Yemen risks disintegration as south rejects Shi'ite group's takeover

No sooner had Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi announced his resignation than his country`s tenuous political fabric began to disintegrate.

Thousands of Yemenis stage biggest anti-Houthi protest in Sanaa

Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Saturday in the biggest demonstration yet against the Houthi group that dominates Yemen, two days after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi`s resignation left the country in political limbo.

Yemen upheaval deals blow to US fight against AQAP

With the collapse of the government in Sanaa, the United States has lost a reliable partner in its fight against al Qaeda in Yemen with potentially dire consequences, officials and experts said Friday.

Some counter-terrorism efforts in Yemen frozen for now: US officials

The United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against al Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Friday.

One dead, 48 injured in Philippines blast: Officials

One person was killed and 48 others injured Friday as a parked car exploded in the southern Philippines, with the local authorities blaming the blast on al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militants.

Afghanistan anti-Charlie Hebdo protest draws 20,000

At least 20,000 people protested in the western Afghan city of Herat on Friday against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.

Saudi Arabia's Nayef: deputy crown prince who fought al Qaeda

Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, appointed second in line to the Saudi throne Friday, has waged war against al-Qaeda and survived a suicide bombing claimed by jihadists.

Yemen faces power vacuum after president quits

Yemen faced a dangerous power vacuum Friday after its president announced his resignation over a deadly standoff with Shiite militia controlling the capital and lawmakers called an emergency weekend session.

Khalid al-Fawwaz conspired with Osama, al Qaeda: US prosecutors

US prosecutors on Thursday told the New York trial of Saudi exile Khalid al-Fawwaz that he conspired with Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda across three continents for nearly a decade.

President tenders resignation deepening Yemen chaos

Yemen`s president tendered his resignation Thursday after a week-long standoff with Shiite militia but the speaker of parliament refused to accept it and called an emergency session, officials said.

Somali Islamist militants praise strikes at "heart of Crusader"

Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab on Wednesday praised al Qaeda over an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and urged further strikes at the "heart of the Crusader enemies".

Yemen's al Qaeda renews calls for lone-wolf attacks in West

 Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, an official with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), based in Yemen, has urged Muslims to carry out lone-wolf strikes in Western countries two weeks after his group said it was behind the Paris attacks, SITE Monitoring reported. 

UN Chief commends outgoing Indian force commander

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has commended India's Lieutenant General Iqbal Singh Singha on the completion of his assignment as force commander of the UN mission in the Golan, acknowledging his "dedicated leadership" during an attack by Al-Qaeda-linked armed groups last year.

Seven Arab Israelis charged with setting up IS cell

Israel on Sunday laid charges against seven Arab Israelis over allegations they set up a militant cell linked to the Islamic State group, the Shin Bet internal security agency said.

35 Syrian soldiers killed in plane crash: Monitor

At least 35 Syrian soldiers were killed overnight when an army cargo plane crashed in bad weather in the northwest of the country, a monitor said on Sunday.

Al Qaeda in Syria says shoots down army cargo plane

The Syrian wing of al Qaeda, the Nusra Front, said it shot down an army cargo plane filled with food and ammunition overnight in the northwest of the country.

Anti-Islamic US pastor opens Florida french-fry stand

An anti-Islamic American pastor who features on the same Al Qaeda hit list as the slain editor-in-chief of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine has opened a french-fry stand in a Florida mall.

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.

Houthis abduct Yemeni official amid wrangling over constitution

Yemen`s Houthi movement pulled out of a meeting with the country`s other main political and regional factions on a new constitution after its fighters abducted a top government official, sources close to the situation said.

My husband is a victim: Wife of al Qaeda recruiter who radicalised Charlie Hebdo assassins

The wife of top al Qaeda recruiter Djamel Beghal, who radicalised Islamist militants for carrying out attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, has claimed that her husband is a 'victim', reports stated on Saturday.