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Yemen Violence

Saudi Arabia: Yemen's President Arrives In Saudi Capital

AP | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi state TV says Yemen's embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Al-Ekhbariy...

Egypt Officials: Ground Operation Planned In Yemen

AP | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security and military officials say Saudi Arabia and Egypt will lead a ground operation in Yemen against Shii...

Yemen's Power Struggle Escalates As Houthis Seize Strategic City

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2015 | World

* Houthis take over parts of Taiz-residents * Anti-aircraft guns open fire at plane over Aden * Conflict may pit Gulf Ar...

At Least 137 Dead After Suicide Blasts Hit Mosques In Yemeni Capital: TV Channel

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Suicide bombers attacked a pair of mosques Friday in the Yemeni capital, unleashing monstrous blasts that ripped through worshipp...

Warplanes Bomb Yemen's Presidential Palace

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Forces loyal to Yemen's former president stormed the international airport in Aden on Thursday and sent fighter planes to bomb th...

Rebel Forces Storm Yemen Airport Sparking Deadly Clashes

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

ADEN, Yemen (AP) -- Forces loyal to Yemen's former president stormed a section of the international airport in the southern port city of Aden on Thurs...

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...

Chaos In Yemen Cause For Concern Across Region

AP | Posted 02.12.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, ...

International Embassies In Yemen Close As Thousands Protests Against Militia Rule

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2015 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, Feb 11 (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and France closed their embassies in Yemen over security fear...

Rebels Take Over Yemeni Government

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels proclaimed a formal takeover of the Arab nation Friday, dissolving parliament in a dramatic move that comp...

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 03.24.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.21.2015 | 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 03.21.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 02.08.2015 | 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.