Politics

Yemen’s Houthis and Al-Islah party agree peace deal: source

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 01:34

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s Islamist Al-Islah party and the Shi’ite Houthi movement reached an unprecedented deal on Friday to end hostilities, a political source told Asharq Al-Aw

Tensions soar at southern Yemen protest camp

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 01:21

Since mid-October, a protest encampment has been spreading out across the dirt and asphalt of Al-Orod Square in the southern Yemeni port town of Aden.

Bomb targets army patrol in Yemen's Hadhramaut

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 01:11

An explosive charge exploded as the patrol was passing in Qatn district, a local resident told The Anadolu Agency.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast.

Official: American Among Hostages Targeted in Yemen Al Qaeda Raid

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:54

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni official said Wednesday that it did not liberate five othe

Qaeda militants 'moved US hostage ahead of Yemen raid'

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:45

Aden (AFP) - Al-Qaeda militants holding an American journalist in Yemen moved him and two other foreign hostages just days before a raid to free him, a Yemeni defence ministry website said.

Al-Qaeda claims 'bomb attack' on US embassy in Yemen: SITE

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:42

SANAA: Al-Qaeda has claimed it detonated two bombs outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, killing several guards, a US-based monitoring group said Saturday.

Iran, Saudi Arabia find common ground in Yemen

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:38

he general consensus among Western observers is that Iran is at best a minor foreign participant in the internal Yemeni struggle for power.

Houthi presence in Sana’a affecting Yemen’s territorial security: Transport Minister

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:34

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Houthi movement’s control of the capital Sana’a has significantly deteriorated Yemen’s ability to secure its borders, Yemeni Transport Minister Badr Mubarak Ba-

Details Emerge On American Commando Raid In Yemen

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:30

This week in Yemen, American commandos flew through the night, hiked in the dark and arrived at a remote mountain cave full of al-Qaida militants.

Yemen's Shiite, Sunni rivals hold rare meeting

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 00:26

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's main Sunni Islamist party says its top leaders have met with the powerful Shiite rebels who have been battling it for months and control the capital, in a rare meeting t

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