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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.