Shiite militia seizes Yemen president's chief of staff

Shiite militiamen in control of Yemen's capital on Saturday seized President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's chief of staff in a new challenge to his leadership of the violence-plagued country.

Bomb wounds six Shiite militiamen in Yemen capital

A bomb wounded six Shiite militiamen in the Yemeni capital today, a security official said, the latest in spate of attacks on the Huthi fighters who overran Sanaa in September.

Five bombs explode in Yemeni capital, killing one: Official

Five bombs exploded on Tuesday in Sanaa`s old quarter, where many supporters of the Shi`ite Muslim Houthi group live, killing at least one person and wounding another, a Yemeni security official said.

Clashes as separatists rally in south Yemen

Yemeni security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at separatist demonstrators in the southern port city of Aden on Monday, leaving some of them injured, witnesses said.

'Qaeda' bomb attack kills two Yemeni soldiers: Army

A bomb attack blamed on al Qaeda killed two soldiers and wounded two more in southern Yemen on Monday, a military official said.

US blacklists Yemen ex-president Saleh, Huthi commanders

The United States hit Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two Huthi rebel commanders with sanctions on Monday, two days after Saleh walked out on the new government.

Yemen`s Saleh rejects UN sanctions, party abandons government

Yemen`s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh rejected Saturday UN Security Council sanctions imposed on him for obstructing peace, and his party walked out of the newly formed cabinet.

Al-Qaeda kills `dozens` as rebels reject new Yemen government

Al-Qaeda claimed Saturday it killed dozens of Shiite rebels in Yemen and tried to assassinate the US ambassador, as the rebels rejected a new government announced for the strife-torn country.

Yemen president sacked from party leadership: Statement

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi was dismissed Saturday from the leadership of his party, after being accused of soliciting UN sanctions against his predecessor Ali Abdullah Saleh.

UN Security Council slaps sanctions on Yemen ex-president Saleh

The UN Security Council on Friday imposed sanctions on Yemen`s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two allied rebel commanders for threatening peace in the impoverished Arab country.

UN poised to slap sanctions on former Yemen strongman

United Nations: The UN Security Council is poised to impose sanctions on Yemen`s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two Huthi rebel leaders for obstructing peace in the country, diplomats said Tuesday.

Yemen rebels set 10-day deadline for new government

A Shiite rebel leader in Yemen warned President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Friday to form a new government within 10 days or a "national salvation council" would take its place.

20 killed in Yemen sectarian clashes

At least 20 people were killed in sectarian clashes in Yemen, officials said Wednesday.

`Terror` tunnel found near Yemen ex-president home

Yemeni authorities are investigating a tunnel dug near ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh`s residence, the official news agency reported Tuesday, as his party charged it was an assassination plot.

18 `Qaeda` gunmen, 10 Yemeni soldiers killed in clashes

Ten Yemeni soldiers and 18 suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed on Wednesday in confrontations in three provinces, security officials and the defence ministry said.

Yemen ceasefire breached as violence flares anew

Fierce clashes erupted between rebels and tribes backed by an army unit in a northern Yemeni city close to the capital today, breaching a week-old ceasefire, a Defense Ministry official said, as the country`s leaders said assailants were plotting to destabilize the country.

Restive Yemen hit by coup fears, clashes

Yemeni troops were surrounding a mosque controlled by ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh Sunday amid fears he is plotting a coup, days after the ex-strongman`s media outlets were silenced.

Yemen says security forces kill senior al Qaeda leader

Yemen`s security forces on Sunday killed a senior al Qaeda leader wanted for attacks on local and foreign targets in Sanaa, the Yemeni government said, after a raid near the capital in which at least four other militants died.

UN envoy urges Security Council action on Yemen

The United Nations envoy on Yemen urged the Security Council to "do its part" in helping stop those attempting to obstruct the Yemeni transition.

`Yemen troops use of schools endangering children`

Yemen already has the lowest rates of literacy in the Middle East and some of the lowest rates of school enrolment in the world.