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Yemen News

British teacher kidnapped in Yemen is released

London - A British teacher kidnapped in Yemen earlier this year was released safely on Saturday following negotiations by the government in Sanaa, both countries said.
In the Media by AFP

Seven wars you probably don’t know are happening

While Ukraine, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan dominate the news cycle, conflicts rage across the globe with little or no media coverage. These are the wars that aren’t being covered by Western media outlets.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Link-up between Yemen and Syria Islamists of 'extreme concern': US

Washington - US Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that intelligence suggesting bomb makers from Yemen have teamed up with militants in Syria was "more frightening than anything" he had seen before.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Why should Muslim Americans approve of Obama?

Washington D.c. - A recent Gallup poll showed an astonishing 72% of Muslims support the policies and presidency of Barack Obama. Although Muslim-American academics explained the reason he is supported, they ignore reasons Muslims should condemn Obama's policies.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Hammoud Mounassar (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

Two confirmed dead in Saudi government building suicide bombing

A suicide bombing inside a southern Saudi Arabian government building has left at least two confirmed dead, both of whom are believed to Al Qaeda linked militants.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Spotlight on Qaeda master bombmaker over flight security

Paris - As fears rise over warnings of new explosives able to slip by standard airport security checks, eyes are turning to southern Yemen and one man in particular: master Al-Qaeda bombmaker Ibrahim al-Asiri.
In the Media by Michel Moutot (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. House bans transfer of Guantanamo detainees to Yemen

Washington - Yesterday, June 20, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to the 2015 Defense appropriations bill that would in effect ban transfer of any Guantanamo Bay detainees to Yemen.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

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.
In the Media by Hammoud Mounassar (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Jamal al-Jabiri (AFP)

'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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Fawaz al-Haidari (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

U.S. officers killed armed civilians in Yemen capital

Washington - Two U.S. officers shot and killed two armed civilians who tried to kidnap them last month in Yemen's capital, a State Department official said.The two Americans were removed from Yemen shortly after the shooting, the official added.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

British hate preacher managed London strip club

New York - British hate preacher Abu Hamza told his US terror trial how he once jointly managed a London strip club in his quest to live a Western, movie-style life.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

Frenchman shot dead in Yemen capital

Sanaa - A Frenchman was killed on Monday and another was wounded when gunmen fired on their car in a diplomatic district in Sanaa, a security official told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Army kills 40 Qaeda suspects in south Yemen

Aden - The army on Sunday killed 40 Al-Qaeda suspects, mainly foreigners, and wounded dozens of others on day six of a major offensive in southern Yemen, military officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Yemen says 13 Qaeda militants killed in army offensive

Aden - Yemeni troops backed by aircraft on Thursday killed 13 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including a local leader, as they pressed an offensive in southern and central Yemen, the defence ministry said.
In the Media by AFP

30 dead as Yemen army launches new assault on Qaeda

Aden - Suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed 18 Yemeni soldiers in separate ambushes Tuesday as the army launched a ground offensive against their remaining strongholds in the south, medical and security sources said.
In the Media by Fawaz al-Haidari (AFP)

Canary Wharf Al-Qaeda target after 9/11, U.S. trial hears

New York - Al-Qaeda considered an attack on London's Canary Wharf just weeks after 9/11, said a British terror convict hugged by Osama bin Laden and dispatched to blow up a U.S. jetliner.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

Dozens killed as Yemen, US mount air war on Qaeda

Aden - An "unprecedented" US and Yemeni aerial campaign in Yemen killed at least 68 Al-Qaeda militants in a bid to head off attacks by the network's local affiliate, officials said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Yemen drone strike 'kills 15 Qaeda suspects, 3 civilians'

Sanaa - A drone strike Saturday killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said.
In the Media by AFP

Drone kills 15 'Qaeda', 3 civilians in Yemen

Sanaa - A drone strike Saturday killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said.
In the Media by AFP

British hate preacher goes on trial in New York

New York - British hate preacher Abu Hamza goes on trial in New York on Monday, facing the rest of his life behind bars if found guilty on kidnapping and terror charges that predate the 9/11 attacks.
In the Media by Brigitte DUSSEAU (AFP)

Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack on Yemen army HQ: SITE

Aden - Al-Qaeda has claimed an attack on a Yemeni army headquarters in a tightly secured district of Aden in which 20 people died, most of them militants, a monitoring group said Thursday.
In the Media by Fawaz al-Haidari (AFP)
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Protesters storm the US embassy in Yemen
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Smoke raises from the Defence Ministry's compound after an attack, in Sanaa December 5, 2013
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Soldiers gesture along a road leading to the Defence Ministry's compound as smoke rises after an attack, in Sanaa, December 5, 2013
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Damaged vehicles are seen at the scene of a suicide attack at the Defence Ministry compound in Sanaa, December 5, 2013
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A Yemeni child at school. Many Yemeni children are malnourished
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A Yemeni child at school. Many Yemeni children are malnourished
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President Ali Abdallah Saleh and his delegation meet US Secretary of Defence Donald H Rumsfeld and h...
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President Ali Abdallah Saleh and his delegation meet US Secretary of Defence Donald H Rumsfeld and his staff at the Pentagon on June 8, 2004. The two met to discuss defense issues of mutual interest.
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File photo: Protesters in Yemen attack US embassy
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File photo: Protesters in Yemen attack US embassy
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Displaced children in Habban area in the south.
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Displaced children in Habban area in the south.
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My siblings and I in Yemen  circa 1993.
My siblings and I in Yemen, circa 1993.
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A man looks at a damaged vehicle at the site of an explosion  near former President Ali Abdullah Sal...
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A man looks at a damaged vehicle at the site of an explosion, near former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's house which is also within close proximity to the French embassy, in Sanaa February 3, 2014
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A military unit in Yemen s Saada Province.
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A military unit in Yemen's Saada Province.
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Police officers look at a damaged vehicle at the site of three large explosions  near former Preside...
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Police officers look at a damaged vehicle at the site of three large explosions, near former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's house which is also within close proximity to the French embassy, in Sanaa. February 3, 2014
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View of Sana, Yemen, from a high rooftop.
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Mansur Al-Hadi, President of Yemen since 27 February 2012
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Unemployment tops 37 percent and is widely seen as driving Yemen’s multiple security crises and in...
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Unemployment tops 37 percent and is widely seen as driving Yemen’s multiple security crises and instability.
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