Yemen

December 11, 2014

Al Qaeda spokesman Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi reads a message threatening to execute American journalist Luke Somers days before he was killed in a botched US rescue mission. (AFP/File)
10:09 GMT

Al Qaeda spokesman Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi blamed Barack Obama for the deaths of two foreign hostages after they were killed in Yemen.

The Al Qaeda attack targeted a US airbase, which controls drone operations in Yemen. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT

An Al Qaeda attack rocked a US military base in Yemen Thursday, according to reports. The explosion targeted the American operation center, believed to control drone raids in the country.

December 9, 2014

Militant groups in Yemen frequently target Yemeni security forces. (AFP/File)
17:57 GMT

A branch of al-Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for twin car bombings which left seven soldiers dead in southeast of the country.

Bombs targeting Houthi militiamen exploded in the Yemeni capital early in the morning, injuring several people according to police. (AFP/File)
08:58 GMT

Six soldiers were killed and several others injured in southeastern Yemen after car bombs exploded outside military headquarters.

December 8, 2014

Two hostages were killed in a recent rescue attempt that went awry. (AFP/File)
15:07 GMT

Attempts to rescue hostages are a noble feat, but when they fail, do they do more harm than good?

Yemeni coast guards patrol the waters at the port city of Aden, March 10, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Seventy Ethiopian migrant drowned after their boat sank off the coast of Yemen due to high winds and rough waters.

Yemeni soldiers check IDs at a checkpoint in the capital Sanaa, March 16, 2013. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT

Five roadside bombs targeting Houthi fighters exploded in the Yemeni capital Sanaa early Monday wounding at least eight people.

December 7, 2014

The US has defended the failed rescue operation of Luke Somers. (AFP/File)
16:26 GMT

US officials defend the failed rescue operation in Yemen that left two hostages dead.

Al-Qaeda killed two foreign hostages during an attempted U.S. rescue mission. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

An American and a South-African were killed in Yemen during an attempted rescue mission, according to the Associated Press.

December 6, 2014

US photojournalist, Luke Somers, has been killed in Yemen during a failed rescue raid. (AFP/File)
09:55 GMT

A US photojournalist, Luke Somers, was killed in Yemen during a failed rescue raid.

Ali Abdullah Saleh’s alleged support of insurgents and his attempts to dominate the GPC have been received with dismay across the region, Yemeni political sources told Asharq Al-Awsat. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh is believed to have facilitated the takeover of the capital, Sanaa, and large parts of Yemen by militants loyal to Shia leader Abdul Malik Al-Houthi in September.

December 4, 2014

“The Saudis have conditioned any aid on the implementation of the (deal). The Houthis have to leave before they pay,” a senior Yemeni government official told Reuters.
16:19 GMT

“The Saudis’ approach is that ‘we’ll step back and let Yemen see the consequences of their choice of the Houthis and eventually they’ll come to their senses’.

Luke Somers was kidnapped over a year ago by Al Qaeda in Sanaa. (Image: Facebook)
09:14 GMT

Al Qaeda in Yemen threatened to kill a 33-year-old American photojournalist who was kidnapped over a year ago in the country's capital, Sanaa.

December 3, 2014

emeni security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb which struck the residence of Iran's ambassador in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on December 3, 2014. (AFP/file)
18:53 GMT

Iran has summoned the Yemeni chargé d'affaires in Tehran after a car bomb attack targeted the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Sana’a.

Yemeni security forces stand at a checkpoint near Sanaa's airport during unrest in the city. (AFP/File)
09:39 GMT

Three people were killed and several others injured following a car bomb attack outside the residency of Iran's ambassador to Yemen, in the country's capital, Sanaa.