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  • Iran condemns what it calls Saudi-led airstrike that struck its Yemen embassy

    01/07/2016 4:57:07 AM PST · by McGruff · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | January 7, 2016 | Greg Botelho and Schams Elwazer
    Iran's foreign ministry claimed that warplanes from the Saudi Arabia-led coalition involved in Yemen's ongoing war struck and damaged its embassy in Sanaa, yet another incident that could inflame tensions between Tehran and Riyadh. Iran condemned the strike, according to foreign ministry spokesman Hussein Jaberi Ansari. But it was not immediately clear if the Iranian embassy was targeted or if it got struck unintentionally amid the broader conflict within Yemen. That war pits the Shiite Muslim rebel Houthis supported by Iran against forces loyal to President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, which are being backed militarily and otherwise by the overwhelmingly...
  • Sources: Yemeni Army Fire Scud Missile At Jizan, Saudi Arabia

    08/25/2015 11:42:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    Khabar Agency (Nat. News Agency of Kazakistan) ^ | 8-26-2015 | Khabar Agency/Titter
    Headline only right now.
  • 137 killed, 345 injured in suicide attacks on Yemen mosques

    03/20/2015 8:09:46 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 78 replies
    The Record ^ | 3-20-2015 | Ahmed Al-Haj, AP
    A television network owned by Yemen's Shiite rebels says a total of 137 people were killed and 345 injured in quadruple suicide bombings that hit a pair of mosques controlled by the rebels in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital. Al-Masirah TV raised the death toll on Friday hours after the attacks, making it the deadliest violence to hit the fragile war-torn country.
  • UK tight-lipped on potential assets of Yemen's Saleh

    03/08/2015 5:33:50 AM PDT · by piasa · 2 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | Saturday 7 Mar 2015 | Marwan Sultan in London
    The British government says it is committed to regulations issued by UN and EU on freezing potential assets of the deposed Yemeni president and two Houthi leaders The British authorities refused to comment on whether they have frozen any assets owned by former Yemeni president Ali Abdallah Saleh and two leaders of the Houthi rebels. On 18 December, the EU Council decided to impose financial sanctions, including asset freezes, on Saleh, the president of Yemen’s General People’s Congress Party Abd Al-Khaliq Al-Houthi, and the Houthi group's second-in-command Yahya Abdullah Al-Hakim. The council blacklisted Saleh for obstructing peace in Yemen, notably...
  • Rebels in Yemen have seized the presidential palace

    01/20/2015 6:59:27 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 132 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 1/20/15 | Bill Hemmer
    Breaking News: Rebels in Yemen have seized the presidential palace in the capital city of Sanaa, according to the army commander. http://fxn.ws/1C2Q7Fq For further developments on this story, stay tuned to Fox News Channel.
  • The Obama-Khamenei alliance

    10/20/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    Never mind the negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic's nuclear weapons program. Far more urgent developments are afoot. While the foreign ministers were busily counting how many centrifuges could spin in Iranian facilities, President Obama and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have arranged a working relationship throughout the Middle East that effectively puts American policy at the service of Iran.Long the goal of Obama, who sent a private emissary to Tehran as early as the 2008 election campaign to tell the Khamenei regime he wanted to be their friend, there is now a de facto alliance between the two...
  • Death toll from U.S. drone strikes rises to 55 in Yemen

    04/21/2014 1:20:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    XinHua ^ | 04/21/2014
    The death toll of multiple U.S. drone strikes launched on Sunday against training camps of al- Qaida militants in Yemen's southern provinces of Abyan and Shabwa has risen to 55, the Yemeni Interior Ministry said on Monday. Three local leaders were among the 55 dead militants, the ministry said in a brief statement on its website. It said that its security services are working to identify the nationalities of foreign fighters who were killed among al-Qaida militants in the airstrikes. The ministry described the air strikes as the strongest assault launched against the militants since 2012, when the army retook...
  • Iran diplomat dies in Yemen attack

    01/18/2014 5:54:29 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 January 2014 | BBC
    An Iranian diplomat has been killed in a gun attack in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, local officials say. The man was shot as he was leaving the Iranian ambassador's residence in the Hadda district in the south of the city by car, sources said. He was taken to hospital but died there later. There was no immediate comment from the Iranian embassy. Other diplomats said the dead man was an embassy security officer, AFP reported.
  • US warns citizens to leave Yemen amid terror alert

    08/06/2013 1:47:22 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 August 2013
    The US State Department has ordered citizens and non-emergency government staff to leave Yemen "immediately" due to security threats. --SNIP-- The BBC's Abdullah Ghorab, in Sanaa, says the Yemeni capital has been experiencing unprecedented security measures, with hundreds of armoured military vehicles deployed to secure the presidential palace, vital infrastructural buildings and Westerns embassies in the capital. Our correspondent says that a security source confirmed Yemeni intelligence services had discovered that tens of al-Qaeda members had arrived in Sanaa over the past few days from other regions in preparation for the implementation of a large plot. The source described the...
  • The Deadly Disgrace of Obama's Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

    10/12/2012 1:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Malik
    October 12 marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama faces mounting questions about his administration's dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not "bumps in the road." These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as...
  • Gunmen kill U.S. embassy security chief in Yemen

    10/11/2012 10:07:19 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 11, 2012 | Mohammed Ghobari
    (Reuters) - Masked gunmen shot dead a Yemeni security chief on his way to work at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Thursday, in an attack a Yemeni security source said appeared to be the work of al Qaeda. The incident was the latest of a wave of attacks on officials in the impoverished Arab state, which is battling Islamist militants with Washington's help.
  • Yemen security chief at U.S. Embassy killed

    10/11/2012 3:41:34 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 61 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | October 11, 2012
    SANAA, Yemen | Yemeni security officials say a gunman has assassinated the Yemeni chief of security at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa. The officials say Qassem Aqlani, who was in his fifties, was shot dead while on his way to work early on Thursday. They say a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at him and fled the scene.
  • Marine unit en route to Sudan to secure US Embassy

    09/14/2012 4:38:03 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | unattributed
    A U.S. official says an elite Marine rapid response team is headed to Sudan in the wake of violence and protests against the embassy in Khartoum. The deployment comes as Sudanese police opened fire on protesters trying to climb the walls of the U.S. Embassy. The Marine unit, known as a fleet antiterrorism security team, was sent in response to Friday's violence and as a precautionary measure, The move follows news that Marines arrived on the ground in Yemen to deal with the aftermath of another attack on the U.S. Embassy in the capital city of Sanaa. They arrived in...
  • Yemeni protesters storm US embassy in Sanaa

    09/13/2012 2:05:22 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 90 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 13 | Reuters Staff
    They said the demonstrators smashed windows of the security offices outside the embassy before breaking through the main gate of the heavily fortified compound in eastern Sanaa. Security guards opened fire and there were reports of casualties on both sides but no details were immediately available.
  • Yemen's 'March of Life' Ends In Death

    12/24/2011 4:40:56 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Yemen's elite Republican Guard forces fired rifles, tear gas, and water cannons on over 100,000 marchers on a road leading to the capital of Sanaa, killing at least 9 and wounding at least 90. Participants in the so-called "March of Life" followed a 270-kilometre route from the southern city of Taez, a major opposition stronghold. The march reportedly began with some 15,000 participants but grew over four days as it made its way to the capital. They object to a transfer of power deal agreed to by outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh, in which he agreed to step down in...
  • Al-Qaeda, tribes kill 20 Yemeni soldiers

    04/24/2011 2:55:50 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 6 replies
    DNA India ^ | April 22nd 2011 | PTI Staff
    Tribesmen and al-Qaeda militants killed 22 people, all but two of them soldiers, and captured dozens of others in separate attacks over a 24-hour period, security and tribal sources said on Friday. "Al-Qaeda militants ambushed a military patrol near Safer (oil fields), in (the eastern province of) Marib, killing 11 soldiers," a security official in Sanaa said. The assailants used machine-guns in Friday's attack. Also in Marib, two soldiers were killed, two wounded and 30 taken prisoner in a clash with tribesmen, said another security official and a tribal source. Six tribesmen were also wounded. The tribesmen, armed with anti-aircraft...
  • Clashes in Yemen as Thousands Rally Against Government

    02/12/2011 7:53:33 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 147 replies
    VOA ^ | February 12th, 2011 at 2:35 pm UTC | Staff
    Thousands of protesters gathered in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, Saturday to celebrate the resignation of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and call for their own president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down. The protesters began marching toward the Egyptian embassy but were confronted and pushed back by a group of men armed with sticks. There were conflicting reports as to whether the armed men were police or government supporters. The gathering points for Saturday's protests were Sana'a University and the city's Tahrir Square, which bears the same name as the rallying point for the protests in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
  • Yemen: Who Knew?

    02/22/2010 11:33:54 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 457+ views
    Military.Com ^ | 2/22/2010 | Peter Brookes
    In the days after the foiled Christmas Day attack on a Detroit-bound airliner, some were quick to call for a new front in the war on terror, this time in Yemen, where the Nigerian-born "Undie-Bomber" was in contact with al-Qaida. While the emphasis on Yemen from a counterterrorism perspective has waxed and waned over the years, it has long been on our terror radar, going back to at least the late 1990s. It is unfortunate that we have had to become intimately reacquainted with Yemen, a little-known but strategically located country with an ancient history, including being the home of...
  • Water woes could undermine Yemen's drive against Al Qaeda

    01/25/2010 1:30:38 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 337+ views
    Al Rai ^ | 1/25/2010 | AFP
    Impoverished Yemen is reeling under the threat of Al Qaeda, northern Shiite rebels and southern secessionists, but a lack of water is putting its ancient capital at even greater risk, experts say. Within a decade - or even less - Sanaa could become the first waterless capital in the world, they warn, adding the outlook is also bleak for the rest of this parched country where wells in some regions are already dry. A conference in London on Wednesday will discuss Yemen's anti-terrorism drive, but it is unclear whether the water woes that experts say are likely to fuel more...
  • Yemen's president open to dialogue with al-Qaida

    01/10/2010 9:05:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 361+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/2010 | Associated Press via Yahoo News
    Yemen's president said he is ready to talk to al-Qaida members who renounce violence, suggesting he could show them the same kind of leniency he has granted militants in the past despite U.S. pressure to crack down on the terror group. Yemen is moving cautiously in the fight against al-Qaida, worried over a potential backlash in a country where anger at the U.S. and extremism are widespread. Thousands of Yemenis are battle-hardened veterans of past "holy wars" in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya and Iraq, and though most are not engaged in violence now they preserve a die-hard al-Qaida ideology. "Any movement...