Yemen protester killed in demonstration

2013-03-18 15:02

Police have shot dead a protester in the historic south-eastern Yemeni city of Tarim during a demonstration against a national dialogue that opened in the capital, an activist says.

12 killed in Yemen

2012-09-23 12:33

Twelve fighters have been killed in clashes between Shi'ite tribesmen and ultraconservative Sunnis in Yemen.

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.

13 al-Qaeda-linked militants killed

2012-04-22 08:38

Yemeni air force strikes have killed 13 suspected al Qaeda-linked militants in the south.

2011: Conflict uproots 3.5 million people

2012-04-19 18:05

Conflicts including the uprisings in the Arab world last year forced 3.5 million people to flee within their country, international monitors 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.

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.

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.

Air raids on Qaeda bases in Yemen kill 15

2012-01-31 11:48

Overnight air raids have struck an al-Qaeda meeting and control post in southern Yemen, killing around 15 people including a long-hunted regional militant leader, tribal chiefs say.

750 000 Yemeni children malnourished

2012-01-24 19:27

Unicef says 750 000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 suffer from malnutrition.

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.

Yemen names new premier

2011-11-27 22:34

Yemen's vice president has named opposition leader Mohammed Basindwa as the country's new interim prime minister, under a deal aimed at ending months of protests.

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.

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.

Detained Yemeni journalist freed

2011-10-11 13:00

A Yemeni journalist detained last week by dissident General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar says that he has has been freed.

Shelling, gunfire rocks Yemen capital

2011-09-29 12:25

Heavy clashes have rocked northern neighbourhoods of Yemen's capital Sanaa, breaking a truce aimed at ending unrest in that country.

US caught off guard by Saleh's return

2011-09-23 22:29

The US has apparently been blindsided by the sudden return home of Yemen's wounded leader after three months abroad for medical care.

Yemen fighting raises civil war spectre

2011-09-22 20:01

Deadly clashes have spread across Yemen's capital as tribesmen joined battles between rival military units, raising fears of a descent into civil war.

Yemen - stop killing or risk civil war

2011-09-19 21:22

Amnesty International says the authorities in Yemen must stop killing anti-regime protesters immediately or risk civil war.

Activist: Yemen on a knife edge

2011-09-19 13:30

Pro-government snipers in Yemen's capital have killed three people in a crowd of protesters, a day after 26 demonstrators were shot dead in a march.


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.

42 die in Yemen bombing

2012-08-05 09:14

A suicide bombing in a south Yemen town recently recaptured by the army from al-Qaeda forces has killed 42 people and wounded 37.

Qaeda frees 73 Yemen soldiers

2012-04-29 16:20

Al-Qaeda has freed dozens of soldiers captured in battles in southern Yemen, while three suspected militants were killed in an air strike.

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.

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 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.

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.

Shoot-out outside Yemen polling station

2012-02-18 13:03

Southern militants opposed to Yemen's single candidate presidential election have exchanged fire with police outside a polling station, leaving three civilians wounded, residents say.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 allows peaceful protest in Sana'a

2011-10-27 17:41

Yemeni security forces in Sana'a have allowed a massive anti-regime rally to cross the capital without intervening, for the first time since January.

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.

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 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.

Yemen soldiers blur protest lines

2011-09-28 18:13

The line between protesters and mutinying soldiers backing them is becoming increasingly blurred in Yemen's eight-month revolt against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 33-year rule.

Saleh returns to Yemen amid gunfire

2011-09-23 08:16

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to Yemen after three months in Saudi Arabia recovering from an assassination attempt and was greeted by the sound of gunfire across the capital.

Yemen protesters seize military base

2011-09-20 08:49

Thousands of protesters backed by military defectors have seized a base of the elite Republican Guards, weakening the control of Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

20 more killed as Yemen protests rage

2011-09-19 16:50

Yemeni security forces have killed 20 people, including three dissident soldiers and two children, medics say as protesters thronged the streets of Sana'a.

Huge march in Yemen - 10 killed

2011-09-18 20:23

At least 10 protesters have been killed in the Yemeni capital Sana'a, a Reuters witness said, when gunfire erupted at one of the biggest demonstrations against President Ali Abdullah Saleh in recent months.

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