Al-Qaeda militants battle each other in Yemen

2016-02-08 18:55

Al-Qaeda militants are battling each other in a southern Yemeni city controlled by the group, in what appears to be an internal power struggle that erupted after a senior militant was killed in a US drone strike

Saudi Arabia ready to join anti-ISIS ground op in Syria

2016-02-05 05:34

Saudi Arabia is ready to join any ground operation the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria might decide on, a senior army official says.

6 killed in suicide bombing near Yemen presidential palace

2016-01-28 16:00

A suicide car bombing has killed six soldiers at a checkpoint outside Yemen's presidential palace in the southern city of Aden, a security official says.

Judge, 7 family members killed in Yemen strike

2016-01-26 05:35

A Saudi-led coalition strike has killed a senior Yemeni judge and seven members of his family at their home in the rebel-controlled capital Sana'a, a relative says.

Ethiopians, Somalis flooding into Yemen

2016-01-19 23:15

Nearly 100 000 Ethiopians and Somalis last year travelled by boat to Yemen despite the conflict raging there.

Airstrike hits police facility in Yemen, 26 killed

2016-01-19 07:04

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeted a building used by police in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, killing at least 26 people and wounding about 15, security officials say.

Saudi shoots down missile fired from Yemen

2016-01-07 13:34

Saudi Arabia says it has shot down a missile fired from war-wracked Yemen, which is engulfed in civil war.

Qaeda stones Yemeni woman for adultery

2016-01-04 18:00

Al-Qaeda militants have stoned a woman to death in Yemen after accusing her of adultery and prostitution, several witnesses say.

Yemen truce in tatters

2015-12-18 17:15

A Yemen ceasefire appears to have collapsed as government forces captured two towns from rebels and the Saudi-led coalition accused the Iran-backed insurgents of firing two ballistic missiles.

Saudi flexes military muscles

2015-12-15 18:50

Saudi Arabia has announced the formation of a military coalition of 34 Muslim-majority countries to fight "terrorism", in the latest sign of a more assertive foreign policy by the kingdom.


Obama wants inclusive governments in Arab world

2016-02-08 17:56

US President Barack Obama has urged Arab countries to establish inclusive governments to ensure security in a region rocked by turmoil.

Qaeda seizes southern Yemeni town

2016-02-01 11:08

Yemeni security officials say a local al-Qaeda affiliate has seized a town from southern separatists, setting up checkpoints at its entrances and besieging government buildings

Al-Jazeera news crew kidnapped in Yemen freed

2016-01-28 15:37

Al-Jazeera says that a three-man news crew for the Qatar-based channel has been freed more than 10 days after being kidnapped in the flashpoint Yemeni city of Taez.

Al-Jazeera correspondent missing in Yemen

2016-01-21 18:30

The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera network says it has lost contact with one of its chief correspondents who they suspect has been kidnapped in the war-torn city of Taiz, central Yemen.

UN: 92 000 people crossed sea to Yemen in 2015

2016-01-19 22:02

UN refugee agency says more than 92 000 people made the perilous sea crossing from the Horn of Africa to Yemen last year.

Doctors Without Borders hospital hit by rocket in Yemen

2016-01-10 16:07

A hospital supported by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Yemen has been hit by a rocket killing at least four people, the charity says.

Top south Yemen officials survive bombing

2016-01-05 16:00

Three senior south Yemeni officials have survived a car bombing that targeted their convoy in the port city of Aden.

Bahraini pilot survives F-16 jet crash

2015-12-30 13:21

Saudi Arabia says a Bahraini pilot flying for the Yemen war coalition has survived a F-16 jet crash caused by a technical failure.

Shaky ceasefire holds in Yemen

2015-12-16 20:20

A fragile ceasefire between Yemeni pro-government forces and Iran-backed rebels appears to be generally holding, despite breaches.

7-day Yemen truce to begin Tuesday with Swiss talks

2015-12-15 10:18

The Saudi-led coalition say a ceasefire in Yemen will begin the following morning instead of at midnight as earlier announced, as warring parties prepared for UN-brokered peace talks in Switzerland.

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