U.S. releases five Guantanamo detainees to Georgia, Slovakia


WASHINGTON - The United States has released five detainees from its detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including the first Yemeni detainee to be resettled since 2010, officials said on Thursday.

Half Yemen's children malnourished as hunger worsens strife

LONDON, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half the children in Yemen are suffering from malnutrition, the agriculture minister has said, as insurgencies, water scarcity and climate change exacerbate sectarian strife in the Arabian Peninsula's poorest state.

20 Nov 2014

Yemen Shi'ites capture key district from al Qaeda, 35 people dead

SANAA - Yemeni Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters backed by government forces drove the local wing of al Qaeda from one of its last strongholds in central Yemen on Friday in intense fighting that killed at least 35 people, tribal sources said.

World, 14 Nov 2014

At least 33 dead in Yemeni clashes, U.S. drone kills 7

SANAA - At least 33 people have been killed in central Yemen in fighting in the past two days between Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters trying to expand their control and Sunni tribes allied with al Qaeda, residents said on Wednesday.

World, 12 Nov 2014

Drone kills seven suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen - military sources

DUBAI - At least seven suspected al Qaeda militants were killed on Wednesday in a U.S. drone strike on a vehicle they were driving in southern Yemen, military sources said.

World, 12 Nov 2014

Houthi advance raises alert for Saudi border guards

JIZAN Saudi Arabia - Gains by the Shi'ite Houthi rebel movement in Yemen are ringing alarm bells in Saudi Arabia, concerned for what it means for its vulnerable southern border, already the conduit for a constant flow of illicit activity.

World, 11 Nov 2014

Houthi expansion puts Yemen on edge of civil war

SANAA/DUBAI - An advance into Yemen's Sunni Muslim heartland by Shi'ite Houthi fighters has galvanised support for al Qaeda among some Sunnis, deepening the religious hue of the country's many conflicts, with potential consequences well beyond its borders.

World, 09 Nov 2014

INSIGHT-Houthi expansion puts Yemen on edge of civil war

* Shi'ite Houthis advance beyond Sanaa after taking capital

09 Nov 2014

Yemen's Houthis reject new power-sharing government

SANAA - Yemen's Houthi movement, which seized the capital Sanaa in September, on Saturday rejected a new power-sharing government that President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi announced on Friday, thwarting his efforts to end the country's political crisis.

World, 09 Nov 2014

Yemen's President Hadi forced from leadership of party

SANAA - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was ousted as leader of his own political party, the group said on Saturday, weakening his authority at a time of turmoil in the impoverished Arab nation.

World, 08 Nov 2014