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Yemen Qaeda attacks leave 15 soldiers, 19 jihadists dead

Aden - Al-Qaeda launched attacks on two army positions in southeast Yemen early Friday that left 15 soldiers and 19 jihadists dead as well as several civilians wounded, army and medical sources said.

Yemen president returns to Aden from Saudi exile

Aden - Yemen's president returned from exile to southern city Aden Tuesday as his troops and allies in a Saudi-led coalition pressed one of their most important offensives yet against Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

Yemen pro-govt forces launch offensive to 'liberate' Taez province

Aden - Yemeni loyalists and Saudi-led coalition forces launched an offensive Monday to retake the key battleground province of Taez from Iran-backed rebels, a military commander said.

24 Yemen rebels dead after coalition strikes, fighting

Aden - Saudi-led coalition air strikes and attacks by pro-government forces killed at least 24 rebels Thursday in Yemen's south, where the insurgents have been pushing to regain lost ground, military sources said.

Yemen hospitals 'deliberately' attacked: ICRC

Sanaa - The International Committee of the Red Cross on Monday said hospitals in Yemen have been repeatedly and "deliberately" attacked, and urged warring factions to respect the sanctity of health facilities.

Panic, deaths as Yemen's Socotra hit by new cyclone

Aden - Another cyclone made landfall in war-ravaged Yemen's Socotra island Sunday, causing panic as a minister posted an "urgent appeal" to save residents from the second tropical storm in a week.

Iran-backed rebels retake positions in south Yemen

Aden - Iran-backed rebels retook positions in southern Yemen in a bid to advance on second city Aden, military sources said Sunday as a landmine blast killed 16 soldiers east of Sanaa.

Russian plane prevented from leaving Sanaa airport in Yemen

Sanaa - Russia claims an Il-76 transport took "23 tonnes of humanitarian aid" to Sanaa, the capital of Yemen controlled by Houthi rebels. The aid was said to include food and tents.

19 killed in coalition strikes, clashes in south Yemen

Aden - At least 19 people have been killed in Saudi-led coalition air strikes and clashes between pro-government forces and rebels in Yemen's south, military sources said on Saturday.

Cyclone Chapala batters war-torn Yemen

Aden - A rare tropical cyclone has slammed into Yemen, triggering heavy flooding and causing "enormous" damage in a region of the war-racked country dominated by Al-Qaeda, a senior official said Tuesday.

Yemen braces for full impact of Cyclone Chapala

Aden - Cyclone Chapala was approaching war-torn Yemen on Monday after wreaking havoc on Socotra island and injuring hundreds of people there, as fears of its impact on Oman eased, officials said.

Coalition armoured vehicles 'sent to Yemen loyalists in key city'

Aden - The Arab coalition battling Iran-backed rebels in Yemen has provided pro-government forces in the besieged city of Taez with dozens of armoured vehicles, military sources and Emirati media reported Monday.

Dozens killed as Yemen pro-govt forces clash with rebels

Aden - Dozens of Yemeni Shiite rebels and pro-government fighters have been killed in clashes in several southern provinces as Saudi-led coalition aircraft targeted the Iran-backed insurgents, military officials said Saturday.

Op-Ed: U.S. administration divided over support for Saudis in Yemen

Sanaa - The Obama administration is reportedly divided on support for the Saudi war in Yemen, which has caused increasing carnage.

Qaeda makes Aden inroads under cover of Yemen conflict

Sanaa - Al-Qaeda's black flag is flying over several official buildings in Yemen's second city Aden as jihadists make inroads in the absence of state authority and with the country mired in conflict.

Rockets kill at least 22 civilians in Yemen's Taez: Medics

Sanaa - At least 22 civilians were killed and several others wounded as suspected rebel rockets crashed into the central Yemeni city of Taez Wednesday, medics and military officials said.

Coalition warplanes bomb Yemen rebels

Sanaa - Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition raided positions of the Iran-backed Shiite insurgents east of the rebel-held capital Friday, military sources said.

Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 13 at Yemen wedding

Sanaa - A suspected Saudi-led air strike killed at least 13 people at a wedding in a rebel-held town in Yemen, witnesses and the rebels said Thursday, even as UN peace efforts made headway.

Yemen rebel-allied party says ready for UN-brokered peace

Sanaa - Ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh's party, allied with Shiite Huthi rebels, announced Wednesday it has accepted a UN plan to end the country's seven-month-old conflict.The announcement on the General People's Congress party website, almotamar....

Yemen govt vows to stay in Aden despite IS bombings

Aden - Yemen's government has said it will stay in the country's temporary capital Aden despite a deadly Islamic State group attack on its headquarters which lightly wounded several ministers.
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