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  • 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"...

  • Yemen: Airstrike kills 3 al-Qaida suspects

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike on a house in central Yemen killed three suspected al-Qaida militants, Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the aircraft struck the house in the Obeida Valley in Marib province, where al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has a strong presence....

  • Al-Qaida militants kill 15 Yemeni soldiers

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida militants killed 15 soldiers in southern Yemen after seizing them from a public bus on Friday, military officials and witnesses said, in apparent retaliation to an army offensive against the group. The officials said the soldiers had been heading to Sanaa, the...

  • Yemen army says 18 al-Qaida militants killed

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Defense Ministry says that the army has repulsed an assault by al-Qaida militants near a southern city, killing 18 of them and losing two soldiers. The statement said the militants attacked an army battalion as it was making its way to the Sayoun, in the southern...

  • Yemen ends fuel subsidies, nearly doubling prices

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fuel prices in Yemen nearly doubled Wednesday as the government ended a fuel subsidy program costing billions of dollars, sparking scattered demonstrations that saw one person killed as authorities quickly dispersed protesters, security officials said. According to new...

  • Suspected al-Qaida attack kills 2 troops in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A car bomb targeting army posts in southern Yemen killed two soldiers Sunday, officials said, an attack authorities blamed on the country's local al-Qaida branch. Military officials said forces also foiled two other attacks by suspected al-Qaida militants, killing at least...



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