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Yemen ceasefire breached as violence flares anew

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 03:01

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 23:33

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

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 10:30

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 06:17

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`

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 14:58

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

Yemen: Protesting police storm ministry; 15 killed

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 11:41

Policemen loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh stormed Interior Ministry setting off clashes that left at least 15 people killed and 43 wounded.

Gunmen briefly seize security building in Yemen

Last Updated: Monday, July 30, 2012, 08:29

Gunmen loyal to ousted Yemeni ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh seized a security building in the capital for a few hours before vacating it.

Yemenis rally for freedom for detained protesters

Last Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 21:20

Thousands of Yemenis urged authorities to release 117 protesters arrested during the uprising against former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

21 al Qaeda militants killed in south Yemen

Last Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 20:41

Yemeni government troops killed 21 al Qaeda fighters in the latest clashes in the country`s south.

Yemen troops capture al Qaeda stronghold

Last Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 11:35

Al-Shaqra is the third city retaken from militants who had captured it more than a year ago.

Yemen: 17 al Qaeda fighters killed

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 09:17

The US considers al Qaeda`s Yemen branch to be the terror network`s most dangerous offshoot.

US drone strike kills 2 al Qaeda members in Yemen

Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 16:33

In recent months, US drones have increased air raids in Yemen`s southern regions.