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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.
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A military unit in Yemen's Saada Province.
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Demonstrators in Sana'a, Yemen.
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View of Sana, Yemen, from a high rooftop.
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My siblings and I in Yemen, circa 1993.
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Taiz province, Yemen
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Unemployment tops 37 percent and is widely seen as driving Yemen’s multiple security crises and in...
Unemployment tops 37 percent and is widely seen as driving Yemen’s multiple security crises and instability.
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Mansur Al-Hadi, President of Yemen since 27 February 2012
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Flag of Yemen
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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