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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...

Street Battles In Yemen Leave At Least 41 Dead

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Street battles between Yemeni government forces and armed tribesmen killed dozens of people Wednesday in this country teetering o...

Yemen's President Vows No Retreat As Battles Rage

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 07.25.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed Wednesday he would not step down or allow his impoverished nation to become ...

Yemen's President Defiant Against Massive Protests

Posted 07.13.2011 | World

SANAA (Reuters) – Huge crowds in Sanaa and other Yemeni cities demanded on Friday that President Ali Abdullah Saleh leave after months of popula...

Yemen Protests Paralyze 2 Cities, Police Kill Two

Posted 07.11.2011 | World

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni security forces killed two protesters and wounded dozens on Wednesday as mass rallies demanding the ouster of President Ali A...

Women Leading the Way in Yemen

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Hibaaq Osman

The Western media seem surprised that women are on the streets, raising their voices, protesting for democracy, and walking side by side with men who all want the same thing. They shouldn't be.

3 Killed In Yemen As Tribal Tensions Flare

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.05.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Tribesmen loyal to Yemen's embattled president on Tuesday clashed with a group of soldiers whose commander has sided with the opp...