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US in contact with Huthis in Yemen: Pentagon

US officials are holding discussions with representatives of the Shiite militia in Yemen who have forced the resignation of the country`s president, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

Jan 28, 2015, 05:28 AM IST

US pulls more staff out of Yemen

The United States withdrew more diplomatic staff from crisis-torn Yemen as it sought to assess the fast-moving political turmoil that has seen the cabinet and US-backed president resign.

Jan 23, 2015, 11:15 AM IST

Yemen in `total deadlock`: President in resignation letter

Yemen has reached "total deadlock," President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi said in a resignation letter to parliament on Thursday after a deadly standoff with Shiite militia.

Jan 23, 2015, 01:23 AM IST

Yemen militia keeps grip on capital despite deal

 Shiite militiamen maintained a tight grip on Yemen`s capital Thursday with fighters deployed around the presidential palace despite a deal to end what authorities called a coup attempt.

Jan 22, 2015, 21:09 PM IST

Yemen government agreeing to most militia demands: Kerry

The Yemen government is accepting some of the demands put forward by a rebel Shiite militia in a deal to end a political crisis, top US diplomat John Kerry said on Wednesday.

Jan 22, 2015, 03:51 AM IST

Yemen leader, Shiite militia in deal to end crisis: agency

 Yemen`s president and Shiite militia reached a nine-point agreement on Wednesday under which the militia are to withdraw from government buildings in return for concessions over a draft constitution, state media said.

Jan 22, 2015, 02:53 AM IST

US watching Yemen crisis, no embassy closure ordered

Washington was closely monitoring a crisis in key ally Yemen on Wednesday after Shiite militants appeared to tighten their grip on the capital and officials revealed a US diplomatic vehicle was attacked.

Jan 22, 2015, 02:01 AM IST

Yemen shuts southern airport as concern grows on crisis

Yemen`s second city Aden shut its airport in support of President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Wednesday amid growing international concern over attacks by Shiite militia on the authorities.

Jan 21, 2015, 18:54 PM IST

Aden airport shut in solidarity with Yemen president

 Authorities in Yemen`s second city Aden shut its international airport on Wednesday in protest against attacks by Shiite militiamen on the president and other state figures.

Jan 21, 2015, 14:47 PM IST

Yemen`s Hadi, president who failed to bring stability

President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, whose palace compound was seized and residence attacked by Shiite militiamen on Tuesday, is a hesitant leader who failed to impose his authority after three turbulent years in power.

Jan 21, 2015, 01:33 AM IST

Shiite gunmen seize Yemen presidential palace

Shiite militiamen seized the presidential palace in Yemen's capital Tuesday in what a minister said was a bid to overthrow President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi and his US-backed government.

Jan 20, 2015, 22:58 PM IST

Shiite militia attack Yemen president`s home, seize palace

Shiite militia fighters attacked Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi`s residence and seized the presidential palace Tuesday in what officials said was a bid to overthrow his embattled government.

Jan 20, 2015, 22:55 PM IST

Tensions high but ceasefire holds after Yemen clashes

 Tensions ran high in Yemen`s capital Sanaa on Tuesday but a ceasefire appeared to be holding after heavy clashes between Shiite militia and the army threatened the US-backed government`s fragile grip on power.

Jan 20, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

Shiite militia seizes Yemen president`s chief of staff

Shiite militiamen in control of Yemen`s capital seized President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi`s chief of staff on Saturday in a new challenge to his leadership of the violence-plagued country.

Jan 18, 2015, 02:21 AM IST

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.

Jan 17, 2015, 23:13 PM IST

Gunmen seize Yemen president’s chief of staff: Official

Gunmen on Saturday seized Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi`s chief of staff, whose nomination as prime minister last year was rejected by Shiite militiamen controlling the capital, an official said.

Jan 17, 2015, 16:34 PM IST

Yemen not 'exporter of terror': President

Yemen's president said today his country was a victim not an exporter of "terrorism" after it emerged one of the Paris gunmen received training from Al-Qaeda in the violence-torn country.

Jan 13, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

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.

Dec 25, 2014, 15:18 PM IST

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.

Dec 22, 2014, 02:13 AM IST

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.

Dec 08, 2014, 15:20 PM IST