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Islamic State attacks presidential palace in Yemen

Aden - A suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle as he rammed into cement blocks protecting the gate of the presidential palace in Aden, Yemen, the local police chief Shalal Shaei told Al Jazeera.

Op-Ed: Al Qaeda in Yemen provides basic services to retain territory

Mukalla - Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula(AQAP) has been able to expand its area of control while joining the fight against the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Al Qaeda seizes part of Yemen port of Aden

Aden - A week ago, officials from exiled president's Mansour Hadi's government, claimed that Aden had been taken from Houthi rebels and that it would be the temporary capital for five years while the rest of the country was retaken from Houthi rebels.

Al Qaeda advancing in Yemen as Houthi's lose ground

Aden - Saudi-backed forces have driven Houthi rebels in Yemen out of the southern port of Aden and are advancing in surrounding areas. Another development is happening at the same time.

Al-Qaeda attack in Yemen frees 1,200 prisoners

Taiz - News agency Saba reported that supporters of Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula(AQAP) attacked the central prison in the city of Taiz and released more than 1,200 prisoners.

Op-Ed: 'President' of Yemen proposes talks in Saudi Arabia

Aden - The "president" of Yemen, and US ally, Mansour Hadi proposed Ryadh, Saudi Arabia, as the site for UN-sponsored talks between Yemeni political groups and Houthi rebels.

Op-Ed: US closes Yemen embassy as Al Qaeda group seize military base

Sanaa - Both the US and UK close their embassies in Yemen as security deteriorates after Houthi rebels took over government. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula(AQAP) took control of an army base in the south.

Op-Ed: Yemen crisis continues as Houthis control Yemen government

Sanaa - Yemen's Houthi rebels announced that they had taken over the government on Friday. Several cities saw rallies opposing the decision. The Houthis are a Shiite group while the majority of Yemenis are Sunni.

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.

Yemen unstable as conflict spreads

Sanaa - The National Dialogue Conference(NDC) in Yemen was held between March 18, 2013 and January 24, 2014. The Conference was a transitional dialogue sponsored by the Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC) subsequent to former president Saleh yielding power.

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.

American photojournalist Luke Somers dies in botched Yemen raid

Sanaa - A senior official in the presidential office in Yemen said that Luke Somers died after reportedly being shot by his Al-Qaeda captors during a rescue attempt.

U.S. forces involved in Yemen rescue raid

Sanaa - Yemen security officials announced that eight hostages had been freed from the custody of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula(AQAP). The operation was in Hadrawmut province.

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.

Op-Ed: Yemen Al-Qaeda group supports the Islamic State

Damascus - The Islamic State (IS) has been disowned by Al-Qaeda for not following orders. The Jabhat al-Nusra or Nusra Front is now recognized as the official representative of Al Qaeda in Syria.

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.

Government offensive against Al Qaeda continues in Yemen

Sanaa - In an offensive in the south of the country, Yemeni forces killed 37 suspected Al Qaeda fighters according to Yemen's Defence Ministry. Hideouts in a town in Shabwa province were attacked according to the army. Several soldiers were also reported killed.

AQAP ambushes Yemeni troops as sniffer dog was wrong

Sanaa - A military assault in Shabwa Province against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula(AQAP) turned into a fierce battle as Yemeni troops were ambushed.

Al-Aulaqi lawsuit dismissal gives U.S. government total authority Special

Washington - Last week, a U.S. district court judge tossed out a lawsuit filed by the families of three American citizens who were executed in three separate drone strikes.

Many Al Qaeda inmates escape as Sanaa Yemen prison attacked

Sanaa - In the Yemeni capital Sanaa, members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have mounted an attack on the Central Prison that killed at least 11 people and freed at least 14 inmates.

Op-Ed: 17 Yemeni security forces killed in attacks by militants

Sanaa - Yesterday (Jan. 31), suspected al-Qaeda militants made two surprise attacks on a checkpoint and a police patrol killing 15 in one incident and two in another.

Yemeni intelligence officer gunned down in port city of Aden

Aden - Suspected Al-Qaeda operatives gunned down Colonel Marwan al-Maqbali in Aden as he was leaving his house. The shots were fired from a car a security official claimed.

Op-Ed: Drone or air strikes kill Al Qaeda suspects in southern Yemen

Sanaa - The reports on the strikes vary as usual. These reports are often doctored for political ends, at least they were under former president Saleh. Attacks by the US would be reported as by Yemeni forces.

US official: Every Yemen drone strike creates 40-60 new enemies

A former US State Department official in Yemen claims that for every al-Qaeda militant killed by a drone strike, 40-60 new "enemies of America" are created.

Op-Ed: Militants kill at least 31 Yemeni military and police

Sanaa - Militants in Yemen mounted attacks in the south of Yemen. Two car bombs killed 21 soldiers at a military camp near the coast. Ten police were killed in the town of Mayfaa.

Op-Ed: Drone strikes kill Al Qaeda military commander in Yemen

Sanaa - A military chief of A-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Qaeed al-Dhahab, along with two other men, were killed by a drone attack in the village of Manassen in the southern province of Bayda in Yemen.

Op-Ed: What we should fear are the reactions to the Al Qaeda threats

Washington - Interpol has placed the globe on a security alert. The US has temporarily closed a string of embassies across the Middle East and North Africa.

More U.S. drone strikes in Yemen

Sanaa - Three suspected Al Qaeda militants were killed in a U.S. drone attack in the south-eastern province of Maareb. The mostly desert area has been a refuge for militants driven from their strongholds by a recent offensive.

Yemeni defense minister survives car bomb attack

Sanaa - Mohammed Ahmad, Yemeni Defense Minister, was not harmed by a car bomb blast outside the cabinet office in Sanaa the capital. However, 12 people were killed including several of the ministers' bodyguards.
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