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Yemen Shiite rebels weigh draft deal on new government

Sanaa - Yemen's government put a draft proposal to rebels on forming a technocrat government Saturday, a spokesman said, as fears mount that a new wave of violence could hit the impoverished nation.

Yemen pays $1 million to families of U.S. drone victims

Sanaa - The Yemeni government has paid out more than $1 million U.S. to relatives of victims of a U.S. drone strike. Documents verifying the payments show that there was evidence that many casualties were civilians with no Al Qaeda connections.

Thousands of armed rebels flood Yemen capital

Sanaa - Thousands of armed Shiite rebels in Yemen strengthened their positions in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday as they pressed their campaign to force the government to resign, AFP correspondents witnessed.

Op-Ed: Coca-Cola commercializes 21st century slavery

Dubai - A Coca-Cola commercial uploaded to YouTube back in May has suddenly generated a great deal of attention and not the kind Coke's marketing department was seeking.

Op-Ed: Forced female genital mutilation in the United States

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the Obama Administration announced they would conduct a major study on female genital mutilation (FGM), assessing how many U.S. women are at risk or are victims. Currently, 130 million females live with FGM in 29 countriies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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