Yemen

Top al Qaeda commander killed in Yemen drone strikes - residents

ADEN A suspected U.S. drone strike overnight killed a top Islamist militant commander in southern Yemen who had run al Qaeda's combat operations and had a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, residents said.

Leader of Islamic State in Yemen killed in drone strike - residents, officials

CAIRO The leader of Islamic State in Yemen was killed in a drone strike early on Thursday, residents and officials said.

World, 04 Feb 2016

Suicide attack targets home of security chief in Yemen's Lahej - residents

ADEN A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the home of the security chief of the Yemeni province of Lahej on Wednesday night, killing himself and wounding seven people, residents and a security official said.

World, 04 Feb 2016

Saudi Arabia says 375 civilians killed on its border in Yemen war

RIYADH Mortars and rockets fired at Saudi Arabian towns and villages have killed 375 civilians, including 63 children, since the start of the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen in late March, Riyadh said on Monday.

World, 02 Feb 2016

Al Qaeda militants seize southern Yemeni town - residents

ADEN Dozens of al Qaeda militants reclaimed the town of Azzan in Yemen's Shabwa province on Monday, residents said, exploiting a security vacuum in the country's south as a civil war rages.

World, 01 Feb 2016

Saudi-led coalition says will work to reduce Yemen civilian deaths

DUBAI A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen regrets civilian deaths, which it says are unintentional, and is improving its targeting mechanisms with Western help, the alliance said on Sunday.

World, 01 Feb 2016

Yemen's Houthis detain journalist, activists in Sanaa

CAIRO Gunmen from Yemen's Houthi movement detained a local journalist and five activists after a raid on an apartment in the capital Sanaa on Saturday, activists said, the latest detention of a reporter in the war-ravaged country.

World, 30 Jan 2016

Yemen's Houthis detain journalist, activists in Sanaa

CAIRO, Jan 30 Gunmen from Yemen's Houthi movement detained a local journalist and five activists after a raid on an apartment in the capital Sanaa on Saturday, activists said, the latest detention of a reporter in the war-ravaged country.

30 Jan 2016

Islamic State suicide bomber kills two at checkpoint in Yemen's Aden

ADEN Two people were killed and five wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on a police checkpoint in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Friday, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks by Islamic State militants.

World, 30 Jan 2016

Islamic State claims Aden suicide car bombing that kills six

ADEN Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing outside Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's residence in the southern city of Aden on Thursday that killed at least six people.

World, 28 Jan 2016