Sanaa

  • Al Qaeda attack kills 12 Yemeni air force cadets 25-08-2013 01:47 PM

    Al Qaeda affiliates on Sunday launched a bomb attack on a bus near the air force base in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, killing 12 air force cadets, officials and witnesses said. "A bus carrying 24 air force cadets was blown up on a main road while heading toward the air...
  • US extends closure of 19 diplomatic posts in Middle East 05-08-2013 06:47 AM

    Washington: The US has announced to extend closure of its 19 diplomatic posts till August 10, while nine of its embassies and consulates which were closed, will resume normal operations on Monday. "Given that a number of our embassies and consulates were going to be closed in accordance with local...
  • Yemeni truce breached by shelling, 16 dead 22-09-2011 02:52 AM

    Sanaa: Yemeni government forces on Wednesday fired mortars at tens of thousands of mourners at funerals held for protesters killed in clashes and attacked an opposition base, shattering a cease-fire negotiated a day earlier to end the Arab nation's latest bout of deadly violence. The two attacks killed 16 people....
  • Yemen protesters storm military base; 50 dead 20-09-2011 02:11 AM

    Sanaa: Thousands of protesters backed by military defectors seized a base of the elite Republican Guards on Monday, weakening the control of Yemen's embattled president over this poor, fractured Arab nation. His forces fired on unarmed demonstrators elsewhere in the capital, killing scores, wounding hundreds and sparking international condemnation. The...
  • US convinces Saleh not to return to Yemen: report 09-08-2011 03:32 AM

    Dubai: US officials have convinced Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, convalescing in Saudi Arabia from an assassination attempt, not to return to his country, the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Monday. The report came a day after the veteran Arab leader left hospital in Riyadh and was moved to...
  • Competing Yemen rallies show national divide 09-07-2011 01:32 AM

    Sanaa: Supporters and opponents of President Ali Abdullah Saleh staged competing marches in Yemen's capital on Friday, a day after his first TV appearance in a month, highlighting the deep political rift that could tear apart this impoverished, gun-ridden nation. Saleh appeared on state TV late Thursday, a first since...
  • Many Yemeni troops defect to rebels: opposition 30-06-2011 02:51 AM

    Sanaa: At least 26 Yemen government soldiers and 17 Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda were killed on Wednesday in heavy fighting for control of a stadium near the southern city of Zinjibar, officials said. The military setback, following reports that 300 of his soldiers had defected to the opposition,...
  • Yemen transition talks halt, govt snubs Oppn 12-06-2011 07:16 PM

    Sanna: Further talks to resolve Yemen's political crisis have failed after the deputy to wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to speak with groups demanding he cede power immediately, opposition figures said. Saleh, forced to seek medical treatment in Saudi Arabia for wounds suffered in an attack on his palace...
  • Yemen: Militants emboldened by nation's turmoil 10-06-2011 09:18 AM

    Sanaa: Yemen's political upheaval has emboldened suspected al-Qaida militants who have seized a provincial capital and now are operating openly in the lawless south, training with live ammunition and controlling roads with checkpoints. The US fears the power vacuum will give even freer rein to al-Qaida's branch in Yemen -...
  • Yemen Prez recovering from wounds after attack 04-06-2011 10:36 PM

    Sanaa: President Ali Abdullah Saleh was recovering from head wounds on Saturday, officials said, a day after an attack on his palace escalated a conflict that has brought Yemen to the brink of civil war. Yemeni and Saudi officials dismissed reports on Arabiya TV that Saleh had left for neighboring...
  • Street battles in Yemeni capital leave 41 dead 01-06-2011 05:13 PM

    Sanaa: Republican Guard shelling and pre-dawn street battles between government forces and rival tribal fighters killed at least 41 people in the capital on Wednesday. There were growing signs of disarray in beleaguered President Ali Abdullah Saleh's military. Fighting raged until 5 am, and witnesses said Presidential Guard units shelled...
  • Yemeni air force bombs al Qaeda-held city 30-05-2011 11:50 PM

    Sanaa: The Yemeni air force bombed an al Qaeda-held southern city on Monday while residents in another city said soldiers had opened fire on a demonstration and run protesters over with bulldozers, killing at least 15. There were flashpoints across civil-war-threatened Yemen including six soldiers being killed in what appeared...
  • Yemen: Al Qaeda group tightens grip on Zinjibar 29-05-2011 07:29 PM

    Sanaa: An al Qaeda group tightened its grip on a Yemeni coastal town while in the capital Sanaa a truce was holding on Sunday to end nearly a week of deadly street fighting that threatened to ignite a civil war. Opposition leaders charged President Ali Abdullah Saleh with allowing the...
  • Truce in Yemen halts week of deadly clashes 29-05-2011 02:15 PM

    Sanaa: A sense of calm returned to Yemen's embattled capital on Sunday hours after armed tribesman and President Ali Abdullah Saleh's forces reached a truce to halt clashes threatening to plunge the state into civil war. Pedestrians and cars returned to Sanaa streets where pitched battles in nearly a week...
  • US says it wants access to 3 Osama widows 08-05-2011 08:11 PM

    Islamabad: The United States says it wants to talk to the three widows of Osama bin Laden, who are in Pakistani custody. National security adviser Tom Donilon says information from them could help answer questions about whether Pakistani authorities helped hide the al Qaeda leader while he was on the...
  • One dead, dozens hurt in Yemen protests 10-04-2011 01:42 PM

    Sanaa: At least one person was killed and dozens were wounded in clashes between Yemeni protesters and security forces in the capital Sanaa and the city of Taiz on Saturday, medical officials and residents said. President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has seen protests demanding that he resign swell since January...
  • Yemeni forces block protesters from capital 25-03-2011 02:48 PM

    Sanaa: Witnesses say Yemeni forces are trying to prevent anti-government protesters from reaching the capital Sanaa. The troops are manning checkpoints on roads leading to Sanaa, trying to identify protesters. Witnesses say they have prevented some from entering. The witnesses declined to be named, fearing retribution. Protesters are trying to...
  • Yemen president declares state of emergency 23-03-2011 06:50 PM

    Dubai: A showdown between the embattled US-backed President and the opposition, escalated in Yemen on Wednesday as the country's parliament dominated by supporters of Ali Abdullah Saleh approved a sweeping state of emergency giving him new powers to quash a popular uprising. The new month long emergency law suspended the...
  • Yemen forces open fire at protestors 18-03-2011 07:20 PM

    Yemeni security forces and unidentified snipers opened fire at a protest in Sanaa after Muslim prayers on Friday, killing over 30 people and wounding over 200. ...
  • Yemeni snipers open fire on protesters, kill 40 18-03-2011 05:01 PM

    Sanaa: Yemeni government snipers firing from rooftops and houses shot into a crowd of tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators on Friday, killing at least 40 people and injuring hundreds demanding the ouster of the autocratic president. The protest in the central square was the largest yet in the popular...
  • Yemenis stage new protests to oust their president 13-02-2011 08:41 PM

    Sanaa: Yemeni police clashed on Sunday with anti-government protesters staging a third-consecutive day of demonstrations calling for political reforms and the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Several thousand protesters, many of them university students, tried to reach the central square in the capital of Sanaa, but were pushed back...
  • Police thrash protestors in Yemen 13-02-2011 09:07 AM

    Sanaa: Yemeni police with clubs on Saturday beat anti-government protesters who were celebrating the resignation of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and demanding the ouster of their own president. The crackdown reflected an effort to undercut a protest movement seeking fresh momentum from the developments in Egypt, where an 18-day uprising...