Special Reports

Houthi rebels in Yemen eye oil-rich province, sparking fears of all-out civil war

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:44

SANAA, Yemen — The Shiite insurgents who have toppled Yemen’s government are threatening to take over a key oil-producing province to the east of the capital, triggering fears that the country coul

UN to urge Houthis to step aside in Yemen Read more: UN to urge Houthis to step aside in Yemen

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 20:39

The UN Security Council is due to adopt a resolution Sunday urging the Shiite militiamen behind a power grab in Yemen to step down, release government officials and negotiate, diplomats said.

Yemen's last Jews eye exodus after Islamist militia takeover

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 20:28

SANAA: A few worried families are all that remain of Yemen's ancient Jewish community, and they too may soon flee after a Shi'ite Muslim militia seized power in the strife-torn country this month.

The Hidden Issue Behind Marines Ditching Weapons In Yemen

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 03:14

All the furor about Marines allegedly surrendering weapons to Yemeni rebels misses the obvious question: Why were Marines and diplomats in such a rush?

Why UN Chief Says Yemen 'Is Collapsing Before Our Eyes'

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 03:12

For the first time since Farea al-Muslimi can remember, there was absolutely no traffic today on the road to Sanaa, Yemen’s capital.

Chaos In Yemen Cause For Concern Across Region

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:31

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia arming loyal tribesmen across i

US pullout from Yemen eases pressure on Al Qaeda, lawmakers warn

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:22

The evacuation of American diplomats, soldiers and even CIA operatives from Yemen is stirring deep concerns that the U.S.

Special forces stay in Yemen , U.S. Defense official

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 22:33

WASHINGTON  - United States Special Forces personnel will continue to operate in Yemen conducting training missions with Yemeni forces, as well as retaining the ability to conduct counter-terrorism

U.S. embassy staff in Yemen destroy weapons, computers and documents: staff

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 22:22

U.S. embassy staff in Yemen destroyed weapons, computers and documents before closing and evacuating diplomats on Wednesday, local members of staff told Reuters.

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