Yemen

  • 12 Indian sailors missing as ship sinks off Yemen coast 02-02-2014 10:02 AM

    Aden: A total of 12 Indian sailors have been missing since their cargo ship sank off the coast of Yemen's Hadramout province, authorities said on Saturday. The cargo ship, registered in Hadramout, sank off the coastal City of Shehr, leaving 12 Indian sailors missing, Xinhua quoted Yemen's centre of security...
  • Al-Qaeda releases video of American kidnapped in Pakistan 26-12-2013 04:17 PM

    Al-Qaeda has released a video of an American NGO worker kidnapped by it in Pakistan in 2011, in which he is shown asking US President Barack Obama to negotiate with his captors for his release. Warren Weinstein, 72, seen wearing a a grey tracksuit, sounded tired as he said he...
  • Election Commissioner VS Sampath signs MoU with Yemen 24-12-2013 03:44 PM

    India has offered its expertise to Yemen in election management and electoral roll preparations. An MoU in this regard was signed between the two nations during a visit by India's Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath to Yemen. He is currently on a visit to the country at the invitation...
  • Two shot dead at 'Gangnam Style' wedding dance in Yemen 24-11-2013 08:37 PM

    A Yemeni wedding ended in disaster after a guest firing celebratory shots in the air with his AK-47 accidentally killed two men while they were dancing to pop hit "Gangnam Style", according to a police source and a video posted online. The police source said the guest at the wedding...
  • Nine Indian sailors rescued near Yemeni coast: report 30-09-2013 01:34 PM

    Dubai: Nine Indian sailors, who were rescued from an ill-fated 'dhow' that sank nearly 90 nautical miles southeast of Al Mukalla coast in Yemen, have safely reached Oman, according to a report. Tajudin Baba, a traditional Arabian vessel or 'dhow', carrying cargo to Somalia, capsized between the UAE and Oman...
  • Death toll reaches 65 in Yemen suicide car blast 20-09-2013 04:18 PM

    The death toll in three suicide car bombings that ripped through a key military site and police centre in Yemen's southeastern province of Shabwa on Friday has risen to at least 65. "At least 65 army and security soldiers died and 38 others were wounded in three simultaneous car bombing...
  • Al-Qaeda terrorists kill 38 soldiers in Yemen attack 20-09-2013 02:15 PM

    A Yemeni military official says coordinated attacks by Al-Qaeda terrorists in a southern province have killed at least 38 soldiers and wounded dozens.Maj Raed Mohammed Nasser says the attacks took place at dawn on Friday in Shabwa province. He says the terrorists, taking advantage of heavy fog, surprised the troops...
  • Yemen PM escapes unhurt after gunmen shoot at motorcade-aide 01-09-2013 02:30 AM

    Gunmen opened fire on the motorcade of Yemen's Prime Minister on Saturday, but Salem Basindwa escaped unhurt, an aide said. Ali al-Sarari, an adviser to Basindwa, said the attack happened in the evening in Sanaa while Basindwa was returning home from his office. Sarari said Basindwa's guards identified the licence...
  • Syria will defend itself against any aggression, says Bashar-al Assad 29-08-2013 06:14 PM

    Syria's state news agency has quoted President Bashar-al Assad as saying Syria will defend itself against any aggression. Assad's comments on Thursday come at a time of rising expectations of a punitive military strike against Syria by Western powers, in response to suspected poison gas attacks near Damascus last week....
  • 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...
  • Al-Qaeda plan to 'change face of history' led to US scare: Yemen 24-08-2013 04:59 AM

    A vow made in a phone call by the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to carry out an attack that would "change the face of history" lay behind this month's closures of many Western embassies, Yemen's president said. In the first public disclosure by a government...
  • Britain, Germany reopen embassies in Yemen 19-08-2013 05:50 AM

    Sana'a: Nearly two weeks after closing down their missions in Yemen over security reasons following intercepted communication between suspected terrorist groups, Britain and Germany reopened their embassies in Yemen Sunday, Xinhua reported. The Yemeni government has boosted security presence around western nation's embassies in the capital as precautionary measures since...
  • US reopens 18 of 19 foreign posts closed amid security concerns 10-08-2013 02:54 PM

    Washington: Eighteen of the 19 US embassies and consulates reopened on Saturday as they were closed earlier this month due to worries about potential terrorist attacks, the US State Department said on Friday. "Our embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, will remain closed because of ongoing concerns about a threat stream indicating...
  • US drone strikes kill eight suspected al-Qaeda personnel in Yemen 09-08-2013 07:34 AM

    US drone strikes killed at least eight suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen on Thursday, bringing the number of people killed by drones in less than two weeks to at least 25. The strikes follow Yemen's announcement on Wednesday that it had foiled a plot by al Qaeda to seize...
  • Yemen: US pulls out non-emergency personnel after terror threat 07-08-2013 02:20 PM

    United States has pulled out all non-emergency government personnel from Yemen amid fears of a terrorist attack. Britain, too has evacuated its embassy staff from the country. ...
  • Drone strike kills 6 suspected terrorists in Yemen 07-08-2013 01:48 PM

    Aden: A US drone killed at least six suspected al-Qaeda terrorists in southern Yemen on Wednesday, officials said, a day after US and British embassies evacuated some staff because of growing fears of attacks. It was the fifth strike in less than two weeks and follows warnings of potential attacks...
  • Interpol issues global security alert after prison breaks 03-08-2013 11:30 PM

    Paris: Interpol issued a global security alert on Saturday advising its members to increase their vigilance against attacks after a series of prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan that the agency is investigating to determine if they were linked. The Lyon, France-based Interpol said given that al Qaeda was...
  • Britain to close Yemen embassy over terror threat 03-08-2013 05:55 PM

    London: The British embassy in Yemen is to shut temporarily as part of a global anti-terror alert while several other embassies in the Middle East have been put on vigil. The embassy in Sana'a, already operating with reduced staff, will be closed on Sunday and Monday as "a precautionary measure",...
  • Britain to close embassy in Yemen for two days due to security concerns 03-08-2013 06:58 AM

    Britain said on Friday that it will close its embassy in Yemen on August 4 and 5 due to "increased security concerns", after the United States announced a number of its embassies would also shut on Sunday. "We are particularly concerned about the security situation in the final days of...
  • Video: Minor girl from Yemen raises pitch against child marriage 01-08-2013 12:43 PM

    An 11-year-old girl from Yemen raised her pitch against child marriage by uploading a Youtube video that became viral. But now questions have been raised by her family on her accusations. ...
  • Obama must follow Guantanamo promise with action: Yemen 03-06-2013 07:41 AM

    Jeddah: Yemen gave a qualified welcome on Sunday to President Barack Obama's promise to lift a ban on repatriating Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, saying he now had to back up his words with actions. Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi said his government was building a "rehabilitation center" to house Yemenis...
  • Syrian civil war: Two years on, over 1 million refugees 07-03-2013 10:05 AM

    Syria's civil war is pushing more people than ever to flee the country. Over the past few months, the exodus has accelerated and now the UN is reporting a dramatic milestone. The number of refugees from the conflict has passed the one-million mark. ...
  • India's friendly against Yemen cancelled 08-11-2012 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: Indias International Friendly against Yemen which was slated to be played on November 14, 2012 in Guwahati stands cancelled. All India Football Federation received an e-mail from the Yemen Football Association on Thursday (November 8) morning that tickets were cancelled due to some problems with the Airlines. 'The...
  • Yemen's Saleh says to go to US, let govt function 25-12-2011 12:17 AM

    Sanaa: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he would go to the United States in order to allow an interim government to prepare for an election to replace him, but did not specify when he would leave. Saleh, speaking to reporters after forces loyal to him fired at...