Yemen

U.S. drone strategy in trouble as Yemeni al Qaeda gathers support

SANAA - Schoolboy Mohammed Taeiman died this week on a remote Yemeni road, a casualty of a U.S. drone campaign against the local branch of al Qaeda that seems to be sliding into disarray.

Suspected al Qaeda gunmen kill two soldiers in Yemen's oil province 29 Jan 2015

ADEN, Yemen - Two Yemeni soldiers were killed and two wounded when they were ambushed while on patrol by suspected al Qaeda militants in the central province of Marib, a regional official said on Thursday.

Houthis have released kidnapped Yemen aide, sources say 27 Jan 2015

SANAA - Yemen's Houthi movement has freed the presidential chief of staff, whom it seized on Jan. 17 during a power struggle with then President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Houthi official Ali al-Quhoom and two government officials said on Tuesday.

Yemen's Houthi leader says wants peaceful transfer of power 27 Jan 2015

SANAA - The leader of Yemen's Houthis who control the capital Sanaa said on Tuesday his group was seeking a peaceful transfer of power after the resignation of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and urged all factions to work together to solve the crisis.

Kidnapped Yemen aide will be freed in hours-Houthi official 27 Jan 2015

DUBAI - Yemen's Houthi movement plans to free the presidential chief of staff, whom it seized on Jan. 17 during a power struggle with then President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Houthi official Ali al-Quhoom said on Tuesday.

Yemen's Houthi fighters free presidential chief of staff - official 27 Jan 2015

ADEN - Yemen's Houthi fighters released the presidential chief of staff on Tuesday, a Yemeni official said, after seizing him on Jan. 17 in an abduction that led to the resignation of the president and the government.

Sixth grade student killed by Yemen drone strike-rights group 27 Jan 2015

SANAA - A Yemeni rights group said on Tuesday a sixth grade student aged about 12 was killed in a U.S. drone strike east of the capital Sanaa, an assertion that could raise fresh concern over Washington's campaign against suspected militants.

Al Qaeda militants kill Yemeni soldier in southern Yemen - official 26 Jan 2015

ADEN - Al Qaeda militants attacked a military checkpoint in southern Yemen on Monday, killing a soldier and wounding two others, a local official told Reuters. Two of the gunmen were also killed. | Video

CIA drone strike kills al Qaeda men in Yemen 26 Jan 2015

SANAA - A CIA drone strike on a car in Yemen killed three men believed to be al Qaeda militants on Monday, officials said, in a sign U.S. security operations would continue despite a political crisis in the volatile Arab country.

U.S. Embassy in Yemen halts some services amid turmoil 26 Jan 2015

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Monday it was closing its embassy in Yemen to the public for regular consular services amid political turmoil after the government resigned under pressure from Houthi rebels.