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German hostage in Yemen shown on TV

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A German citizen held hostage in Yemen was shown on a private television channel Monday, the first time he has been seen since he was taken hostage two months ago in a tribal region.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gunmen abduct British national in Yemeni capital

A policeman on an armored vehicle secures a street leading to the US embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. AP

Security officials in Yemen say armed men have abducted a British national working with an oil services company on a main street in the capital of Sanaa.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japanese diplomat survives assault in Yemen

A police trooper mans a mounted machine gun atop a truck near Yemen’s Defense Ministry Compound. AP

A security official in Yemen says assailants stabbed a Japanese diplomat in the capital, Sanaa, during a failed kidnapping attempt.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dutch couple freed after abduction in Yemen

Dutch freelance journalist Judith Spiegel, right, looks at her husband Boudewijn Berendsen while speaking to reporters during a press conference in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. AP

A Dutch couple freed after months in captivity in Yemen said they received good treatment from their abductors as they began their trip back home early Wednesday.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Yemen: Gunmen attack foreign advisers, kill one

In this Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 file photo, a Yemeni soldiers checks a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. and British embassies in Sanaa, Yemen. Gunmen believed to be from al-Qaida killed five Yemeni soldiers early Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at a checkpoint in a southern province, attacking the surprised soldiers who were guarding oil and gas projects in the Radhum area of Shabwa province a Yemeni official said. AP FILE PHOTO/Hani Mohammed

Unknown gunmen in Yemen killed a foreign military expert and wounded his colleague in a drive-by shooting Tuesday in the capital, a Yemeni security official said.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

EU ‘appalled’ by 8-year-old girl’s death in forced marriage

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton    AP FILE PHOTO

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Friday demanded Yemen ban the forced marriage of children after the death of an eight-year-old from injuries on her wedding night

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US reopens Yemen embassy after ‘Qaeda threat’

In this Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 file photo, a Yemeni soldiers checks a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. and British embassies in Sanaa, Yemen. Gunmen believed to be from al-Qaida killed five Yemeni soldiers early Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at a checkpoint in a southern province, attacking the surprised soldiers who were guarding oil and gas projects in the Radhum area of Shabwa province a Yemeni official said. AP FILE PHOTO/Hani Mohammed

The United States has reopened its embassy in Yemen, the State Department said Tuesday, two weeks after it closed for fear of an Al-Qaeda attack.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yemen says Qaeda plotted to take hostages at oil port

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Yemen said Wednesday it had foiled an Al-Qaeda plot to storm a Western-run oil terminal and seize a port city, as a terror alert kept US Middle East missions closed.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Westerners evacuate amid terror fears in Yemen

Police in an armored vehicle secure a road leading to the US embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential personnel at the US Embassy in Yemen to leave the country "due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks." AP PHOTO/HANI MOHAMMED

A suspected US drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members Tuesday in Yemen, as the US and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack by the terrorist group.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US urges citizens to leave Yemen ‘immediately’

A Yemeni soldier stops a car at a checkpoint in a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a ``significant threat'' of an al-Qaida attack.  (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

The US State Department on Tuesday ordered all non-essential staff out of Yemen and told Americans to leave the country “immediately” over terrorism concerns.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Al-Qaida branch confirms its No. 2 killed in Yemen

In this undated frame grab from video posted on a militant-leaning Web site, and provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, shows Saeed al-Shihri, deputy leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaida says a U.S. drone strike has killed a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who rose to become the group's No. 2 figure. The announcement, posted on militant websites, gave no date for the death of Saudi-born Al-Shihri. AP

The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaida confirmed on Wednesday that the group’s No. 2 figure, a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yemen air raids kill 7 ‘Qaeda’ members–local official

A plane wreck are seen on the ground as security forces and soldiers gather at the site of a plane crash in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday 13, 2013. A Yemeni military plane on a training exercise crashed Monday in the country's capital, slamming into a residential neighborhood and setting at least four houses ablaze. AP

Two air strikes that targeted two vehicles in south Yemen on Saturday killed seven suspected members of Al-Qaeda and wounded two more, a local official said.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yemen minister says weapons came from Iran

In this photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, released by the Yemeni Defense Ministry, Yemeni Interior Minister Major-General Abdul-Qader Qahtan, left, and Chief of the National Security Agency Major-General Ali al-Ahmadi, second left, inspect weapons unloaded from an Iranian ship in Aden, Yemen. The president of Yemen has sent a message to his Iranian counterpart calling on him to stop sending arms to Yemen and quit supporting the southern separatist movement. AP/Yemeni Defense Ministry

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.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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