New drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

2015-03-02 16:02

An overnight drone strike has killed three suspected al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, a country where the US is the only power operating the unmanned aircraft, a tribal source says.

Yemen signs aviation deal with Iran

2015-03-01 15:08

Yemen and Iran have signed a civil aviation deal allowing each country to fly up to 14 flights a week in both directions

French World Bank employee kidnapped in Yemen

2015-02-24 18:28

France has said a 30-year-old woman working for the World Bank was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in the Yemeni capital and urged its citizens to quickly leave the country.

Yemen's Hadi says still legitimate president

2015-02-22 19:26

The embattled Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and has fled the rebel-controlled capital has said that he is still the country's legitimate president.

Yemeni president flees house arrest

2015-02-21 14:05

Yemeni President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi has fled house arrests in Sana'a and is now in the southern province of Aden, an official in the Houthis rebel movement says.

Yemen militia defies UN call to cede power

2015-02-17 05:00

A Shi'ite militia that has seized Sana'a has defiantly rejected a UN call to cede power, stoking tensions after Yemen's Gulf neighbours appealed to the Security Council to act forcefully.

Still more embassies close in Yemen

2015-02-14 16:30

The United Arab Emirates and Spain have suspended operations at their embassies in Yemen following an exodus of foreign diplomats.

UN chief: Yemen collapsing before our eyes

2015-02-12 21:56

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that Yemen is disintegrating after the country slipped further into chaos as the Houthi militia consolidated their grip on power.

US embassy staff destroy documents before Yemen-pullout

2015-02-11 22:11

US diplomats have destroyed documents, telecommunications equipment and other sensitive materials before evacuating their embassy in Yemen, local employees say.

Risk of civil war hangs over Yemen crisis talks

2015-02-09 21:29

In talks that could pull Yemen back from the brink or pitch it into full-scale civil war, the powerful Houthi movement will attempt to draw rivals into a new presidential council.


Rival Yemeni camps entrench as flights arrive

2015-03-02 13:57

Local leaders have pledged their support to the Yemen president as flight from Iran arrived carrying medical supplies and tents.

Yemen troops, separatists clash with UN talks in peril

2015-02-28 20:19

The separatist Southern Movement has suspended its participation in UN-sponsored talks raising fresh tensions in Yemen, as nine soldiers were wounded in a clash with separatists.

Egypt shuts embassy in Yemen over 'bad' security

2015-02-23 15:13

Egypt has shut its embassy in Sanaa and recalled all its staff due to deteriorating security, a report says, joining a diplomatic exodus since Shiite militia seized the Yemeni capital.

Yemen oil revenues drop almost $1bn in 2014

2015-02-22 15:48

Yemen has suffered a drop of around $1bn in revenue from oil exports last year due to nosediving crude prices and the sabotage of pipelines.

Battle lines drawn for a civil war in Yemen

2015-02-18 21:02

Hundreds of Sunni tribesmen in the central Yemeni desert parade in pick-up trucks toting heavy machine guns and singing martial songs to raise morale.

UN demands ‘immediate withdrawal’ of Yemen rebels

2015-02-16 08:45

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that Shi’ite rebels immediately relinquish control of Yemen's government.

More embassies in Yemen close

2015-02-13 18:13

Germany and Italy have closed their embassies in Sana'a after Shi'ite Houthi fighters took control of the Yemeni capital.

Qaeda claims seizing Yemeni army base

2015-02-12 16:23

An al-Qaeda offshoot in Yemen has claimed to have seized a government army base in the southern part of the volatile country.

UK Embassy in Yemen closes, evacuates staff amid chaos

2015-02-11 09:47

The British Embassy in Yemen's capital has closed and evacuated its staff, authorities say, the latest diplomatic post to shut down in the Arab world's poorest country amid turmoil following Shi’ite rebels seizing power.

Blast hits republican palace in Yemen

2015-02-07 13:15

An improvised bomb has exploded outside the republican palace in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

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