Fourteen dead, dozens injured as Islamist militants attack counter-terrorism base in Yemen

At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said. Islamic State, in a statement carried by its Amaq news agency, claimed responsibility for what it… Read More Fourteen dead, dozens injured as Islamist militants attack counter-terrorism base in Yemen

Several killed, injured as militia groups clash in southern Yemen

Several people were killed and injured as armed groups fought each other in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, medical staff at hospitals in the city said. Gunmen were deployed throughout most districts of the city and there was heavy gunfire, according to reports from residents. There have been rising tensions between southern… Read More Several killed, injured as militia groups clash in southern Yemen

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in Sanaa

Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in fighting with the Iran-aligned Houthi militia raging in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Monday, quoting sources in Saleh’s party. Al Arabiya quoted a source in Saleh’s General Peoples Congress as saying he was killed by sniper bullets. A Houthi video distributed on… Read More Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in Sanaa

Six soldiers, civilian killed as al-Qaeda militants attack Yemeni military checkpoint

Suspected al Qaeda militants opened fired on a Yemeni military checkpoint in the southern province of Abyan on Sunday, a security official and residents said, killing six troops and a civilian. The attack comes after the United States launched several days of air strikes against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the… Read More Six soldiers, civilian killed as al-Qaeda militants attack Yemeni military checkpoint

Bomb explosion hits Sana’a University in Yemen

At least two people have been killed from a bomb explosion near Sanaa University in Yemen. An improvised explosive device went off on Tuesday in Yemen’s largest city, also injuring at least two more people, sources said. A security official said the blast happened during an event commemorating the country’s 1990 unification, adding that the… Read More Bomb explosion hits Sana’a University in Yemen

Seventeen Yemeni soldiers executed by al-Qaeda militants

Suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen seized and executed 17 soldiers loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday, local officials and residents said. The soldiers were detained while travelling from the southern port of Aden to al-Mahra province in eastern Yemen via Ahwar, a city in Abyan province under al Qaeda control. The… Read More Seventeen Yemeni soldiers executed by al-Qaeda militants