Yemen

Yemen's Houthis seize national dialogue HQ, president insists group must leave Sanaa

SANAA, March 5 - Yemen's dominant Shi'ite Muslim Houthi militia seized the offices of a political conciliation body late on Wednesday, hours after the president refused U.N.-brokered talks with their powerful movement unless they withdrew from Sanaa.

Kidnapped Iranian diplomat held in Yemen since 2013 freed - Iran state media

DUBAI - An Iranian diplomat held hostage in Yemen since 2013 returned home on Thursday following an intelligence operation to free him, Iranian state media reported, days after a kidnapped Saudi Arabian diplomat was freed in Yemen.

World, 05 Mar 2015

Five dead in Qaeda suicide attack on Houthis in central Yemen

SANAA - Five people were killed in an al Qaeda suicide attack on a Houthi outpost in central Yemen on Tuesday, the Defence Ministry said, highlighting the volatility of a country torn by militant and sectarian violence.

World, 04 Mar 2015

Vietnamese man charged with helping Yemeni militants extradited to U.S.

NEW YORK - A Vietnamese man charged with helping militants in Yemen affiliated with al Qaeda has been extradited to the United States from the United Kingdom, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.

World, 04 Mar 2015

U.S. envoy to Yemen to work from Jeddah after embassy's closure

MONTREUX, Switzerland - The U.S. ambassador to Yemen will track Yemeni events from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia following last month's closure of the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday.

World, 03 Mar 2015

US ambassador meets Yemen's Hadi in Aden

SANAA, March 2 - The U.S. ambassador to Yemen visited President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Aden on Sunday, their first public meeting since Washington closed its embassy in Sanaa last month after Houthis took full control there.

02 Mar 2015

Saudi consul released after three years as hostage in Yemen

RIYADH - A Saudi Arabian diplomat returned to Riyadh on Monday after being released by kidnappers in Yemen where he spent three years as a hostage, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by state media.

World, 02 Mar 2015

Drone attack in Yemen kills suspected al Qaeda militants - sources

ADEN - A drone attack killed two suspected al Qaeda militants in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa on Monday, local residents told Reuters, the latest in a series of strikes in the country gripped by political turmoil.

World, 02 Mar 2015

Yemen signs aviation deal with Iran -state news agency

SANAA, Feb 28 - Yemen and Iran signed a civil aviation deal on Saturday, Yemeni state news agency SABA reported, a move that may reflect Tehran's support for the Shi'ite Muslim militia that now controls Sanaa.

28 Feb 2015

US drone attack in Yemen kills 4 suspected al Qaeda militants - security sources

SANAA - A U.S. drone attack in Yemen killed four suspected al Qaeda militants on Saturday in the southern province of Shabwa, local Yemeni security officials told Reuters.

World, 28 Feb 2015