Tens of thousands of Yemeni Houthis protest against government in capital


SANAA - Tens of thousands of Yemenis demonstrated in the capital Sanaa on Friday in a protest called for by the Shi'ite Houthi movement, which wants the government to resign and reverse a decision on cutting fuel subsidies.

Countries backing shaky Yemen transition warn Houthis against violence 19 Aug 2014

SANAA - Countries trying to save Yemen from falling apart at the hands of Islamist militants and separatist movements warned Shi'ite Muslim Houthis on Tuesday to stop trying to gain territory by force and engage in a political transition process.

Two soldiers, four militants killed in eastern Yemen - official 17 Aug 2014

ADEN - Two Yemeni soldiers and four suspected militants were killed when soldiers raided a house used by insurgents in the restive eastern province of Hadramout, a local security official said on Sunday.

Drone kills three suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen - official 16 Aug 2014

ADEN - A drone attack killed three suspected al Qaeda militants on Saturday in Yemen's eastern Hadramout province, a local official told Reuters.

Three Yemen soldiers, two al Qaeda militants killed in east Yemen - medics 14 Aug 2014

SANAA/ADEN Yemen - Three Yemeni soldiers and two al Qaeda militants were killed when security forces foiled an attack by insurgents in the eastern province of Hadramout on Thursday, medical sources said.


Plot to kill former Yemeni president with bomb in tunnel under compound foiled - aide 14 Aug 2014

SANAA - An aide to Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Thursday his security team had uncovered a plot to kill him with explosives planted in a tunnel running to a mosque inside his residential compound in Sanaa.

Militants kills 9 in southern Yemen, 15 die in northern clashes 13 Aug 2014

ADEN/SANAA - A bomb killed nine people in southern Yemen on Wednesday, a local official said, and tribal sources in the north said 15 more died in clashes between Shi'ite Muslim fighters and Sunnis loyal to an Islamist party.

Yemeni Qaeda leader hails Islamic State's gains in Iraq 13 Aug 2014

SANAA - A top leader of al Qaeda's Yemeni branch has hailed the seizure of swathes of Iraqi territory by the Sunni guerrilla group Islamic State, raising the possibility of cooperation between two of the most active Islamist militant networks.

Yemeni president vows relentless fight against militants 11 Aug 2014

ADEN - The Yemeni president vowed on Monday a relentless fight against al Qaeda insurgents who killed 14 soldiers last week, as the army dispatched troops and warplanes to try and track down the militants.

Yemen militants shoot 14 soldiers, drone kills three al Qaeda suspects 09 Aug 2014

ADEN - An al Qaeda-affiliated group in Yemen said it killed 14 soldiers in an eastern province as revenge for an army offensive against its members, while a U.S. drone attack killed three suspected militants in central Yemen on Saturday, an official said.