Yemen

February 20, 2014

U.S. policy on drone strikes is increasingly controversial. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT

An international human rights group urges the U.S. to investigate a drone strike in Yemen that killed members of a wedding procession.

February 18, 2014

Pressure on French energy giant Total to pay more for liquefied natural gas that it ships from Yemen has intensified.
03:55 GMT

Last week, official news agency Saba quoted unnamed judicial sources as saying the government’s Public Funds Prosecution service, had started to probe the arrangement with Total.

February 13, 2014

Yemeni soldiers stand guard outside the central prison after gunmen tried to storm it on February 13, 2014 in Sanaa. A Yemeni policeman was killed and four wounded when security forces repulsed the gunmen. [AFP]
19:39 GMT

Militants attacks the central prison of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday helping at least 14 inmates, mostly al-Qaeda members escape, security sources said.

February 12, 2014

An Iraqi stands on a pickup that was seized from anti-government fighters affiliated to the Al-Qaeda Islamist organization during a military operation led by Iraqi soldiers and policemen. [AFP]
05:49 GMT

Twenty-nine men who have been captured over the last few years have been extradited to the country of Saudi for trial.

February 11, 2014

The new six-region federation does not divide wealth fairly, northern Shiite rebels said Tuesday. (AFP/File)
10:26 GMT

Rebels from Yemen's Shiite north have rejected a plan that would divide the country into a six-region federation, saying that it does not distribute wealth fairly or evenly.

The Yemeni secretary general of a campaign entitled "Rescue" organized by the Independent Youth movement, Nora Al-Jowri, takes part in a demonstration demanding the government resign. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

As part of its political transition, Yemen will move towards a six-region federation.

February 9, 2014

The explosion that killed Colonel Hussein was caused by a bomb planted under the seat in his car. [presstv]
11:36 GMT

A Yemeni intelligence officer was killed after an explosion detonated in his car wounding three others.

February 6, 2014

A Yemeni soldier inspects a damaged car at the site of an explosion in Sanaa. [AFP]
05:37 GMT

After ceasefire between Suuni and Shiite locals broke down, Houthi rebels advanced on the capital of Sanaa.

February 5, 2014

Acts of violence against Yemen's armed forces are becoming increasingly common in the restive Gulf country. (AFP/File)
15:24 GMT

Four Yemeni soldiers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen during an attack on a military vehicle in a southern province, an official said on Wednesday.

February 4, 2014

Clashes between Salafi militants and Shiite Houthis in northern Yemen has left over 60 dead in this past weekend alone (AFP)
13:29 GMT

A local ceasefire between Shiite and Sunni communities in northern Yemen was allegedly reached Tuesday following intense clashes last week that have left at least 60 people dead.

Yemen's security forces are often targeted by Islamist militants. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT

At least two people were killed when a bomb hit a bus carrying Yemeni soldiers in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, a medical source said, highlighting the government's weak grip on security in the impoverished country.

February 3, 2014

The mortar shells landed approximately thirty meters from the wall of the French Embassy (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
07:22 GMT

Mortar shells targeted the French Embassy in Yemen Monday evening.

February 1, 2014

Supporters of the Shiite Huthi group march alongside a vehicle carrying the body of Ahmed Sharafeddin, a key figure of the Shiite Huthi rebels' delegation to Yemen's reconciliation talks who was assassinated by gunmen during his funeral on January 27, 2014 in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Fighting between Yemeni tribesmen and Houthi rebels killed at least 60 people in the north of the country on Friday, while at least 15 soldiers were killed by suspected al-Qaeda militants in the south, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

January 29, 2014

All but one of the 142 passengers, who included dozens of French nationals, and 11 crew members, died in the disaster in the Indian Ocean as the craft tried to land in the Comoros capital Moroni.
21:46 GMT

The Yemen carrier was charged on November 15 in connection with the crash of an Airbus A310.

The U.N. sanctions may target associates to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh (File Archive)
09:18 GMT

Certain groups in Yemen may be the target of new U.N. sanctions, particularly associated of the former regime.