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Security Council urges Shiite rebels to quit Yemeni city

Rayshan Bani Matar - The United Nations Security Council called on Shiite rebels to leave the northern Yemeni city of Amran, which they seized in a major advance toward the capital.
In the Media by AFP

Yemen accuses Shiite rebels of 'atrocities' near Sanaa

Sanaa - Yemeni authorities on Wednesday accused Shiite rebels of "atrocities" in the northern city of Amran, which they seized in a major advance towards the capital.
In the Media by Hammoud Mounassar (AFP)

Citing Hobby Lobby ruling, GITMO detainees request group prayer

Citing the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision, attorneys for two detainees at the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay have filed a motion seeking religious freedom for their Muslim clients.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Dozens killed in Yemen army, Shiite rebel clashes: sources

Sanaa - Dozens of people have been killed in weekend clashes in northern Yemen between the army, allied tribes and Shiite Huthi rebels, military and tribal sources said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Gunmen briefly seize Yemen airport in deadly assault

Aden - Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen briefly seized a Yemeni airport in a deadly assault Thursday, just as a civilian airliner was landing, before the airfield was retaken by the army, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Restive Yemen hit by coup fears, clashes

Sanaa - Yemeni troops were surrounding a mosque controlled by ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh Sunday amid fears he is plotting a coup, days after the ex-strongman's media outlets were silenced.
In the Media by Hammoud Mounassar (AFP)

Yemen says 500 'Qaeda' militants killed in five-week offensive

Sanaa - Yemen's armed forces have killed 500 Al-Qaeda suspects in an assault on their southern strongholds since the end of April, the army said, even as the network killed 14 soldiers on Thursday.
In the Media by Jamal al-Jabiri (AFP)

'Qaeda' gunmen kill 14 Yemen soldiers, civilian

Aden - Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen killed 14 Yemeni soldiers and a civilian on Thursday in a southern province where troops have been battling the jihadists since late April, a security official said.
In the Media by AFP

15 troops dead in Qaeda attack on Yemen city

Saywun - Al-Qaeda militants, including suicide bombers, launched a massive pre-dawn assault on one of southeastern Yemen's main towns on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers and police, security officials said.
In the Media by Fawaz al-Haidari (AFP)

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 4 comments

Yemen army clashes with Shiite rebels kill 25

Rayshan Bani Matar - Eleven Yemeni soldiers and 14 Shiite Huthi rebels were killed Tuesday during clashes in a stronghold of the insurgents in the north of the country, medics said.
In the Media by AFP

Fiery Islamic cleric guilty of terrorism after U.S. trial

New York - A radical Islamic cleric from Britain faces life in prison after being convicted Monday of 11 terror-related charges in a New York courtroom.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

AQAP militants launch revenge attacks in Yemen

Sanaa - Violence in Yemen continues as militants linked to Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) launch revenge attacks after an army offensive cleared them from some of their strongholds in the south.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

5 killed in attack on Yemen presidential palace: security

Sanaa - Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen killed five guards and captured others Friday in an attack on a checkpoint outside the Yemeni presidential palace in the capital Sanaa, a security source said.
In the Media by AFP

Government offensive against Al Qaeda continues in Yemen

Sanaa - In an offensive in the south of the country, Yemeni forces killed 37 suspected Al Qaeda fighters according to Yemen's Defence Ministry. Hideouts in a town in Shabwa province were attacked according to the army. Several soldiers were also reported killed.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Frenchman shot dead in Yemen capital

Sanaa - A Frenchman was killed on Monday and another was wounded when gunmen fired on their car in a diplomatic district in Sanaa, a security official told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Army kills 40 Qaeda suspects in south Yemen

Aden - The army on Sunday killed 40 Al-Qaeda suspects, mainly foreigners, and wounded dozens of others on day six of a major offensive in southern Yemen, military officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Yemen says 13 Qaeda militants killed in army offensive

Aden - Yemeni troops backed by aircraft on Thursday killed 13 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including a local leader, as they pressed an offensive in southern and central Yemen, the defence ministry said.
In the Media by AFP

AQAP ambushes Yemeni troops as sniffer dog was wrong

Sanaa - A military assault in Shabwa Province against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula(AQAP) turned into a fierce battle as Yemeni troops were ambushed.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

30 dead as Yemen army launches new assault on Qaeda

Aden - Suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed 18 Yemeni soldiers in separate ambushes Tuesday as the army launched a ground offensive against their remaining strongholds in the south, medical and security sources said.
In the Media by Fawaz al-Haidari (AFP)
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