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  • Al Qaeda attack kills 12 Yemeni air force cadets August 25, 2013

    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 force...
  • US extends closure of 19 diplomatic posts in Middle East August 5, 2013

    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 custom...
  • Yemen: 13 al Qaedalinked militants killed January 20, 2013

    Sanaa: More than 10 suspected al Qaeda operatives were killed by an explosion in a house in south Yemen where they were making bombs and at least three others died in a drone strike, tribal and official sources said on Sunday. A bomb ripped through a house in the province...
  • Yemen: Intelligence officer shot dead by gunmen December 29, 2012

    Sanaa: Two gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed an intelligence officer in southeastern Yemen on Saturday, security officials said. The officials said the officer, Mutea Baqutian, was on his way to work in Mukalla, capital of Hadramawt province, when the gunmen stopped his car and gunned him down, then...
  • Anger everywhere in the Arab world: Egyptian President September 13, 2012

    Violence spreads to Sana'a Yemen and intensified in Cairo as angry mobs storm the US embassies agitating against an anti Islam movie. ...
  • US embassies attacked in Yemen, Egypt September 13, 2012

    Sanaa/Cairo: Demonstrators attacked the US embassies in Yemen and Egypt on Thursday in protest at a film they consider blasphemous to Islam and American warships headed to Libya after the death of the US ambassador there in related violence earlier in the week. Hundreds of Yemeni demonstrators broke through the main...
  • Yemen votes, seals Saleh's exit February 21, 2012

    Aden: Yemen sealed President Ali Abdullah Saleh's exit from power on Tuesday by electing his deputy to shepherd the country away from the brink of civil war. Vice President AbdRabbu Mansour Hadi, the sole, consensus candidate, billed the vote as a way to move on after months of protests against...
  • Yemeni truce breached by shelling, 16 dead September 22, 2011

    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 ceasefire negotiated a day earlier to end the Arab nation's latest bout of deadly violence. The two attacks killed 16 people. The...
  • Yemen protesters storm military base; 50 dead September 20, 2011

    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 protesters,...
  • US convinces Saleh not to return to Yemen: report August 9, 2011

    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 panArab newspaper Asharq alAwsat reported on Monday. The report came a day after the veteran Arab leader left hospital in Riyadh and was moved to a...
  • Competing Yemen rallies show national divide July 9, 2011

    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, gunridden nation. Saleh appeared on state TV late Thursday, a first since flying...
  • Many Yemeni troops defect to rebels: opposition June 30, 2011

    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, was...
  • Yemen transition talks halt, govt snubs Oppn June 12, 2011

    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 nine...
  • Yemen: Militants emboldened by nation's turmoil June 10, 2011

    Sanaa: Yemen's political upheaval has emboldened suspected alQaida 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 alQaida's branch in Yemen already...
  • Yemen Prez recovering from wounds after attack June 5, 2011

    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 Saudi...
  • Street battles in Yemeni capital leave 41 dead June 1, 2011

    Sanaa: Republican Guard shelling and predawn 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 the...
  • Yemeni air force bombs al Qaedaheld city May 30, 2011

    Sanaa: The Yemeni air force bombed an al Qaedaheld 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 civilwarthreatened Yemen including six soldiers being killed in what appeared to...
  • Yemen: Al Qaeda group tightens grip on Zinjibar May 29, 2011

    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 city...
  • Truce in Yemen halts week of deadly clashes May 29, 2011

    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 of...
  • US says it wants access to 3 Osama widows May 8, 2011

    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 run. He...
  • One dead, dozens hurt in Yemen protests April 10, 2011

    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 to...
  • Yemeni forces block protesters from capital March 25, 2011

    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 gather a...
  • Yemen president declares state of emergency March 23, 2011

    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 strife...
  • Yemen forces open fire at protestors March 21, 2011

    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 March 21, 2011

    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 uprising...
  • Yemenis stage new protests to oust their president February 13, 2011

    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 by...
  • Police thrash protestors in Yemen February 13, 2011

    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 toppled...
  • India names Fed Cup team, Sunitha and Shikha axed January 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Tennis players Sunitha Rao and Shikha Uberoi became the first casualty of the government’s policy on player representation as they were dropped from the Indian Fed Cup squad which was announced Friday. Both Sunitha and Shikha, who were part of the team last year, are US passport holders. They...
  • Yuki Bhambri jumps to world No 2, thanks family December 18, 2008

    New Delhi: The year 2008 has been a breakthrough year for 16-year-old Yuki Bhambri. He started the year well at the Australian Open and has ended it by winning the prestigious Orange Bowl and joined an elite list of players to have done that. Yuki, who is now ranked No. 2,...