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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.

French woman working for World Bank kidnapped in Yemen

Paris - France said Tuesday a 30-year-old woman working for the World Bank was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in the Yemeni capital and urged its citizens to quickly leave the country.

Hadi wants Yemen crisis talks moved outside capital: Envoy

Sanaa - Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has demanded talks on the country's political crisis be moved from Sanaa after he escaped house arrest in the militia-controlled capital, a UN envoy said.

Yemen leader meets governors after fleeing capital

Aden - Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi led a meeting of governors in the southern city of Aden Sunday as he resumed some of his duties after escaping house arrest in Sanaa.

Yemen's Hadi challenges Shiite 'coup' after fleeing Sanaa

Aden - Yemen's Western-backed president fled south to friendly territory Saturday, challenging a grab for power by the Shiite militia that had kept him under house arrest for weeks, calling it a coup.

Yemen parties close to a deal to end crisis: UN

Sanaa - Yemen's political parties are edging closer to a deal that would resolve the crisis caused by the Shiite Huthi militia seizing power, UN envoy Jamal Benomar has said.

Yemen militia defies UN call to cede power

Sanaa - A Shiite militia that has seized Sanaa defiantly rejected Monday a UN call to cede power, stoking tensions after Yemen's Gulf neighbours appealed to the Security Council to act forcefully.

UN Security Council urges Yemen's Huthis to cede power

New York - The UN Security Council on Sunday urged Yemen's Shiite Huthi militia to cede power, release President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and negotiate to emerge from the crisis.

UN presses Yemen militia to cede power

Sanaa - The United Nations Security Council on Sunday urged Yemen's Huthis to cede power, release President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and negotiate in "good faith," after the Shiite militia vowed to defy the body's "threats.

Embassies close, chaos and anarchy spread in Yemen

Sanaa - Deteriorating security and political instability in Yemen is forcing closure of foreign embassies. Saudi Arabia, Germany and Italy withdraw embassy staff from Yemen on Friday. France, Britain, the Netherlands have already closed their embassies.

Yemen's neighbours urge forceful UN action over security

Sanaa - Yemen's neighbours urged the UN Saturday to move forcefully over the deteriorating security situation, saying they will themselves act if the rival factions there do not resolve their differences.

Saudis join West in pulling out Yemen embassy staff

Sanaa - Saudi Arabia, Germany and Italy became the latest countries to withdraw embassy staff from Yemen on Friday as an exodus of foreign diplomats gathered pace over growing security problems.

UN warns Yemen 'collapsing' as Qaeda seizes army camp

Sanaa - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that Yemen was falling apart and called for action to avert chaos, as Al-Qaeda fighters overran an army camp and seized heavy weaponry.

Yemen 'collapsing before our eyes': Ban tells Security Council

New York - Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the UN Security Council Thursday for action to halt Yemen's slide toward anarchy, warning it was "collapsing before our eyes.

US, Britain, France rush to close Yemen embassies

Sanaa - The United States, Britain and France rushed to close their embassies over security fears in Yemen, with US staff destroying top-secret documents and abandoning vehicles at the airport.

US diplomats in hasty Yemen evacuation

Sanaa - The United States, Britain and France rushed to close their embassies over security fears in Yemen on Wednesday, with US staff destroying top-secret documents and abandoning vehicles at the airport.

Yemen crisis talks resume under shadow of walkout

Sanaa - Yemeni political factions resumed UN-brokered talks on Monday with the Shiite militia that grabbed power last week, but one group walked out underlining the complexity of the crisis.

Yemen Shiite militia facing world condemnation

Sanaa - Condemnation grew Sunday of a powerful Shiite militia's tightening grip on Yemen, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for Western-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi to be restored to power.

Shiite leader defends Yemen takeover

Sanaa - Shiite leader Abdel Malek al-Huthi on Saturday defended his powerful militia's establishment of transitional bodies to resolve Yemen's political crisis, in the face of street protests and international criticism.

Militia forms 'security commission' after Yemen takeover

Sanaa - Yemen's Shiite Huthi militia announced Saturday the formation of a "security commission", including former ministers, a day after its takeover which opponents denounced as a "coup".

Tribes slam as a 'coup' Shiite militia plans for Yemen

Sanaa - Yemen's Shiite Huthi militia dissolved parliament and created a "presidential council" to fill a power vacuum, drawing Washington's rebuke and protests at home against what demonstrators called a "coup".

Top Qaeda militant in Yemen dead in US drone strike: AQAP

Dubai - Al-Qaeda said Thursday that Harith al-Nadhari, a senior figure who threatened more attacks on France after last month's Charlie Hebdo killings, had died in a US drone strike in Yemen.

Qaeda in Yemen says France top enemy

Dubai - The ideological leader of Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said Friday that France had surpassed the United States as the top enemy of Islam.

12-year-old Yemeni boy killed in U.S. drone strike

A US drone strike targeting al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen on Monday killed a 12-year-old boy, whose father and 14-year-old brother were killed in a previous American aerial attack.

Yemen parliament postpones meeting on president resignation

Sanaa - Yemen's parliament on Sunday again postponed an extraordinary session which had been due to discuss President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's resignation, prolonging the power vacuum gripping the country.

Thousands rally against Shiite militia in Yemen capital

Sanaa - Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa Saturday in the biggest protest yet against a Shiite militia takeover of the capital that has plunged the country into turmoil.
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