Yemen

December 5, 2013

Yemen became a member of the WTO Wednesday (Achmad Ibrahim/AP)
12:19 GMT

Yemen joined the World Trade Organization Wednesday after 13 years of negotiations with the global trade group.

Smoke rises from the suicide bomb attack on Yemen's Defense Ministry Thursday (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
08:41 GMT

A suicide car bomber attacked Yemen's Defense Ministry Thursday killing at least twenty and leaving dozens wounded.

December 2, 2013

Yemen is the home base of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which the United States views as the global militant network’s most dangerous franchise. [AFP]
18:50 GMT

Clashes on Monday between al-Qaeda suspects and Yemeni troops in the southeastern province of Hadramawt left nine people dead, three of them soldiers, the Defense Ministry reported.

Despite militant activity decreasing for a short period of time, southern separatists and northern rebels - not to mention a heavy Al Qaeda presence - are threatening Yemen's stability. (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT

Three Yemeni soldiers and six suspected Al Qaeda militants were killed after insurgents launched an attack on an army base in eastern Yemen on Monday, according to the defence ministry.

November 30, 2013

Dozens of southern separatists flooded Yemen's streets on Saturday, calling for independence from the north of the country, which they say discriminates against them. (AFP/File)
08:59 GMT

Southern separatists in Yemen held mass demonstrations on Saturday calling for independence from the north following a speech made by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

November 28, 2013

A U.N. official has denied that there are any problems arising in the reconciliation talks between the global organisation and the Yemeni delegates (AFP)
07:10 GMT

A U.N. official denied Wednesday that the Yemeni delegates had walked out of reconciliation talks, adding that both Sanaa and the U.N. are committed to bringing stability to the restive Gulf state.

November 26, 2013

Two Russian military advisers were reportedly shot in Yemen's capital on Tuesday, according to Reuters. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT

Two Russian military instructors were killed by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday as they left a hotel in south Sanaa.

November 20, 2013

Clashes between Al-Qaeda militants and Yemen security officials, including the country's army, have escalated since the oust of the former president in 2011 (Reuters)
12:04 GMT

Clashes between al-Qaeda militants and security officials left six dead in Yemen's southeastern Hadramawt province. Three militants and three police personnel were killed.

November 12, 2013

Yemen is considering adding more "rehabilitation" facilities in the country for returning detainees from Guantanamo (Reuters)
16:30 GMT

The Obama administration is holding discussions with Yemeni officials about establishing new detention and rehabilatory facilities in Yemen for remaining Guantanamo inmates, but Garret Pustay shows that this "quick-fix" will not do much to prevent the growth of jihadist organizations in the Gulf country if other social and economic factors in the country are not taken into account.

US Navy handout image shows an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter hauling cargo from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Gulf of Aden. (AFP)
12:46 GMT

The Yemeni crew on board a vessel charged with smuggling arms from Iran earlier this year have been sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison by a court in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.

04:00 GMT

The Obama administration is holding discussions with Yemeni officials about establishing new detention and rehabilatory facilities in Yemen for remaining Guantanamo inmates, but Garret Pustay shows that this "quick-fix" will not do much to prevent the growth of jihadist organizations in the Gulf country if other social and economic factors in the country are not taken into account.

November 11, 2013

Suspects from al-Qaeda wait for their trial Sunday in Sanaa (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
06:06 GMT

The trial for nine al-Qaeda suspects who are accused of planning to assasinate Yemeni president Abded Rabbou Mansour Hadi commenced Sunday in Sanaa.

November 5, 2013

Houthis in Saada had previously established their own checkpoints throughout the province to target Salafi counterparts (Courtesy of Yemen Times)
13:55 GMT

The collapse of the ceasefire in northern Yemen between Houthi Shiites and Salafists in Daamaj has "security implications" for entire country, says UN envoy.

November 3, 2013

Sunni and Shiite militant groups in the north of Yemen have signed a cease-fire after 100 fighters died in clashes last week. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Yemeni military troops will enforce a truce made between Sunni and Shiites in the country's north after 100 people died in fierce clashes.

November 2, 2013

Yemenis shout slogans during a protest outside the home of Yemeni President Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi against the fighting between the Shiite Houthi movement and Salafi militants in the northern town of Damaj. (Image credit: AFP)
15:19 GMT

After three days of clashes that killed at least forty people, Shiite rebels and Sunni fighters have stopped fighting in a northern Yemeni town.