Yemen

May 8, 2014

At least 75 militants and 24 soldiers have been killed in the latest fighting between Yemeni soldiers and militants alone (STR/AFP)
11:47 GMT

The Yemeni government has allegedly seized control of the last major Al Qaeda stronghold in the country's south.

In the past, clashes and demonstrations have taken place outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT

The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa will be closed to the public until further notice, the State Department announced late Wednesday.

Yemeni militants have carried out multiple attacks and attempted kidnappings this month. (AFP/File)
07:14 GMT

Yemeni forces killed the man responsible for killing a Frenchman near the embassy in Sanaa earlier this week.

May 7, 2014

Yemeni security forces have been pursuing militants responsible for recent attacks and kidnappings. (AFP/File)
14:28 GMT

Yemeni security forces killed three militants linked to recent attacks on diplomats in Sanaa.

Yemen's army is currently launching a major offensive against Al Qaeda in the country's mountainous south. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT

Militants have blown up Yemen's main oil export pipeline, local officials reported Wednesday, adding that the attack has halted crude flows as elsewhere, gunmen caused a huge power outage by attacking electricity lines.

May 6, 2014

At least 72 militants and another 24 soldiers have been killed under the government's offensive on the south in its effort to oust Al Qaeda militants from the country (File Archive/AFP)
15:27 GMT

At least two Al Qaeda-linked militants were killed in Yemen's southern Shabwa province under Sanaa's shelling offensive.

May 5, 2014

Numerous embassies are located in Sana'a. (AFP/File)
17:46 GMT

A Frenchman was killed and another wounded in an attack in Sana'a.

May 4, 2014

Sana'a, in conjunction with the U.S. government, has been conducting massive air strikes and attacks on AQAP strongholds since April 20 (Yemeni Ministry of Defense/AFP)
12:46 GMT

Yemen's armed forces killed at least 37 Al Qaeda suspects on Sunday alone as part of Sanaa's campaign to oust the global terrorist network from the country's southern regions.

May 1, 2014

Al Qaeda is becoming increasingly decentralized but no less dangerous. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism says there has been a 43% increase in terrorist attacks in 2013.

April 29, 2014

Many Yemenis oppose the continued U.S. drone strikes in the country, and many have taken to the streets in recent weeks in protest as Sanaa's Al Qaeda offensive escalates (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Yemeni forces' recent offensive to oust Al Qaeda fighters from southern towns left at least nine people dead Tuesday.

The United Nations has urged the United States to curb its highly controversial drone program. (AFP/File)
08:37 GMT

U.S. lawmakers have rejected a provision that would make overseas drone strikes more transparent.

April 28, 2014

Southern Yemenis gathered in both the city of Mukalla as well as Aden Sunday for pro-independence rallies (AFP)
07:22 GMT

Thousands of Yemenis gathered in the city of Mukalla Sunday demanding statehood for the formerly independent southern Yemen.

April 22, 2014

A "massive and unprecedented" military operation targeting al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is underway in Yemen. (AFP/File)
09:34 GMT

A "massive and unprecedented" military operation targeting al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is underway in Yemen, according to an unnamed Yemeni official.

April 20, 2014

U.S. drone strikes on Yemen have increased during President Obama's administration. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Five people were killed Sunday as the U.S. continues drone strikes in Yemen.

The government air strikes targeted Al Qaeda-affiliated training camps in the south of Yemen (AFP/HO/Al-Malahem Media)
11:21 GMT

At least 13 people were killed in two government air strikes in Yemen this weekend.