Countries backing shaky Yemen transition warn Houthis against violence


SANAA - Countries trying to save Yemen from falling apart at the hands of Islamist militants and separatist movements warned Shi'ite Muslim Houthis on Tuesday to stop trying to gain territory by force and engage in a political transition process.

Tens of thousands of Yemeni Houthis protest against fuel reform, government

SANAA, Aug 18 - Tens of thousands of Yemenis converged on the capital Sanaa on Monday in a demonstration organised by the Shi'ite Houthi movement, demanding the government rescind a decision to curb fuel subsidies and calling on the administration to resign.

18 Aug 2014

Two soldiers, four militants killed in eastern Yemen - official

ADEN - Two Yemeni soldiers and four suspected militants were killed when soldiers raided a house used by insurgents in the restive eastern province of Hadramout, a local security official said on Sunday.

World, 17 Aug 2014

Plot to kill former Yemeni president with bomb in tunnel under compound foiled -aide

SANAA - An aide to Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Thursday his security team had uncovered a plot to kill him with explosives planted in a tunnel running to a mosque inside his residential compound in Sanaa.

World, 14 Aug 2014

Fighting kills at least 15 in Yemen's northeast - tribal sources

SANAA - Fighting between Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels and Sunnis loyal to the Islamist Islah party has killed at least 15 people in Yemen's al-Jouf province, tribal sources said on Wednesday.

World, 13 Aug 2014

Yemeni president vows relentless fight against militants

ADEN - The Yemeni president vowed on Monday a relentless fight against al Qaeda insurgents who killed 14 soldiers last week, as the army dispatched troops and warplanes to try and track down the militants.

World, 12 Aug 2014

Yemen militants shoot 14 soldiers, drone kills three al Qaeda suspects

ADEN - An al Qaeda-affiliated group in Yemen said it killed 14 soldiers in an eastern province as revenge for an army offensive against its members, while a U.S. drone attack killed three suspected militants in central Yemen on Saturday, an official said.

World, 09 Aug 2014

Yemen resumes pumping oil through main export pipeline -govt source

SANAA, Aug 8 - Yemen has resumed pumping crude through its main export pipeline after repair works were completed, government and oil sources said on Friday, more than a week after armed men blew it up, halting flows and disrupting an important source of revenue.

08 Aug 2014

Yemeni troops kill 9 suspected al Qaeda militants -agency

ADEN, Aug 6 - Yemeni security forces killed at least nine suspected al Qaeda militants on Wednesday when they tried to ambush troops heading to eastern Yemen to bolster state authority there, state media reported.

06 Aug 2014

Suspected al Qaeda militants kill nine Yemeni soldiers - local officials

ADEN - Militants have killed at least nine soldiers in attacks in south and eastern Yemen over the past three days, local officials said on Monday, just as the government sent more troops to the east to confront a growing al Qaeda threat.

World, 04 Aug 2014