Yemen

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

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

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