Yemen

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

Emails Reveal Sensitive Info Left Exposed after US Pullout from Yemen

U.S. Embassy Sana'a, Yemen

Internal State Department emails reviewed by Fox News reveal that as security unraveled in Yemen, U.S. personnel were scrambling to finalize their exit plan and were so uncertain about what would happen that procedures for safeguarding sensitive information were bypassed -- with permission from Washington.  The unclassified emails reveal staff ... more

US Official: US Was Surprised By Collapse of Yemen Government

U.S. Embassy Sana'a, Yemen

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's senior counterterrorism official acknowledged Thursday that U.S. intelligence was surprised by the collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Yemen. Nick Rasmussen, who directs the National Counterterrorism Center, told the Senate intelligence committee that Yemen's American-funded army failed to oppose a... more

Shiite Rebels Shell Yemen President's Home, Take Over Palace

Houthi Shiite Yemenis raise their fists during clashes near the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's powerful Shiite Houthi rebels shelled the residence of the country's embattled president Tuesday and simultaneously swept into the presidential palace in the capital, Sanaa, as a top military commander warned that a full-fledged "coup" was underway. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was inside the residence as it came un... more

Anti-Shiite Tribes Seize Army Tanks in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen — Several army tanks and armored vehicles were seized by armed tribesmen rival to the country's Shiite rebels, officials said Friday, as rebels in control of the capital have been intensifying security measures on eve of their large ceremony commemorating Prophet Muhammad's birthday. Officials say the seizures came after clashes b... more

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