Yemen

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Ansarullah’s recent gains pose a serious challenge to the Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has for long destabilized the impoverished Arab country. (AFP/File)
18:27 GMT

Dozens of people have been killed or wounded after two car bombs targeting the positions of Shia Ansarullah fighters went off in the western Yemeni city of Hudaydah.

Last month, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi nominated Bahah, the former oil and minerals minister, as the country's new premier to form the national unity government and end the unrest in the country. (AFP/File)
14:35 GMT

The Yemeni parliament has given a vote of confidence to the government of Prime Minister Khaled Mahafoudh Bahah following months of severe political crisis.

Armed Shia Houthi rebels protest during an anti-government rally in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, September 21, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT

Yemen's Prime Minister Khaled Bahah said his government could resign following continued Houthi rebel raids on state institutions and public offices in the country's capital, Sanaa.

December 16, 2014

The bomb attack targeted the home of a leader of the Houthi Ansarullah fighters in the town of Rada' in Yemen's central province of al-Bayda.(AFP/File)
18:57 GMT

At least 31 people, including 20 children, have been killed in a car bomb attack in central Yemen.

December 15, 2014

The southerners have been pushing for independence from the north for years. (AFP/File)
19:44 GMT

Yemeni security forces have reportedly killed a key leader of a southern separatist movement in the port city of Aden, inciting tensions in the major city amid continuing pro-independence protests.

December 14, 2014

The inciident comes on the heels of American photojournalist Luke Somer's death, who died at the hands of the same al-Qaeda earlier this month during an attempted rescue mission by U.S. special forces.
07:08 GMT

Several suspected al-Qaeda militants dressed in women's niqabs were confronted and killed at the border of Saudi Arabia and Yemen when a bus security search prompted one of the militants to open fire.

December 13, 2014

Yemeni security forces do routine inspections at checkpoints, but they rarely inspect vehicles carrying women. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

Yemeni troops shot dead five Al-Qaeda suspects disguised as women who fired at a solider during a checkpoint inspection.

December 11, 2014

Al Qaeda spokesman Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi reads a message threatening to execute American journalist Luke Somers days before he was killed in a botched US rescue mission. (AFP/File)
10:09 GMT

Al Qaeda spokesman Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi blamed Barack Obama for the deaths of two foreign hostages after they were killed in Yemen.

The Al Qaeda attack targeted a US airbase, which controls drone operations in Yemen. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT

An Al Qaeda attack rocked a US military base in Yemen Thursday, according to reports. The explosion targeted the American operation center, believed to control drone raids in the country.

December 9, 2014

Militant groups in Yemen frequently target Yemeni security forces. (AFP/File)
17:57 GMT

A branch of al-Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for twin car bombings which left seven soldiers dead in southeast of the country.

Bombs targeting Houthi militiamen exploded in the Yemeni capital early in the morning, injuring several people according to police. (AFP/File)
08:58 GMT

Six soldiers were killed and several others injured in southeastern Yemen after car bombs exploded outside military headquarters.

December 8, 2014

Two hostages were killed in a recent rescue attempt that went awry. (AFP/File)
15:07 GMT

Attempts to rescue hostages are a noble feat, but when they fail, do they do more harm than good?

Yemeni coast guards patrol the waters at the port city of Aden, March 10, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Seventy Ethiopian migrant drowned after their boat sank off the coast of Yemen due to high winds and rough waters.

Yemeni soldiers check IDs at a checkpoint in the capital Sanaa, March 16, 2013. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT

Five roadside bombs targeting Houthi fighters exploded in the Yemeni capital Sanaa early Monday wounding at least eight people.

December 7, 2014

The US has defended the failed rescue operation of Luke Somers. (AFP/File)
16:26 GMT

US officials defend the failed rescue operation in Yemen that left two hostages dead.