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.

Yemen's Saleh going home after vote

2012-02-17 23:01

A US official says Yemen's longtime strongman will wait until after a vote on a new interim president before returning home.

Kidnapped aid workers released in Yemen

2012-02-02 12:00

Six kidnapped foreign aid workers have been released in Yemen, says the defence ministry, and a military source says five militants have been killed in clashes with the armed forces.

Yemen army, Qaeda clash - 5 dead

2012-01-23 21:46

Five suspected al-Qaeda fighters have been killed in clashes with Yemeni troops in the restive southern province of Abyan.

Yemen's leader cleared to go to US

2012-01-22 22:36

Yemen's leader has been cleared to go to the US temporarily for medical treatment.

UN worker kidnapped in Yemen

2012-01-15 21:32

Norway says that a 34-year-old Norwegian UN worker has been kidnapped in Yemen.

Nine dead, 90 wounded in Yemen protest

2011-12-24 19:16

At least 9 people were killed and 90 others wounded when forces loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire on protesters in Sana'a, a medical source says.

Yemen decrees national unity government

2011-12-07 22:42

Yemen's vice president has issued a decree approving the formation of a government of national unity as agreed under a Gulf-brokered deal to end months of bloody unrest.

Yemen sets date for presidential vote

2011-11-26 22:35

Yemen’s vice president has called for a presidential vote to be held on February 21 in line with a power-sharing deal aimed at ending a nine-month political crisis.

Yemen's Saleh in Saudi for power transfer

2011-11-23 17:35

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in Saudi Arabia to sign a deal brokered by Gulf states that would ease him out of power after 10 months of protests against his rule.

UN: Yemen president must transfer power

2011-11-15 10:31

Yemen's president must begin a transfer of power according to a plan backed by the international community, a UN envoy has said.

Saleh says intent on power transfer

2011-11-05 21:00

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he is intent on leaving office in line with a Gulf-brokered power transfer plan in a speech to mark the eve of Eid al-Adha.

Fierce clashes erupt in Yemeni capital

2011-10-22 19:00

At least 10 people have been killed in fierce clashes in Yemen’s capital between President Ali Abdullah Saleh's troops and rival forces in escalating violence.

Battles rage in Yemeni capital

2011-10-17 12:10

Deadly clashes have erupted in the Yemeni capital as tensions spiked following a new wave of killings of anti-regime protesters by troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

40 hurt in Nobel prize celebration

2011-10-10 11:52

Forty women have been wounded in Yemen's second largest city after regime supporters attacked an all-female street celebration of the Nobel Peace prize win of Tawakul Karman, medical officials say.

Yemen president will leave power

2011-10-08 17:30

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will leave power in the coming days after the country has been largely paralysed by months of protests against his 33-year rule.


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.

Tunisia sees Yemen-style exit for Assad

2012-02-13 07:44

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki says he hopes the bloodshed in Syria could be stooped under a similar scenario to the one which saw Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh relinquish power.

Saleh heads to US after London stopover

2012-01-28 19:46

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is due to step down next month, is heading to the US for medical treatment after a stopover in Britain.

Officers: Mutinies spread to 4 Yemen bases

2012-01-23 16:23

A wave of mutinies demanding the ouster of Yemen's air force commander has spread to four military air bases.

Yemen's Saleh says leaving for US

2012-01-22 17:04

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said that he will leave to the United States for medical treatment and asked his people for forgiveness.

35 hurt in latest Yemen clashes

2011-12-27 22:11

Clashes between Yemeni youths divided over a power transfer deal that grants President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution left 35 people injured.

Yemen clashes leave 13 dead

2011-12-10 19:32

Weekend clashes in southern Yemen have left two government soldiers and 11 suspected members of al-Qaeda dead.

Nobel peace laureate wants Yemen probe

2011-11-28 21:41

Nobel peace laureate Tawakkul Karman is urging the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation into the violent crackdown on dissent in Yemen.

Yemen's Saleh signs power transfer

2011-11-23 18:19

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed the Gulf initiative to hand over power to his deputy as part of a proposal to end months of protests.

UN urged to take Saleh to criminal court

2011-11-18 22:36

An opposition MP has urged the UN Security Council to refer President Ali Abdullah Saleh to the International Criminal Court over bloodshed linked to his refusal to quit.

Yemeni forces kill militants in south

2011-11-07 22:28

A Yemeni official says security forces have killed six militants and injured many others in fighting in the city of Zinjibar, the capital of the southern province of Abyan.

Yemeni women burn veils in protest

2011-10-26 15:21

Hundreds of Yemeni women have set fire to a pile of traditional female veils to protest the government's brutal crackdown against the country's popular uprising.

Yemen's Saleh wants global guarantees

2011-10-19 22:45

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he would sign a Gulf peace deal calling for a transfer of power only if the United States, Europe and Gulf Arab states gave him unspecified guarantees.

Millions of Yemenis go hungry

2011-10-12 19:43

The UN World Food Programme says that more Yemenis were going hungry because of rising food prices and severe fuel shortages brought about by months of political unrest.

Yemen police station blast kills 1

2011-10-08 19:30

A Yemeni military official says a blast at a police station in the country's south has killed one soldier and wounded seven others.

Yemen accuses West of conspiracy

2011-10-06 21:38

Yemen's opposition and Western nations were involved in "a conspiracy against democracy," a senior government official says.

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