Posts Tagged ‘ Yemen ’

Setting the stage for another proxy war in Yemen

February 18, 2015
posted by

CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Michael Horton  

"With the recent Houthi takeover of much of northern Yemen, there are echoes of the 1960s. There seems little likelihood of Yemen not becoming a battleground for a protracted proxy war between two regional powers: Saudi Arabia and Iran which, in contrast to the 1960s, are now on opposite sides. The Saudis are vehemently opposed to the Houthis because they are Shi'a, adherents to the Zaidi sect of Shi'a Islam. The Saudis are fearful that the Houthis' 'revolution' could spread across their southern border and embolden their own restive Shi'a minority. In April 2000, the Saudis put down a Shi'a led rebellion in the province of Najran, which borders areas that are now controlled by the Houthis. On the other side of the emerging proxy war is Iran whose material support for the Houthis is limited." (02/18/15)

http://tinyurl.com/n948dn6  

No Comments »

Yemen: Hadi supporters seize media buildings

February 16, 2015
posted by

Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"upporters of Yemen's former President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi have seized radio and television buildings in the southern city of Aden after they accused security forces of working for Shiite rebels who control the capital. Security officials say one soldier and two Hadi supporters were killed in clashes during the seizure. Hadi, a southerner, resigned in January after a prolonged power struggle with the rebels, known as Houthis, who have controlled Sanaa since September." (02/16/15)

http://www.startribune.com/world/292057401.html  

No Comments »

Life in the Emerald City: Houthis control Yemen, but they don’t yet govern it

February 11, 2015
posted by

The Intercept The Intercept
by Casey L Coombs  

"Just weeks after a coup that ousted Yemen's Western-backed government, the capital of Yemen is a city painted in green, mostly with spray paint. Green tree trunks, green sidewalks, green walls and even a green Ford F-350 bearing the Houthi slogan, which includes the words 'Death to America,' on each side of the iconic American truck, about 340 of which the Pentagon shipped to Yemen over the past few years. The Houthis are now formally in control in Yemen, which is nearing economic collapse and civil war, but governing the country is another matter." (02/11/15)

http://tinyurl.com/q9u25om  

No Comments »

Yemen: US, UK and France close Sanaa embassies

February 11, 2015
posted by

BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"The US, UK and France are closing their embassies in Yemen due to the deteriorating security situation and political crisis in the country. The US and UK governments have withdrawn diplomatic staff from Sanaa and urged their citizens to leave. France's embassy in the capital has announced that it will close on Friday. The moves come as the UN attempts to broker talks between political factions and Shia rebels who control Sanaa and dissolved parliament last week." (02/11/15)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31411284  

No Comments »

Yemen: UN envoy says national talks will resume amid crisis

February 9, 2015
posted by

St. Augustine Record    

"Yemen will resume national talks over its future, the U.N. envoy to the country said Sunday, just days after Shiite rebels dissolved parliament and formally took power. Those talks Monday will include Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, whose Houthi rebels stormed into the capital, Sanaa, and elsewhere in September before besieging the president and seizing total control of the Arab world's poorest country on Friday, envoy Jamal Benomar said." (02/08/15)

http://tinyurl.com/jwf7rnr  

No Comments »

Yemen: US drone terrorists kill three

January 26, 2015
posted by

New York Times    

"Tribal leaders and security officials in Yemen say the U.S. has carried out its first drone strike in the country since its president resigned. They say the strike Monday on a vehicle in an area called Hareib, located between the provinces of Marib and Shabwa, killed three suspected al-Qaida militants." (01/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/ovlzzz4  

No Comments »

Yemen: President, cabinet resign

January 23, 2015
posted by

CNN CNN    

"Yemen's President resigned Thursday night shortly after his Prime Minister and the Cabinet stepped down -- seismic changes in the country's political scene that come just one day after the government and Houthi rebels struck a tentative peace deal meant to end days of turmoil. The resignations of Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and other officials are the latest fallout from the Houthis' move in recent days to gain power in the capital, which included kidnapping Hadi's chief of staff on Saturday and taking over the presidential palace on Tuesday." (01/22/15)

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/22/world/yemen-violence/  

No Comments »

Yemen: Shiite insurgents control presidential palace and residence

January 21, 2015
posted by

Washington Post    

"Shiite insurgents controlled the palace and residence of Yemen's besieged president Wednesday following attacks that threatened to topple a government that has been a key American ally in the fight against al-Qaeda. The assaults by the Houthi rebel faction -- believed to be backed by Iran -- marked a major setback for Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Witnesses said early Wednesday that his presidential guards fled after Houthi fighters seized the palace Tuesday and surrounded Hadi's home, where he is thought to be held up, following intense clashes in the capital, Sanaa, that began Monday." (01/21/15)

http://tinyurl.com/lop2phk  

No Comments »

Yemen: Scores dead in blast outside police academy

January 9, 2015
posted by

Phoenix Herald    

"Dozens of people were slaughtered in a terror attack on a police academy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Wednesday when an explosive-laden vehicle was blown up, targeting hundreds of recruits waiting in line at the gates of the college, officials said. An interior ministry official said that some 40 people were killed and that more than 70 were wounded in the attack in front of the Police College in Sanaa." (01/08/15)

http://tinyurl.com/q9lp82b  

No Comments »

Yemen: Car bomb kills 31 outside police college

January 7, 2015
posted by

Reuters Reuters    

"A car bomb exploded outside a Yemeni police college in Sanaa on Wednesday, killing 31 people and wounding dozens, the interior ministry said, less than a week after a devastating suicide bombing south of the capital. Yemen's sectarian conflict has worsened since September when the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi militia seized Sanaa, in the latest upheaval following the country's 2011 popular uprising which led to a change of government and splits in the army." (01/07/15)

http://tinyurl.com/lnrk9u4  

No Comments »

Yemen: Thirteen killed in failed US hostage rescue bid

December 8, 2014
posted by

Reuters Reuters    

"A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside two Western hostages when U.S.-led forces fought Islamist militants in a failed rescue mission in Yemen, residents said on Sunday. U.S. special forces raided the village of Dafaar in Shabwa province, a militant stronghold in southern Yemen, shortly after midnight on Saturday, killing several members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). American journalist Luke Somers, 33, and South African teacher Pierre Korkie, 56, were shot and killed by their captors during the raid intended to free them, U.S. officials said." (12/07/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ncasjmk  

No Comments »

Yemen: Bomb attack targets Iranian ambassador’s residence

December 4, 2014
posted by

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"A massive vehicle bomb exploded Wednesday outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador in Yemen’s increasingly chaotic capital. The newly appointed diplomat was not in the building at the time, but at least one person was killed and several others injured, the Interior Ministry said. Some news reports, citing unidentified Yemeni officials, said as many as three people had died. The attack came amid a broad offensive by Iran-allied Shiite Muslim Houthi rebels, who have taken over the capital and set off intensified sectarian fighting across much of the country." (12/03/14)

http://tinyurl.com/mekosm4  

No Comments »

Yemen: Regime officials say airstrike kills six militants

November 12, 2014
posted by

Washington Post    

"Yemen’s defense ministry says an airstrike has killed at least six suspected al-Qaida militants in the country’s south. Security officials, speaking anonymously because they are not authorized to speak to reporters, say the Wednesday the strike came from a suspected U.S. drone and hit a militant hideout. But there was no official government comment on who was behind the strike, in the southern province of Shabwa." (11/12/14)

http://tinyurl.com/p23s9nx  

No Comments »

Yemen: Suicide bombings kill 60+

October 9, 2014
posted by

Reuters    

"A suicide bomber killed at least 42 people on Thursday when he detonated an explosives-laden belt in a district of the Yemeni capital where the powerful Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement had planned to hold a rally, medics and witnesses said. ... In a separate incident, at least 20 government soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing and gun attack in the country's east on Thursday, state news agency SABA reported." (10/09/14)

http://tinyurl.com/occaljo  

No Comments »

Yemen: Two regime troops killed in car bombing

July 27, 2014
posted by

Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"A car bomb targeting army posts in southern Yemen killed two soldiers Sunday, officials said, an attack authorities blamed on the country's local al-Qaida branch. Military officials said forces also foiled two other attacks by suspected al-Qaida militants, killing at least three of the assailants in the southern province of Abyan." (07/27/14)

http://www.startribune.com/world/268789171.html  

No Comments »

Yemen: Al Qaeda fighters attack Sayoun airport

June 26, 2014
posted by

Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"Al-Qaeda fighters have attacked an airport in Yemen and bombed the facility's air control tower, according to Yemeni security officials. The officials say the coordinated attack on the Sayoun airport in the southern province of Hadramawt started from three directions early on Thursday. The AFP news agency reported that three soldiers had been killed in the attack, quoting an unnamed security official." (06/26/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nshpckl  

No Comments »

Yemen: Islamist militants hit army posts, 18 dead

May 14, 2014
posted by

Reuters    

"At least eight Yemeni soldiers and 10 al Qaeda militants were killed in clashes on Wednesday when insurgents attacked two military posts in a southern province where the government mounted an offensive two weeks ago, military sources said. The sources told Reuters the fighting in Gol al-Rayda and Azzan districts of Shabwa province started early in the morning and raged for several hours. An army colonel was among the dead, a Defence Ministry source said." (05/14/14)

http://tinyurl.com/mwgrjlp  

No Comments »

Yemen: Death toll from attacks by regime troops, US drone terrorists rises to 68

April 22, 2014
posted by

Dawn [Pakistan]    

"An “unprecedented” US and Yemeni aerial campaign in Yemen killed at least 68 [alleged] Al Qaeda militants in a bid to head off attacks by the network’s local affiliate, officials said on Monday. ... A top Yemeni official said the 'unprecedented' Saturday-Sunday air war came after 'information that Al Qaeda was plotting attacks on vital installations, military and security, as well as foreign interests in Yemen.'" (04/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lyh5xvn  

No Comments »

Yemen: US war criminals murder 46 in two days

April 21, 2014
posted by

Antiwar.com    

"Yesterday’s deadly US drone strike against a highway in Yemen’s Bayda Province was followed up by a similar round of separate strikes in the Shabwa Province today, sending the death tolls over the past 48 hours spiraling. After yesterday’s attack, which killed 21, reports of today’s strikes are still murky, but at least 25 more were killed, sending the figure to 46, and likely to rise even further as the figures continue to come in from remote areas." (04/20/14)

http://tinyurl.com/mmf77k5  

No Comments »

Yemen: Seven killed, 29 escape in attack on prison

February 14, 2014
posted by

Dayton Daily News    

"Heavily armed militants attacked Yemen's main prison in central Sanaa on Thursday, killing seven people and helping 29 inmates escape, many of them convicts in terrorism-related charges, the country's state news agency reported. The attack started with a car bomb explosion, then militants exchanged heavy gunfire with the guards at the Sanaa Central Prison, and a number of prisoners fled amid the chaos, according to SABA." (02/13/14)

http://tinyurl.com/l78glnc  

No Comments »

Yemen: Two killed in attack on bus carrying soldiers

February 4, 2014
posted by

Pakistan Today [Pakistan]    

"At least two people were killed when a bomb hit a bus carrying Yemeni soldiers in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, a medical source said, highlighting the government’s weak grip on security in the impoverished country. Tuesday’s blast was the latest in a series of security incidents to hit U.S.-allied Yemen in less than a week. Two Westerners have been kidnapped since Friday and three explosions near the French embassy, the defence ministry and the central bank, shook the capital late on Sunday." (02/04/14)

http://tinyurl.com/m5t947w  

No Comments »

Yemen: Japanese diplomat stabbed in kidnap bid

December 15, 2013
posted by

Irish Times [Ireland]    

"Armed men stabbed a Japanese diplomat in the Yemeni capital Sanaa today when he resisted a kidnapping attempt near his house, a security source said. It was the latest in a spate of attacks on foreigners in the impoverished Arab state, where the government is struggling to restore law and order since former president Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped aside in late 2011 following mass protests. The source said the diplomat was in a stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in the head and hand with a dagger." (12/15/13)

http://tinyurl.com/m3w6b9y  

No Comments »

Yemen: US drone terrorists murder 15 wedding guests

December 13, 2013
posted by

Reuters    

"Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday. The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources said that it was a drone." (12/12/13)

http://tinyurl.com/oxmnue3  

No Comments »

Berlin confirms embassy security official killed in Yemen

October 7, 2013
posted by

The News International [Pakistan]    

"The German foreign ministry confirmed Monday that a security official at its embassy in Yemen has been killed but denied reports of an attempted kidnapping of its ambassador. 'We must unfortunately confirm that a German security official who was employed at the embassy in Sanaa was killed in Yemen,' a German foreign ministry spokeswoman said in a statement about Sunday's incident." (10/07/13)

http://tinyurl.com/lpl7m8g  

No Comments »

Yemen: Twin attacks on army kill 30

September 20, 2013
posted by

BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 30 people were killed when suspected al-Qaeda militants launched simultaneous attacks on army targets in southern Yemen, officials say. Two car bombs reportedly exploded at a camp in Shabwa province, killing around 20 soldiers and wounding many others. In a second assault in the area, gunmen shot dead another 10 soldiers in the town of Maifaa." (09/20/13)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24171574  

No Comments »

Our Sponsors





Making a living off your Drupal site?

Drupal Managed Hosting

Fed up with Maintenance and Hosting companies?