Feb 12, 2015

Yemen rebels seize U.S. vehicles as Western embassies close

The United States, Britain and France rushed to close their embassies over security fears in Yemen on Wednesday, with U.S. staff destroying top-secret documents and abandoning vehicles at the airport on the way out, which were quickly seized by trailing groups of rebels. At ...

Shiite militia disperses Yemen protest over 'coup'

Feb 12, 2015

Shiite militia disperses Yemen protest over 'coup'

Shiite militiamen fired warning shots and used batons and knives Wednesday to disperse a demonstration in Yemen’s capital against their power grab, leaving four protesters injured, organizers and witnesses said. “No to Huthi, and no to the coup,” hundreds of protesters who had gathered ...

Officials: U.S. closing embassy in Yemen amid continued unrest

Feb 11, 2015

Officials: U.S. closing embassy in Yemen amid continued unrest

The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid political deadlock and deteriorating security conditions after the takeover of the country by Shiite rebels, two U.S. officials said. The officials said that diplomats were being evacuated from the country on Tuesday and that ...

After takeover, Yemen's Shiite rebels are criticized over 'coup'

Feb 8, 2015

After takeover, Yemen's Shiite rebels are criticized over 'coup'

A day after taking power, Shiite rebels in Yemen found themselves increasingly under pressure Saturday as thousands protested against their rule and a group of nearby countries denounced their “coup.” The leader of the Houthi rebels, Abdel-Malak al-Houthi, gave an impassioned speech defending dissolving ...

Tribes slam Shiite militia's plans for Yemen as 'coup'

Feb 7, 2015

Tribes slam Shiite militia's plans for Yemen as 'coup'

Yemen’s Shiite Houthi militia dissolved parliament Friday and created a “presidential council” to fill a power vacuum, drawing a rebuke from Washington and protests at home against what demonstrators called a “coup.” The militia, which controls the capital Sanaa, said it would set up ...

Feb 6, 2015

Al-Qaida in Yemen says senior cleric killed in drone strike

Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen announced on Thursday that one of its top clerics was killed in a U.S. drone strike last month in the country’s south. The announcement came amid lingering uncertainty about the impact of Yemen’s current political deadlock on the U.S. counterterrorism ...

Mass protests occur after Yemen leader quits

Jan 25, 2015

Mass protests occur after Yemen leader quits

Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Saturday in the biggest demonstrations yet against the Houthi group that dominates the country, two days after President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s resignation left the country in political limbo. Houthi gunmen shot and wounded four people ...

Jan 24, 2015

Some counterterrorism efforts in Yemen frozen

The United States has halted some counterterrorism operations against al-Qaida militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said Friday. The collapse of the U.S.-backed government of Yemen on Thursday has left America’s counterterrorism campaign “paralyzed,” two ...

Yemen president resigns under pressure from rebels

Jan 23, 2015

Yemen president resigns under pressure from rebels

Yemen’s president resigned Thursday, saying he had reached a “deadlock” in talks with Shiite rebels who rule the capital and had confined him to his home. His resignation raised fears the Arab world’s poorest country could again split apart, severely complicating U.S. efforts to ...

Yemen president, Shiite militia agree on deal to end crisis

Jan 22, 2015

Yemen president, Shiite militia agree on deal to end crisis

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi and the country’s powerful Shiite militia agreed Wednesday to end a deadly confrontation that had raised fears the impoverished but strategic country might descend into chaos. The militia, known as Huthis, seized almost full control of the capital Sanaa ...