Houthi shells rain down on Taiz museum

World 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 that ...

At least 30 killed as Sanaa fighting intensifies

World 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 km ...

Emirati troops push toward rebel-held Yemen capital

World Sep 15, 2015

Emirati troops push toward rebel-held Yemen capital

As fighting rages on in Yemen, troops from the United Arab Emirates that are part of a Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels are pushing toward the country's rebel-held capital, Sanaa, after securing a strategic provincial city, the commander of an Emirati contingent said Monday. They ...

Al-Qaida executes six Houthis captured north of Aden

World Jul 31, 2015

Al-Qaida executes six Houthis captured north of Aden

Al-Qaida fighters have publicly shot to death six Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, in a town north of Aden, Yemeni security officials and witnesses said Thursday. The witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said al-Qaida made the captured Houthi fighters, who ...

Airstrikes, fighting rages across Yemen amid 'humanitarian pause'

World Jul 28, 2015

Airstrikes, fighting rages across Yemen amid 'humanitarian pause'

The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces on Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at midnight the previous day, security officials said. The U.S.-backed coalition of mainly Gulf Arab countries has been waging an air campaign since March against ...