Yemen

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.

January 5, 2014

Fighting between Huthi rebels and tribesmen has also been fierce in Ahrab located 30 kilometers north of Sanaa (AFP/Getty Images)
10:56 GMT

Fighting between Shiite rebels, Sunni tribesmen, and Salafists in Yemen's northern region has left at least 23 dead over the past two days.

December 31, 2013

A Yemen security official guards the court office of a tense trial of Al Qaeda fighters earlier this month (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
08:03 GMT

At least three soldiers were killed in Yemen Tuesday from a suicide car bomb targeting security headquarters in the country's southern city of Aden.

December 30, 2013

Yemeni soldiers were attacked Monday in the country's southern region (File Archive/AFP)
11:16 GMT

Eight people were killed in southern Yemen Monday during a militant attack on army personnel.

December 23, 2013

Sana'a international airport is one of three airports that will be shut down until the strike ends (Courtesy of the Yemen Press)
09:56 GMT

Yemen's international airports will remain shutdown until civil aviation authority workers end their strike in protest with a dispute with the country's Finance Ministry.