Yemen

May 30, 2012

Yemen
20:59 GMT

At least 22 al Qaeda fighters and six Yemeni soldiers were killed Wednesday in the army offensive launched there almost three weeks ago in southern Yemen

May 21, 2012

Yemen
09:18 GMT

At least 98 soldiers were killed Monday in Sanaa following a suicide bombing attack that targeted a unit of the armed practicing for a parade

May 17, 2012

Yemen
09:28 GMT

The Yemeni army has continued to gain ground against Al Qaeda fighters in the south, as its offensive left at least 144 dead in five days

May 14, 2012

Yemen army
08:02 GMT

A gas pipeline jointly owned by the French Total company has been sabotaged before dawn Monday by gunmen from Al-Qaeda in the province of Shabwa in the southeast of Yeme

May 7, 2012

Yemen
08:24 GMT

At least 20 Yemeni soldiers were killed in an attack by al Qaeda militants on army positions on Monday morning.

February 27, 2012

Mansour Hadi
11:48 GMT

After 33 years as head of state, Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh on Monday handed over his powers to his successor, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who was elected as the new president of this Arab nation.

February 25, 2012

New president
11:45 GMT

At least 21 members of the Republican Guard were killed in Saturday's suicide bombing attack at the entrance of the presidential palace in Moukalla

February 21, 2012

Yemen
07:38 GMT

Yemenis began on Tuesday to vote for the election of a new president, by virtue of an agreement on the departure of Ali Abdullah Saleh

February 18, 2012

As Bashar al Assad follows in father's footsteps (the late Haafez al Assad had blood on his hands from Hama '82), keeping a deathly watch over his people as they are slaughtered, we ask what became of his Hippocratic oath. Assad Junior trained to save lives & sight as an eye doctor: medical care not military devastation was his calling.
22:31 GMT

Firmly into 2012, how are the Arab revolutions developing? We check in with some of the Arab protest pictures to gauge to what extent they have reached revolution saturation, or on the contrary are just getting started.

February 16, 2012

Yemen
12:49 GMT

At least 17 people Thursday were killed in clashes between members of al-Qaeda following the death of a local leader of Al Qaeda by his half-brother

February 6, 2012

Sabeen Atallah, the hot Lebanese act, is dazzling the fans and seducing 2012 already with her music. She has in the past been professionally involved with the Rahbanis (Ghassan and Elias) and has also collaborated with Marwan Khoury.
15:08 GMT

The latest happenings from the celebrity circles of the Middle East in pictures and words!

January 31, 2012

Yemen
12:52 GMT

The U.S. military on Monday night attacked bases of al-Qaeda in Yemen. It launched four raids killing a total of 15 people.

January 22, 2012

Yemen
12:38 GMT

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in Sanaa, demanding the execution of Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Saleh

January 16, 2012

Yemen
12:44 GMT

Al Qaeda fighters swept into the southern Yemeni town of Rada overnight and overran it within hours, local and tribal officials were quoted as saying by AFP on Monday.

January 10, 2012

A Moroccan man of science -  Head of the Moroccan Institute of Studies and Research - no less, this year put out the fatwa (a shade on the morbid side of life) that a husband may still sleep with his wife even if she’s dead...We can only imagine what he has to say about marital rape then.
14:09 GMT

Here's a look back at some of the year's bizarre and controversial fatwas. Weird is the word! Some are a source for debate, others an invitation for mockery or bashing, and still others, fit into a class of their own as 'bogus' fatwas. Like the Saudi Muslim Sheikh who tried to ban an airport on account of its phallic design...