Yemen

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Houthi rebels are attempting to gain more territory after taking over the capital but are facing resistance from al-Qaeda. (AFP/File)
07:41 GMT

A total of 67 Shia fighters have been killed in attacks by al Qaeda as violence rages on in the town of Radaa.

October 20, 2014

Yemen´s parliament, in which the Houthi movement is seeking to secure the defense, interior and finance portfolios (AFP/File Archive).
14:16 GMT

The Houthi movement is pushing to secure the defense, interior and finance portfolios in Yemen’s new cabinet, reported on Sunday.

Yemen has experienced intense turmoil since the overthrow of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AFP/File)
11:17 GMT

At least 20 Houthi fighters were killed in a bombardment by al-Qaeda militants in Rada'a.

October 19, 2014

Houthi fighters continue to clash with al-Qaeda linked militants around the country. (AFP/File)
16:25 GMT

Security officials said on Sunday that the fighters from the Shia Houthi movement captured the town of Yarim, located about 106 miles south of Sana’a in the province of Ibb.

The Houthis captured Tawwal border crossing in Hajjah Province on Saturday. They also took control of Wagha region in the same province. (AFP/File)
12:27 GMT

Shiite Houthi fighters have taken control of a crossing along Yemen's northern border with Saudi Arabia.

Yemeni protesters demonstrate outside the Saudi embassy in Sana'a against the death sentence of Shi'a cleric and anti-government protest leader Nimr al-Nimr on Oct. 18. (AFP/ Mohammed Huwais)
08:04 GMT

Sheikh Nimr, who has repeatedly criticized the lack of basic freedoms in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced to death last week.

Houthi rebels sit at a barricade following clashes with Yemen's government in Sana'a, September 20, 2014 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Shia Houthi rebels continued to advance in the south of Yemen after overrunning the strategic city of Rada on Friday.

October 16, 2014

Yemen claims oil flows through the Marib pipeline. (AFP/FIle)
15:00 GMT

Reuters reports that Yemeni tribesmen attacked the main oil export pipeline on Wednesday, stopping the flow of crude oil.

U.S. manned drone strikes have been criticized in Yemen due to the high number of civilian deaths (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT

A Yemeni man whose brother-in-law and nephew were allegedly killed in a U.S. drone strike controlled from a Berlin army base has filed a lawsuit against Germany for facilitating the incident.

October 15, 2014

Houthi rebels recently took control of Yemen's capital. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT

Sunni militants associated with al-Qaeda engaged in fierce fighting with Shiite rebels in Yemen.

October 14, 2014

Wounded Yemeni men await treatment in a hospital following a suicide bombing, October 9th, 2014 (File/AFP)
18:34 GMT

The UN Security Council condemned the latest terrorist attacks by Al Qaeda affiliated militants in Yemen and called on all sides of the government to implement the national partnership agreement.

Houthi rebels took over the capital of Yemen less than a month ago. (AFP/File)
10:32 GMT

Yemeni Houthis took control of the town of Hudeida Tuesday.

Wounded Yemeni men are treated at a hospital after a powerful suicide bomb rocked the capital Sanaa on Oct. 9, 2014, killing at least 47. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
08:29 GMT

Houthi leaders called on the Saudi government to prosecute TV presenter Khalid al-Gamdi.

October 13, 2014

Following Ahmed Bin Mubarak´s withdrawal due to Houthi opposition, Yemen´s president appointed former oil minister and representative to the UN, Khaled Bahah (above). (AFP/ File Archive)
17:00 GMT

Yemen appointed a new prime minister on Monday.

October 9, 2014

An injured Yemeni man is carried away from the attack site, October 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:20 GMT

The death toll in Yemen has risen to over 40, following a suicide bomb attack in the country's capital, Sana'a. The bomber is believed to have attacked a Shia checkpoint prior to a rally.