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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.

Thousands rally against Shiite militia in Yemen capital

Sanaa - Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa on Saturday in the largest demonstration against Huthis since the Shiite militiamen overran the capital in September.

Yemen faces power vacuum after president quits

Sanaa - Yemen faced a dangerous power vacuum Friday after its president announced his resignation over a deadly standoff with Shiite militia controlling the capital and lawmakers called an emergency weekend session.

Yemen cabinet resigns after militia siege of premier

Sanaa - The Yemeni cabinet tendered its resignation to President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Thursday after a two-day siege of the prime minister by Shiite militiamen, a government source said.

Yemen militia keeps grip on capital despite deal

Sanaa - Shiite militiamen maintained a tight grip on Yemen's capital Thursday with fighters deployed around the presidential palace despite a deal to end what authorities termed a coup attempt.

Yemen leader, Shiite militia in deal to end crisis: Agency

Sanaa - Yemen's president and Shiite militia reached a nine-point agreement Wednesday under which the militia are to withdraw from government buildings in return for concessions over a draft constitution, state media said.

Yemen leader readies for talks after 'coup' warnings

Sanaa - Yemen's President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi won the support of Gulf neighbours Wednesday and readied for talks with Shiite militia who had attacked his residence, raising fears of a coup.

Huthi leader warns 'all options open' regarding Yemen president

Sanaa - The leader of Yemen's Shiite rebel militia, which seized the presidential palace Tuesday, has warned that "all options are open" in their actions against President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi. "All options are open in this action.

Shiite militia attack Yemen president's home, seize palace

Sanaa - Defiant Shiite militiamen seized control of Yemen's presidential palace and attacked President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's residence Tuesday in what officials said was a bid to overthrow his embattled government.

Shiite gunmen surround Yemen PM after deadly clashes

Sanaa - Shiite militiamen surrounded Yemen's premier in his Sanaa residence after firing on his convoy during deadly clashes with the army on Monday as pressure mounted on his embattled government.

Deadly battles in capital as Yemen crisis deepens

Sanaa - Shiite militia fought deadly battles with the army in Yemen's capital on Monday before a ceasefire took hold, in the biggest challenge yet to President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's rule.

Shiite militia seizes Yemen president's chief of staff

Sanaa - Shiite militiamen in control of Yemen's capital seized President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's chief of staff Saturday in a new challenge to his leadership of the violence-plagued country.

Al Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for Paris terror attack

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has claimed responsibility for last week's massacre of Charlie Hebdo staff members and police in Paris, France.

Yemen's AQAP: Al-Qaeda's most active arm

Sanaa - Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which is reported to have trained one of the two suspects in the deadly attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo, is seen by Washington as the jihadist network's most dangerous branch.

Al-Qaeda in Yemen threatens France with new attacks: SITE

Washington - A top sharia official from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) threatened France with fresh attacks following those at the Charlie Hebdo magazine and at a Jewish supermarket, SITE monitoring group said Friday.

Ghost of slain cleric Awlaki looms over Paris attacks

Washington - The specter of late terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki looms over the Charlie Hebdo massacre after evidence emerged of links between the US-Yemeni cleric and the two brothers blamed for the killings.

'Evil' British preacher Abu Hamza jailed for life in US

New York - A US judge on Friday sentenced British hate preacher Abu Hamza to life behind bars for the deadly kidnapping of Western tourists in Yemen and terrorism, calling him "evil" and his crimes "barbaric.

Charlie Hebdo suspect trained in Qaeda camps: Yemen sources

Dubai - One of the suspects in the attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo studied in Yemen where he attended Al-Qaeda training camps, Yemeni security sources and a classmate said Friday.

Car bomb kills 37 at Yemen police academy

Sanaa - A car bomb tore through dozens of Yemenis lined up at a police academy in Sanaa Wednesday, leaving 37 dead in the latest attack to highlight the country's growing instability.

US releases five Guantanamo inmates to Kazakhstan

Washington - The United States has sent five detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay to Kazakhstan, marking a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the controversial jail.

Five bombs hit Yemen capital, Shiite militiaman killed

Sanaa - Five small bombs on Tuesday hit the centre of the Yemeni capital, mostly controlled by Shiite militiamen since September, killing one of them and wounding two others, a medic said.

Dozens dead, wounded in car bomb attacks on Yemen Shiite militia

Sanaa - Twin car bomb attacks in Yemen's western port city of Hodeida targeting Shiite militiamen left dozens of people dead and wounded on Thursday, a security official said.

15 schoolgirls killed in Yemen car bomb

Sanaa - Fifteen schoolgirls were killed in Yemen when their bus was caught up in a car bomb attack targeting a Shiite militia leader by suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Tuesday, officials said.

Qaeda blames Obama for Yemen hostage deaths

Sanaa - Al-Qaeda has blamed President Barack Obama for the deaths of a US journalist and a South African during a failed hostage rescue attempt, warning "the lives of all Americans are in danger".

Tearful widow receives body of slain South African hostage

Johanesburg - The South African government refused to point fingers Tuesday as the body of a hostage killed in a failed US rescue in Yemen arrived home to his grieving widow.

Car bombs kill 6 soldiers in southeast Yemen

Aden - Twin suicide car bombs on Tuesday killed at least six soldiers in an attack on an army headquarters in southeast Yemen, the military said.

At least 8 civilians killed in botched U.S. Yemen rescue mission

A botched US military mission to rescue an American photojournalist held captive by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen resulted in the deaths of at least 8 civilians, including a 10-year-old boy and a woman.
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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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Protesters storm the US embassy in Yemen
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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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Police troopers stand guard at checkpoint in Sanaa December 25, 2013
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