Yemen

January 28, 2013

A screenshot taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on May 11, 2012, shows Saudi national Saeed al-Shehri, the co-founder and second-in-command of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. (AFP PHOTO / YOUTUBE)
12:35 GMT

After three foreign hostages are taken by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the country's government move in to try to free them.

January 27, 2013

A Yemeni soldier mans a checkpoint in Sanaa on Wednesday as authorities stepped up security measures ahead of an extraordinary UN Security Council session in Yemen on Sunday. (AFP Photo/Mohammed Huwais)
11:50 GMT

Thousands of protestors took to the streets in Yemen on Sunday as a U.N. Security Council delegation met to discuss national reconcilliation.

Peace talks get their turn at the table in the Middle East's quagmire (image Jordan peace summit, used for illustrative purposes)
08:22 GMT

Yemen has chosen to tackle its political quagmire and potential ongoing turbulence by going to the table for talks. They are due to take up the diplomatic option to cure their ails at their National Dialogue, whose date is still to be determined.

January 24, 2013

Suspected al-Qaeda militants attend their trial at a state security court in Sana'a on Tuesday. Photo for illustration purposes only. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
11:43 GMT

An assassination campaign targeting military officers is intended to destabilize the country.

The International Labour Organisation has warned of a child labour crisis in Yemen
09:18 GMT

The latest report released by the International Labor Organization, says there are 1.5 million children currently working in Yemen.

January 23, 2013

Saeed al-Shehri was reported killed late last year in Yemen.
11:06 GMT

Are reports of Saeed Al Shehri's death greatly exaggerated?

January 21, 2013

The drone strike followed the deaths of 13 suspected members of the same group.
13:48 GMT

A U.S. drone strike on a car in Maarib, east of Yemen's capital Sanaa, on Monday killed two suspected al-Qaeda militants.

The third Arab Economic Forum has started in Riyadh, aiming to boost economic integration and deal with the legacy of the Arab Spring
11:29 GMT

The third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit kicks off in Riyadh on Monday aiming to boost economic integration and tackle people’s aspirations amid the Arab world’s turbulent political changes.

Yemen approved its budget plans for the 2013 fiscal year, with the government expected to spend $13 million
05:57 GMT

Yemen's parliament approved the budget for the 2013 fiscal year worth $13 billion

January 20, 2013

An oil pipeline in Yemen has been blown up, causing operation to be suspended
08:40 GMT

Gunmen in southeast Yemen have blown up an oil pipeline that transports some 8,000 barrels per day to export terminals on the Gulf of Aden, suspending operations, a local official said on Saturday.

The number of CIA targeted assassinations using drones in Yemen has risen sharply in 2012.
07:34 GMT

The number of CIA targeted assassinations using drones in Yemen has risen sharply in 2012.

January 13, 2013

Demonstrators pictured in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, during protests to oust Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2011.
14:27 GMT

Thousands of separatist demonstrators in southern Yemen on Sunday rallied in Aden to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of civil war in South Yemen in 1986.

January 10, 2013

Workers at the Central Bank of Yemen are on strike over wage reforms
11:36 GMT

Employees at the Central Bank of Yemen initiated a partial strike this week, calling for a restructuring of their wage package

January 7, 2013

Yemen has confirmed its oil sales for March 2013
11:31 GMT

Yemen's Supreme Committee on Crude Oil Marketing sealed Sunday the crude oil sales of March 2013, estimated to be 4.1 million barrels.

Yemeni soldiers stand guard outside the state security court as suspected Yemeni al-Qaeda militants arrive in a truck for their trial. (AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
08:20 GMT

After a push by the Yemeni president to put all detained suspected terrorists on trial, five are sentenced to up to ten years in prison.