Gunmen kill two Yemen soldiers

2014-05-19 16:16

Gunmen killed two soldiers in an ambush on an army patrol in south-eastern Yemen on Monday, a security official says.

'Qaeda militant' killed in Yemen drone strike

2014-03-11 11:29

A suspected al-Qaeda militant has been killed in a drone strike in Yemen's central Maarib province, an oil-producing area where al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operates, local tribesmen say.

25 dead as Yemen defence complex attacked

2013-12-05 15:10

A suicide bomber has rammed an explosives-laden car into the Yemeni defence ministry, opening the way for gunmen who stormed the complex, leaving at least 25 people dead.

Gunmen thought SA pair from Europe/US - report

2013-05-27 20:12

Gunmen who seized two South African citizens in the Yemeni city of Taiz apparently mistook them for Europeans or Americans, an interior ministry source says.

Yemen's ex-head urges 'forgiveness'

2013-02-27 21:12

In his first public speech in more than 18 months, Yemen's ousted autocratic leader Ali Abdullah Saleh has called for "forgiveness of the past".

At least 20 killed in Yemen attack

2012-05-21 11:04

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 60 wounded when a man in soldier's uniform blew himself up at a military parade rehearsal in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, say police.

Toll rises to 185 in Yemen, Qaeda clash

2012-03-06 16:06

The death toll from a brutal al-Qaeda assault on a military base in southern Yemen has risen to 185 government soldiers, military and medical officials say.

Yemen's Saleh officially steps down

2012-02-27 16:01

Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh has stepped down after 33 years at the helm, making him the fourth veteran Arab leader to fall in a year of mass pro-democracy demonstrations in the region.

Yemen vote ensures Saleh's exit

2012-02-21 19:43

Yemen has ushered Ali Abdullah Saleh from power after 33 years, voting to endorse his deputy as president, with a mission to rescue the nation from poverty, chaos and the brink of civil war.

Yemen polling station blown up

2012-02-20 17:17

Gunmen have blown up a voting station in southern Yemen, one day before the country is to go to the polls to rubber stamp its vice president as the new head of state.


Suspected Qaeda gunmen kill Yemen official

2014-04-15 14:47

Suspected al-Qaeda gunmen have shot dead the vice governor in the Yemeni province of Baida, a stronghold of the global jihadist network, an official says.

Al-Qaeda claims Yemeni capital attack

2013-12-06 17:01

The attack on the defence ministry in the heart of Yemen's capital killing 52 people has been claimed by an al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen.

SA pair kidnapped over land dispute - report

2013-05-27 21:04

Gunmen have abducted two South African citizens in Yemen's second largest city, Taiz, and police say a lawmaker is behind the kidnapping to pressure the government to hand over a disputed piece of land.

Yemen border fence project back on

2013-04-12 18:04

Saudi Arabia has resumed a project abandoned in 2004 to build a 3m fence the length of its border with Yemen.

Yemen transition under threat – UN

2012-12-05 11:38

The UN has made an urgent call for Yemen's political parties to initiate a national dialogue, warning that its transition is under threat.

25 al-Qaeda fighters killed in Yemen

2012-04-20 20:00

Yemeni government troops have launched a surprise attack in the south of the country to recapture an al-Qaeda stronghold, killing 25 Islamist militants, says an official.

Yemen's Saleh to seek exile in Ethiopia

2012-02-27 22:22

Aides to Yemen's ousted president say he hopes to go into exile in Ethiopia.

Yemen's Hadi takes oath as new leader

2012-02-25 10:10

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has taken the constitutional oath to become Yemen’s new president after a vote this week where he stood as the sole candidate to replace Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Yemenis vote as Saleh's 33-year rule ends

2012-02-21 08:57

Yemeni voters are set to cast their ballots, ending President Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule and thus making Yemen the first Arab state where a revolt has led to a negotiated settlement.

Obama supports Yemen VP before vote

2012-02-19 21:37

Obama has thrown his support behind the Yemen VP just days before he is to become the country's new leader.

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