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Drone raid 'kills three Qaeda militants in Yemen'

Aden - A drone strike Saturday killed three Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, a tribal source said, in a region where the United States is the only country operating the unmanned aircraft.

Search widens for abducted French woman, Yemeni guide

Sanaa - Efforts intensified Wednesday to find a French woman and her Yemeni interpreter kidnapped in crisis-hit Yemen, with relatives reaching out to tribal chiefs and the Shiite militia in control of the capital.

French woman kidnapped in crisis-hit Yemen

Aden - A French woman working in Yemen was kidnapped Tuesday as President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi struggled to reassert his authority in the crisis-hit Arabian Peninsula nation.

Hadi wants Yemen crisis talks moved outside capital: Envoy

Sanaa - Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has demanded talks on the country's political crisis be moved from Sanaa after he escaped house arrest in the militia-controlled capital, a UN envoy said.

Yemen leader meets governors after fleeing capital

Aden - Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi led a meeting of governors in the southern city of Aden Sunday as he resumed some of his duties after escaping house arrest in Sanaa.

Yemen's Hadi challenges Shiite 'coup' after fleeing Sanaa

Aden - Yemen's Western-backed president fled south to friendly territory Saturday, challenging a grab for power by the Shiite militia that had kept him under house arrest for weeks, calling it a coup.

Houthis try to extend their areas of control in Yemen

Sanaa - Houthi rebels who have taken control of the government in Yemen have extended their control into areas where they now face resistance from well-armed Sunni tribesmen as well as the Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP).

Yemen parties close to a deal to end crisis: UN

Sanaa - Yemen's political parties are edging closer to a deal that would resolve the crisis caused by the Shiite Huthi militia seizing power, UN envoy Jamal Benomar has said.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

Yemen militia defies UN call to cede power

Sanaa - A Shiite militia that has seized Sanaa defiantly rejected Monday a UN call to cede power, stoking tensions after Yemen's Gulf neighbours appealed to the Security Council to act forcefully.

UN presses Yemen militia to cede power

Sanaa - The United Nations Security Council on Sunday urged Yemen's Huthis to cede power, release President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and negotiate in "good faith," after the Shiite militia vowed to defy the body's "threats.

Embassies close, chaos and anarchy spread in Yemen

Sanaa - Deteriorating security and political instability in Yemen is forcing closure of foreign embassies. Saudi Arabia, Germany and Italy withdraw embassy staff from Yemen on Friday. France, Britain, the Netherlands have already closed their embassies.

Yemen's neighbours urge forceful UN action over security

Sanaa - Yemen's neighbours urged the UN Saturday to move forcefully over the deteriorating security situation, saying they will themselves act if the rival factions there do not resolve their differences.

Saudis join West in pulling out Yemen embassy staff

Sanaa - Saudi Arabia, Germany and Italy became the latest countries to withdraw embassy staff from Yemen on Friday as an exodus of foreign diplomats gathered pace over growing security problems.

Op-Ed: US closes Yemen embassy as Al Qaeda group seize military base

Sanaa - Both the US and UK close their embassies in Yemen as security deteriorates after Houthi rebels took over government. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula(AQAP) took control of an army base in the south.

UN warns Yemen 'collapsing' as Qaeda seizes army camp

Sanaa - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that Yemen was falling apart and called for action to avert chaos, as Al-Qaeda fighters overran an army camp and seized heavy weaponry.

US, Britain, France rush to close Yemen embassies

Sanaa - The United States, Britain and France rushed to close their embassies over security fears in Yemen, with US staff destroying top-secret documents and abandoning vehicles at the airport.

US diplomats in hasty Yemen evacuation

Sanaa - The United States, Britain and France rushed to close their embassies over security fears in Yemen on Wednesday, with US staff destroying top-secret documents and abandoning vehicles at the airport.

Yemen crisis talks resume under shadow of walkout

Sanaa - Yemeni political factions resumed UN-brokered talks on Monday with the Shiite militia that grabbed power last week, but one group walked out underlining the complexity of the crisis.

Yemen Shiite militia facing world condemnation

Sanaa - Condemnation grew Sunday of a powerful Shiite militia's tightening grip on Yemen, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for Western-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi to be restored to power.
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