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Al-Qaeda warns Saudi Arabia over ''westernising projects''

The Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has strongly criticised Saudi Arabia and warned against "westernising projects" masterminded by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.

Jun 02, 2018, 09:50 AM IST

Fossil finger bone could challenge modern migration theory

The first fossil of an ancient human found in the Arabian Peninsula could challenge a widely accepted theory of how modern humans migrated out of Africa, a study has shown.

Apr 10, 2018, 15:28 PM IST

United States carries out additional strikes in Yemen: Pentagon

The United States has carried out about 20 additional strikes in Yemen against al Qaeda militants since the middle of last week, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday.

Apr 03, 2017, 22:51 PM IST

Yemen's Al-Qaeda detains two militants believed to be US spies

Yemen's Al-Qaeda has detained two militants accused of being US informants in a district targeted by multiple air raids over the past week, a tribal leader said Wednesday. 

Mar 08, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

Drone strike kills local Al-Qaeda chief in Yemen' Al-Bayda province

A drone strike in Yemen likely carried out by US forces on Thursday killed a local Al-Qaeda chief and his guard, a security official said.

Dec 30, 2016, 01:41 AM IST

US drone strikes kill 28 al Qaeda suspects in Yemen: Pentagon

As many as 28 suspected militants linked to the terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have recently been killed in nine separate US drone strikes across Yemen, the Pentagon said.

Dec 23, 2016, 10:47 AM IST

Yemen ceasefire ends without extension

The coalition had said, the truce could be renewed if the rebels abided by the deal and allowed aid deliveries to besieged cities.

Nov 21, 2016, 18:24 PM IST

US strike in Yemen kills five Qaeda members: officials

The October 21 strike occurred in a remote area of Marib Governorate in war-torn Yemen, the US military`s Central Command said in a statement.

Oct 27, 2016, 03:53 AM IST

Drone strikes kill 5 Qaeda suspects in Yemen: Security

Drone strikes killed five Al-Qaeda suspects travelling in cars in provinces of southern and eastern Yemen on Wednesday, security sources said.

Aug 24, 2016, 23:20 PM IST

19 dead in bomb attacks on ex-Qaeda bastion in Yemen

The US Navy has several ships nearby, including an amphibious assault vessel, the USS Boxer, and two destroyers.

Jun 27, 2016, 23:52 PM IST

Yemeni army advances against al Qaeda in southern city

The Yemeni army backed by local fighters seized control of parts of Aden held by al Qaeda on Wednesday as part of a push to clear the hardline group from its stronghold in the southern port city, a security official said.

Mar 30, 2016, 14:12 PM IST

US strike kills 40 al Qaeda militants at Yemen camp

A US air strike on an Al-Qaeda training camp in Yemen has killed at least 40 fighters in a major blow to the jihadists who have been expanding their territory in the war-torn country.

Mar 24, 2016, 01:08 AM IST

See pic: NASA's image of the day - Earth in full view!

The US space agency has released a stunning photo of Earth that shows our blue planet in full view.

Dec 08, 2015, 09:21 AM IST

Saudi-led air strike kills 20 in Yemen, medics and local officials say

Warplanes from a Saudi-led alliance bombed two houses in Yemen`s capital on Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, medics and local officials said.

Sep 22, 2015, 17:03 PM IST

Yemeni al Qaeda leader killed in suspected drone strike: Report

The Yemeni leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was killed in a suspected US drone strike, CNN reported on Monday, quoting two Yemeni national security officials.

Jun 16, 2015, 04:20 AM IST

Islamic State's Saudi branch calls for clearing Arabian Peninsula of Shi'ites

Saudi Arabia`s branch of militant group Islamic State has said it wants to clear the Arabian Peninsula of Shi`ite Muslims and urged young men in the kingdom to join its cause, the US -based SITE monitoring centre has reported.

May 30, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

Across the `Gate of Tears`: Yemen refugees flee to Djibouti

Dwarfed by warships and giant cargo vessels, the small wooden boats that brave the dangerous crossing between the Horn of Africa and Yemen are a lifeline for the desperate thousands fleeing war.

May 15, 2015, 10:33 AM IST

Iran rejects Saudi claims it armed Yemen rebels

Iran rejected on Friday allegations it was interfering in Yemen by backing Shi'ite rebels there, accusing Saudi Arabia of seeking to absolve itself of responsibility in the war-torn Arabian Peninsula country.

May 08, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

Iran pledges to protect shared security interests with Yemen

Iran`s deputy foreign minister said Tehran will not let regional powers jeopardise its security interests in Yemen, Tasnim news agency reported, in the strongest acknowledgement yet of Iranian involvement in the Arabian peninsula.

May 02, 2015, 18:26 PM IST

Expanding Qaeda seizes airport in southeast Yemen

Al-Qaeda militants seized a provincial airport Thursday in war-wracked Yemen, where the jihadist network`s deadly local franchise has exploited growing instability to expand its foothold.

Apr 17, 2015, 02:04 AM IST