Sanaa - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Sanaa Clashes between US troops, al-Qaida militants in Yemen SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S. helicopters airlifted soldiers to a central Yemeni province where they targeted an al-Qaida compound, clashing with suspected militants and killing at least seven of them early on Tuesday, according to the American military, Yemeni security officials and tribal leaders. The Central Command said the U.S. forces killed the militants... Tue, 23 May 2017 19:32:00 GMT 2017-05-23T19:32:00Z Human rights concerns prove no obstacle in Trump-Saudi ties DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On his first overseas visit, President Donald Trump presided over a nearly $110 billion sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia that made clear his administration did not see the kingdom's human rights record or its devastating war in Yemen as an obstacle to restoring ties that had been strained under his predecessor. ... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:21:00 GMT 2017-05-21T18:21:00Z Cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen kills 124 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Yemen says a cholera outbreak has killed 124 people over the past two weeks. Jamie McGoldrick told reporters Monday that another 11,100 people were believed to have been infected, and that medicine was arriving. But he also urged donor countries to fulfil more than $1 billion in aid pledges made in Geneva last month. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 19:19:00 GMT 2017-05-15T19:19:00Z Sacked Yemeni governor departs to Saudi Arabia SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A former Yemeni governor, recently sacked by the president, departed the southern city of Aden to Saudi Arabia on Friday after forming a separatist council rejected by Yemen's internationally-recognized government, Yemeni officials said. Aidarous al-Zubaidi, along with ex-Cabinet Minister Hani Bin Braik, both known to be close to the U... Fri, 12 May 2017 18:13:00 GMT 2017-05-12T18:13:00Z Pro-secession rallies in Yemen spotlight tensions with UAE SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of southern Yemenis who support the secession of their region rallied in Aden on Thursday against the sacking of the city's governor. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi last week fired Aden's governor, Aidarous al-Zubaidi, along with Cabinet minister Hani Bin Braik. They are both believed to be close to the United Arab Emirates, a key member of a... Thu, 04 May 2017 16:33:00 GMT 2017-05-04T16:33:00Z Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors. Apparently seeking to interrupt weapons transfers to the Hezbollah group in Lebanon, Israel has struck inside Syria with incre... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:07:00 GMT 2017-04-28T00:07:00Z Watchdog says Yemen rebel land mines killed, maimed hundreds CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group on Thursday decried the use of land mines by Yemen's Shiite rebels in the impoverished Arab country at war, saying they have killed and maimed hundreds of civilians and prevented many of the displaced from returning to their homes. In a new report, Human Rights Watch said the rebels known as Houthis, who are alli... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:12:00 GMT 2017-04-20T11:12:00Z 12 Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said one of its helicopters crashed in eastern Yemen on Tuesday, killing 12 Saudi officers in one of the deadliest incidents for the kingdom's troops since the war began more than two years ago. The Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the eastern province of Marib, the coalition s... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:29:00 GMT 2017-04-18T16:29:00Z Yemeni rebels detain 7 from medical aid group SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni rebels have detained seven local employees of a humanitarian aid group and accused them of spying for foreign intelligence, security officials said Friday. The rebels, known as Houthis, raided a hotel the humanitarian group was using in Ibb province, taking the employees to a prison in the capital, Sanaa. Inte... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:49:00 GMT 2017-03-31T17:49:00Z Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government on Saturday blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Friday's attack on a boat that killed at least 42 Somali refugees off the coast of war-torn Yemen, calling the assault by a military vessel and a helicopter gunship "horrific." Somalia urged the United States-supported coalition to investigate. The boat was packe... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:15:00 GMT 2017-03-18T19:15:00Z Military attack kills 42 Somali refugees off Yemen's coast HODEIDA, Yemen (AP) — The boat packed with dozens of Somali refugees was more than 30 miles off war-torn Yemen's coast when a military vessel and a helicopter gunship swooped in, opening fire in the dead of night Friday, killing at least 42 people. The attack, which Yemen's Shiite rebels blamed on a Saudi-led coalition, highlighted the perils of a heavily used migration rout... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:09:00 GMT 2017-03-17T19:09:00Z Suspected rebel-planted mine hits Yemeni ship, kills 2 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni coast guard vessel on Friday hit a naval mine suspected of being planted in the Red Sea by rebels and the explosion killed two sailors and wounded eight, including the ship's captain, security officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to brief journalists. Saudi-led coalition... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:01:00 GMT 2017-03-11T08:01:00Z Yemen officials see latest US strikes as sustained operation SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S. jets carried out dozens of airstrikes on al-Qaida targets in Yemen overnight and in the past 48 hours in one of the lengthiest, sustained operations inside this conflict-torn Arab country, Yemeni officials and residents said Friday. According to the officials, the strikes focused on a triangle-shaped mountainous region where three... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:59:00 GMT 2017-03-03T17:59:00Z Wave of US airstrikes target al-Qaida in Yemen SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S. forces carried out more than 20 airstrikes against al-Qaida in Yemen on Thursday, killing at least seven militants in the largest operation since a ground raid a month ago that left a Navy SEAL and more than two dozen Yemenis dead. The strikes targeted al-Qaida positions, weapons systems and equipment in a remote and mountainous a... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:12:00 GMT 2017-03-02T17:12:00Z Saudi-led coalition to probe Yemen funeral airstrike SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition said Thursday it will probe reports of an airstrike targeting a gathering of female mourners near the capital, which killed seven people. The airstrike hit a house packed with mourners in Arhab, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Sanaa, on Wednesday. Fahd Maqhat, head of the nearby Omeria hospital, said six women and one girl were ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:13:00 GMT 2017-02-17T00:13:00Z Yemeni officials say Saudi-led airstrike kills 5 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least one Saudi-led airstrike near Yemen's rebel-held capital killed at least five people on Wednesday, the country's Houthi rebels and medical officials said. The head of the Houthis' media office, Abdel-Rahman al-Ahnomi, told The Associated Press an airstrike hit a group of women attending a funeral and a second airstrike hit first responders in Arha... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:58:00 GMT 2017-02-15T16:58:00Z The Latest: Yemen rebels say Saudi-led strikes hit funeral SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Yemen (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Yemen's Houthi rebels and medical officials say Saudi-led airstrikes near the rebel-held capital have killed at least five people. The head of the Houthis' media office, Abdel-Rahman al-Ahnomi, told The Associated Press the first airs... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:22:00 GMT 2017-02-15T16:22:00Z Military: First-known combat death since Trump sworn in WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been described as the greatest burden any commander in chief must bear. Just days into his young presidency, a U.S. service member has died in military action authorized by Donald Trump. It's the first known combat death of a member of the U.S. military since Trump took the oath of office on Jan. 20 and underscores the gravity of the decisions he now m... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:25:00 GMT 2017-01-30T08:25:00Z Military: First-known combat death since Trump in office WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been described as the greatest burden any commander in chief must bear. Just days into his young presidency, a U.S. service member has died in military action authorized by Donald Trump. It's the first known combat death of a member of the U.S. military since Trump took the oath of office on Jan. 20 and underscores the gravity of the decisions he now m... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:18:00 GMT 2017-01-30T00:18:00Z The Latest: Trump praises US service members in Yemen raids SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. raid targeting al-Qaida militants in Yemen (all times local): 9:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says Americans are saddened by the news that a U.S. service member was killed and three others were wounded in a raid in Yemen targeting an al-Qaida affiliate. Trump says in a stateme... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 18:31:00 GMT 2017-01-29T18:31:00Z Yemeni government forces take strategic port of Mokha SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces allied with the internationally-recognized government of Yemen seized control of a strategic Red Sea port on Monday after waging an assault against Shiite rebels, a top military commander said. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Seif al-Yafai said in press remarks that his forces have entered the city of Mokha, where dozens of families were seen ... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:43:00 GMT 2017-01-23T19:43:00Z Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in Yemen SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's southwestern Bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency Friday. The two Saturday strikes killed Abu Anis al-Abi, an area field commander, and two o... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:44:00 GMT 2017-01-22T16:44:00Z 6 civilians killed in rebel strike in Yemen's Taiz SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say a rocket fired by Shiite rebels has killed six civilians in the war-torn city of Taiz. They say the Wednesday strike hit a residential area inside Taiz. It comes one day after six civilians were also killed outside the city, which is known as the cultural center of Yemen. Clashes between... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:55:00 GMT 2017-01-18T20:55:00Z Top UN official: 10,000 civilians killed in Yemen conflict SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations' humanitarian aid official in Yemen said Monday that the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' Jamie McGoldrick told reporters the figure is based on lists of victims gathered by health facilities and the actual number ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:02:00 GMT 2017-01-16T18:02:00Z Dozens killed as fighting rages at Yemen's Red Sea strait SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy fighting continued to rage Wednesday near the strategic Red Sea strait of Bab al-Mandab in western Yemen, leaving dozens dead and wounded, security officials said. Since Monday, fighters aligned with Yemen's internationally recognized President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi have been making advances and seizing more territory from Yemen's Houthi rebels, t... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:57:00 GMT 2017-01-11T12:57:00Z US Secretary of State discusses Yemen war on Saudi trip RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi King Salman and others Sunday to discuss the war in Yemen, a visit to the kingdom that likely will be his last as America's top diplomat. Kerry's trip, ahead of the inauguration of Republican President-elect Donald Trump, comes as diplomatic ties between the two longtime allies have ... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:11:00 GMT 2016-12-18T19:11:00Z Blast kills at least 52 outside Yemen military camp SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a military camp in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday morning, killing at least 52 soldiers, a security official said. The Islamic State group's Yemen-based affiliate claimed responsibility. Abdel-Rahman al-Naqeeb gave told The Associated Press that 63 people were also injured in the bla... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 16:06:00 GMT 2016-12-18T16:06:00Z Death toll in Yemen suicide bombing rises to 45 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide bomber on Saturday blew himself up inside an army base in the southern city of Aden, killing 45 soldiers and wounding another 50, security officials said. They said the bomber detonated a belt of explosives he was wearing amid hundreds of soldiers lining up to collect their salaries in the city's Solban army base. ... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:54:00 GMT 2016-12-10T19:54:00Z Rights group says US may be complicit in Yemen 'atrocities' CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday called for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over the war in Yemen, and said the United States might be complicit in "atrocities" by supplying bombs. The New York-based group said more than 160 people were killed in one month, mostly by U.S. bombs sold to the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Houthi rebels. It said the U.S. arms w... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:25:00 GMT 2016-12-08T17:25:00Z Yemen rebels hold Egyptians, others on suspicion of spying SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say Yemen's Shiite rebels have detained a number of Arab and African nationals, including more than 30 Egyptians, on suspicion of spying for the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels. The Egyptians were captured in the city of Hodeidah and transferred to the capital, Sanaa, said the officials, who spoke on conditio... 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