Yemen

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

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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.

June 30, 2013

Oil pipeline blast (image used for illustrative purposes)
13:07 GMT

The second attack in days on the key pipeline in Maarib province will halt Yemen's oil exports and take a week to repair

June 27, 2013

(Image of an explosion at an oil pipeline, used for illustrative purposes)
11:59 GMT

Tribesmen in the Yemeni province of Marib have launched an attack on an oil pipeline, disrupting the flow of oil

June 19, 2013

Yemeni Shiites hold a demonstration in the capital Sanaa to protest against the security services (Mohammed Huwais / AFP)
09:00 GMT

A suicide bomber riding a motorbike detonated an explosive device in a crowded market in the town of Saada

June 18, 2013

Arab Monetary Fund
11:26 GMT

The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) will provide a $144 million loan to Yemen this year to help its financial reform programme, the fund said on Monday.