Yemen

Suicide bombers kill at least seven in Yemen port - sources

DUBAI - Suicide attackers set off two car bombs in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Thursday, killing themselves and seven other people, sources in the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement and medical officials told Reuters.

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Yemeni women fear Houthis are restricting freedoms 18 Dec 2014

SANAA - When Yemeni Arwa Othman took a dance at the headquarters of a political party in Sanaa, she exposed the kind of deep hostility that is worrying women's rights campaigners now that Houthi rebels control the capital.

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Yemeni PM Bahah's cabinet wins parliamentary approval - sources 18 Dec 2014

SANAA - Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah's cabinet won a parliamentary vote of confidence on Thursday, freeing it to tackle major challenges facing the country, including dealing with Shi'ite Muslim Houthi militia who control the capital Sanaa.

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Houthis consolidate control over Yemen state institutions-officials 17 Dec 2014

SANAA - Yemen's Houthi movement sacked top managers of the country's second largest port and the main oil company on Wednesday, staff said, in the latest move by the Shi'ite Muslim group to consolidate its hold on state institutions.

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Houthis block Yemen army chief, accuse president of corruption 16 Dec 2014

SANAA - Houthi fighters prevented Yemen's new army chief from entering the defence ministry on Tuesday in a fresh show of power, a day after the Shi'ite faction accused the president of promoting corruption and demanded that it oversee state funds.

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Insight - Iranian support seen crucial for Yemen's Houthis 15 Dec 2014

SANAA - Iran has supplied weapons, money and training to the Shi'ite Houthi militia that seized Yemen's capital in September, as Tehran steps up its regional power struggle with Saudi Arabia, Yemeni and Iranian officials say.

Yemen security forces kill prominent separatist leader 15 Dec 2014

ADEN - Yemeni security forces shot dead a prominent leader in the southern separatist Herak Movement in Aden on Monday, residents said, ratcheting up tensions in the city where residents have been observing a weekly protest to push for independence.

Al Qaeda in Yemen blames U.S. for death of hostages in raid 11 Dec 2014

- Al Qaeda in Yemen blames the United States for the death of a U.S. and South African hostage killed in a failed rescue attempt by U.S. forces, an official of the militant group said, arguing Washington had "foolishly" chosen armed force over negotiation.

Body of U.S. hostage killed in rescue attempt in Yemen arrives in U.S 10 Dec 2014

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT - The body of Luke Somers, an American held by an al Qaeda unit in Yemen who was killed on Saturday when U.S. special forces tried to rescue him, was flown to the United States on Wednesday, a U.S. defence official said.

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How Yemen's Houthis control Sanaa and alarm the West 09 Dec 2014

SANAA - It was Waddah al-Hitari's beard that killed him. Militiamen on the streets of Yemen's capital shot him dead one Friday because he looked like a terrorist, colleagues of the young doctor said.