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Al-Qaeda Springs 300 in Huge Yemen Jailbreak

As Houthi troops withdraw from central Aden

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda militants seized a main prison in the Yemeni city of al-Mukalla today, freeing hundreds of inmates in a large-scale attack, locals say. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula first targeted security headquarters, the presidential palace, a Central Bank branch, and other government buildings in the capital of Hadhramaut province in... More »

Yemen Ports Frozen by Saudi-Led Forces: Coalition Rep

No weapons are coming in or going out of the country in strike against Shiite rebels

(Newser) - The spokesman for the Saudi-led campaign against Yemeni rebels says coalition naval forces have besieged the country's ports. Ahmed Asiri told reporters today that the naval forces are blocking the movement of ships to prevent weapons and fighters from entering or leaving Yemen. Asiri, speaking from the Saudi capital... More »

US: Yemen Rebels Have Looted Intelligence Files

Saudi Arabia says it has assembled large anti-rebel coalition

(Newser) - With Yemen rapidly plunging into war , US officials aren't sure what happened to $500 million in military aid , but they have a good idea where files on American intelligence operations are: in the hands of Houthi rebels and their Iranian allies. Intelligence officials tell the Los Angeles Times that... More »

Yemen on the Brink: Leader AWOL, Saudis Begin Strikes

Will proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran follow?

(Newser) - The most common word in reports and headlines out of Yemen today is "chaos." The nation once seen as a vital ally in the fight against al-Qaeda is now on the brink of civil war, with Saudi Arabia launching a military operation and the AP reporting that President... More »

Shiite Rebels Seize Yemen's No. 3 City

Loyalists to former president have control of Taiz as country further unravels

(Newser) - Shiite rebels backed by supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh seized Yemen's third largest city of Taiz and its airport today, security and military officials said, as thousands took to the streets in protest. If the rebels hold onto the city, the capital of Yemen's most populous... More »

Yemen's Shiite Rebels: We've Taken Over Country

Houthis say they have dissolved Parliament

(Newser) - Yemen's powerful Shiite rebels today announced that they have taken over the country and dissolved parliament, a dramatic move that finalizes their months-long power grab . In a televised announcement from the Republican Palace in the capital of Sanaa, the Houthi rebels said they are forming a five-member presidential council... More »

Yemen's US-Backed President Resigns

Hadi had been essentially captive in his house for 2 days

(Newser) - Yemeni officials say the president has resigned under pressure from Shiite rebels who seized the capital in September and have confined the embattled leader to his home for the past two days. Presidential officials said Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi resigned after being pressured to make concessions to the rebels, known... More »

Yemen's Presidential Palace Taken Over

Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi unharmed after residence came under heavy shelling

(Newser) - Yemen's powerful Shiite Houthi rebels shelled the residence of the country's embattled president today and simultaneously swept into the presidential palace in the capital, Sanaa, as a top military commander warned that a full-fledged "coup" was underway. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was inside the residence as... More »

Battle Rages Near Yemen Presidential Palace

Fighting is biggest challenge yet to Hadi government

(Newser) - Rebel Shiite Houthis battled soldiers near Yemen's presidential palace and elsewhere across the capital of Sanaa today as officials claimed a ceasefire had been reached to halt the violence—even as the convoy of the country's prime minister came under fire. The fighting near the palace marks the... More »

Militants Kill 80 Soldiers in Yemen

50 troops captured in devastating attack

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda-linked militants attacked an army base in southern Yemen, setting off a pair of car bombs and killing 80 soldiers yesterday in an hours-long battle. At least 20 militants were also killed in what became one of the bloodiest battles the country has seen in years, the Wall Street Journal... More »

Yemeni Prez Takes Office; Terrorist Kills 25

President Hadi vowed to battle al-Qaeda hours before strike

(Newser) - A car bomb outside the gate of a presidential compound in southern Yemen killed at least 25 people hours after the country's new president was formally inaugurated and vowed to fight al-Qaeda. A security official said the attack in the city of Mukalla in Hadramout province was carried out... More »

Yemen Votes to Oust Saleh

Abed Rabbo Mansour al-Hadi voted in as new president

(Newser) - Yemen came together after a year of unrest today, voting out President Ali Abdullah Saleh in favor of his former vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour al-Hadi. The New York Times reports that turnout in the capital, Sanaa, appeared high and spirits were similarly high, despite the fact that the election... More »

Yemen Polling Station Blown Up Ahead of Vote

Symbolic election will install Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi

(Newser) - Gunmen blew up a voting station today in southern Yemen, one day before the country is to go to the polls to rubber stamp its vice president as the new head of state. Gunmen fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the station, then fled, according to a security official. No one... More »

Yemen President Out of Hospital

But isn't yet returning to Yemen

(Newser) - Looks like we haven’t seen the last of Ali Abdullah Saleh after all. Yemen’s wounded (and for a while there presumed deposed ) president has been released from the Saudi hospital where he was being treated, Saudi and Yemeni officials said today. He isn’t returning to Yemen... More »

Yemen's Saleh Has Severe Burns, Collapsed Lung

Heavy gunfire reported near Republican Palace

(Newser) - Looks like Ali Abdullah Saleh won’t be making such a quick recovery after all. The Yemeni president has burns over 40% of his body and a collapsed lung, US officials briefed on his condition tell CNN . Though Saleh is now said to be in stable condition, he won’t... More »

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