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 ...

Feb 16, 2016

Drone attack targeting al-Qaida in Yemen kills three

A drone attack on two public buildings controlled by al-Qaida militants in south Yemen killed three people on Monday, a local official said. The dawn attack also badly damaged the offices of public water and telecommunications utilities in Huta, capital of Lahij province, the ...

Houthi shells rain down on Taiz museum

Feb 4, 2016

Houthi shells rain down on Taiz museum

Shelling by Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels in the heavily contested western city of Taiz struck a museum housing rare manuscripts and the possessions of a deceased ruler, activists said Wednesday. Activist Reham al-Badr, who inspected the National Museum in Taiz, told The Associated Press ...

At least 30 killed as Sanaa fighting intensifies

Feb 3, 2016

At least 30 killed as Sanaa fighting intensifies

Fighting has intensified outside the Yemeni capital, killing at least 30 people in two days, Yemeni security officials and tribal elders said Tuesday. Some 25 fighters from both sides were killed in clashes between government forces and Shiite rebels and their allies some 65 ...

Islamists suspected as Aden police colonel, four others gunned down

Jan 25, 2016

Islamists suspected as Aden police colonel, four others gunned down

Unidentified gunmen have killed a police officer and four others in Yemen’s Aden in a wave of attacks targeting security forces in the violence-plagued port city. Assailants on Sunday opened fire on a police vehicle carrying Col. Taha al-Sobeihi in Aden’s Mansura district, killing ...