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Yemen News

Dozens dead as powerful blast hits Yemen Shiite militia

Sanaa - A powerful bomb blast targeting Shiite militia fighters in central Yemen left dozens dead Wednesday in what appeared to be one of the biggest attacks yet in the country's escalating unrest.

Yemen's Saleh moves to spike new government

Sanaa - Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh dismissed UN sanctions against him and senior Huthi rebel chiefs, pulling his party Saturday from a new cabinet and plunging the country into deeper chaos.

Yemen president sacked from party leadership

Sanaa - Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi was dismissed Saturday from the leadership of his party, after being accused of soliciting UN sanctions against his predecessor Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Op-Ed: US drone strikes kill 20 in Yemen

Sanaa - On Monday night drone strikes targeting Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula(AQAP) positions near the central town of Rada killed 20 suspected militants, according to both tribal sources and witnesses.

Qaeda kills 20 Shiite rebels in fresh Yemen clashes

Sanaa - Al-Qaeda militants have killed at least 20 Shiite rebels in fresh clashes for control of parts of central Yemen, tribal sources said on Monday.

Second ceasefire in Yemen between rebels and Sunni tribes

Sanaa - In Yemen's Ibb province rebel Shia Houthi fighters have signed a second ceasefire agreement Saturday after an earlier agreement was breached.

Yemen Shiite rebels meet deadly Sunni resistance

Sanaa - Shiite rebels sweeping across Yemen met deadly resistance from both Sunni tribesmen and Al-Qaeda Saturday as they pushed south into mainly Sunni areas with the security forces largely absent.

In Yemen Houthi rebels seize Red Sea port

Sanaa - Houthi rebels earlier in October seized the capital Sanaa and are pushing for a more favorable cabinet before they will leave. Meanwhile, they also have seized more territory including a port on the Red Sea.

Yemen Shiite rebels expand southward, clash with Qaeda

Sanaa - Yemen's Shiite rebels seized more territory south of the capital on Wednesday and set off deadly clashes with Al-Qaeda as they rapidly expand their area of control.

Suicide blast kills dozens in Yemen capital

Sanaa - A powerful suicide bombing ripped through the Yemeni capital on Thursday, killing at least 47 people and plunging the violence-plagued country into further turmoil after weeks of political deadlock.

Houthi rebels sign UN-brokered peace deal in Yemen

Sanaa - The Houthi rebels in Yemen accepted a UN-brokered peace deal after capturing much of the capital Sanaa. The deal will require disarmament and withdrawal from areas they seized recently.

Yemen unrest continues in spite of UN-brokered cease fire

Sanaa - Just one day after the UN managed to broker a peace deal between the government and Houthi rebels, the latter raided the houses of Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar an adviser on security and defense to president Al Hadi.

Yemen peace holds as toll mounts from week of clashes

Sanaa - A peace accord appeared to be holding in Yemen Monday after a week of clashes between Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen that the government said killed at least 200 people.

Yemen fighting killed at least 200 in past week: govt

Sanaa - At least 200 people were killed on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital in fighting during the past week between Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen, the government said Monday.

Yemen deal signed after Shiite rebels seize government

Sanaa - Rival groups in Yemen have signed a UN-brokered peace deal after Shiite rebels seized the government headquarters and the prime minister resigned following raging violence in the capital.

Yemen deal signed after Shiite rebels seize government

Sanaa - Rival groups in Yemen signed a UN-brokered peace deal on Sunday after Shiite rebels seized the government headquarters and the prime minister resigned after raging violence in the capital.

Yemen Shiite rebels seize government HQ, PM resigns

Sanaa - Yemen's Shiite rebels seized the government headquarters in the capital on Sunday as Prime Minister Mohamed Basindawa resigned, accusing the president of being "autocratic", senior officials said.

Airlines halt flights to violence-hit Yemen capital

Sanaa - International airlines suspended flights to Yemen as a decade-old rebellion encroached on the capital and a UN envoy scrambled to thrash out an elusive peace deal after a spike in violence.

Yemen at 'dangerous crossroads' as rebel supporters killed

Sanaa - Police shot dead seven Shiite rebel activists attempting to storm government headquarters Tuesday and troops clashed with rebels on Sanaa's outskirts, amid warnings Yemen is at a "dangerous crossroads.

Yemen president to replace govt, cut fuel hike

Sanaa - President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi is to replace Yemen's unity government and cut a controversial fuel price hike, two demands of Shiite Huthi rebels, in an initiative announced Tuesday.

Huge rival protests in Yemen capital amid UN warning

Sanaa - Tens of thousands of supporters of Yemen's Shiite rebels rallied Friday in Sanaa to press for the government to step down, as a large number of its backers held a counter-demonstration.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.
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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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Protesters raising separatist flags in the southern Dhalea governorate.
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A Yemeni child at school. Many Yemeni children are malnourished
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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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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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Unemployment tops 37 percent and is widely seen as driving Yemen’s multiple security crises and instability.
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My siblings and I in Yemen, circa 1993.
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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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Police troopers stand guard at checkpoint in Sanaa December 25, 2013
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Protesters storm the US embassy in Yemen
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View of Sana, Yemen, from a high rooftop.
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A soldier aims his weapon on rebel targets in the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada.
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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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Displaced children in Habban area in the south.
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Street in old town of Aden
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