Yemen

November 28, 2014

Yemeni and US forces raided an Al-Qaeda hideout this week and freed several captives, but failed to rescue the target American journalist still being held. (AFP/File)
14:56 GMT

An attempted rescue mission carried out by US special forces and Yemeni troops freed eight al-Qaeda hostages, but failed to rescue the target American journalist, who was reportedly moved just two days before the raid.

November 26, 2014

Yemeni security forces hold a position outside a court hearing in Sana'a on November 25, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:28 GMT

Also Wednesday, at least 10 people were killed in clashes between tribesmen and Houthi rebels.

Recent fighting between the warring camps in the country's central and western regions has left dozens dead. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT

At least 10 people were killed early Wednesday in clashes between Houthi militants and armed tribesmen in central Sanaa, local residents said.

November 25, 2014

Saleh, 72, resigned in late 2011 under a Gulf-sponsored settlement between Yemen's political rivals following massive protests calling for his resignation after 33 years in power. (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT

Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was forced to resign two years ago in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings, described the latter as a "tool" aimed at weakening Arab economies and armies.

Yemen continues to struggle with growing instability. (AFP/File)
09:10 GMT

Yemeni security forces rescued seven Yemeni hostages and one foreigner in a special operation against al Qaeda extremists.

November 24, 2014

Yemen’s southern residents complain that they have been economically and politically marginalized by the central government in Sana’a. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

Yemen’s pro-independence Southern Movement says it is going ahead with a plan to form its own government by next month.

ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi claimed an expansion of ISIL in the Arabian Peninsula. (AFP/File)
04:47 GMT

A senior Al Qaeda cleric in Yemen denounced ISIL in a video released Friday. Harith bin Ghazi al-Nadhari rebuked claims by ISIL for proclaiming Yemen belonged to the "Islamic State".

November 20, 2014

Lebanon's Shia movement Hezbollah continues to back Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:19 GMT

Saudi officials on Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to blacklist both Shia groups Hezbollah and Yemen's Houthis.

November 15, 2014

The clashes erupted after the Ansarullah forces entered the town in an attempt to restore stability there. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Fighting in a town in central Yemen has left at least 80 people dead over the last three days.

November 14, 2014

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.

November 13, 2014

Gunmen loyal to Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh gather during a rally outside his headquarters, November 6, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:36 GMT

Events in Yemen have turned out for the worst in a civil war between Houthis and Al Qaeda. The UN and Arab nations must act fast in order to avoid further bloodshed.

November 12, 2014

Students demonstrate against the deployment, at Sanaa University campus, of armed Yemani militia from the Shi'ite Huthi movement in the capital Sanaa on November 12, 2014. [AFP]
21:41 GMT

A powerful suicide bomb attack on Shiite militia fighters in central Yemen left dozens of people dead on Wednesday, military and tribal sources said

Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT

Al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia militant group said it killed nine Shiite Houthi militants in a roadside explosion in central Yemen's Al-Bayda' province.

November 11, 2014

Shia rebels have been battling al Qaeda militants and Sunni tribesman for control of various cities across Yemen. (AFP/File)
10:04 GMT

Yemeni rebels sparked clashes at Sanaa international airport Tuesday, leaving 4 people dead.

November 10, 2014

US Treasury blacklisted Saleh, Abd al-Khaliq al-Houthi and Abdullah Yahya al-Hakim "for engaging in acts that directly or indirectly threaten the peace, security, or stability of Yemen." [AFP]
21:04 GMT

The United States has imposed sanctions on its former ally, Ali Abdullah Saleh, the ousted Yemeni dictator, and two Houthi commanders.