August 12, 2013

Nasser al-Wuhayshi, former aide to Osama Bin Laden, has said that AQAP will free all its incarcerated members. (Photo courtesy of EPA)
08:25 GMT

The leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, has said that all incarcerated members of the group will shortly be set free.

August 11, 2013

YEMEN, SANAA : A Yemeni soldier checks vehicles near Sanaa International Airport on August 6, 2013 in Yemen.  AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED HUWAIS
08:40 GMT

2 militants were killed Saturday in a suspected U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen.

August 7, 2013

A police trooper inspects a vehicle at the entrance of the Sanaa International Airport on August 7, 2013. (AFP)
15:19 GMT

The Yemeni government on Wednesday said that it had intercepted and stopped a huge Al Qaeda terrorist plot that sought to kidnap foreigners, take control of oil exports and seize two major cities.

A foreign national walks towards the departure area of Sanaa International Airport before leaving Yemen (AFP/MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
12:44 GMT

A U.S. drone strike killed seven alleged al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen's southern Shabwa province early on Wednesday, tribal sources said, amid fears of an imminent attack by the network.

August 6, 2013

YEMEN, SANAA : An image grab taken from an AFPTV video shows people heading to Sanaa International Airport as they prepare to leave Yemen on August 6, 2013. The United States ordered Americans to leave Yemen "immediately" amid a worldwide alert linked to electronic intercepts from Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. AFP PHOTO/AFPTV
16:46 GMT

Britain withdraw all its embassy staff in Yemen Tuesday, with the US flying out certain American personnel from Sanaa.

(Shutterstock/Paul Fleet)
10:20 GMT

Four alleged Al Qaeda operatives were killed in their vehicle on Tuesday by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen,

An Egyptian holds a portrait of deposed president Mohamed Morsi during a continiuing sit-in in his support outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo (AFP/KHALED DESOUKI)
07:54 GMT

Egypt’s interim government is yet to seal a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood, a spokesman said on Tuesday, denying earlier reports that members of the Islamist group were offered ministerial posts.

August 5, 2013

Yemeni soldiers search a motorbike at a checkpoint on a street leading to the US embassy compound in Sanaa (AFP/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
10:01 GMT

Barack Obama’s security network reportedly warned authorities of “pre-9/11” levels of terrorist communication interception before the closure of 22 embassies across the Middle East region

August 2, 2013

UNITED STATES, Washington : US President Barack Obama and Yemen's President Abdrabuh Mansur (L) are seated as they wait for the press to arrive before they speak in the Oval Office of the White House on August 1, 2013 in Washington, DC.  AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN
11:03 GMT

Yemeni President's meeting with Barack Obama did not secure the release of Yemeni prisoners at Guantanamo Bay military detention center.

August 1, 2013

Illustration of a combat drone flying over barren mountains

Illustration of a combat drone flying over barren mountains

Illustration of a combat drone flying over barren mountains (Shutterstock/Paul Fleet)
09:47 GMT

Four al-Qaeda suspects were killed in a drone strike on Thursday, a security official told AFP. It was the third drone strike to hit Yemen in the past five days.

July 24, 2013

Nabeel Al-Anssy from TV show Hami Hamak
08:09 GMT

It's that time of year, when peeps in Ramadan turn Nocturnal and tune into their fave new TV shows. Here's a list of the top 5 series that are worth keepin' those lids propped open 'til the early morn.

July 17, 2013

A watch tower looms above a now-closed area of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay. (source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
10:04 GMT

More than 40 detainees are being force-fed at the American prison in Cuba.

Said Al Shehri, a high ranking AQAP official who was killed by a US drone attack. (Image courtesy of Al Arabiya)
08:38 GMT

Said Al Shehri, a high ranking official in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been killed by a US drone attack, according to AQAP officials.

July 8, 2013

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14:52 GMT

On the anniversary of civil war in Yemen, thousands of people gathered Sunday to demand the independence of South Yemen.

July 6, 2013

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12:30 GMT

With 200 thousand Yemeni migrant workers forced to leave Saudi Arabia, Yemen has asked the International Organisation for Migration for medical, sanitary and housing assistance.