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Saudi-led bombing hits Yemen wedding party with many casualties

Sanaa - A wedding party in southern Yemen was hit by Saudi-led aerial bombardment Monday, killing up to 135 people, including many women and children. The tents set up for the wedding may have been mistaken for a military encampment.

U.S. drone strike kills top Qaeda chief in south Yemen

Aden - A senior Al-Qaeda operative in Yemen with a $5 million US bounty on his head was killed Thursday in one of two suspected American drone strikes in the war-torn country.

Islamic State attacks presidential palace in Yemen

Aden - A suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle as he rammed into cement blocks protecting the gate of the presidential palace in Aden, Yemen, the local police chief Shalal Shaei told Al Jazeera.

Gunmen kill police colonel, four others in Yemen's Aden

Aden - Unidentified gunmen have killed a police officer and four others in Yemen's Aden in a wave of attacks targeting security forces in the violence-plagued port city.

Yemen reverses decision to expel UN human rights representative

Sanaa - Yemen has decided to rescind its order to expel, George Abu al-Zulof, the top UN human rights representative in the country.

Op-Ed: Saudi-led bombing of Yemen capital used cluster bombs

Sanaa - The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that air-strikes by Saudi Arabia using cluster bombs in the capital Sanaa may amount to a "war crime."

Qaeda in Yemen stones woman to death for adultery: witnesses

Aden - Al-Qaeda militants have stoned a woman to death in a southeastern Yemeni city they control after accusing her of adultery and prostitution, several witnesses said on Monday.

Yemen govt declares curfew in Aden after 17 killed in fighting

Aden - Authorities in Yemen's southern city of Aden imposed a curfew on Monday after violence blamed on suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people, pro-government media and security sources said.

Six dead as Yemen loyalists, Qaeda suspects clash

Aden - Six people were killed in a firefight Friday between Yemeni pro-government forces and Al-Qaeda suspects who were travelling in a weapons-laden vehicle toward second city Aden, security officials said.

Senior south Yemen army commander survives bombing

Aden - A senior pro-government Yemeni army commander survived a car bombing in second city Aden on Thursday that left one of his bodyguards dead, a military official told AFP.

Yemen ex-president calls for talks with Saudi

Sanaa - Yemen's pro-rebel ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has rejected further peace talks with the government, saying dialogue should instead take place with Saudi Arabia.

Yemenis brave mountain paths to bring relief to besieged city

Ibb - Struggling under the weight of gas canisters, plastic sacks and cardboard crates stuffed with necessities, residents of Yemen's Taez have taken to treacherous mountain paths to bring essential goods into their besieged city.

Yemen fighting persists outside rebel-held capital Sanaa

Aden - Yemeni loyalists killed at least 20 Iran-backed rebels on Saturday in a pushback against insurgents seeking to retake positions to the northeast of the capital they control, military sources said.

Yemen rebel chief urges supporters to 'resist'

Sanaa - Fighting persisted between Saudi-backed loyalists and Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday after the rebel leader urged supporters to resist pro-government forces intent on recapturing the capital.

Fresh Yemen bloodshed despite extended ceasefire

Aden - A fresh bout of deadly fighting and air strikes hit Yemen on Tuesday, despite an extended ceasefire that was supposed to come into force overnight, military sources said.

Op-Ed: Much of the blame for Middle East instability lies with Iran

Washington - As crises rage across the Middle East, most of the attention is focused on the Islamic State and radical Sunni Islam. The role of Iran and its theocracy, however, should not be underestimated.

At least 68 killed in Yemen clashes: military, tribal sources

Aden - At least 68 people were killed Saturday in fighting between troops and Shiite rebels in northern Yemen, military and tribal sources said, as the UN voiced alarm at ceasefire violations.The casualties included 28 troops, according to military sources.

Heavy casualties in Yemen as Swiss peace talks due to end

Aden - Fierce fighting between government forces and Iran-backed rebels in Yemen produced heavy casualties Saturday amid UN alarm at ceasefire violations ahead of a final day of peace talks in Switzerland.

Clashes, missiles leave Yemen truce in tatters

Aden - A Yemen ceasefire appeared to have collapsed Friday as government forces captured two towns from rebels and an allied Arab coalition accused insurgents of escalating the conflict by firing ballistic missiles.

Yemen warring parties swap hundreds of prisoners

Aden - Yemeni pro-government forces and rebels completed an exchange of hundreds of prisoners Thursday, an official said, amid a shaky ceasefire on the third day of UN-sponsored peace talks in Switzerland.
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