Yemen

Al Qaeda mourns death of top commander in Yemen

DUBAI Al Qaeda's branch in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) mourned the killing of a senior commander in southern Yemen, a statement distributed on social media showed, after he was reported dead in a suspected U.S. drone strike last week.

Top al Qaeda commander killed in Yemen drone strikes - residents 04 Feb 2016

ADEN A suspected U.S. drone strike overnight killed a top Islamist militant commander in southern Yemen who had run al Qaeda's combat operations and had a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, residents said.

Suicide attack in Yemen's Aden wounds security chief 03 Feb 2016

ADEN A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the home of the security chief of the Yemeni province of Lahej on Wednesday night, killing himself and wounding the official and six other people, residents and a security official said.

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Saudi Arabia says 375 civilians killed on its border in Yemen war 02 Feb 2016

RIYADH Mortars and rockets fired at Saudi Arabian towns and villages have killed 375 civilians, including 63 children, since the start of the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen in late March, Riyadh said on Monday.

Al Qaeda militants seize southern Yemeni town - residents 01 Feb 2016

ADEN Dozens of al Qaeda militants reclaimed the town of Azzan in Yemen's Shabwa province on Monday, residents said, exploiting a security vacuum in the country's south as a civil war rages.

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Saudi-led coalition says will work to reduce Yemen civilian deaths 31 Jan 2016

DUBAI A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen regrets civilian deaths, which it says are unintentional, and is improving its targeting mechanisms with Western help, the alliance said on Sunday.

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen says U.S., U.K. helping to improve targeting - spokesman 31 Jan 2016

DUBAI The spokesman for a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Sunday that American and British military experts were advising its forces on how to improve aerial targeting and reduce civilian casualties.

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Yemen's Houthis detain journalist, activists in Sanaa 30 Jan 2016

CAIRO Gunmen from Yemen's Houthi movement detained a local journalist and five activists after a raid on an apartment in the capital Sanaa on Saturday, activists said, the latest detention of a reporter in the war-ravaged country.

Yemen's Houthis detain journalist, activists in Sanaa 30 Jan 2016

CAIRO Gunmen from Yemen's Houthi movement detained a local journalist and five activists after a raid on an apartment in the capital Sanaa on Saturday, activists said, the latest detention of a reporter in the war-ravaged country.

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 2 at checkpoint in Yemen's Aden 29 Jan 2016

ADEN Two people were killed and five wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on a police checkpoint in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Friday, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks by Islamic State militants.