Yemen

January 22, 2015

Protesters hold up posters of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour during a pro-government rally in Sanaa, August 24, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:39 GMT

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi reached a peace agreement with Houthi militants according to a senior official from the group Thursday.

The rebel Houthi movement has launched an increasing number of attacks since September. (Photo: AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
06:00 GMT

Yemen's president has reached an agreement with Houthi rebels to end a violent standoff in the capital Sana'a and to prevent further escalations.

January 21, 2015

A tank takes position near the presidential palace in Sanaa, following a coup by Houthi militants, January 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT

Armed Houthi fighters replaced the presidential guard Wednesday outside the private residence of the country's premier, Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, following a coup.

In the past 48 hours, Houthi fighters targeted a US diplomatic vehicle, despite a reported ceasefire. No injuries were reported in the incident. (AFP/Getty Images/Mohammed Huwais)
08:59 GMT

The US military has moved two navy warships into the Red Sea to stand ready to evacuate American personnel from its embassy in Yemen if an order is issued to do so.

An armed Houthi militant stands in a damaged area, following intense clashes with the presidential guard in Sanaa, January 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT

The UN condemned an attack by Shia Houthi militants on Yemen's presidential palace following reports President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi fled the country's capital.

January 20, 2015

Yemenis carry their belongings as they flee the area near the residence of Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi after it was attacked by Houthi militiamen, on January 20, 2015, in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/ Mohammed Huwais)
22:25 GMT

A spokeswoman described the move as "the completion of a coup."

A Houthi militant mans a checkpoint in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, January 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:18 GMT

Houthi militants surrounded the prime minister's residency in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after ongoing clashes with the army.

January 19, 2015

The Houthis have controlled two governorates in northern Yemen since 2011, and in September 2014 they seized control of the capital as well.  (AFP/MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
18:11 GMT

The Houthi militia and the Yemen army agreed to a ceasefire, ending a day of intense fighting in Sanaa.

Yemeni soldiers block streets around the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa on Monday as fierce clashes erupted between the presidential guard and members of the Shiite Houthi movement. (AFP/Mojammed Huwais)
10:46 GMT

Houthi rebels have allegedly taken over the country's state news agency and television station after clashes broke out earlier Monday morning.

The clashes occurred days after Houthi militants abducted the Yemini president's chief of staff. (AFP/File)
09:42 GMT

Fresh clashes broke out between Houthi militants and presidential guards Monday in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

January 18, 2015

Shia Houthi insurgents have taken over large swaths of the capital Sanaa and surrounding countryside, plunging Yemen into some of the worst violence its seen in years. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

Following the abduction of Yemen President Abd Rabbuh Mansour's chief of staff Saturday, protests have broken out all over Yemen's capital Sanaa, where tribal leaders have threatened to shut oil production over the incident.

The alleged killings come on the heels of a Houthi attack in Sanaa early Saturday in which gunmen kidnapped the Yemeni President's Chief of Staff. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT

More violence spread through Yemen Sunday as an al-Qaeda-linked group claimed via Twitter it had killed a number of Houthi rebels in the central city of Radaa.

January 17, 2015

Yemen president's chief of staff Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak resigned from the position of prime minister shortly after he was appointed in October 2014. (AFP/File)
13:04 GMT

Gunmen kidnapped Yemen president's chief of staff Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak Saturday amid heightened tensions among rebel groups in anticipation of a new constitutional draft.

January 14, 2015

The terrorist group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, allegedly gave the orders to execute the attack. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT

In a video posted on its Twitter account, the Yemen-based group said its leaders had "planned and financed the operation and chose who would carry it out based on orders from group leader Ayman al-Zawahiri."

January 13, 2015

Al-Qaeda is increasing its membership in Yemen as it finds support among Sunni tribes. (Photo: AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Al-Qaeda is gaining ground in Yemen because it provides the troops for a Sunni community that feels under increasing threat from a Shia insurgency that has seized much of the country.