More Yemen Articles

  • UN Yemen envoy says rebel group agrees to talks

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Yemen says the country's president and Shiite rebels have agreed to discuss the group's disarming. Jamal Benomar told reporters Thursday that the Hawthis agreed to a new initiative by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to promote dialogue related to the...

  • Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the group's leaders. Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's remarks aired on state TV came as a high ranking security...

  • Gunmen kill 4 senior security officials in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say gunmen have killed four senior security officers in the past 24 hours in a string of attacks. The assassinations come as the Yemeni government pursues what officials say is a major campaign — reportedly backed by U.S. drone strike — in southern...

  • Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were...

  • Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure. The Supreme Security Committee, which includes...

  • Drone in Yemen kills at least 9 al-Qaida members

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authorities said, as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against what it considers the terror network's most dangerous local group. A Yemeni...

  • State Department: Hard to discern al Qaeda strength from 'one video'

    A State Department spokeswoman declined to make “generalizations” about al Qaeda's strength based on a new video that surfaced Tuesday showing what appears to be the largest and most dangerous gathering of the terror group in years. Shot in Yemen, the video shows Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the No....

  • New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said...

  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Obama administration over drone strikes

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials over the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, one of them an al Qaeda cleric. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer says the case raises serious constitutional questions and is not easy to...

  • 5 soldiers killed in attack on army post in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials in Yemen say four soldiers and an army officer have been killed in an attack on a military post in northern Yemen. Gunmen launched the attack Friday with bombs, rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns in the el Wadi district near the oil fields in...



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