Yemen

October 9, 2014

Armed Yemeni Shiite Huthi rebels man a checkpoint erected in the capital Sanaa, on October 7, 2014. [AFP]
08:54 GMT

At least 20 people were killed on Thursday in a suicide attack apparently targeting a Houthi checkpoint in the center of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, witnesses including a Reuters reporter said.

Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak handed in his resignation to Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi after Houthi rebels protested against his appointment (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT

Yemen's newly elected premier, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, resigned from his post following mass protests from Houthi rebels.

October 8, 2014

Houthis took control of Sanaa last month. (AFP/File)
09:27 GMT

Are Yemen's Houthis staging a legitimate revolution or simply pillaging and plundering Yemen's populous capital?

Yemenis staged mass protests recently to express their discontentment with the current government. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT

Houthi rebels rejected President Hadi's Prime Minister nomination Tuesday.

October 7, 2014

The IMF has warned that Yemen's fiscal deficit would reach 9 percent of gross domestic product in 2014 and foreign reserves would decline to well below three months of imports in the absence of economic reforms.
04:55 GMT

Lagarde, in the IMF's first direct, public comment on the latest Yemeni policy changes, said they did not endanger the loan programme.

October 5, 2014

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at Georgetown University in Washington on Oct. 2, 2014 ahead of the annual IMF/WB meetings. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
08:38 GMT

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned of the fragile recovery of the global economy and the effects of the turmoil in the Middle East, especially the war against ISIS and the instability of Iraq and Syria, which could trigger higher global oil prices.

October 3, 2014

Yemen has been at the forefront of violence between Sunni tribesmen and the Houthi Shia group (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

An explosion in northern Yemen killed at least two people and left 10 others injured, although there has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

September 29, 2014

Yemeni activists chant anti-Houthi slogans during a rally on Sept. 28 in Sana'a. Hundreds of Yemenis took to the streets demanding the departure of the Shiite rebels. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
14:01 GMT

A UN official said Houthis and their allies are in complete control of Sana'a as violence continued to flare.

A Yemeni boy walks past street art critical of U.S. drone attacks in the country (File/AFP)
13:14 GMT

Three children in Yemen were injured following a U.S. drone strike which killed three Al Qaeda militants in the northern province of Jawf.

At least 24 Houthis were injured in the attack, with three people in critical condition (File/AFP)
09:03 GMT

Seven people were killed and dozens injured after a car exploded near a Houthi controlled hospital in Yemen's northeastern province of Mareb.

September 28, 2014

A Yemeni supporter of Houthi rebels stands guard during a rally after the anti-government movement seized key state installations on Sept. 26. (AFP/ Mohammed Huwais)
06:55 GMT

Forces with links to Iran and Hezbollah are supporting Houthi rebels to boost their control of Yemen’s capital Sana’a, intelligence sources say.

September 25, 2014

An armed Houthi rebel child mans a checkpoint in Sana'a on Sept. 23, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
16:00 GMT

Several Iranian military personnel previously detained in Yemen’s national security headquarters have been released by Houthi rebels who are in control of most of the capital.

September 22, 2014

Armed Yemeni Shiite Huthi anti-government rebels add to growing insecurity in Sanaa (Mohammed Huwais/ AFP).
14:37 GMT

The `Friends of Yemen´ group, which includes Gulf Cooperation Council members, will meet in New York on 24 September 2014 following continued insecurity in Sanaa and Prime Minister Basindwa´s resignation on Sunday.

The security situation in Sanaa has disintegrated amid rising clashes between government and rebel forces. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Sources report Saudi warplanes have been deployed to Yemen at the request of Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.

September 21, 2014

Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa announced his resignation Sunday amid rebel surge in Sanaa (AFP/File)
21:02 GMT

Amid reports of rebel take-over in the capital, Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa resigned Sunday.