Yemen

February 6, 2014

A Yemeni soldier inspects a damaged car at the site of an explosion in Sanaa. [AFP]
05:37 GMT

After ceasefire between Suuni and Shiite locals broke down, Houthi rebels advanced on the capital of Sanaa.

February 5, 2014

Acts of violence against Yemen's armed forces are becoming increasingly common in the restive Gulf country. (AFP/File)
15:24 GMT

Four Yemeni soldiers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen during an attack on a military vehicle in a southern province, an official said on Wednesday.

February 4, 2014

Clashes between Salafi militants and Shiite Houthis in northern Yemen has left over 60 dead in this past weekend alone (AFP)
13:29 GMT

A local ceasefire between Shiite and Sunni communities in northern Yemen was allegedly reached Tuesday following intense clashes last week that have left at least 60 people dead.

Yemen's security forces are often targeted by Islamist militants. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT

At least two people were killed when a bomb hit a bus carrying Yemeni soldiers in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, a medical source said, highlighting the government's weak grip on security in the impoverished country.

February 3, 2014

The mortar shells landed approximately thirty meters from the wall of the French Embassy (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
07:22 GMT

Mortar shells targeted the French Embassy in Yemen Monday evening.

February 1, 2014

Supporters of the Shiite Huthi group march alongside a vehicle carrying the body of Ahmed Sharafeddin, a key figure of the Shiite Huthi rebels' delegation to Yemen's reconciliation talks who was assassinated by gunmen during his funeral on January 27, 2014 in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Fighting between Yemeni tribesmen and Houthi rebels killed at least 60 people in the north of the country on Friday, while at least 15 soldiers were killed by suspected al-Qaeda militants in the south, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

January 29, 2014

All but one of the 142 passengers, who included dozens of French nationals, and 11 crew members, died in the disaster in the Indian Ocean as the craft tried to land in the Comoros capital Moroni.
21:46 GMT

The Yemen carrier was charged on November 15 in connection with the crash of an Airbus A310.

The U.N. sanctions may target associates to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh (File Archive)
09:18 GMT

Certain groups in Yemen may be the target of new U.N. sanctions, particularly associated of the former regime.

January 22, 2014

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is widely considered to be the most dangerous branch of the Sunni militant group. (AFP/File)
19:04 GMT

Dozens of Yemen's top intelligence and military officers are being assassinated in a savage Al Qaeda campaign against key government installations.

January 21, 2014

Yemen's interim President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi will stay in his post for an additional year (Courtesy of The Guardian)
18:17 GMT

Yemen's political parties approved a new federal system Tuesday and have collectively decided to extend the president's term by one year.

Guards on watch after an unknown assailant killed an Iranian diplomat in a drive-by shooting outside the ambassador's residence in the Yemeni capital. [AFP]
09:04 GMT

Despite efforts of reconciliation between Sunni Salafists and Houthi groups in the region, a leader of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group was assassinated Tuesday.

January 20, 2014

22 people were killed in 48 hours during clashes between rebels and gunmen in Yemen's northern Saada province. (AFP)
11:26 GMT

Violent clashes between rebels and gunmen from north Yemen's Hashid tribes resulted in the deaths of 22 people over 48 hours, tribal sources reported Monday.

January 19, 2014

Satirical Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef was one of the 100 people topping the list. (Image: Facebook)
09:26 GMT

Our region's stars have topped the 100 influential people list compiled by the Foreign Policy Magazine in 2013. #winning

January 18, 2014

Yemeni soldiers stand guard in front of the Iranian ambassador's residence in Sanaa, on January 18, 2014. [AFP]
15:39 GMT

Commercial attaché of Iran Embassy in Yemen, Ali Asadi, who was seriously injured after being shot by unknown gunmen in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, has succumbed to his wounds.

January 11, 2014

Yemeni Military Police march during a ceremony launching the first phase of combat and operations training of the year on January 8, 2014 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. [AFP]
12:46 GMT

In efforts to monitor a ceasefire between Shiite rebels and hardline Sunni Salafists, Yemen troops began to deploy in the northern province of Saada on Saturday, a security official told Agence France-Presse.