Turkey closes Yemen embassy after telling citizens to leave

World 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 Foreign ...

Officials: U.S. closing embassy in Yemen amid continued unrest

World Feb 11, 2015

Officials: U.S. closing embassy in Yemen amid continued unrest

The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid political deadlock and deteriorating security conditions after the takeover of the country by Shiite rebels, two U.S. officials said. The officials said that diplomats were being evacuated from the country on Tuesday and that the ...

Yemen president resigns under pressure from rebels

World / Politics Jan 23, 2015

Yemen president resigns under pressure from rebels

Yemen's president resigned Thursday, saying he had reached a "deadlock" in talks with Shiite rebels who rule the capital and had confined him to his home. His resignation raised fears the Arab world's poorest country could again split apart, severely complicating U.S. efforts to ...

Bomb, mortar attacks on Shiite areas kill 13 in Iraq

World Sep 22, 2014

Bomb, mortar attacks on Shiite areas kill 13 in Iraq

Bombs and mortar fire killed 13 people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad. Police officials said three mortar ...

Al-Maliki to bow out, back Iraq's new prime minister

World / Politics Aug 15, 2014

Al-Maliki to bow out, back Iraq's new prime minister

Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step aside and support his nominated replacement in the post, Shiite lawmakers told AP on Thursday. If al-Maliki follows through, the move would end a political deadlock that plunged Baghdad into uncertainty as the country ...

World Aug 13, 2014

Iraq's Maliki tells army to keep out of politics

Iraq's incumbent prime minister ordered the security forces on Tuesday not to intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister, amid fears that he could go to any lengths to keep power in the face of his increasing ...