Yemen News

Dutch hostage freed in Yemen

Sanaa, Feb 17 (IANS) A Dutch national kidnapped four days ago by armed tribesmen in Yemen's western region has been freed, the Yemeni interior ministry said Sunday.

Indian company seeks to invest $1.2 bn in Yemen

Sanaa, Feb 2 (IANS) Indian Nagarjuna Construction Company is seeking to invest $1.2 billion in Yemen, Yemeni official agency Saba reported.

Saudi diplomat assassinated in Yemen

Sana'a, Nov 28 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian military diplomat was Wednesday assassinated by unidentified gunmen in security uniforms in the capital city of Sanaa, Xinhua reported.

Al Qaeda man held for killing Yemeni army officer

Aden (Yemen), Oct 9 (IANS) Yemeni security forces have captured an Al Qaeda leader linked to a suicide bombing that killed a top army officer earlier this year in the southern port city of Aden, Xinhua reported.

Yemeni president apologises to US over embassy attack

Sanaa, Sep 14 (IANS) Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi apologised to US President Barack Obama Thursday over the US embassy attack in the capital city while the toll in the clashes between protesters and security forces rose to three, Xinhua reported.

One killed as protesters storm US embassy in Yemen

Sanaa, Sep 13 (IANS) One person was shot dead in clashes with Yemeni security forces trying to disperse hundreds of demonstrators after they stormed the US embassy in the Yemeni capital Thursday, Xinhua said.

Yemeni president sacks intelligence chiefs

Sana'a, Sep 12 (IANS) Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi Tuesday sacked heads of the national security agency and military intelligence, after two suicide car bombs targeted the country's defence minister in the capital and killed at least 12 people, Xinhua reported.

14 soldiers killed in Yemen car bombing

Sana'a, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 14 soldiers were killed Saturday in car bombing attack on a military intelligence compound in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, Xinhua reported.

Al Qaeda suicide bomber kills 20 in Yemen

Sana'a, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and many injured when an Al Qaeda suicide bomber blew himself up at a gathering of pro-government tribesmen in Yemen's southern province of Abyan, Xinhua reported Sunday.

17 killed in clashes at Yemen's interior ministry

Sana'a, July 31 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and dozens of others wounded in clashes between the security forces and gunmen belonging to a group of army defectors at the Yemeni interior ministry Tuesday, said officials and medics.

French aid worker released in Yemen

Sana'a, July 15 (IANS) A French aid worker who was kidnapped by suspected Al Qaeda gunmen three months ago in Yemen has been released, Xinhua reported.

21 militants killed in US drone strikes in Yemen

Aden, May 13 (IANS) At least 21 suspected Al Qaeda militants were killed when US drones fired missiles at two convoys and a hideout in Yemen, Xinhua reported.

Al Qaeda claim to have killed 30 soldiers in Yemen

Aden, March 31 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda Saturday claimed to have killed at least 30 Yemeni soldiers and seized a military site after a deadly gunbattle with government troops, Xinhua reported.

Al Qaeda abducts Yemeni intelligence officer

Aden (Yemen), March 22 (IANS) A group of suspected Al Qaeda militants has kidnapped a Yemeni intelligence officer, Xinhua reported.

Yemeni warplanes bomb Al-Qaeda bases, 18 killed

Aden (Yemen), March 19 (IANS) At least 18 terrorists were killed and dozens of others injured after Yemeni warplanes bombed several bases of the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in the country's Abyan province Sunday.

Al Qaeda guns down American in Yemen

Aden (Yemen), March 18 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda Sunday claimed responsibility for killing a US citizen working as an English teacher at a Swedish-run institute in Yemen, media reports said.

American gunned down in Yemen

Aden (Yemen), March 18 (IANS) A US citizen working as a teacher at an English-language institute in Yemen was shot dead Sunday by suspected Al Qaeda gunmen, media reports said.

Yemenis go to polls as violence flares up

Sanaa, Feb 21 (IANS) Yemenis headed for polling stations Tuesday to vote for a successor to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, hoping to pull the impoverished country back from possible civil war.


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