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.

This is no time to abandon Yemen

Feb 20, 2015

This is no time to abandon Yemen

by Barak Barfi

To ensure that the recent overthrow of its government by the Shiite Houthi rebel movement does not deal Yemen the lethal blow that it has avoided so far, the international community must not abandon the country in what may be its hour of greatest ...

Turkey closes Yemen embassy after telling citizens to leave

Feb 17, 2015

Turkey closes Yemen embassy after telling citizens to leave

Turkey has closed its embassy in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry in Ankara said on Monday, the latest of a number of foreign powers to withdraw their diplomats as the country’s civil conflict worsens. The ambassador and other embassy staff had returned to Turkey, a ...

Forces loyal to ex-president take over part of Aden

Feb 17, 2015

Forces loyal to ex-president take over part of Aden

Forces loyal to Yemen’s former president seized government buildings in the southern city of Aden on Monday after a five-hour battle, sources said, escalating a civil conflict that threatens to split the country in two. The militias supporting Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi wrested control of ...

Japan evacuates diplomats from Yemen and closes embassy

Feb 16, 2015

Japan evacuates diplomats from Yemen and closes embassy

Japan closed its embassy in Sanaa on Sunday due to a worsening security situation in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Ambassador Katsuyoshi Hayashi and four embassy officials have now left the country, the ministry said. Some of the staff will continue to ...

Feb 15, 2015

U.N. draft urges action on Yemen's crisis

U.N. Security Council members are considering the first resolution on Yemen since a rebel takeover spun the Arab world’s poorest country into the danger of collapse. A draft resolution obtained by The Associated Press demands that Shiite Houthi rebels “immediately and unconditionally” withdraw forces ...

Ban to Security Council: Yemen 'collapsing before our eyes'

Feb 13, 2015

Ban to Security Council: Yemen 'collapsing before our eyes'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the U.N. Security Council Thursday for action to halt Yemen’s slide toward anarchy, warning it was “collapsing before our eyes.” The U.N. chief was reporting to the 15-member council following his visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab ...

Widow of Paris gunman reportedly in Islamic State territory

Feb 12, 2015

Widow of Paris gunman reportedly in Islamic State territory

A magazine run by the Islamic State militant organization has published an interview with the French widow of a Paris hostage taker, its first official claim that Hayat Boumeddiene is in their territory, which spans parts of Syria and Iraq. France launched a search ...