Yemen


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.

Worst tour guide in the world

2014-01-27 08:45

Darrel Bristow-Bovey says tour guides are like the estate agents of travel – even when you like what they’re showing you, they’re still kind of creepy and annoying. Read about his narrow-escape in Yemen.

Gift of the Givers man accused of 'stealing' Korkie ransom

2014-01-26 18:56
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The al-Qaeda militants holding South African Pierre Korkie hostage in Yemen, have accused Gift of the Givers' office manager in that country of "stealing" money given by Pretoria for his release.

Korkie kidnappers make contact with Gift of the Givers

2014-01-22 16:57

The al-Qaeda militants who kidnapped Pierre Korkie in Yemen have made contact with The Gift of the Givers Foundation.

Update on SA man held hostage in Yemen

2014-01-21 15:02

Director of Gift of the Givers, Imtiaz Sooliman, gives the latest update on SA teacher, Pierre Korkie, who is being held hostage in Yemen. Watch.

Public fundraising drive for Korkie

2014-01-21 11:14

Supporters of Pierre Korkie, the teacher who is being held hostage in Yemen, have launched a campaign to raise the R32m ransom his al-Qaeda kidnappers are demanding.

Kidnapped SA man in Yemen is alive - NGO

2014-01-18 14:10

A South African man kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen is alive, disaster relief organisation The Gift of the Givers Foundation says.

Deputy minister going to Yemen for Korkie

2014-01-17 11:20
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International Relations Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim will travel to Yemen to consult with its government and other interested parties on the kidnapping of South African Pierre Korkie.

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The wife of a man being held by Al Qaeda in Yemen pleaded for his release as the kidnapper's deadline for his ransom approached.

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Yolande Korkie, a former hostage and wife of Pierre Korkie, hed a press conference in Johannesburg to appeal for the release of her husband, still held in Yemen. See pictures.

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Yemen drone strikes kills farmer

2014-01-15 20:17

A Yemeni farmer has been killed in a US drone strike in what witnesses said was an attack apparently intended for suspected Islamist militants in southeastern Yemen.

SA hostage back home

2014-01-14 15:47

A woman who was held hostage in Yemen and whose husband is still there, has arrived back in the country, the international relations and co-operation department says.

Talks to free SA hostage continue

2014-01-12 16:05

Negotiations with a group of kidnappers holding a South African teacher for ransom in Yemen are ongoing, Gift of the Givers founder Imtiaz Sooliman has said.

Kidnapped SA teacher freed in Yemen

2014-01-10 10:37

A South African teacher, who was kidnapped together with her husband in Yemen in May last year, has reportedly been freed.

 

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.

The worst tour guide in the world

2014-01-27 08:43

Darrel Bristow-Bovey has a narrow escape in Yemen.

SA hostage Korkie alive - Ebrahim

2014-01-23 14:33

The SA man held by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen is alive, Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim says.

Ebrahim's appeal to Korkie's kidnappers

2014-01-22 11:01

Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim has gone live on Yemeni television to make an appeal to the kidnappers of SA citizen Pierre Korkie to release him.

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Yolande Korkie, the woman held hostage with her husband in Yemen,stays spiritually strong despite being physically weak, director of Gift of the Givers Imtiaz Sooliman says.

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No more interviews for Korkie wife

2014-01-21 08:28

The wife of Pierre Korkie, who is being held by al-Qaeda in Yemen, will not be giving further media interviews.

No news on SA hostage - NGO

2014-01-17 22:34

There has been no update on the plight of South African hostage Pierre Korkie, says disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers Foundation.

D-Day for kidnapped SA man in Yemen

2014-01-17 10:33
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Friday marks the deadline for Pierre Korkie's family to hand over about R32.5m to his kidnappers in Yemen in exchange for his safe return.

Worst moment of my life - freed SA hostage

2014-01-16 18:55
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Yolande Korkie's release by al-Qaeda, who kidnapped her and husband Pierre in Yemen, was one of the worst moments of her life, she says.

Freed SA hostage begs for husband's freedom

2014-01-16 14:18

The wife of the man being held by al-Qaeda in Yemen has pleaded for his release as the kidnappers' deadline for his ransom approached.

Hostage talks centre on money - Sooliman

2014-01-15 07:05

Talks to free South African school teacher Pierre Korkie, being held hostage in Yemen, are mainly about the ransom money, the Gift of the Givers says.

Face-to-face talks to free SA hostage start

2014-01-13 13:21

Face-to-face negotiations with a group of kidnappers holding a South African teacher for ransom in Yemen are set to begin this week, Gift of the Givers founder Imtiaz Sooliman says.

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