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Yemeni supporters of the separatist Southern Movement place their flag on the Post office in the southern city of Aden. Separatists also seized police checkpoints in Ataq, the provincial capital of Shabwa, as other regions declared they would defy Sanaa following the resignation of Hadi, who is a southerner. (AFP/File)
08:18 بتوقيت جرينتش

Clashes have broken out between Southern Movement supporters and Yemeni security forces, leaving one member of the government forces dead.

Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa in the largest demonstration against Huthis since the Shiite militiamen overran the capital in September. "Down, down with the Huthis' rule," chanted the protesters who rallied following a call by the Rejection Movement -- a group recently formed in provincial areas to challenge the powerful militia. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
07:59 بتوقيت جرينتش

Yemen's parliament again postponed meeting following the resignation of President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, leaving the country's imminent power vacuum unresolved.

24 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in Riyadh Saturday, previously declined an invitation to visit Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
18:32 بتوقيت جرينتش

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Riyadh. He will offer his condolences after the death of Saudi King Abdullah.

Among other leaders to offer condolences in Beirut were U.S. Ambassador David Hale and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt. (AFP/File)
14:30 بتوقيت جرينتش

Following the early Friday death of Saudi King Abdullah, Lebanese officials joined international voices when Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri was consoled by hundreds in downtown Beirut.

This anti-Houthi demonstration is the largest since Houthi rebels raided Sanaa in September. (AFP/File)
12:40 بتوقيت جرينتش

In the aftermath of the collapse of the Yemeni government, thousands are marching in Sanaa in the largest anti-Houthi demonstration yet.

U.S. President Obama and Saudi King Abdullah are pictured during a meeting in the White House in 2010. (AFP/File)
11:14 بتوقيت جرينتش

In the wake of the death of Saudi King Abdullah, U.S. President Barack Obama plans to cut his visit to India short and fly to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

Mohammad al-Zahawi was a leader of Ansar al-Shariah, the Islamist group blamed for the attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi in 2012. (AFP/File)
08:43 بتوقيت جرينتش

Mohammad al-Zahawi, the leader of Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Shariah, died of wounds incurred in an ambush in September.

King Salman, although rumored to be in poor health himself, has asserted that a Saudi Arabia under his rule will not differ much from his predecessor and half-brother, King Abdullah. (AFP/File)
08:05 بتوقيت جرينتش

With impending social issues and a tense economic environment at home, and regional and international interests looming outside his country's borders, newly appointed Saudi King Salman has moved quickly to appoint younger heirs, reassuring of a path not far from the late King Abdullah's, and a successor plan for years to come.

22 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015

The shooting comes just days after rebel groups and government bodies agreed to a ceasefire in war-torn Libya. (AFP/File)
21:00 بتوقيت جرينتش

Armed men opened fire on the car of Libya's head of security Colonel Senussi Kaiba Thursday, killing him and his driver in the coastal, Islamist city of Sirte.

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

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

Several leaders from the militant group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan pledged allegiance to Daesh last year. (AFP/File)
07:01 بتوقيت جرينتش

Pakistani security forces arrested an ISIL militant and two accomplices in the city of Lahore. According to a senior security official, the Syrian man was setting up terrorist networks in the country.

21 كانون الثاني/يناير 2015

What began as an effort to save trees in Gezi Park eventually morphed into a violent anti-government protest. (AFP/File)
12:56 بتوقيت جرينتش

A Turkish Court convicted two police officers of beating 19-year-old student Ali Ismail Korkmaz to death during the 2013 Gezi Park protests.

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

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

The court proceedings did not address if there were any causalities as a result of the attack. (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
09:38 بتوقيت جرينتش

The men used a gas cylinder to explode a car in Manama in February of last year.

In the ballot, 219 voted in favor, while 288 voted against sending the former minister to court. (AFP/File)
08:39 بتوقيت جرينتش

Four former ministers will not go to trial for an alleged graft case following a secret parliamentary vote.