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Briton kidnapped in Yemen has been released: Foreign Office

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 15:26

Mike Harvey, who was abducted on Feb. 12 on his way from an educational institute, was at the British embassy in the capital Sanaa, it said in a statement.

At least six dead in attacks on southern Yemen Army posts

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 15:24

Yemen, with help from the United States, is battling an insurgency by Islamist militants including members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has also planned attacks on international airliners.

British teacher kidnapped in Yemen is released

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 02:28

A British teacher kidnapped in Yemen earlier this year was released safely on Saturday following negotiations by the government in Sanaa, both countries said.

Five policemen killed in Al Qaeda attack in Yemen

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 07:06

At least five Yemeni policemen were killed Friday evening when suspected Al Qaeda gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the southeastern province of al-Bayda, an interior ministry official said.

`Qaeda` suspects kill army officer in south Yemen

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:19

Al-Qaeda suspects on a motorbike shot dead an army officer Thursday in Lahij province of southern Yemen, a local security official said.

Yemen president urges unity in visit to restive north

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:38

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi called Wednesday for unity during a visit to the northern city of Amran, briefly seized by Shiite rebels in clashes with government forces and loyal tribes.

Al Qaeda vows to severe hands of `corrupt` Yemen officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:13

Al Qaeda has threatened to sever the hands of "corrupt" officials in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, where the jihadists have been trying to impose their strict version of Islamic sharia law. 

Two Yemeni soldiers, `Qaeda` gunman killed in clash

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 14:28

Two Yemeni soldiers and a suspected al Qaeda gunman have been killed in a clash following an ambush in the southern province of Shabwa, security and tribal sources said.

Shi`ite group hands back army camp to Yemeni government

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 02:53

Shi`ite Muslim tribesmen handed back an army camp to the Yemeni government on Saturday, a spokesman for the group said, to try to defuse tensions caused by the capture of a provincial capital north of Sanaa this week.

Shiite rebels agree to pull out of key Yemen city

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 00:28

Yemeni Shiite rebels agreed on Saturday to withdraw from Amran, seized in a push towards the capital, in a deal struck with authorities who are dispatching troops to the strategic city.

Qaeda kills Yemeni for `sorcery`: Local official

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 02:03

Suspected al Qaeda gunmen killed a Yemeni man in Hadramawt province Friday after accusing him of sorcery and practising black magic, which are banned under Islam, a local official said.

Yemen Shiite rebels seize city near capital: Official

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 00:34

Yemeni Shiite rebels seized control on Tuesday of the northern city of Amran, near the capital Saana, after three days of fierce fighting, an official said.