Yemen

December 7, 2014

Al-Qaeda killed two foreign hostages during an attempted U.S. rescue mission. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

An American and a South-African were killed in Yemen during an attempted rescue mission, according to the Associated Press.

December 6, 2014

US photojournalist, Luke Somers, has been killed in Yemen during a failed rescue raid. (AFP/File)
09:55 GMT

A US photojournalist, Luke Somers, was killed in Yemen during a failed rescue raid.

Ali Abdullah Saleh’s alleged support of insurgents and his attempts to dominate the GPC have been received with dismay across the region, Yemeni political sources told Asharq Al-Awsat. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh is believed to have facilitated the takeover of the capital, Sanaa, and large parts of Yemen by militants loyal to Shia leader Abdul Malik Al-Houthi in September.

December 4, 2014

“The Saudis have conditioned any aid on the implementation of the (deal). The Houthis have to leave before they pay,” a senior Yemeni government official told Reuters.
16:19 GMT

“The Saudis’ approach is that ‘we’ll step back and let Yemen see the consequences of their choice of the Houthis and eventually they’ll come to their senses’.

Luke Somers was kidnapped over a year ago by Al Qaeda in Sanaa. (Image: Facebook)
09:14 GMT

Al Qaeda in Yemen threatened to kill a 33-year-old American photojournalist who was kidnapped over a year ago in the country's capital, Sanaa.

December 3, 2014

emeni security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb which struck the residence of Iran's ambassador in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on December 3, 2014. (AFP/file)
18:53 GMT

Iran has summoned the Yemeni chargé d'affaires in Tehran after a car bomb attack targeted the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Sana’a.

Yemeni security forces stand at a checkpoint near Sanaa's airport during unrest in the city. (AFP/File)
09:39 GMT

Three people were killed and several others injured following a car bomb attack outside the residency of Iran's ambassador to Yemen, in the country's capital, Sanaa.

November 29, 2014

The US Embassy in Yemen has been the target of several attacks over the recent years. (AFP/File)
16:49 GMT

Al-Qaeda militants claim to have detonated two bombs outside of the US Embassy in Sana'a, 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".