Forces kill suspected al-Qaida leader in Yemen home

Sep 27, 2016

Forces kill suspected al-Qaida leader in Yemen home

Yemeni forces killed a suspected local al-Qaida chief on Monday in a clash at his house in the southern province of Abyan, security officials said. A Yemeni soldier also died and another was wounded when troops stormed the residence of an alleged insurgent identified ...

Southwest Yemen clashes leave at least 40 killed

Sep 16, 2016

Southwest Yemen clashes leave at least 40 killed

Forty people were killed in fighting between Shiite Houthi rebels and pro-government forces around southwest Yemen’s main city of Taiz, military sources said Thursday. Col. Sadeq al-Hassani, spokesman for the loyalist forces, told AFP that 27 Houthis and 13 pro-government fighters were killed as ...

Yemen airstrikes, firefights claim at least 15

Sep 15, 2016

Yemen airstrikes, firefights claim at least 15

At least 12 rebels and three pro-government fighters were killed in fierce battles in southwestern Yemen on Wednesday, military sources said. Loyalist forces attacked rebel positions in Kirsh area in Lahj province, killing seven insurgents, said Gen. Fadhl Hasan, who is leading pro-government troops ...

Aug 29, 2016

IS-claimed bombing against Yemen recruits kills 60

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 60 people Monday at an army recruitment center in Aden, in the latest jihadi attack to hit the Yemeni city. Aden is the temporary base of Yemen’s internationally recognized government, which ...

Kerry outlines new Yemen peace push at meeting with Gulf nations

Aug 26, 2016

Kerry outlines new Yemen peace push at meeting with Gulf nations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday announced a fresh international peace initiative for Yemen aimed at forming a unity government to resolve its 17-month-old conflict. “This war needs to end and it needs to end as quickly as possible,” Kerry said after ...

Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

Aug 11, 2016

Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

While grain silos in many Western countries may overflow this winter, tens of millions of people risk going without food as hunger is being used more than ever as a weapon of war. More than 50 million people living in 17 conflict-ridden countries are ...

Yemen Islamists blow up famed 16-century mosque in Taiz

Aug 1, 2016

Yemen Islamists blow up famed 16-century mosque in Taiz

Sunni Islamist radicals in Yemen have blown up a 16th century mosque housing the shrine of a revered Sufi scholar in the city of Taiz, a local official said Sunday. Gunmen led by a Salafist local chief known as Abu al-Abbas blew up the ...