U.S. special forces stormed a walled compound in a remote Yemeni village early on Saturday in an attempt to free Western hostages held by an al Qaeda unit, but an American journalist and a South African teacher were killed by their captors, officials said. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and a Yemeni intelligence official […]
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was ousted as leader of his own political party, the group said on Saturday, weakening his authority at a time of turmoil in the impoverished Arab nation. The General People’s Congress (GPC) has accused Hadi of backing U.N. sanctions against its influential former chief, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who ruled Yemen […]
Yemen’s national security chief Ali Hassan al-Ahmedi accused Iran on Saturday of “damaging Yemen” as the interior ministry said it was pursuing a probe into an Iran-linked arms shipment which was seized last month.
UN sanctions experts are investigating the Yemeni government’s claims that Iran supplied rockets and explosives seized from a ship last month, diplomats said Thursday. The case was raised at a UN Security Council meeting
While Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and Tunisia implode, writes Thomas L. Friedman, Syria will explode if a political resolution is not found quickly, sending the entire region into chaos
Two Malaysian terrorist suspects with alleged links to the al-Qaeda network were arrested in Lebanon, an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sunday. The official, who asked not to be named because he is not authorised to speak on the matter, said the families of the suspects were informed
The leader of Lebanon’s militant Islamist political party Hezbollah has issued a proclamation calling for the death of the producers and actors of the highly controversial film, Innocence of Muslims, which has sparked outrage, protests and violent attacks throughout the Islamic world.
Libya’s president expressed confidence Friday that authorities would capture “sooner or later” the people behind this week’s attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. In an interview with CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata, Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf said “everyone is determined” to catch the heavily armed militants
One demonstrator was killed and two others were wounded in clashes with security forces in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday in protests over a film insulting the Muslim Prophet Mohammad and against the pope’s visit to Lebanon.
Yemeni armed forces have killed Said al-Shehri, a man seen as the second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a government website said on Monday. The Ministry of Defence website said Shehri was a Saudi national who was killed, along with six other militants