As U.S. exits Yemen, foes square off amid Saudi-Iran rivalry

Mar 24, 2015

As U.S. exits Yemen, foes square off amid Saudi-Iran rivalry

Yemen’s top factions are squaring off for battle after months of skirmishes, turning respectively to neighboring Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran for help in what may become all-out war. With President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi seeking a comeback from the port city ...

Iran's 'empire' grows ahead of nuclear deal

| Mar 24, 2015

Iran's 'empire' grows ahead of nuclear deal

With Iran moving closer to a deal with world powers to constrain its nuclear program in return for an end to sanctions, Arab analysts and leaders are focused more on how Tehran is working unfettered to tighten its grip on Arab states, from Iraq ...

Mar 24, 2015

Pullout won't stop strikes on extremists in Yemen: U.S.

The U.S. will keep targeting extremists in Yemen even though the temporary pullout of American personnel there will hamper counterterrorism efforts, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. The U.S. personnel, who have been coordinating attacks against terrorist targets with the Yemeni government, were ...

U.N. paints Iraq-Libya-Syria scenario for Yemen conflict

Mar 23, 2015

U.N. paints Iraq-Libya-Syria scenario for Yemen conflict

The United Nations warned on Sunday that Yemen’s conflict could become an “Iraq-Libya-Syria” scenario if either side pushes for control of the country, prompting the U.N. Security Council to threaten further measures if the hostilities do not end. The violence has been spreading across ...

U.S. evacuates key drone base as storm brews in Yemen

Mar 22, 2015

U.S. evacuates key drone base as storm brews in Yemen

Yemen’s Shiite rebels issued a call to arms Saturday to battle forces loyal to the country’s embattled president, as U.S. troops were evacuating a southern air base crucial to America’s drone strike program after al-Qaida militants seized a nearby city. The turmoil comes as ...

Mar 9, 2015

17 people killed in Yemen clashes

Shiite rebels battled an al-Qaida affiliate in central Yemen on Sunday and two tribes clashed east of the capital in violence that claimed a total of 17 lives, security and local officials said. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not ...

Iranian special operatives free diplomat abducted in Yemen

Mar 6, 2015

Iranian special operatives free diplomat abducted in Yemen

Iran said Thursday that a team of special operatives has freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen, a rare acknowledgement by Tehran of an intelligence operation carried out on foreign soil. The official IRNA news agency quoted deputy Foreign ...

Rival Yemeni camps dig in as Iran flights begin arriving

Mar 2, 2015

Rival Yemeni camps dig in as Iran flights begin arriving

An Iranian airplane delivered supplies to Yemen’s Shiite rebel-held capital on Sunday, while the president gained support from influential tribal and provincial leaders in signs that the rival camps seeking to rule the rapidly unraveling country are entrenching their positions. The first direct flight ...

Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman and Yemeni driver in Sanaa

Feb 25, 2015

Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman and Yemeni driver in Sanaa

Gunmen kidnapped a Frenchwoman and her Yemeni driver in Yemen’s capital on Tuesday morning as she was on her way to work, Yemeni security sources and French authorities said. The unidentified gunmen intercepted the vehicle on 45th Street in central Sanaa and took the ...

Egypt shuts embassy in Yemen over 'bad' security

Feb 24, 2015

Egypt shuts embassy in Yemen over 'bad' security

Egypt shut its embassy in Sanaa and recalled all its staff Monday due to deteriorating security, state media said, joining a diplomatic exodus since Shiite militia seized the Yemeni capital. Long on the front line of the U.S. war against al-Qaida, Yemen has descended ...

Feb 23, 2015

Yemen's disintegration

Sustained chaos in Yemen could allow violent groups such as the Islamic State and al-Qaida to use the country as a base for operations elsewhere.