Yemen

December 16, 2013

The US has intensified its drone campaign in Yemen over the past year (File Archive)
08:37 GMT

Yemen's parliament has officially passed a law that bans drone strikes following last week's drone attack in Bayda that killed 17 people, most of whom were civilians.

December 15, 2013

A Japanese business man escaped a kidnapping attempt by armed men outside his home in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday. Yemen is struggling to stay stable with a growing number of violent attacks, a northern rebellion and southern secessionists. (AFP/File)
09:29 GMT

A Japanese business man escaped a kidnapping attempt by armed men outside his home in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday.

December 12, 2013

A funeral was held earlier this week for the 56 that were killed in the attack on the defense ministry Dec. 5 (Mohamed Huwais/AFP)
05:30 GMT

UN offices in Yemen's capital will be closed Thursday after news spread that a possible attack may happen near the international organizations' buildings in Sanaa.

December 8, 2013

Yemen's Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al Kurbi told reporters Saturday that Sana'a wants to join the GCC during the annual Manama dialogue (Reuters)
07:16 GMT

Yemen's Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al Kurbia told reporters Saturday that Yemen is hoping to join the Gulf Cooperation Council.

December 6, 2013

Yemeni soldiers patrol a street after a suicide car bombing at the defence ministry in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on December 5, 2013. [AFP]
10:36 GMT

AQAP claims Thursday’s attack on the defense ministry in Sanaa that killed 52 and wounded 167 people.

Yemeni soldiers patrol a street after a suicide car bombing at the defence ministry in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on December 5, 2013. [Getty Images]
09:01 GMT

An Al-Qaeda branch in Yemen has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on the Defense Ministry compound in the capital, Sanaa.

December 5, 2013

Yemen became a member of the WTO Wednesday (Achmad Ibrahim/AP)
12:19 GMT

Yemen joined the World Trade Organization Wednesday after 13 years of negotiations with the global trade group.

Smoke rises from the suicide bomb attack on Yemen's Defense Ministry Thursday (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
08:41 GMT

A suicide car bomber attacked Yemen's Defense Ministry Thursday killing at least twenty and leaving dozens wounded.

December 2, 2013

Yemen is the home base of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which the United States views as the global militant network’s most dangerous franchise. [AFP]
18:50 GMT

Clashes on Monday between al-Qaeda suspects and Yemeni troops in the southeastern province of Hadramawt left nine people dead, three of them soldiers, the Defense Ministry reported.

Despite militant activity decreasing for a short period of time, southern separatists and northern rebels - not to mention a heavy Al Qaeda presence - are threatening Yemen's stability. (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT

Three Yemeni soldiers and six suspected Al Qaeda militants were killed after insurgents launched an attack on an army base in eastern Yemen on Monday, according to the defence ministry.

November 30, 2013

Dozens of southern separatists flooded Yemen's streets on Saturday, calling for independence from the north of the country, which they say discriminates against them. (AFP/File)
08:59 GMT

Southern separatists in Yemen held mass demonstrations on Saturday calling for independence from the north following a speech made by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

November 28, 2013

A U.N. official has denied that there are any problems arising in the reconciliation talks between the global organisation and the Yemeni delegates (AFP)
07:10 GMT

A U.N. official denied Wednesday that the Yemeni delegates had walked out of reconciliation talks, adding that both Sanaa and the U.N. are committed to bringing stability to the restive Gulf state.

November 26, 2013

Two Russian military advisers were reportedly shot in Yemen's capital on Tuesday, according to Reuters. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT

Two Russian military instructors were killed by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday as they left a hotel in south Sanaa.

November 20, 2013

Clashes between Al-Qaeda militants and Yemen security officials, including the country's army, have escalated since the oust of the former president in 2011 (Reuters)
12:04 GMT

Clashes between al-Qaeda militants and security officials left six dead in Yemen's southeastern Hadramawt province. Three militants and three police personnel were killed.

November 12, 2013

Yemen is considering adding more "rehabilitation" facilities in the country for returning detainees from Guantanamo (Reuters)
16:30 GMT

The Obama administration is holding discussions with Yemeni officials about establishing new detention and rehabilatory facilities in Yemen for remaining Guantanamo inmates, but Garret Pustay shows that this "quick-fix" will not do much to prevent the growth of jihadist organizations in the Gulf country if other social and economic factors in the country are not taken into account.