Suicide bomber in Yemen kills 20 Houthi fighters - sources

SANAA - A suicide car bomber killed about 20 Houthi fighters in central Yemen late on Sunday including a prominent tribal leader who had just defected to the Shi'ite Muslims' side, tribal sources said.


Ten civilians killed as Yemeni Houthis advance into Qaeda stronghold 26 Oct 2014

SANAA - Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters backed by government fire thrust into strongholds of al Qaeda and its Sunni tribal allies in the centre of Yemen on Sunday, killing around 10 civilians, local tribesmen said.

Al Qaeda militants push back Shi'ite rebels' advance on central Yemen stronghold 25 Oct 2014

SANAA - Sunni al Qaeda militants killed dozens of Yemeni Shi'ite rebels on Saturday in the city of Radda in central Yemen as they pushed back the rebels' advance on the al Qaeda stronghold, tribal sources said.

Al-Qaeda kills 30 Shi'ite rebels in central Yemen - tribal sources 22 Oct 2014

SANAA - Sunni Al Qaeda militants and Shi'ite Muslim rebels have fought a bloody battle in central Yemen, tribal sources said on Wednesday, amid fears of worsening sectarian tension in the impoverished Arabian country.

Al Qaeda attacks kill at least 33 people in Yemen 20 Oct 2014

SANAA - At least 33 people were killed in a suicide bombing and gun attacks in central Yemen, tribal sources and medics said on Monday, as al Qaeda fighters seized a Yemeni city in a new challenge to the central government.


Houthis, Sunni supporters clash in central Yemen 18 Oct 2014

SANAA - Yemeni Shi'ite Houthi fighters and supporters of the Sunni Muslim party Islah clashed in central Yemen on Saturday, residents and local officials said, another sign of sectarian warfare in the violence-prone country that borders Saudi Arabia.

Yemen's al Qaeda expresses support for Islamic State against 'crusade' 17 Oct 2014

DUBAI - Al Qaeda's wing in Yemen expressed support on Friday for Islamic State against what it described as a "crusade alliance", referring to U.S.-led air strikes on the insurgents in Iraq and Syria, and called for attacks to damage the United States.


Sunni tribesmen and Houthi fighters clash in Yemen, eight dead 17 Oct 2014

SANAA - At least eight people were killed in heavy fighting between Sunni Muslim tribesmen and Shi'ite Houthi rebels in central Yemen on Friday, as the battle crept closer to an al Qaeda stronghold, increasing fears of outright sectarian warfare.


Al Qaeda and Houthis clash in central Yemen - residents 16 Oct 2014

SANAA - At least 10 people were killed in fighting between Houthi tribesmen and militants linked to al Qaeda in central Yemen on Thursday, witnesses said, part of a growing struggle over territory and influence between the two enemy sides.


Yemen's Houthis advance near al Qaeda stronghold 15 Oct 2014

SANAA - Yemen's new Shi'ite Muslim powerbrokers sent fighters towards an al Qaeda stronghold on Wednesday, raising the possibility of clashes between the politically ascendant Houthi movement and the hardline Sunni Muslims of the militant network.