More than 1,000 prisoners bolt Yemen jail as ground battles intensify

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on More than 1,000 prisoners bolt Yemen jail as ground battles intensify 

SANAA, July 1 — More than 1,000 prisoners, including al-Qaida suspects, escaped from a jail during clashes between the Shiite Houthi group and pro-government fighters in Yemen's southern province of Taiz on Tuesday night, local officials and witnesses said.

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24 killed in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on 24 killed in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen 

SANAA, April 22 — At least 24 civilians were killed on Tuesday when Saudi-led warplanes destroyed a military camp in Yemen's southern province of Ibb.

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Yemen's al-Qaida seizes local airport, air defense base

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Yemen's al-Qaida seizes local airport, air defense base 

ADEN, Yemen, April 17 — Scores of well-armed gunmen of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch seized an air defense base and a local airport after clashes with security forces in Yemen's southeastern province of Hadramout on Thursday evening, a government official told Xinhua.

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Urgent: Kidnapped Saudi diplomat freed in Yemen: official

March 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Urgent: Kidnapped Saudi diplomat freed in Yemen: official 

SANAA, March 2 — A Saudi diplomat kidnapped by al-Qaida in southern Yemen three years ago has been freed, an Yemeni interior ministry official told Xinhua on Monday. (PNA/Xinhua)

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Egypt gears up for upcoming economic summit in restive Sinai

February 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Egypt gears up for upcoming economic summit in restive Sinai 

By Mahmoud Fouly

CAIRO, Feb. 8 (PNA/Xinhua) — egypt is currently facing real security challenges to pave the way for its long-awaited economic summit in March in South Sinai's Sharm El-Sheikh resort, particularly after the deadly terrorist attacks in the northern part of the restive peninsula.

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U.S. drone kills 3 al-Qaida militants in Yemen

January 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. drone kills 3 al-Qaida militants in Yemen 

ADEN, Yemen, Jan. 27 — About three members of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch were killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen's southeastern region on Monday, a security official told Xinhua.

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1st LD: Yemen's al-Qaida claims responsibility for Paris attacks

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on 1st LD: Yemen's al-Qaida claims responsibility for Paris attacks 

SANAA, Jan. 14 — The Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in Paris, in an online video released Wednesday.

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High-ranking army commander assassinated in Yemen

January 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on High-ranking army commander assassinated in Yemen 

ADEN, Yemen, Jan. 4 — A high-ranking commander of the Yemeni army was assassinated by unknown gunmen in the southeastern province of Shabwa on Sunday, a government official told Xinhua.

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Update: 21 killed in suicide bombing at funeral near Baghdad

December 30, 2014 by · Comments Off on Update: 21 killed in suicide bombing at funeral near Baghdad 

BAGHDAD, Dec. 29 — Up to 21 mourners were killed and some 50 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack targeting a funeral tent in a rural area near the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, an Interior Ministry source said.

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U.S. condemns bombing at Iranian envoy's residence in Yemen

December 4, 2014 by · Comments Off on U.S. condemns bombing at Iranian envoy's residence in Yemen 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 — The United States on Wednesday denounced a deadly bombing attack on the Iranian ambassador's residence in the Yemeni capital city, calling for a "thorough" investigation.

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