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February 26, 2015

Separatist leaders in southern Yemen on Thursday rejected a proposal to move the capital to Aden. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Separatist leaders in southern Yemen on Thursday rejected a proposal to move the capital to Aden.
Kurds — From the YPG and PKG, to the Peshmerga and PKK, Kurdish militias have a history of inter-fighting and alliance splits, but now they’re fighting a common enemy: Daesh. Often considered the most capable fighting force in the north, Kurds from Syria, Iraq and Turkey celebrated the total retake of Syria’s Kobani from Daesh in January.
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A short-list of the heavy-weight groups fighting on the ground in Syria.
Most of this wealth was believed to have been transferred abroad under false names or the names of others holding the assets on his behalf.
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Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is suspected of corruptly amassing as much as $60 billion, equivalent to Yemen's annual GDP.

February 25, 2015

Yemen's former president is suspected of corruption and colluding with a Houthi takeover, UN investigators said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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Yemen's former president is suspected of corruption and colluding with a Houthi takeover, UN investigators said Wednesday.
Soldiers said armed Houthis shelled an army base in Yemen's capital, leading to a six-hour clash Wednesday. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Soldiers said armed Houthis shelled an army base in Yemen's capital, leading to a six-hour clash Wednesday.

February 24, 2015

Yemeni children in the capital city, Sanaa.
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A 30-year-old employee of the World Bank and her Yemeni driver were kidnapped by armed gunmen in Sanaa today.
Evidence showed the detainees had instructions on making explosives and a photo of Daesh's leader. (AFP/File)
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Evidence showed the detainees had instructions on making explosives and a photo of Daesh's leader.
Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi escaped house arrest from Houthi militants on February 21. (AFP/File)
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President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi allegedly retracted his resignation after standing down from his post in late January.
A weapons shipment from Jordan arrived in Lebanon on Monday at a time when the country's arms are crucial to its fight against Daesh. (AFP/File)
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A weapons shipment from Jordan arrived in Lebanon on Monday at a time when the country's arms are crucial to its fight against Daesh.

February 23, 2015

Shiite Houthi fighters in military fatigue take part in a demonstration against the United States and the United Nations Security Council on February 20, 2015 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP/File)
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Yemeni government officials will be arrested should they not return to work, according to the Houthi TV news channel Al-Masirah.
A Yemeni reads a local newspaper whose front page shows President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. Yemen's Western-backed president Hadi, who resigned last month under pressure from the Shiite Huthi militia, escaped house arrest and fled the capital to friendly territory on February 21, labeling as a coup the grab for power by the militia that had held him. (AFP/File)
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Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi has demanded that the UN-sponsored peace talks currently being held in the capital, Sana’a, be transferred to a different location for safety reasons.
Yemeni soldiers stand guard outside the Egyptian embassy, a few hours after it was shut down, on February 23, 2015. Egypt's is the latest foreign mission to shut down over security fears after the Shia Houthi militia takeover. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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The Egyptian diplomatic mission in Yemen returned to Cairo in the early hours on Monday.

February 22, 2015

Former Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi photographed in 2013. (AFP/Natalia Kolesnikova)
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In his first public comments since resignation, former Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi reasserted his authority in a statement to Al-Jazeera news.
A senior IMF official said his organisation was maintaining regular contacts with Yemeni officials and continuing to provide them with technical analysis.
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Yemen’s foreign exchange reserves have stabilised after a steep fall due to its political turmoil, but ballooning government debt issuance indicates the country may be moving closer to a fiscal crunch, central bank data showed on Friday.

February 21, 2015

SYRIA (177/180): Daesh is in Syria, but the Syrian regime is just as deadly. While Daesh is estimated to have murdered at least 20 reporters — dozens of Arabs don’t make headlines — the regime has killed nearly as many. Warring factions in the country have made it impossible to cover the conflict without being targeted. (AFP/File)
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More journalists have been targeted and killed than ever before. The deadliest region? The Middle East.
Hadi is reportedly leaving for the southern city of Aden, though more details have not yet emerged. (AFP/FIle)
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Resigned Yemeni president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi left his home in the capital Sanaa Saturday, apparently released from house arrest placed on the leader by Houthi militants in late January.

February 20, 2015

Opposing parties agreed Friday on a council that would help guide Yemen out of a political crisis.  (AFP/File)
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Opposing parties agreed Friday on a council that would help guide Yemen out of a political crisis.

February 19, 2015

A top military commander was fired Wednesday when he failed to convince other factions to join the Houthi movement. (AFP/File)
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A top military commander was fired Wednesday when he failed to convince other factions to join the Houthi movement.

February 18, 2015

Yemeni soldiers loyal to the Houthi movement stand guard at the entrance of the presidential palace on February 16, 2015 in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/File)
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With the global community rejecting Houthi rule in Yemen, Iran faces an uphill battle in pushing its agenda in the Gulf.

February 17, 2015

Al Qaeda's frequent attacks cause major instability in Yemen. (AFP/File)
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Two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on Colonel Murad al-Amudi, killing both him and his bodyguard, in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramaut.
Houthi supporters commemorate the fourth anniversary of the start of the uprising that forced out president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, February 11, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Houthi militants in Yemen rejected UN calls to cede power after the group seized the country's capital, Sanaa.

February 16, 2015

Japan temporarily shuttered its embassy doors Monday in response to growing conflict in Yemen. (AFP/File)
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Japan temporarily shuttered its embassy doors Monday in response to growing conflict in Yemen.
Clashes raged on Monday in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden. (AFP/File)
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After five hours of clashes on Monday, forces loyal to Yemen's former President Hadi seized government buildings in Aden, a city on the southern coast of Yemen
The United Nations demand that the rebel group return control of the government into rightful hands Sunday. (AFP/File)
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The United Nations demand that the rebel group return control of the government into rightful hands Sunday.

February 15, 2015

Houthi militants in Sanaa after seizure of the capital city in September 2014 (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Arab League to hold meeting on Wednesday to tackle the coup in Yemen.
Yemenis shout slogans during a rally against the occupation of the capital by Shiite Houthi rebels on February 14, 2015 in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/File)
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Those against the new Houthi leadership in Yemen have demanded a new capital be established until Sanaa is freed from the rebels' control.
Yemeni president of the revolutionary council, Mohammad Ali al-Houthi takes part in a gathering of the Shiite Huthi movement in a northern Sanaa stadium to watch on a giant screen a televised address by their chief Abdel Malek al-Huthi. (AFP/File)
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The United Nations Security Council will announce a new resolution which will urge the Houthi rebels to step down from their recently acquired seat of power.

February 14, 2015

There have been deep concerns over the country's fighting and violence between al-Qaeda and Houthis. (AFP/File)
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At least 26 people have been killed in clashes between Yemen's Shia Houthi fighters and al-Qaeda-linked militants in the southern province of al-Bayda.
According to the Saudi Foreign Ministry, Saudi Arabic closed its embassy "due to the deteriorating security and political situation in the Yemeni capital." (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia evacuated its embassy in Yemen on Friday amid security concerns. A number of Western embassies have recently closed as well.