Yemen

At least six dead in attacks on southern Yemen army posts

ADEN - Militant attacks on two army outposts in southern Yemen killed at least eight people early on Sunday, local officials said, two months after the government said it had cleared that area of al Qaeda fighters in an offensive.

Briton kidnapped in Yemen has been released - Foreign Office 27 Jul 2014

LONDON - A British teacher who was kidnapped in Yemen in February has been released safely, the Foreign Office said on Saturday.

Briton kidnapped in Yemen has been released - Foreign Office 26 Jul 2014

LONDON - A British teacher who was kidnapped in Yemen in February has been released safely, the Foreign Office said on Saturday.

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Yemen president says Houthis agree to return town to state control 23 Jul 2014

SANAA - Yemen's president on Wednesday visited a town close to the capital that was captured by Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters this month, and said all sides had agreed to allow the state to retake control, state news agency Saba reported.

Yemen's al Qaeda wing seeks to set up 'emirate' in east 22 Jul 2014

ADEN/DUBAI - Yemen's al Qaeda wing has ordered men and women in the east to obey its strict interpretation of Islamic law, saying it aimed to set up an emirate in the remote area, local media and a resident said.

Magnitude 6.3 quake hits off Yemen coast- USGS 19 Jul 2014

LONDON - A magnitude 6.3 quake hit off the coast of Yemen on Saturday, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

U.S. designates suspected Norwegian al Qaeda member a 'terrorist' 15 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - A Norwegian citizen suspected of joining al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and receiving bomb-making training during visits to Yemen has been named a "specially designated global terrorist" by the U.S. government, the State Department said on Tuesday.

Shi'ite group hands back army camp to Yemeni government 14 Jul 2014

SANAA - Shi'ite Muslim tribesmen handed back an army camp to the Yemeni government on Saturday, a spokesman for the group said, to try to defuse tensions caused by the capture of a provincial capital north of Sanaa this week.

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U.S. concerned foreign fighters in Syria are working with Yemenis 13 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he is concerned fighters from Europe and the United States who are supporting violent insurgents in the Syrian civil war are joining forces with Yemeni bomb makers.

Tribesmen bomb Yemen's oil pipeline, halt crude flows - officials 12 Jul 2014

SANAA - Tribesmen bombed Yemen's main oil export pipeline on Saturday, halting crude flows, local officials said, disrupting an important source of revenue for the impoverished state.