Yemen

May 16, 2014

More than half Yemen's population is living in extremely impoverished conditions (File/AFP)
09:40 GMT

Over 14 million Yemenis, are in need of emergency aid, clean water and adequate sanitation, according to the country's newly appointed UN humanitarian coordinator, Johannes Van Der Klaauw.

May 15, 2014

Thousands must wait in long lines to retrieve fuel. (AFP/File)
10:52 GMT

Many Yemenis are outraged over major fuel and electricity shortages and feel the transitional government is doing nothing to help.

May 14, 2014

General Mohsen Saeed al-Ghazali was killed along with four soldiers in Shabwa Province, but the death toll is set to rise (File/AFP)
14:12 GMT

An aide to Yemen's defence minister was killed along with four soldiers in an attack by gunmen, army officials say.

May 12, 2014

The Yemeni government also recently launched an offensive on AQAP and allegedly took over the group's last stronghold last week in Azzan (STR/AFP)
09:21 GMT

A drone strike in the eastern part of Yemen left six alleged Al Qaeda affiliates dead.

Tension between the state security forces and al-Qaeda linked militants are at an all-time high in Yemen. (AFP/File)
06:28 GMT

A suicide bomber killed at least eight people in an attack on a police station Yemen, with some reports saying as many as thirteen died in the blast.

May 11, 2014

Security forces have increased checkpoints in Yemen to combat al Qaeda attacks. (AFP/File)
09:29 GMT

Three militants thought to be members of AQAP were killed while trying to attack a security checkpoint near the presidential palace on Sunday.

Salafists and Houthis have clashed in Yemen's northern regions, while Al Qaeda's Yemen faction AQAP has established strongholds in the country's south (File Archive/AFP)
09:29 GMT

A few months ago, Yemen's government declared that it would divide the country into a state comprised of six federation states. As time elapses, will the new government developments serve as a tool to mitigate the country's chaos?

Security forces in Yemen are increasing security after continued attacks from AQAP. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT

Security forces in Yemen prepare for reprisal attacks as violence continues in Yemen.

May 9, 2014

Al-Qaeda militants have a growing presence in Yemen (File/AFP)
07:44 GMT

Yemen's army killed an al-Qaeda commander thought to have been the mastermind behind various kidnappings of diplomats and foreigners in the country, a spokesperson said.

May 8, 2014

At least 75 militants and 24 soldiers have been killed in the latest fighting between Yemeni soldiers and militants alone (STR/AFP)
11:47 GMT

The Yemeni government has allegedly seized control of the last major Al Qaeda stronghold in the country's south.

In the past, clashes and demonstrations have taken place outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT

The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa will be closed to the public until further notice, the State Department announced late Wednesday.

Yemeni militants have carried out multiple attacks and attempted kidnappings this month. (AFP/File)
07:14 GMT

Yemeni forces killed the man responsible for killing a Frenchman near the embassy in Sanaa earlier this week.

May 7, 2014

Yemeni security forces have been pursuing militants responsible for recent attacks and kidnappings. (AFP/File)
14:28 GMT

Yemeni security forces killed three militants linked to recent attacks on diplomats in Sanaa.

Yemen's army is currently launching a major offensive against Al Qaeda in the country's mountainous south. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT

Militants have blown up Yemen's main oil export pipeline, local officials reported Wednesday, adding that the attack has halted crude flows as elsewhere, gunmen caused a huge power outage by attacking electricity lines.

May 6, 2014

At least 72 militants and another 24 soldiers have been killed under the government's offensive on the south in its effort to oust Al Qaeda militants from the country (File Archive/AFP)
15:27 GMT

At least two Al Qaeda-linked militants were killed in Yemen's southern Shabwa province under Sanaa's shelling offensive.