Yemen’s interior minister said Saturday that his country was disappointed to find that a large and diverse cache of weapons seized on a ship last month had been exported from Iran, a finding Washington said underscores Tehran’s ongoing evasion of U.N. resolutions.
Troops from the Somali region of Puntland on Sunday rescued 22 hostages held by pirates for almost three years after their ship was seized off the Yemeni coast, the authorities said, adding that the men bore signs of torture.
By Jo Biddle
The United States is working with Middle East and North African nations, particularly Tunisia and Sudan, to beef up security at its missions hit by violent protests, US officials said Friday.
President Barack Obama on Thursday called Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi to express concern about the safety of American personnel after a mob tried to storm the US embassy in Sanaa.
By Ahmed Al-Haj
Protesters angered by an anti-Islam film have stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.
A suicide bombing in a south Yemen town recently recaptured by the army from Al-Qaeda forces killed 42 people on Saturday and wounded 37, hospital and local government sources said on Sunday.
The international Red Cross says a French staff member kidnapped in Yemen almost three months ago has been freed.
By Karl Ritter
A Norwegian man has received terrorist training from al-Qaida’s offshoot in Yemen and is awaiting orders to carry out an attack on the West, officials from three European security agencies told The Associated Press on Monday.
Security officials say a suicide bomber has killed the army general leading the fight against al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen.
Yemen vowed to fight “terrorism” regardless of the sacrifices as Al-Qaeda claimed it was behind a bombing Monday that saw a soldier blow himself up in the middle of an army battalion, killing 96 troops.
Al-Qaida’s leader has released a 17-minute audio address aimed at swaying public opinion against Yemen’s new president, calling him a US agent and a traitor.
Government troops backed by warplanes and heavy artillery pounded al-Qaida positions in southern Yemen on Sunday, killing at least 30 militants, officials said.
Bulgaria’s ambassador to Yemen escaped a kidnap attempt on Saturday while he was driving through Sanaa in a diplomatic car, security officials said on Sunday.