UN Says Shiite Rebels in Yemen Have Agreed to Stop Fighting

A Shiite fighter, known as a Houthi, uses his mobile to take pictures of a truck damaged at the site of a Tuesday night suicide bomb attack next to a mosque in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

UNITED NATIONS -- Shiite rebels in conflict-torn Yemen have agreed to stop fighting, the United Nations said Wednesday, and now a U.N. envoy is going to the region to see how Yemen's government will respond. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the rebels, known as Houthis, accepted a U.N. Security Council resolution that calls for an end to v... more

25 Dead after Suicide Bombing at Mosque in Yemen's Capital

Shiite fighters, known as Houthis inspect the inside of the al-Balili mosque after two suicide bombings at the mosque during Eid al-Adha prayers in Sanaa, Yemen, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

SANAA, Yemen -- A suicide bomber blew himself up during prayers at a mosque for the Eid al-Adha holiday on Thursday, killing 25 people in Yemen's capital Sanaa, security officials said. Dozens were wounded in the blast at the al-Bolayli mosque, said the officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has splintered the country. It is located... more

Saudi-Led Airstrikes in Yemen Ramp Up as Allies Push North

A Shiite Houthi rebel holds his weapon as he attends a rally to protest Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

SANAA, Yemen — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen doubled its near-daily airstrikes Monday in the central province of Marib and the adjacent border area of Jawf, in order to allow allies on the ground to push north toward insurgent strongholds, authorities said. Marib's pro-government forces also received major reinforcemen... more

American Held in Yemen Freed, French Hostage Pleads for Help

In this image made from a militant video posted on YouTube on June 1, 2015 which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime addresses the French president, in Yemen. (Militant video via AP)

SANAA, Yemen — A freelance journalist who was among several Americans held by Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen was set free Monday as a French hostage abducted in Yemen by an unknown party appeared in a video pleading for help. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that freelance journalist Casey Coombs, who was injured, has been re... more

US Counterterrorism Strategy in Yemen Collapses Amid Chaos

In this March 21, 2015, photo, Members of a militia group loyal to Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, known as the Popular Committees, chew qat as they sit next to their tank, guarding a major intersection in Aden, Yemen. (AP Photo/Hamza Hendawi)

WASHINGTON  — Once hailed by President Barack Obama as a model for fighting extremism, the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen has all but collapsed as the country descends into chaos, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials. Operations against militants have been scaled back dramatically amid the fall of the American-backed government and t... more

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