A car bomb has exploded near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, killing at least 28 people, security officials have said. In a statement posted online on Monday, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack that also injured[…]
At least 27 people have been killed in the Yemeni capital after Saudi-led air strikes targeted a suspected weapons base held by Houthi fighters, medical sources said. Health officials told Al Jazeera on Monday that hundreds more were wounded when warplanes reportedly struck a Scud missile base in Faj Attan,[…]
Yemeni rebel leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi on Sunday raised the prospect of his forces moving on President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi’s temporary capital of Aden after Houthi fighters advanced into the key central city of Taiz. Local officials said Houthi fighters captured several state facilities in Taiz, including the airport, airbase,[…]
Yemeni authorities re-opened the country’s main port in the southern city of Aden on Thursday, in a move that could ease political tensions. It came hours after embattled President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi struck a deal with powerful Houthi rebels. “The decision to re-open Aden’s port and airport was made[…]
A suicide bomber driving a minibus full of explosives killed at least 15 people Wednesday morning near a police academy in the heart of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, security officials said. The blast wounded at least 40 people, officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren’t authorized[…]
At least 67 people have been killed in twin suicide blasts across Yemen, one targeting a gathering of rebels in the country’s capital and the other a military outpost in the eastern Hadramout province, officials say. At least forty-seven people were killed and 75 others wounded in the capital Sanaa[…]
Thousands of supporters of Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen have taken to the streets to celebrate their first Friday since taking control of much of the capital, Sanaa. Houthi rebels, who had besieged Sanaa for a month, seized key state installations earlier this week without any resistance. Armed Houthis hailed[…]
Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi has vowed to restore state authority and warned of a “civil war” in the Sunni-majority country as Shia rebels were seen in near-total control of the capital, Sanaa. “Sanaa is facing a conspiracy that will lead towards civil war,” Hadi said in a speech at[…]
At least 200 people were killed on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital in fighting during the past week between Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen, the government said Monday. Rescue teams retrieved 53 bodies during the day, “bringing the total pulled by ministry teams since September 16 to 200 bodies,”[…]
A peace deal between Houthi rebels and government loyalists in Yemen appears to be in jeopardy. The Houthis have taken control of government buildings and a radio station in Sanaa – and a major army base north of the capital. Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall, reporting from Sanaa, said that a[…]
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