Jun 13, 2016

Suspected U.S. drone kills three al-Qaida suspects in Yemen

Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed three alleged al-Qaida fighters in an airstrike in the central Shabwa province. The officials said Monday that the overnight attack hit the men’s vehicle as they were traveling near the town of Haban. The ...

45 killed in Houthi-besieged city of Taiz

Jun 6, 2016

45 killed in Houthi-besieged city of Taiz

Yemeni security officials say fighting is raging in the besieged central city of Taiz, where 45 people, including three civilians, have been killed in two days of fierce combat that has sent families fleeing from their homes. They said Sunday that dozens of families ...

Saudis intercept missile fired from Yemen: anti-Houthi coalition

Jun 1, 2016

Saudis intercept missile fired from Yemen: anti-Houthi coalition

Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen on Monday night, the military coalition supporting the Yemeni government against rebels said. It was the second missile launch from Yemen since U.N.-brokered peace talks began in Kuwait on April 21 between the Houthi Shiite ...

Apr 17, 2016

U.S. sends nine Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

Under a long-sought diplomatic deal between Washington and Riyadh, the United States on Saturday transferred nine Yemeni men to Saudi Arabia from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, including an inmate who had been on a hunger strike since 2007, U.S. ...

Downpours kill more than 40 in Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Apr 15, 2016

Downpours kill more than 40 in Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Heavy storms have claimed the lives of at least 42 people over the past week in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, officials in the two neighboring states said Thursday. Twenty-four people were killed in northern Yemen, while 18 lives were lost in Saudi Arabia in ...

Saudi, Yemen rebels exchange prisoners ahead of peace talks

Mar 28, 2016

Saudi, Yemen rebels exchange prisoners ahead of peace talks

Rebels who control the Yemeni capital Sanaa have released nine Saudis in exchange for 109 Yemenis, the Riyadh-led coalition fighting them said Monday, in the latest sign of tensions easing before peace talks. “Nine Saudi prisoners have been recovered and 109 Yemenis who were ...

Pentagon says dozens killed in U.S. airstrike on al-Qaida camp in Yemen

Mar 23, 2016

Pentagon says dozens killed in U.S. airstrike on al-Qaida camp in Yemen

U.S. military planes killed dozens of fighters at an al-Qaida affiliate’s training camp in a mountainous region of Yemen, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The raids came almost one year since the Saudi-led Arab coalition launched its bombing campaign against Iran-backed Shiite rebels who challenged ...