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Yemen's Leader Flees Capital After House Arrest

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ and BRIAN ROHAN | Posted 02.21.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and fled to the country's south on Saturday said all actions taken sinc...

Houthi Gunmen Fire On Crowds Protesting Their Rule In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2015 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Yemenis demonstrated in several cities on Saturday again...

Al Qaeda In Yemen Says Senior Member Killed By U.S. Airstrike

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2015 | World

CAIRO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Yemeni arm of al Qaeda said on Thursday that one of its leading members had been killed by a U.S. air strike while trav...

Record Crowds Protest Against Houthi Rebels In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari and Yara Bayoumy SANAA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Saturday in the biggest demonstrations ...

Houthi Rebels Keep Yemen's President Under Guard Despite Deal

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

MOGADISHU, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates were meeting on Thursday, a day ahe...

Fate Of Yemen's President Unclear Amid Rebel Takeover

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | World

By Yara Bayoumy and Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Yemen's minority Shi'ite Houthi fighters took up guard at Pre...

Yemen Rebels Seize Presidential Palace, Shell President's Residence

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 01.21.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's powerful Shiite Houthi rebels shelled the residence of the country's embattled president Tuesday and simultaneously swept...

Battles Near Yemen's Presidential Palace As Rebels Seize State Media

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's U.S.-backed leadership came under serious threat Monday as government troops clashed with Shiite rebels near the preside...

Yemen Arrests Suspected Militants, Top Official Kidnapped

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 01.17.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni authorities have arrested two French citizens suspected of being members of al-Qaida, the country's national security chi...

Yemen's Al Qaeda Threatens U.S. Hostage In New Video

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 02.03.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen threatened an American hostage who was the target of a rescue attempt by U.S. special forces last mon...

Yemen Official: American Hostage Of Al Qaeda Targeted In Rescue Attempt

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni official ...

Al Qaeda In Yemen Denounces ISIS

AP | AHMED AL-HAJJ | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Friday denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria an...

In Yemen, A Job You Definitely Don't Want

Posted 11.05.2014 | World

By Laura Secorun Palet, OZY Google “Yemen” these days and up pops overwhelming images and articles depicting the horrors of terrorism, child ma...

Report: Senior Al Qaeda Official Killed In U.S. Drone Strike In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

SANAA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A senior al Qaeda official wanted by the United States and a local leader of the militant group's affiliate...

Yemen's Political Crisis Deepens

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

* President names a top associate as PM * Houthi leaders reject nomination, vow to foil the move * Impasse adds to weeks...

Al Qaeda-Linked Militants Fire Rocket Towards U.S. Embassy In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2014 | World

SANAA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - An al Qaeda splinter group launched a rocket attack on the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, injuring se...

What Yemen's Donors Need to Know

Belkis Wille | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Belkis Wille

The Friends of Yemen are in a position to wield significant influence, given their crucial financial support for Yemen's failing economy, but they aren't doing enough to address the human rights abuses that lie at the core of Yemen's problems.

Yemen Rocked By Heavy Fighting

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

Sanaa, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's state television said on Thursday that its headquarters in a northwestern suburb of the capital Sanaa has come under att...

Official: Yemen Protesters Plan Ukrainian-Style Revolution

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.02.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The Yemeni president on Tuesday dismissed the Cabinet, firing the prime minister for the first time in two years, while partially...

Official: Drone Strikes In Yemen Kill 7 Suspected Al Qaeda Militants

AP | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two separate airstrikes in Yemen's south killed seven suspected militants Saturday, a Yemeni security official said. The offici...

Yemen Security: U.S. Drone Strike Kills Qaida Leader

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.14.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone in Yemen's south targeted a car carrying al-Qaida militants Saturday, killing all five passengers, Yemeni...

Al Qaeda Says 'Spies' Executed For Aiding U.S. Drone Strikes In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2014 | World

DUBAI, June 2 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said it had executed four men accused of planting electronic chips in vehicles to...

Yemen Drone Strike Kills Suspected Al Qaeda Militants

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authoritie...

Death From Above: How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen

Rolling Stone | Vivian Salama | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

The people of Yemen can hear destruction before it arrives. In cities, towns and villages across this country, which hangs off the southern end of the...

Reports: US Drone Strike Kills Two Al Qaeda Suspects In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

ADEN, Yemen, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Two suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in a U.S. drone strike in the southeastern province of Hadramout on Wedn...