U.S. Provides Emergency Airlift of Winter Supplies to Northern Iraq

Iraq Shiite fighters make their way to the front line to fight militants from the extremist Islamic State group in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug 18, 2014. (AP Photo/ Hadi MIzban)

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Friday denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria and Iraq and for aggressively seeking to expand its area of influence. The al-Qaida Yemeni offshoot's purported spiritual guide, Sheikh Harith al-Nadhari, said such expansionist intentions are "driving a ... more

Officials: Clash in Yemen Town Kills 250 in 3 Days

Houthi Shiite rebels ride in a military truck while patrolling a street in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP photo)

SANAA, Yemen — Fighting in central Yemen between Shiite Houthi rebels and an influential tribe in the town of Radda killed at least 250 people over three days of clashes, security officials said Monday. The violence in Yemen's central Bayda province saw fighters from the strong Qifa tribe force the Houthis out of the Manasih area in Radda, said... more

Explosion Hits Military Bus in Yemen; 2 Killed

SANAA, Yemen - Military officials say an explosion has struck a military bus in the Yemeni capital, killing two troops. The officials say another 10 people were wounded in the Tuesday morning blast, which happened as the bus passed through the Hizyaz district south of Sanaa taking soldiers to work. The officials say they are investigating whet... more

Yemen's Army, Southern Tribesmen Clash; 8 Killed

SANAA, Yemen - A Yemeni military official says fighting in the country's south between troops and tribesmen angry over a deadly shelling last week has killed eight people - five troops and three tribesmen. The official says tribesmen belonging to a southern secessionist movement stormed the military barracks in the province of Lahj on Monday. ... more

Car Bomb Hits Yemen's Defense Ministry, Killing 18

SANAA, Yemen - A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car Thursday at Yemen's Defense Ministry, killing 18 soldiers and wounding at least 40 in an attack underlining the persistent threat to the stability and security of the impoverished Arab nation, military and hospital officials said. Officials said as many as 12 gunmen also were ki... more

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