Yemen


Thousands of civilians flee north Yemen battle

2014-07-08 20:42

Thousands of families have fled the northern city of Amran in three days to escape an intensified battle between the army and Shi'ite rebels.

Ethiopia calls for opposition chief's trial

2014-07-03 16:59

Ethiopia says it wants to extradite the leader of an outlawed opposition group arrested in Yemen to face terrorism charges.

Obama's tough options on Iraq

2014-06-19 14:29

Barack Obama is mulling a sheaf of rather problematic options as he faces demands in Washington and Iraq to check the brazen advance of Sunni extremist militants.

Drone strikes kill 3 suspected militants in Yemen

2014-06-14 13:01

A drone strike killed three suspected al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, a local official and a tribal source has said.

NGO: Pierre Korkie spotted again

2014-06-10 14:45

Kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie has been spotted for a third time in Yemen, the Gift of the Givers Foundation says.

14 people killed in Yemen checkpoint attack

2014-06-05 12:16

Fourteen people have been killed after suspected al-Qaeda militants opened fire at a military checkpoint in Yemen's southern Shabwa province, the interior ministry says.

Yemen kill Qaeda suspects accused of biker shootings

2014-05-28 18:02

Yemeni police have killed two al-Qaeda suspects allegedly involved in a series of hit-and-run attacks against security personnel in the capital.

Korkie still alive - foundation

2014-05-22 16:30

Sources in Yemen have confirmed that kidnapped Pierre Korkie is still alive, the Gift of the Givers Foundation says.

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.

Nearly a year since Korkie's abduction

2014-05-17 13:32

It has been almost one year since Pierre Korkie was kidnapped in Yemen, a family spokesperson says.

Yemen army seizes major Qaeda bastion in south

2014-05-08 15:30

Yemen’s army has seized control of major al-Qaeda stronghold Azzan in the southern Shabwa province as an offensive against militants entered its tenth day, the defence ministry says.

Gunmen kill Yemen security forces commander

2014-05-05 14:22

Two gunmen on a motorbike shot dead a commander of Yemen's security forces in Sanaa, a military official said, adding the attack bore the hallmarks of al-Qaeda.

Yemen Drone kills 9 suspected al-Qaeda fighters

2014-04-19 22:35

A US drone strike in southern Yemen has killed nine suspected al-Qaeda militants and three civilians, authorities say.

New Zealander killed in Yemen drone strike

2014-04-16 12:25

A New Zealander with terrorism links was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen last year, PM John Key says, with Canberra confirming that an Australian was also killed in the attack.

Yemen Qaeda attacks - 20 dead

2014-04-02 22:31

Al-Qaeda has attacked a Yemeni army headquarters in a heavily patrolled district of Aden sparking a gun battle that killed 20 people.

'Qaeda attack' kills 20 Yemen soldiers

2014-03-24 13:35

Gunmen in Yemen have killed 20 soldiers at a checkpoint in Hadramawt province, in the latest wave of attacks blamed on al-Qaeda, a report says.

Al-Qaeda still wants ransom for Korkie

2014-03-18 13:56

Al-Qaeda militants still want ransom money for the return of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie, the Gift of the Givers Foundation 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.

UN authorises sanctions against Yemen spoilers

2014-02-26 19:39

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution authorising sanctions against individuals and organisations threatening peace, security or stability in Yemen.

Progress made on kidnapped Korkie - NGO

2014-02-17 14:58

Some progress has been made towards securing the release of a South African man kidnapped in Yemen, the Gift of the Givers foundation says.

No news on Korkie

2014-02-13 17:10

There is still no word from the Yemeni kidnappers of Pierre Korkie, says the Gift of the Givers.

Korkie mystery negotiator may be bogus

2014-02-09 17:15

Claims by an unknown mediator that al-Qaeda militants who kidnapped Pierre Korkie will not execute him despite their ransom deadline being missed, could be bogus.

Yolande makes final appeal for husband's release

2014-02-06 19:35

Yolande Korkie, the wife of a South African man being held hostage by al-Qaeda in Yemen, has made a final video appeal in the hopes of securing her husband's release.

Silence ahead of Korkie ransom deadline

2014-02-04 13:05

Communication has been lost with the kidnappers of Pierre Korkie four days before al-Qaeda's ransom payment deadline, the Gift of the Givers says.

Yemeni tribes battle Shi’ite rebels, 39 dead

2014-01-30 12:35

Pro-government tribes have battled Shi’ite rebels north of the Yemeni capital taking the death toll from three days of heavy clashes to 38, tribal and medical sources say.

 

Militants attack Yemen-Saudi border post

2014-07-05 11:35

Officials say militants have targeted a border post between Yemen and Saudi Arabia in an attack that left two soldiers and three of the gunmen dead.

Islamists attack airport as bomber hits army base

2014-06-26 23:20

Six suspected al-Qaeda fighters, six soldiers and a civilian woman were killed in a series of militant attacks in the eastern Yemeni city of Seiyun, local officials say.

4 Yemen soldiers killed by al-Qaeda

2014-06-14 14:32

Four Yemeni soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing by a suspected al-Qaeda militant in the south of the country.

Close Guantanamo Bay

2014-06-11 06:30

"Tear down this prison," should be the "tear down this wall" of the 2000s, says Simon Williamson.

African migrants, crew drown in boat tragedy

2014-06-06 17:19

Sixty migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia along with two Yemeni crew members have drowned in the worst such tragedy off the coast of Yemen this year.

Half of Yemenis threatened by food crisis

2014-05-30 22:20

Nearly half of Yemen's population is going hungry, the UN's food agency has warned.

Please pray for Korkie - family

2014-05-26 19:28

The family of kidnapped Pierre Korkie has asked South Africans to pray for him.

Korkie's wife appeals for his release

2014-05-21 15:54

The wife of kidnapped Pierre Korkie has released a video appealing to al-Qaeda for her husband's release.

7 al-Qaeda members killed in Yemen clashes

2014-05-17 21:30

Yemeni forces have killed seven al-Qaeda militants in separate clashes while a soldier has died in a firefight as the army pressed an offensive against jihadists, officials say.

Yemen forces kill Qaeda 'kidnap leader'

2014-05-09 13:45

Yemeni security forces have killed an al-Qaeda commander suspected of masterminding a wave of kidnap attempts targeting Western diplomats, a spokesperson says.

Foreign Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen

2014-05-07 14:51

An Algerian, a Pakistani and a Saudi are among al-Qaeda suspects killed in an offensive against extremists in southern Yemen, the army says.

Nigerian pleads guilty of aiding Qaeda in US

2014-04-30 07:00

A Nigerian citizen has pleaded guilty on to US charges of providing material support to an al-Qaeda affiliate, and participating in its media and recruitment campaigns.

15 al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen drone attack

2014-04-19 14:00

A drone strike has killed 15 al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group.

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.

Militants attack army HQ in south Yemen

2014-04-02 13:05

A suicide bomber has tried to storm the main gate of the Yemeni army's southern command headquarters in the port city of Aden, a security source says.

Family fears for Korkie's health

2014-03-21 07:49

The family of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie are very concerned about his health as they had not received any new information since January, a family spokesperson says.

3 al-Qaeda fighters killed in botched car bombing

2014-03-16 21:04

Three suspected al-Qaeda members have been killed after a car bomb they were preparing exploded in Yemen's south, tribal and security sources say.

Family worried about kidnapped Korkie

2014-03-09 15:01

Yolande Korkie, the wife of a South African man being held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Yemen, has made another appeal to the captors to release her husband.

Latest Korkie deadline set to expire

2014-02-19 13:32

The 48-hour mark for progress in securing the release of South African Pierre Korkie in Yemen is about to expire, with no new developments, the Gift of the Givers foundation says.

AFP: Korkie mediator a credible source

2014-02-09 19:02

International news agency Agence France-Presse has stood by the credibility of a mediator who it reported had contact with al-Qaeda militants that kidnapped Pierre Korkie.

Mediator: Kidnappers will not execute Korkie

2014-02-08 16:49

Al-Qaeda militants who kidnapped a South African teacher in Yemen last year will not execute him despite their deadline for receiving R32.5m in ransom expiring, a mediator has said.

Shi'ite rebels agree to ceasefire in Yemen

2014-02-04 14:04

Shi'ite Muslim rebels and Sunni tribesmen have agreed to a local ceasefire in northern Yemen after clashes between the rivals killed about 60 people there last week, tribal sources say.

Qaeda kills 15 Yemen soldiers

2014-01-31 17:03

Suspected al-Qaeda militants killed 15 soldiers when they attacked a military checkpoint in the city of Shibam in southeastern Yemen.

Korkie's negotiator flees to Dubai

2014-01-29 18:20

A Gift of the Givers Foundation's negotiator and his family have fled Yemen after negotiations soured with al-Qaeda militants keeping an SA man hostage.

 
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