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U.S. takes aim at Yemeni Islamic State for first time

DUBAI The United States said it launched its first attack on Islamic State's deadly Yemen branch on Monday with a series of nighttime airstrikes that residents said targeted two villages and killed several people.

U.S. strike on Islamic State camps in Yemen kills dozens: Pentagon

WASHINGTON U.S. forces killed dozens of Islamic State members in a strike on Monday on two training camps in Yemen, the Pentagon said.

World, 3:01am IST

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Guantanamo detainee's appeal

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of being the mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole in a Yemeni port to go on trial before an American war crimes military tribunal.

World, 16 Oct 2017

Southern Yemen leader sees independence referendum, parliament body

ADEN A rebel former governor of Aden who is leading a movement for southern Yemen's secession has said an independence referendum would be announced soon and a parliamentary body set up to administer the territory.

World, 14 Oct 2017

Yemen's ex-president Saleh stable after Russian medics operate

DUBAI Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has had a successful operation at a Sanaa hospital after a Russian medical team was flown in to perform it, government sources said on Saturday.

World, 14 Oct 2017

Southern Yemen leader sees independence referendum soon

ADEN, Oct 14 Yemen's former Aden governor, who has declared a council that seeks secession for southern Yemen, said late on Friday a referendum on independence would be announced soon.

14 Oct 2017

Pentagon identifying new areas to pressure Iran, reviewing plans

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Friday it was identifying new areas where it could work with allies to put pressure on Iran in support of President Donald Trump's new strategy, which promises a far more confrontational approach to Tehran.

World, Top News, 14 Oct 2017

Special Report - In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population

DJIBOUTI Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen.

11 Oct 2017

Yemen Islamist party members arrested, ratcheting up tensions

ADEN Security forces in the southern Yemeni city of Aden arrested 10 members of an Islamist partner in the internationally-recognised government, the Islah party said on Wednesday.

World, 11 Oct 2017

Special report: In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population

DJIBOUTI Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen.

World, Special Reports 11 Oct 2017