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Yemeni tribal members opposed to the Shiite Huthi militia gather in Shabwa province, on Feb. 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
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At least 38 people were killed Sunday when Yemen's tribesmen attacked rebel positions in an oil-rich area.
Smoke billows from the site of an explosion that hit an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden on March 28, 2015. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
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A Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed 27 civilians, including 15 children, in a northern residential district in Sanaa on Thursday.
A handout picture released by the official Jordanian news agency, Petra, on Feb 4, 2015 shows King Abdullah II. (AFP/HO/Petra)
08:00 GMT
Jordan's King Abdullah addressed the Arab Summit in Egypt, sharing his commitment to the military offensive in Yemen, which is being led by Saudi Arabia, to protect the current government from the Houthi movement.
Flames and smoke billow from the site of an explosion that hit an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen will not lead to a decisive victory; rather, it will only exacerbate the Sunni-Shia rift that plagues the Gulf.
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition pounded command centers, arms depots and critical Houthi targets. A Eurofighter Typhoon of the Royal Saudi Air Force (Image: Wikipedia)
07:22 GMT
Saudi army claims that all Houthi communication centers and fighter jets have been destroyed in coalition operations in Yemen.

March 28, 2015

Travelers queue up at the check-out counter at Sana'a International Airport as hundreds of foreigners were evacuated from the Yemeni capital due to security reasons on March 28, 2015 after the third day of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against Shiite Huthi rebels. (AFP/File)
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Hundreds of United Nations employees and other foreign workers have fled Sana'a as Saudi airstrikes are set to continue for an indefinite period of time.
US forces flew a HH-60 Sikorsky helicopter from Djibouti to recover the Saudi airmen in international waters.
18:48 GMT
US forces have rescued two Saudi pilots from international waters after their F-15S experienced technical difficulties over the Red Sea.
Saudi Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri, spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition forces, speaks to the media next to a replica of a Tornado fighter jet, at the Riyadh airbase in the Saudi capital on March 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
15:11 GMT
A Saudi official stated at the Arab country summit in Egypt that airstrikes in Yemen will likely continue for at least five to six months.
A tank bearing the flag of southern separatist movement, which was confiscated from a military depot, is driven on a street in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on March 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:18 GMT
Witnesses reported flames and smoke coming from Aden's largest arms depot, as the country is embroiled in violent clashes between Houthi militia and foreign-backed government forces.
Launched earlier this week, the airstrike campaign in Yemen is a coalition of 10 nations led by Saudi against the Shiite rebel group whose campaign began in the capital Sanaa last September. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
Fourteen Arab leaders are holding a meeting in Egypt to address the deepening crisis unfolding in the Gulf country, where a Saudi-led bombing campaign began earlier this week.
The Houthis' comment comes on the heels of another coalition incident in which US forces carried out a rescue mission for two Saudi pilots after their fighter jet went down over the Red Sea Friday. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT
In the third day of a Saudi-led airstrike campaign against Yemen's Houthis, sources from the rebel group claimed it shot down a coalition plane in northern Sanaa and captured a Sudanese pilot.
The airstrike campaign, led by Saudi Arabia against Houthi positions in northern Yemen, now risks to become a larger conflict as Egypt declares its willingness to send ground troops. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT
Fresh airstrikes targeted Houthi positions Friday in the second day of a firepower campaign led by Saudi Arabia against the militant group, who took over the capital Sanaa in September and dissolved the country's parliament in February.

March 27, 2015

Houthi rebels stand on military vehicles at a captured army base in Sanaa on Sept. 22, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
19:11 GMT
At least 21 Shiite militants were killed when residents in a tribal region of Yemen opened fire on the rebels' vehicles, witnesses said Friday.
Yemen's president has arrived in Egypt on Friday to attend the Arab League summit. (AFP/File)
18:56 GMT
Yemen's president has arrived in Egypt on Friday to attend the Arab League summit.
The thousands of Indians in Yemen will be taken out by ships. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
India has announced it is taking thousands of its nationals out of Yemen due to the security situation there.
The drone was reportedly shot down in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. (Al Bawaba/File)
09:42 GMT
The rebel Houthi group has shot down what pro-Houthi TV has called a "hostile" drone in Sanaa.
Saudi Arabia has said the first stage of the operation is to destroy rebel warplanes. (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT
Saudi Arabia has said that military operations in Yemen will continue until all objectives are achieved.
Rifi said Iran went "too far in supporting militant groups." (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT
Military intervention in Yemen is necessary "to end Iran's arrogance," Lebanon's Justice Minister has said.
Ban Ki-moon said negotiations remain the only option for resolving the crisis. (Al Bawaba/File)
07:13 GMT
The UN's Secretary General has called for dialogue between all political sides in the Yemen crisis and said it is the only solution.

March 26, 2015

The Arab leaders met in Egypt ahead of the 2015 Arab League Summit
20:46 GMT
Arab foreign ministers agreed in a meeting in Egypt on Thursday to form a joint Arab military force to counter growing security threats in the region, the Arab League's chief said.
Among other precious metals, platinum was up 0.6 per cent at $1,153.25 an ounce, while palladium was up 1 per cent at $770.39 an ounce.
19:00 GMT
Gold rallied to a 3-1/2 week high on Thursday and silver rose nearly 3 per cent as escalating tensions in the Middle East knocked stocks.
The warplanes targeted the city of Sa'ada in northern Yemen, and the city of Ta'izz in the south. (AFP/File)
18:24 GMT
Saudi warplanes have carried out fresh airstrikes against Yemen, hitting the northern city of Sa’ada and Ta’izz in the south, local officials and witnesses said.
Saudi state news said Yemen's President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Riyadh on Thursday, after reports the leader was in Oman.
17:10 GMT
Saudi state news said Yemen's President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Riyadh on Thursday, after reports the leader was in Oman.
Civilians and security forces search for survivors and bodies in the rubble. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
16:54 GMT
At least 25 people were killed and 40 others injured in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen's capital, an official said Thursday.
"This is a dangerous escalation against freedoms and an attempt to gag the media," said Yemen's Maarib Press news website. (Pixabay)
16:53 GMT
Yemen's main internet service provider (ISP) on Thursday blocked a number of websites opposed to the Shiite Houthi group.
A member of the Yemeni security forces sits on debris at the site of an air strike near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
16:19 GMT
The conflict echoes across the wider Middle East, bringing into play regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran that have been compared to a "Cold War" scenario.
Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil attend a press conference during a meeting on Syrian refugees at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Oct. 28, 2014. (AFP/File)
14:16 GMT
Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Judeh said Thursday Jordan's participation came as a response to a call made by the legitimate president.
Washington has offered support for the Saudi campaign. (Al Bawaba/File)
13:40 GMT
John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, has commended the actions of a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in Yemen on Wednesday night. (AFP)
12:51 GMT
The United Kingdom has voiced its support for Saudi operations against the Houthi movement in Yemen.
Pro-Houthi militants seized state institutions in the city of Aden. (AFP/File)
11:48 GMT
Houthi loyalists have taken control of some state institutions in the southern city of Aden.
Flights have been canceled due to the worsening security situation. (AFP)
09:45 GMT
Egypt has stopped flights between Egypt and Yemen due to the security crisis and launching of airstrikes against Houthis.
Jordan has stressed it is in support of legitimacy in Yemen. (AFP)
09:33 GMT
Jordan has confirmed that it is taking part with other Arab countries in military operations in Yemen.
Media reports state that ex-President Hadi left Yemen for Oman. (AFP/File)
09:21 GMT
Yemen's former President Hadi has arrived in Oman after leaving Yemen, according to media reports.
Iran has called for an immediate end to military strikes in Yemen. (AFP/File)
09:10 GMT
Iran has criticized Saudi military operations against the Houthi movement in Yemen and has called for an end to airstrikes.
Residents are helping to search for victims under the damaged houses. (AFP/File)
07:32 GMT
Saudi airstrikes have so far killed 13 people in Yemen, with more feared dead.
Saudi Arabia is part of a coalition of over 10 countries that have launched military operations. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT
Saudi Arabia and its allies have launched airstrikes in Yemen, as part of a move against Houthi rebels.

March 25, 2015

Armed Yemeni militiamen loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, also known as the Popular Resistance Committees, gather at the entrance Yemeni special forces command in the southern city of Aden. (AFP/File)
12:57 GMT
Witnesses also said smoke was seen rising from the area around the President's complex in Aden.
The Houthi rebels are closing in on Hadi in Aden. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
The entire Egyptian diplomatic mission to Yemen has fled Aden, after having relocated the embassy from Sanaa to the temporary capital.
Armed Yemeni Shiite Houthi anti-government rebels sit in the back of a pick-up truck as they drive near the state television compound in the capital of Sana’a, September 21, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:08 GMT
The Houthis offered $93,000 for the arrest of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who has allegedly fled the city of Aden.
Members of a coalition of fighters drive a tank at the Al-Anad airbase, in Yemen's southern Lahj governorate, days before it was taken by Houthi rebels. (AFP/File)
10:20 GMT
Five officials told media Yemen's President Hadi has fled the temporary capital of Aden as Houthi militiamen and anti-government forces close in.
Hadi's request comes on the heels of a comment front UN Special Adviser to Yemen Jamal Benomar, who said Sunday the country was on the brink of civil war. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT
Yemen's President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has appealed to the UN Security Council for military intervention in the restive country.
A file photo of Yemeni army tanks leave the key Al-Anad military base in the southern Lahj governorate on April 5, 2008. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT
Anti-government forces backed by Houthi militiamen took Al-Anad airbase, located President Hadi's temporary capital city, Aden.

March 24, 2015

Demonstrators confront security forces during a protest against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz in 2011. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
Five people were killed and 80 others injured after Houthi militants opened fire on a protest in the central city Tuesday.
Yemeni fighters of the Shiite Houthi movement shout slogans during a demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of the "Friday of Dignity" attack on March 18, 2015 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
Clashes erupted across Yemen late Monday and early Tuesday between tribesmen and Houthi militants, leaving at least 30 people dead.
Yemen's President Hadi is calling for support from the UN and GCC after the country's third largest city, Taez, fell to the Houthi rebels. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Yemen's President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has asked the UN and GCC to impose a no-fly zone over parts of Yemen following the fall of Taez city to the Houthi rebels.
Jamal Benomar, UN envoy to Yemen, made the decision to host the talks in Doha. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
08:22 GMT
UN dialogues on Yemen will take place in the Qatari capital city of Doha.

March 23, 2015

Daesh has claimed responsibility for an attack in southern Yemen on Friday that left 29 dead. (AFP/File)
19:01 GMT
Daesh has claimed responsibility for an attack in southern Yemen on Friday that left 29 dead.
Armed Yemeni militiamen loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi gather at the entrance Yemeni special forces command in the southern city of Aden on March 19, 2015, following clashes with Yemeni special forces opposed to the country's president. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has demanded the United Nations Security Council intervene with military force in Yemen under Chapter 7 of the UN charter to stop the Houthi "aggression."

March 22, 2015

Yemeni fighters of the Shiite Houthi movement take part in a demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of the "Friday of Dignity" attack on March 18, 2015 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP/File)
08:46 GMT
Houthi rebels have seized Taez, a strategic city on the road linking the cities Aden and Sana'a.
On Saturday, US troops were evacuated from a military base in Yemen. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT
The US State Department announced it will be evacuating all personnel from Yemen following security threats.
President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi delivering a speech in the southern city of Aden. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT
Yemen's President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi stated that moving the country's capital to the southern city of Aden was only a temporary solution, not a step towards secession
Yemeni soldiers and armed militiamen loyal to Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi deploy around the area of the international airport in the southern city of Aden. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
Roughly 100 military forces have been evacuated from Al-Anad airbase amid the country's deteriorating security situation.

March 21, 2015

The clashes come just days after unidentified war planes bombed the Aden palace in which President Hadi has been operating from since fleeing house arrest in Sanaa. (AFP/File)
10:17 GMT
After a takeover of Yemen's southern city of al-Houta Friday, local officials and residents say the army pushed back the militants in fierce clashes in which 20 soldiers were killed.
Two mosques, both located in Yemen's capital Sanaa, were hit with two suicide bombers each during midday prayers Friday in a string of attacks that was later claimed by Daesh. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT
More trouble might be in store for chaos-stricken Yemen after a string of brutal suicide attacks in Yemen's capital Sanaa Friday were claimed by Daesh.

March 20, 2015

Yemeni armed men survey the damage after a bomb explosion at the Badr mosque on March 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:09 GMT
Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Sanaa, killing at least 137 and injuring hundreds during Friday prayers.

March 19, 2015

Armed supporters of Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi take to the streets on Feb. 24, 2015, in Aden to protect Hadi after he made a surprise escape from house arrest. (AFP/File)
17:46 GMT
Yemen's president left his stronghold after Houthis targeted the place with an airstrike Thursday.
President Hadi supporters deployed tanks in efforts to fight against opposing forces near Aden International Airport on Thursday. (AFP/File)
13:01 GMT
At least six have been killed in Yemen on Thursday after rival militants clashed near Aden International Airport.
The women were abducted in Sanaa last month. (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT
A French and Yemeni women have been released after being held hostage since last month.
Houthi leader Abdel-Karim al-Kheiwani was shot dead on Wednesday in Sanaa. (AFP/File)
08:13 GMT
Al-Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the assassination of a senior member of the Houthi movement in Sanaa.
Flights at Aden airport have stopped due to heavy fighting between rival militant groups.(AFP/File)
07:31 GMT
Flights to and from Aden airport in the south of Yemen have been suspended amid heavy fighting.

March 18, 2015

Abdul Karim al-Khaiwani. (AFP/File)
12:35 GMT
Abdul Karim al-Khaiwani, a prominent member of the Houthi Revolutionary Council, died instantly when he was shot in the head near his home.
Yemeni Prime Minister Khalid Bahah (R) walks with Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdullah Al-Saidi (C) outside his house in Sanaa after being released by the Shiite Houthi militia. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi called on the country's recently released Prime Minister and his fellow cabinet members to resume their duties in Aden, where Hadi has established a rival government.

March 16, 2015

Yemen's Prime Minister Khaled Bahah. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
The Houthis have released Prime Minister Khaled Bahah and his fellow cabinet members from house arrest in Sanaa.
While Yemen is split between two "authorities," the Houthis are emerging on top, a political figure said. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
While Yemen is split between two "authorities," the Houthis are emerging on top, a political figure said.