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Arabs vow to pound Yemen rebels until they surrender

Sanaa - Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen's main international airport and a renegade troop base in the capital Sunday, as Arab leaders vowed to pummel Iranian-backed rebels until they surrender.

UN staff flee war-torn Yemen, Russia voices concern

Sanaa - The United Nations evacuated staff from war-torn Yemen on Saturday as Russia warned Saudi-led air strikes on Iranian-backed rebels were affecting crunch nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran.

Yemen's Hadi will not return to Aden 'for now': FM

Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi left an Arab summit in Egypt for Saudi Arabia on Saturday, but will not return to his country "for now," his foreign minister told AFP.

Joint military action, Yemen to dominate Arab summit

Egypt is hosting a weekend Arab summit at which regional leaders will discuss plans to form a joint military force against the backdrop of Saudi-led strikes on rebels in Yemen.

Tribes kill 21 Shiite rebels in south Yemen: local official

Aden - At least 21 Yemeni Shiite rebels were killed Friday when residents in a tribal southern region opened fire at their vehicles, a local official and witnesses told AFP.

Saudi pounds Yemen rebel camps, lashes out at Iran

Sanaa - Arab coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen Friday in a second straight day of strikes led by Saudi Arabia, which accused Iran of "aggression" across the region.

Saudi strikes Yemen rebels as Iran warns of 'dangerous step'

Sanaa - Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bombed Huthi Shiite rebels Thursday in support of Yemen's embattled president, who headed to an Arab summit to garner support as Iran warned the intervention was "dangerous".

Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Aden - Saudi Arabia carried out air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen, launching an operation by a regional coalition to save the government of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi as the country teetered on the brink of civil war.

Yemen rebels close in on embattled president

Aden - Yemeni rebels closed in on President Abedrabo Mansour Hadi as they seized Aden's airport Wednesday, prompting warnings of a full-blown conflict and pleas for urgent foreign intervention.

Ten key dates in battle for Yemen

Sanaa - Shiite rebels, known as Huthis, bore down Wednesday on Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's southern stronghold of Aden, as all-out civil war loomed.

Shiite rebels 'capture defence minister in south Yemen'

Sanaa - Yemen's Shiite rebels said Wednesday that their forces captured Defence Minister Mahmud al-Subaihi as they advanced towards Aden, the port city where President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has taken refuge.

Yemen leader moved to 'secure location' as rebels advance

Aden - Yemen's leader was rushed to a "secure location" on Wednesday, a top aide said, as rebel forces bore down on his southern stronghold following clashes that sparked warnings of civil war.

Yemen militia sends forces south as UN warns of civil war

Aden - Yemen's Shiite militia sent reinforcements south and clashed with local fighters on Monday after the United Nations warned the country is on the brink of a protracted civil war.

Scores killed in attacks on two mosques in Yemen

Sanaa - Bombers tentatively linked to the Islamic State fighters marauding through eastern Iraq and western Syria killed more than a hundred worshipers Friday in attacks on two mosques in Yemen.

US evacuates staff as Yemen on edge of civil war

Aden - The United States said it had evacuated all its staff from Yemen, whose embattled president has appealed for "urgent intervention" by the UN Security Council as attacks by Iran-backed rebels bring his country nearer to civil war.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Yemen

New York - The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Sunday on violence-wracked Yemen, diplomats said, after US troops were evacuated from a key airbase.

US troops out as Yemen vows to counter Iran influence

Aden - Yemen's embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi pledged Saturday to fight Iranian influence in his violence-wracked country after US troops at a key Yemeni airbase were pulled out.

With Yemen attack, IS 'aims to eclipse Qaeda'

Dubai - By claiming its first attack in Yemen the Islamic State group is seeking to exploit the chaos gripping the country and siphon support from the world's most fearsome Al-Qaeda branch, analysts say.

Yemen president says suicide blasts aim to sow 'chaos'

Aden - Yemen's embattled president said suicide bombings that killed at least 142 people at Shiite Huthi mosques in the capital aimed to drag the country into "chaos, violence and internal fighting".

142 dead in Yemen mosque bombings claimed by IS

Sanaa - Multiple suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 142 people Friday at Shiite mosques in Yemen's capital -- one of the strife-torn country's deadliest ever jihadist attacks.

IS claims deadly Yemen mosque bombings

Dubai - The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility for suicide bombings Friday in the Yemeni capital that killed at least 77 people at mosques attended by Shiite militiamen.

Yemen mosque bombings death toll hits 77

Sanaa - At least 77 people were killed and 121 others wounded Friday in triple suicide bombings that targeted mosques attended by Shiite Huthis in the Yemeni capital, a medical official said.

Yemen president flees palace after jet attack

Aden - Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi fled an air raid on his palace in the southern city of Aden Thursday, a day that saw a dramatic escalation in the conflict-ridden country.

Five dead as troops defy Yemen president in Aden power base

Aden - Yemeni special forces opposed to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi battled loyalist militia in his southern power base Aden Thursday leaving five people dead and forcing the international airport to close.

Beleaguered Hadi says Aden Yemen 'capital'

Aden - Beleaguered President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled to Aden after escaping from Shiite militia controlling Sanaa, considers the southern port city to be Yemen's capital, an aide said.

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.

Kuwait reopens Yemen embassy in Aden, instead of Sanaa

Kuwait City - Kuwait has joined its Gulf partners Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and decided to reopen its Yemeni embassy in Aden, instead of the militia-controlled capital Sanaa.

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.

Yemen ex-strongman Saleh amassed up to $60 billion: UN

New York - Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is believed to have amassed between $32 billion and $60 billion through corruption during his 33 years in power, a UN report said Wednesday.

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.
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