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  • Critics say Yemen is not a good model for anti-Islamic State plans

    The continuing strength of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the country has already stalled plans to rehabilitate terrorists held by the U.S. there.

  • Yemen troops clash with Shiite rebels in capital

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni troops on Saturday clashed with Shiite rebels who have been demonstrating in the capital for weeks demanding the resignation of the government, throwing a deal to end the standoff into question and raising fears of a wider conflict. The clashes broke out in a...

  • Yemen clashes between rebels, tribesmen kill 40

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Clashes in Yemen between Shiite rebels and Islamist tribesmen killed 40 people over two days in the country's north, local security officials and tribal leaders said Saturday. The combat took place in al-Jawf province, where Hawthi rebels fought tribesmen who are backed by...

  • Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni presidential envoy traveled Monday to the northern stronghold of powerful Shiite rebels for a last-minute effort to end a standoff with the government, an official and a rebel representative said. The last-minute talks come after the Hawthi rebel leader, Abdel-Malek...

  • Yemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said. The officials said the fighting started in the early hours when a suicide car bomber attacked a military camp in the city...

  • Mass demonstrations in Yemen against Shiite rebels

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rallied on Friday in the capital and across the country against an armed Shiite rebel group which has been holding its own sit-in demanding a new government and the reinstatement of fuel subsidies. Protesters supporting President Abed Rabbo...

  • Yemen's president warns rebels over show of force

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Wednesday warned armed Shiite rebels leading mass protests in the country's capital that the United States and other world powers oppose the "rebellion" and the show of force by the group. The official SABA news agency quoted President Abed Rabbo Mansour...

  • US transfers 2 Yemenis held in Bagram prison

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two prisoners held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan were handed over to Yemen on Tuesday, Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the two Yemeni prisoners were transferred to Yemen from Bagram prison, north of Kabul. They didn't elaborate and spoke on...

  • Yemen Shiite rebels harden their protest demands

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebel group has presented the government with new demands in order to stop their protests, hardening their positions and prolonging the standoff that has brought protest tents to the capital. A member of a Yemeni presidential delegation said the group, which...

  • Yemen's Shiite-rebel group escalate standoff

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Yemen's powerful Shiite rebel group escalated their standoff with the government on Friday, setting up tents near three ministries to press for the replacement of a prime minister they depict as "manipulated" by their rival Islamist group, the...

  • Yemen on alert over rebel supporters' protests

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tanks and armored vehicles deployed in Yemen's capital Tuesday in the face of protests by tens of thousands of supporters of Shiite rebels who are demanding the government step down. Protesters were responding to a call by Abdel-Malek al-Hawthi, the top leader of the heavily...

  • Thousands rally in Yemen over ended fuel subsidies

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands have rallied in Yemen's capital, answering a Shiite rebel call for protests over the government ending fuel subsidies. Abdel al-Malek al-Hawthi, a top leader of Yemen's Hawthi tribe, had urged people to rise up against what he described as the country's "corrupt"...



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