Politics

Gunmen hold Yemeni official to try to derail new constitution

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 20:10

Yemen's Houthi militia seized a top official on Saturday and threatened unspecified further steps to derail a proposed new constitution in a wrangle for power that threatens to bring down the gover

Houthis given 24-hour ultimatum to release abducted Yemeni president's chief staff

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 18:24

The leaders of the southern Yemeni provinces on Saturday issued the Houthis a 24-hour ultimatum to free the president’s chief of staff, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, Al Arabiya News Channel reports.

Yemeni court adjourns trial of Iranian 'spy'

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 18:07

A Yemeni court on Sunday adjourned to Feb. 2 the trial of an Iranian national on charges of collaborating with Israel and spreading a new religion.

Yemen arrests two French citizens over suspected al-Qaeda links

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 17:44

SANAA, yemen — Yemeni authorities have arrested two French citizens suspected of being members of al-Qaeda, the country's national security chief said Saturday, without mentioning whether they were

Academic shot dead in southern Yemen

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 17:37

A Yemeni university professor was killed Sunday by unknown assailants outside his home in the southern province of Ad Dali, a local official has said.

Gunmen abduct Yemen president's chief of staff, Officials

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 14:15

Yemen— Gunmen abducted the chief of staff to Yemen's president early Saturday in the center of the capital, Sanaa, security officials said, starkly highlighting the unrest plaguing the Arab world's

Yemen bans motorcycle driving in Aden province

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 22:25

A security committee in Aden, South Yemen, has banned motorcycle driving in all districts of the province starting from Wednesday.

Yemen: Presidential committee in Ma’rib to resolve Houthi–tribal tensions

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 21:14

A Yemeni presidential committee began a visit to Ma’rib province on Tuesday to resolve the escalating tensions following Houthi threats to attack the country’s oil and gas hub, according to the pro

Yemeni terror suspects held at Gitmo released to live in nearby Oman

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 21:01

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that five Yemeni terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have been released.

New al Qaida claim in Paris attack offers no hard evidence of link

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 09:16

The top spokesman for the Yemen branch of al Qaida publicly took credit Wednesday for the bloody attack on a French satirical newspaper, confirming a statement that had been emailed to reporters la

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