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U.S. Embassy In Yemen To Close To The Public

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen to the public until further notice amid political turmoil after the g...

Yemen In Dangerous Power Vacuum After Leaders Resign

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

By Yara Bayoumy and Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansou...

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...

Houthi Rebels And Yemen's Embattled President Agree To End Violent Standoff

AP | Posted 01.21.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels holding Yemen's president captive in his home reached a deal with the U.S.-backed leader Wednesday to end a violen...

Yemeni Houthi Fighters Surround Prime Minister's Home, Official Says

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

By Yara Bayoumy and Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Yemen's powerful Houthi movement fought artillery battles with the army...

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-Qaida Denounces Beheadings

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior military commander of al-Qaida in Yemen denounced on Monday beheadings carried out by the group's Islamic State rivals,...

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...

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...

Violent Clashes Kill 120 In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

(Reuters) - At least 120 people were killed in northern Yemen on Monday in fighting between Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels and government forces, a Yeme...

Yemen: Attack On Defense Ministry Work Of Saudi Militants

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 12.06.2013 | World

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Saudi militants were behind the massive car bombing and assault on Yemen's military headquarters that killed more than 50 people,...

Yemeni Soldiers Killed After Militants Shoot Down Helicopter

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

Yemeni tribesmen shot down an army helicopter killing eight soldiers, on Tuesday, during a clash over repairs to a main oil pipeline blown up by sabot...

Yemen's Friday of Indignity

Letta Tayler | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Letta Tayler

National dialogue will mean little if Yemen's transition government fails to serve justice for the hundreds of protesters and bystanders killed and thousands wounded during the country's uprising. The Friday of Dignity killings, still unpunished, illustrate why.

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Suspected Al Qaeda Militants

AP | AHMED AL HAJ | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- A Yemeni military official says a U.S. drone strike has hit a house owned by a senior member of al-Qaida, killing five suspected milit...

Ex-Leader Loyalists Encircle Yemeni Defense Ministry

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Hundreds of Republican Guard forces loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh encircled the Defense Ministry in Sanaa for se...

Suicide Bomb Kills 15 At Funeral

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 10.04.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni military officials say a suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber attacked a funeral service in the city of Jaar in southern Yeme...

Yemeni Suicide Bomber Attacks Police Cadets

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber detonated his explosives among a crowd of Yemeni police cadets as they were leaving their aca...

Al Qaeda Land Mines Reportedly Kill Dozens In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Land mines planted by al-Qaida militants before they fled key southern Yemen strongholds have killed 73 civilians over the past w...

Yemen To Receive Additional $52 Million In US Aid

AP | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- A top U.S. aid official says the United States plans to give Yemen an additional $52 million in aid for areas hit hard by Yemen's war ...

Yemen Conflict Leaves 9 Dead

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

SANAA, YEMEN — Yemeni raids on al-Qaida positions have left at least 28 fighters and three soldiers dead, as the government consolidates its hol...

Yemeni Commander Assassinated

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A suicide bomber assassinated Yemen's army commander leading the fight against al-Qaida in the country's south, the Defense Minis...

Missile Attack Kills 9 Al Qaeda Fighters In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Airstrikes and clashes intensified in southern Yemen on Wednesday as army troops followed major victories with more pressure on a...

Suicide Bomber Blows Up Vehicle Outside Army Barracks

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle outside an army barracks in southern Yemen on Monday, killing four tribal militiamen allied ...