knives known as jambiyya. (Oct. 9)

Hodeida Battle risks tipping Yemen into famine

October 4, 2018

With American backing, the United Arab Emirates has resumed an all-out offensive aimed at capturing Yemen's most vital port, Hodeida. Thousands of civilians are caught in the fighting and at risk of famine. (Oct. 4)

An Associated Press investigation has found that even as the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen was declaring victories against al-Qaida, it was striking deals with the militants that risk strengthening the most dangerous branch of the terror network. (Aug. 6)
A look at al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, its roots, motivations and role in Yemen's civil war. (AP Video/Peter Hamlin)
Meet Hagar Yahia, a Yemeni woman working to keep her family alive, as a civil war rages on in her country. (AP Video/Nat Castaneda)
The baby twitches his legs in pain. He's crying but he is so dehydrated his eyes can't produce tears. His belly is inflated as taut as a balloon. He's a victim of Yemen's three-year civil war. (May 3)
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