Yemen

Suicide bombers kill at least seven in Yemen port - sources

DUBAI - Suicide attackers set off two car bombs in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Thursday, killing themselves and seven other people, sources in the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement and medical officials told Reuters.

UPDATE 1-Yemeni premier suggests he could resign as Houthis tighten grip

* Move on port, oil firm, tightening grip on state institutions

18 Dec 2014

Houthis consolidate control over Yemen state institutions - officials

SANAA - Yemen's Houthi movement sacked top managers of the country's second largest port and the main oil company on Wednesday, staff said, in the latest move by the Shi'ite Muslim group to consolidate its hold on state institutions.

World, 17 Dec 2014

Houthis consolidate control over Yemen state institutions-officials

SANAA, Dec 17 - Yemen's Houthi movement sacked top managers of the country's second largest port and the main oil company on Wednesday, staff said, in the latest move by the Shi'ite Muslim group to consolidate its hold on state institutions.

17 Dec 2014

Two car bombs explode in central Yemen killing 25

SANAA - At least 25 people died when two car bombs exploded in Radaa city in Yemen's central province of al-Bayda, local and medical sources said.

World, 16 Dec 2014

UPDATE 1-Houthis block Yemen army chief, accuse president of corruption

* Gunmen stop new chief of staff from entering his office (Recasts with army chief stopped from entering his office)

16 Dec 2014

Yemen presidential aide says Houthis plotting to bring down government

SANAA, Dec 16 - An aide to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said on Monday that the Shi'ite Houthi faction was plotting to bring down the government, after the group accused the president of sanctioning corruption and demanded to monitor state spending.

16 Dec 2014

Insight - Iranian support seen crucial for Yemen's Houthis

SANAA - Iran has supplied weapons, money and training to the Shi'ite Houthi militia that seized Yemen's capital in September, as Tehran steps up its regional power struggle with Saudi Arabia, Yemeni and Iranian officials say.

World, 15 Dec 2014

Insight - Iranian support seen crucial for Yemen's Houthis

SANAA - Iran has supplied weapons, money and training to the Shi'ite Houthi militia that seized Yemen's capital in September, as Tehran steps up its regional power struggle with Saudi Arabia, Yemeni and Iranian officials say.

15 Dec 2014

INSIGHT-Iranian support seen crucial for Yemen's Houthis

* Tehran in struggle with Saudi Arabia for regional influence

15 Dec 2014