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U.S. says al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader killed in Yemen air strike

WASHINGTON A senior leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed in a U.S. air strike on Sunday in Yemen, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

U.S. says it killed three members of al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen strikes 12 Jan 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Thursday it killed three members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in two strikes in central Yemen last week and in late December.


Four Yemeni detainees transferred from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia 06 Jan 2017

RIYADH/WASHINGTON The Pentagon sent four Yemeni detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, launching President Barack Obama's final flurry of prisoner transfers despite Donald Trump's demand for a freeze.

Three Yemeni soldiers killed in offensive against al Qaeda - sources 04 Jan 2017

ADEN At least three soldiers were killed in clashes with al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen in an operation launched by the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabu Mansour Hadi, security sources said.

U.S. says it killed 28 al Qaeda militants in strikes in Yemen 22 Dec 2016

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Thursday it killed 28 members of the militant group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in nine strikes in Yemen since September.


Saudi-led coalition to stop using British-made cluster munitions in Yemen 19 Dec 2016

DOHA A Saudi-led Arab coalition will halt its use of British-made cluster munitions in Yemen, the Saudi government said on Monday, after 20 months of war in which thousands of civilians have been killed and injured in airstrikes.


Saudi Arabia, U.S. play down reports of curbs on military support 18 Dec 2016

RIYADH Saudi Arabia and the United States on Sunday played down media reports that Washington had decided to limit military support, including planned arms sales to the kingdom, over its war in Yemen.


Suicide bombing kills soldiers in Yemen, claimed by Islamic State 18 Dec 2016

ADEN A suicide bomber killed at least 49 soldiers gathered to receive their monthly pay in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Sunday, officials said, as Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. | Video

Islamic State claims Yemen suicide attack that killed 49 - statement 18 Dec 2016

CAIRO Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Sunday that killed up to 49 Yemeni soldiers in the southern port city of Aden, the group said in a statement.


Exclusive: Yemen traders halt new wheat imports as famine approaches 16 Dec 2016

LONDON/ABU DHABI Yemen's biggest traders have stopped new wheat imports due to a crisis at the central bank, documents seen by Reuters show, another blow to the war-torn country where millions are suffering acute malnutrition.