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U.S. judge sentences Vietnamese man to 40 years for al Qaeda affiliate support

NEW YORK A Vietnamese-born man who U.S. authorities say was instructed by a top figure with al Qaeda's Yemen affiliate to carry out a suicide attack at London's Heathrow Airport was sentenced on Friday to 40 years in prison.

Vietnamese member of al Qaeda offshoot gets 40 years in U.S. prison 27 May 2016

NEW YORK A Vietnamese man who U.S. authorities say was instructed by a top figure with al Qaeda's Yemen affiliate to detonate an explosive at London's Heathrow Airport in a suicide attack was sentenced on Friday to 40 years in prison.


Yemen's warring sides agree prisoner swap before Ramadan 26 May 2016

KUWAIT Yemen's warring parties have agreed to a prisoner exchange before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in early June, sources from both delegations told Reuters on Thursday.


U.N. calls for emergency economic body to prop up Yemen economy 26 May 2016

KUWAIT The United Nations envoy to Yemen said on Thursday he has proposed setting up an economic rescue body to save the country's economy from collapse as peace talks drag on with no agreement yet in sight.


Britain investigating reports its cluster bombs used in Yemen 24 May 2016

LONDON Britain is investigating reports that cluster munitions made in the country during the 1970s have been used by a Saudi-led coalition during the ongoing conflict in Yemen, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told parliament on Tuesday.

Yemen university bomb kills gardener, injures two students 24 May 2016

SANAA A bomb at Sanaa University killed a gardener and wounded at least two students on Tuesday, police and medical sources said, in a relatively rare attack on the Houthi-ruled Yemeni capital.

Saudi border guard killed, three wounded in mine blast-agency 23 May 2016

DUBAI A Saudi border guard was killed and three others were wounded by a landmine that exploded while on patrol alongside the border with Yemen on Monday, state news agency SPA reported quoting an interior ministry spokesman.


Islamic State suicide bombing kills 40 army recruits in Yemen's Aden 23 May 2016

ADEN A suicide car bombing claimed by Islamic State killed at least 40 Yemeni army recruits and wounded 60 in the southern city of Aden on Monday, medics said, in one of the deadliest attacks yet on government interests. | Video

Sixteen militants killed in raid in former al Qaeda Yemen hub - security forces 22 May 2016

ADEN Yemeni troops killed 13 militants in a raid outside the southern city of Mukalla on Sunday in which two soldiers also died, the army said, extending a struggle to restore security in an area ruled until last month by al Qaeda.


Yemeni government to give peace talks 'last chance:' minister 21 May 2016

CAIRO Yemen's government will give U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait a "last chance", the country's foreign minister said on Saturday, four days after the delegation suspended participation in the process aimed at ending the year-long war.