Yemen

January 18, 2015

Shia Houthi insurgents have taken over large swaths of the capital Sanaa and surrounding countryside, plunging Yemen into some of the worst violence its seen in years. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

Following the abduction of Yemen President Abd Rabbuh Mansour's chief of staff Saturday, protests have broken out all over Yemen's capital Sanaa, where tribal leaders have threatened to shut oil production over the incident.

The alleged killings come on the heels of a Houthi attack in Sanaa early Saturday in which gunmen kidnapped the Yemeni President's Chief of Staff. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT

More violence spread through Yemen Sunday as an al-Qaeda-linked group claimed via Twitter it had killed a number of Houthi rebels in the central city of Radaa.

January 17, 2015

Yemen president's chief of staff Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak resigned from the position of prime minister shortly after he was appointed in October 2014. (AFP/File)
13:04 GMT

Gunmen kidnapped Yemen president's chief of staff Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak Saturday amid heightened tensions among rebel groups in anticipation of a new constitutional draft.

January 14, 2015

The terrorist group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, allegedly gave the orders to execute the attack. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT

In a video posted on its Twitter account, the Yemen-based group said its leaders had "planned and financed the operation and chose who would carry it out based on orders from group leader Ayman al-Zawahiri."

January 13, 2015

Al-Qaeda is increasing its membership in Yemen as it finds support among Sunni tribes. (Photo: AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Al-Qaeda is gaining ground in Yemen because it provides the troops for a Sunni community that feels under increasing threat from a Shia insurgency that has seized much of the country.

January 12, 2015

Separatist leader Khaled al-Junaidi was killed by security forces in December. (Photo: AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Human Rights Watch has urged Yemen's government to investigate the killing of a key separatist leader in the city of Aden.

January 10, 2015

A massive search is underway for Hayat Boumeddiene who has been linked to France's two-day terrorism ordeal. (French Police/AFP)
11:15 GMT

Police are questioning the wives of the Charlie Hebdo attackers in the hope of finding the girlfriend and suspected accomplice of hostage-taker Amedy Coulibaly.

Anwar al-Awlaki, a prominent al-Qaeda recruiter and preacher in Yemen, was killed in a drone strike in September 2011. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Cherif Kouachi said al-Qaeda in Yemen financed his attack. He and his brother each met with Anwar al-Awlaki, a senior al-Qaeda international recruiter in Yemen.

January 7, 2015

A Yemeni soldier checks a driver's identification at a checkpoint in Sanaa, April 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:37 GMT

At least 30 people were killed and 50 others injured Wednesday following a car bomb attack outside a police college in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

Shia Houthi members clear rubble outside a bombed police station in Sanaa, January 5, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

A car bomb attack by unknown assailants outside a college in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa left dozens dead and wounded Wednesday.

January 5, 2015

Members of the Shia Houthi movement gather outside a bombed police station controlled by the group in Sanaa, January 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT

A bomb targeting Shia Houthis in the Yemini town of Dhamar killed at least four people including a journalist while injuring 25 others.

Civilian deaths accounted for at leas 1,200 of the total casualties in 2014, according to the study. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Fierce clashes in 2014 killed over 7,700 Yemenis, according to a recent study from a Yemeni NGO.

January 3, 2015

Yemeni cities have seen fierce violence in recent months since Houthi insurgents took over large swaths of territory in September. (AFP/File)
16:11 GMT

At least 8 killed in Yemen clash between security forces and tribesman Saturday, according to security sources.

December 31, 2014

There are 127 inmates currently at the detention facility. (Wikimedia Commons)
17:30 GMT

The men, held for more than 11 years, were originally detained in Pakistan for suspected ties to al-Qaida or other militant Islamists.

Houthi rebels had gathered in central Yemen to mark the Prophet Mohammed's birthday. (AFP/File)
14:44 GMT

At least 30 people were killed and dozens others injured after an explosion targeted a cultural building in central Yemen.