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Yemeni Officials: Defense Minister Survives Attack

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say at least 10 people have been killed in a car bomb attack targeting the country’s defense minister. Government sources say the minister, Mohammed Nasir Ahmad, was unharmed in Tuesday’s blast near government headquarters in the capital, Sana’a. At least five of the minister’s bodyguards were among those killed. There was no immediate […]

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Yemeni Officials: Defense Minister Survives Attack

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say at least seven people have been killed in a car bomb attack targeting the country’s defense minister. Government sources say the minister was unharmed in Tuesday’s blast near government headquarters in the capital, Sana’a. At least five of the minister’s bodyguards were among those killed. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. […]

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Yemen Says High-Ranking Al-Qaida Man Killed

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Yemeni government says its forces have killed the second-in-command of al-Qaida’s Yemen-based network. A Yemeni defense ministry website reported Monday that Said al-Shehri, a Saudi national, was one of several militants killed during an army operation in Hadramout province in eastern Yemen. No other details were provided. Al-Qaida’s Yemen-based network, al-Qaida in the Arabian […]

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Donors Pledge Another $2.4 Bln to Yemen

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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International donors Tuesday pledged another $2.4 billion in aid to Yemen, bringing the total to $6.4 billion promised this year. But at a donors’ conference in Riyadh, Yemen’s Planning and International Cooperation Minister Mohammed al-Saadi told delegates that Yemen will need another $5.4 billion in the short term to aid its transition and overcome economic […]

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Al-Qaida Carries Out Deadly Attack in Yemen

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say suspected al-Qaida militants have attacked intelligence headquarters in the southern city of Aden, killing at least 14 Yemeni soldiers and security personnel. Intelligence sources and witnesses say the militants attacked the building from two sides Saturday, firing rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons. At least seven soldiers were wounded. The militants managed to […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 35 in Yemin

Posted August 5th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say a suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens of others late Saturday in a southern town. The bomber struck in the village of Jaar, one of several towns in Abyan province that were retaken from Al-Qaida in a major government offensive in June. The Reuters news agency says the […]

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Bombing Kills 20 at Funeral in Yemen

Posted August 4th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A suspected suicide bomber has detonated explosives during a funeral in Yemen, killing 20 people. Yemeni officials say the bombing took place Saturday in a village in the southern Abyan province. At least 20 others were wounded. The Reuters news agency says the bomber appears to have targeted people who supported the military during an […]

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Blast at Yemen Police Academy Kills 22

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least 22 people at a police academy in the capital, Sanaa. Officials said dozens more were wounded in the blast, which occurred as police cadets were leaving at the end of their school day. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Al-Qaida linked militants seized […]

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Blast in Yemen Kills 22

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least 22 people at a police academy in the capital, Sanaa. Officials said dozens more were wounded in the blast. Further details were not immediately available.

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Yemeni Troops Kill al-Qaida Militant

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southern Yemen say its security forces have clashed with al-Qaida militants, killing one and wounding two. Authorities say the fight happened Sunday in Delea province, adjacent to Abyan province. The militants seized several Abyan towns, including Jaar, Zinjibar and Shuqra last year while the government was pre-occupied with a pro-democracy uprising against then-president […]

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