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Yemen Rocked By Heavy Fighting

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 09.18.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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 08.16.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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...

Philippines Bans It Workers From Going To Yemen

AP | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Monday banned its workers from going to Yemen after an attack by militants there killed more than 50 p...

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,...

Military Plane Crashes In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A Yemeni military plane on a training exercise exploded in midair over the country's capital on Monday, killing the pilot and sla...

Heavy Fighting In Yemen Leaves At Least 32 Dead

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

ADEN, Yemen, May 15 (Reuters) - At least 32 people, including 23 al Qaeda-linked militants were killed in Yemen, officials and reside...

Militants And Soldiers Clash At Army Outpost

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — An al-Qaida attack on a Yemeni army post in the south set off clashes that left 64 people dead on Monday and prompted local civil...

Tens Of Thousands Demand Trial For Yemen's Saleh

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 03.02.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's opposition on Sunday accused outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh of trying to torpedo a power transfer deal by sparking...

Bloody Clashes In Yemen Kill At Least 200

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ and SOFIA JAVED | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Nearly 200 people, among them 15 foreigners, have been killed in clashes over the past few weeks between an ultraconservative Islamist...

Security Forces 'Randomly' Shell Neighborhoods, At Least 9 Killed

AP | GAMAL ABDUL-FATTAH | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni government forces clashed with opposition fighters in the central city of Taiz on Wednesday, killing at least nine members...

Yemeni Troops Fire At Thousands Of Anti-Regime Protesters

AP | GAMAL ABDUL-FATTAH | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's president on Tuesday called in the U.S. ambassador and told him he would sign a deal to step down, a U.S. official said. ...

Gunfire And Explosions Rock Yemeni Capital

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Heavy gunfire and explosions rocked the Yemeni capital on Thursday as clashes between government troops and rival tribesmen erupt...

Tribe Downs Government Warplane

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Tribesmen shot down a Yemeni government warplane that was bombing their positions north of the capital Sanaa Wednesday, military ...

Ali Abdullah Saleh Negotiating His Future

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.12.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's president on Monday delegated his vice president to negotiate with the opposition over a long-standing power transfer dea...

Yemen Opposition In Talks With Acting Ruler

Posted 08.13.2011 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen's political opposition held talks with the country's acting leader on Monday in a bid to defuse ...

Tribesmen Control Of Parts Of Yemen City

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Armed opposition tribesmen have seized control of part of Yemen's second-largest city, security officials said Wednesday, illustr...

Yemen On The Brink

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.04.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia on Saturday for urgent medical care for burns and other wounds...

Yemen's President Wounded In Rocket Attack

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and LEE KEATH | Posted 08.03.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded when rebellious tribesmen struck his palace with rockets Friday, targeting him for the f...

Yemen Presidential Palace Shelled During Fighting

Posted 08.03.2011 | World

SANAA, June 3 (Reuters) - The Yemeni presidential palace was hit by at least two shells on Friday as street fighting in the civil-war-threatened c...