Shi'ite militia abduct senior Yemen intelligence official

 A senior Yemeni intelligence official was abducted in Sana'a on Thursday by Shi'ite fighters from the Huthi militia in control of the capital since a September offensive, security sources said.

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.

Deadly attack on Yemen tribal chief sparks ambush

Four bodyguards of a Sunni tribal chief were killed today near Yemen's capital by Shiite militiamen of the Ansarullah group, a tribal source said, sparking an ambush in reprisal.

UN condemns bomb attacks in Yemen

The UN Security Council has condemned bomb attacks in Yemen which killed dozens of people, including children.

Five policemen killed in Yemen bombing

 A bomb struck a Yemeni police convoy in southeastern province of Hadramout Wednesday killing five policemen and injuring four others, a military official told Xinhua.

Tunisia looks to cap off revolution with presidential vote

Tunisians vote in the second round of a presidential election on Sunday, capping off four years of a sometimes chaotic transition since their country sparked the Arab Spring.

Yemen car bomb attack kills 25, including 15 children

A suicide car bomb attack in central Yemen targeting a Shiite militia leader killed 25 people including 15 children on Tuesday, security and medical sources said.

Shiite rebels expand territory in Yemeni capital

Yemen's Shiite rebels defeated rival tribesmen and took control of a northern district of the capital on Saturday, expanding their control of the city, their spokesman said.

Yemen troops kill Saudi-bound Qaeda suspects dressed as women

Yemeni troops on Saturday shot dead five al Qaeda suspects disguised as women who fired at a soldier during a checkpoint inspection of their Saudi-bound bus, officials said.

Gulf states demand Yemen Shiite rebels quit Sanaa

Yemen`s Gulf Arab neighbours urged Shiite Huthi rebels to withdraw from Sanaa and other towns they have overrun since September, in a final statement after a summit in Doha.

Yemen's al Qaeda denounces beheadings

A senior military commander of al Qaeda in Yemen denounced today beheadings carried out by the group's Islamic State rivals, calling the act and its filming for propaganda purposes barbarous and asserting that US drone strikes are expanding al Qaeda's popularity in the country.

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.

Family of killed US hostage criticise failed raid

The British relatives of the US hostage killed by Al Qaeda during a rescue attempt in Yemen criticised the raid Monday, saying they would have preferred negotiations.

Dozens of migrants drown in shipwreck off Yemen: Govt

The UN refugee agency said Monday 21 bodies have been recovered after Yemen reported dozens of Ethiopian migrants drowning when their boat sank near the entrance to the Red Sea.

Yemen military chief fired as militia digs in: Reports

 Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has fired his armed forces chief of staff as Shiite militiamen delay their withdrawal from the capital they seized in September, media reports said Monday.

US `did not know` about imminent Yemen hostage release

The US government was not aware of talks to release a South African hostage in Yemen who was killed during a botched special forces raid, the US ambassador to South Africa claimed Monday.

Roadside bombs targeting Houthis explode in Yemen, several wounded

 Five roadside bombs targeting Shi`ite Muslim Houthi fighters exploded in the Yemeni capital Sanaa early on Monday, wounding several people, the ministry of defence website said. 

70 Ethiopian migrants drown in shipwreck off Yemen coast: Yemen govt

Seventy Ethiopian migrants have drowned after their boat sank near the entrance to the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, the Yemeni Interior Ministry said.

Thirteen killed in failed US hostage rescue bid in Yemen

A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside two Western hostages when US-led forces fought Islamist militants in a failed rescue mission in Yemen, residents said on Sunday. 

Seventy Ethiopian migrants drown off Red Sea coast of Yemen

At least 70 Ethiopians drowned when a boat used by smugglers to transport illegal migrants to Yemen sank in the Red Sea in rough weather, security authorities in the western part of the country said on Sunday.