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  • Yemen: Rebels hold President 'captive' at his house 1 week ago

    Two Yemeni presidential advisers say the Shiite rebels who are on a power grab campaign in the capital, Sanaa, are holding the president `captive' at his home, a day after seizing the presidential palace. The advisers say President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi "cannot leave his house" after the Houthi rebels removed...
  • Al Qaeda claims credit for attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, derides Paris unity march January 15, 2015

    Paris: Globally banned terror group Al Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying it was ordered by the Islamist terror group's leadership for insults to the Prophet Mohammad, according to a video posted on YouTube. Gunmen killed 17 people in three...
  • Stop aggression against Muslims or face more attacks: Al-Qaeda in Yemen warns France January 10, 2015

    Washington: A top sharia official from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) threatened France with fresh attacks following those at the Charlie Hebdo magazine and at a Jewish supermarket, SITE monitoring group said on Friday. "It is better for you to stop your aggression against the Muslims, so perhaps you will...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 9, 2015

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  • News 360: Shootout at Kosher supermarket in southwest Paris, two dead January 9, 2015

    A fresh shooting has been reported inside a Jewsish grocery store in Eastern Paris. At least 2 people are believed to be dead. French media is reporting that several hostages, including women and children are being held inside. Reports say police are in touch with the suspects who claim to...
  • Seven suspects detained for attacking Charlie Hebdo office in Paris January 8, 2015

    Paris: Seven people have been detained in the hunt for brothers suspected of gunning down 12 people in an Islamist assault on satirical weekly - Charlie Hebdo, a judicial source said. Confirming earlier comments by Prime Minister Manuel Valls, the source, who refused to be named, said men and women...
  • Fresh firing in France, two police officers shot in Paris a day after deadly attack on a magazine office January 8, 2015

    Paris: A day after the deadly attack on a newspaper office in Paris, two police officers have been shot in fresh firing in the city's southern edge in France. The shooting of the officer comes a day after masked gunmen killed 12 people - including two police officers - in an...
  • Danish newspaper to print Charlie Hebdo cartoons on Islam January 8, 2015

    Copenhagen: The Danish newspaper Berlingske has republished cartoons on Islamic themes from the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, as part of its coverage of the attack which killed 12 people in Paris on Wednesday. The Thursday print edition of Berlingske, available online on Wednesday night, showed several past front pages from...
  • Youngest of three suspects who attacked Charlie Hebdo newspaper office in Paris surrenders to police January 8, 2015

    A day after three gunmen killed 12 people at the satirical weekly newspaper in Paris Charlie Hebdo, sources say that the youngest suspect has surrendered to the police. According to a source, "Hamyd Mourad handed himself in to police on Wednesday at 11:00 pm (0330 IST) after seeing his name...
  • Car bomb kills 35 people outside Yemen police college January 7, 2015

    Sanaa: A car bomb exploded outside a police college in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing 35 people and wounding dozens, police said, less than a week after a suicide bombing south of the capital left nearly 30 dead. Yemen's sectarian conflict has worsened since September when the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi...
  • Al-Qaeda urges worldwide Muslim support of Islamic State October 17, 2014

    Dubai: Al-Qaeda's deadly Yemen-based franchise on Friday urged Muslims worldwide to support Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq in the face of attacks by a US-led military coalition. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, classified by the United States as the network's deadliest franchise, "prohibits taking part in the fight against"...
  • Yemen Shiite rebels expand southward, clash with Qaeda October 15, 2014

    Sanaa: Yemen's Shiite rebels seized more territory south of the capital on Wednesday and set off deadly clashes with al-Qaeda as they rapidly expand their area of control. Already in control of Sanaa since September 21 and the strategic port city of Hudeida since Tuesday, the rebels on Wednesday appeared to...
  • At least 42 killed in suicide bombing in Yemeni capital October 9, 2014

    Sanaa: A suicide bomber killed at least 42 people on Thursday when he detonated an explosives-laden belt in a district of the Yemeni capital where the powerful Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement had planned to hold a rally, medics and witnesses said. A Reuters witness in Sanaa counted at least 20 bodies...
  • At least 42 killed in suicide bombing in Yemeni capital October 9, 2014

    A suicide bomber killed at least 42 people on Thursday when he detonated an explosives-laden belt in a district of the Yemeni capital where the powerful Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement had planned to hold a rally, medics and witnesses said. A witness in Sanaa counted at least 20 bodies immediately after...
  • Al-Qaeda claims attack near US embassy in Yemen September 28, 2014

    Sana'a: The al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for a rocket attack near the US embassy in Sana'a on Saturday evening, in which five Yemeni soldiers were wounded. A rocket hit a vehicle west of the US embassy, wounding five security guards, a security official told Xinhua, adding more...
  • Yemeni PM resigns amid deadly clashes in capital September 21, 2014

    Sana'a: Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa resigned on Sunday amid weeklong deadly clashes between the army and Shia rebels here in the capital, a government official said. Basindawa has informed the president and the Shia Houthi group about his resignation, Xinhua quoted the official as saying on condition of anonymity. President AbdRabbu...
  • Five women terrorists facing trial in Saudi Arabia September 7, 2014

    Riyadh: Five female terrorists, four of them Saudi Arabian nationals, are facing trial in the Gulf nation for organising a terror group and luring people into terrorism, media reported. The Special Criminal Court in Riyadh heard that the unnamed women terror suspects used to get support and guidance from members of...
  • Yemen says 500 al Qaeda militants, 40 soldiers killed in campaign June 5, 2014

    Sanaa: Five hundred al Qaeda militants and 40 soldiers have been killed since the military launched an offensive against the group in April, Yemeni army spokesman, Colonel Saeed alFaquih, told a news conference on Thursday. Yemen's military mounted a campaign in the south of the country to try to crush the...
  • 17 policemen killed in Yemen attack June 5, 2014

    Aden: Suspected Al Qaeda militants early Thursday attacked a military checkpoint in Yemen and killed at least 17 policemen, an official said. "Assailants of the Al Qaeda group raided a checkpoint in Bayhan district of Shabwa province, killing up to 17 policemen at around 5 a.m.," the official told Xinhua. "Three armoured...
  • 12 Indian sailors missing as ship sinks off Yemen coast February 2, 2014

    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 media...
  • AlQaeda releases video of American kidnapped in Pakistan December 26, 2013

    AlQaeda 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 felt...
  • Election Commissioner VS Sampath signs MoU with Yemen December 24, 2013

    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 of...
  • Two shot dead at 'Gangnam Style' wedding dance in Yemen November 24, 2013

    A Yemeni wedding ended in disaster after a guest firing celebratory shots in the air with his AK47 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 in...
  • Nine Indian sailors rescued near Yemeni coast: report September 30, 2013

    Dubai: Nine Indian sailors, who were rescued from an illfated '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 last...
  • Death toll reaches 65 in Yemen suicide car blast September 20, 2013

    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 attacks...
  • Al-Qaeda terrorists kill 38 soldiers in Yemen attack September 20, 2013

    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 in...
  • Yemen PM escapes unhurt after gunmen shoot at motorcade-aide September 1, 2013

    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 plates of...
  • Syria will defend itself against any aggression, says Bashar-al Assad August 29, 2013

    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. The...
  • 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...
  • Al-Qaeda plan to 'change face of history' led to US scare: Yemen August 24, 2013

    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 leader...