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  • ** FILE ** Yemeni soldiers man a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. and British embassies in Sanaa, Yemen, Aug. 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Twin explosions in Yemeni capital wound 20

    Twenty people were wounded after two explosives detonated on a busy street in Yemen's capital of Sana'a on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said.

  • Supporters of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh chant slogans outside the Saleh Mosque in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday, May 25, 2012, during a rally to demand prosecution of those involved in an assassination attempt against Mr. Saleh. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Al Qaeda in Yemen driven from 2 major strongholds

    Yemeni troops and armed tribesmen drove al Qaeda militants from two major strongholds in the south on Tuesday, a major victory in a U.S.-backed offensive to regain control of large swaths of territory from the terror network in the Arab world's most impoverished country.

  • Yemeni President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi applauds as he watches a parade to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of Yemen's reunification, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    After bombing, Yemenis mark somber National Day

    Grieving Yemenis held somber ceremonies Tuesday to mark the country's National Day following a suicide bombing a day earlier that killed nearly 100 soldiers and deeply shook the faith of many people in the nation's future.

  • A policeman collects evidence at the site of a suicide bomb attack at a parade square in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday, May 21, 2012. Officials said the bombing was of the deadliest attacks in the city in months. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Suicide bombing kills 96 soldiers in Yemeni capital

    A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military parade rehearsal Monday in Yemen's capital, killing 96 soldiers in one of the deadliest attacks in the city in years, officials said. Al Qaeda's Yemen branch claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • ** FILE ** Then-Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh speaks to state media reporters at the Presidential Palace in Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Office of the Yemeni Presidency)

    Yemeni army pushing into south al Qaeda stronghold

    Yemeni troops battling al Qaeda fighters in the country's south have forced them to retreat, but military officials said Thursday the push in a major southern city is going slowly because of concerns the militants could stage a surprise counterattack.

  • Inside Politics: Obama order tries to aid democracy in Yemen

    President Obama issued an executive order Wednesday allowing the Treasury Department to freeze the U.S.-based assets of anyone obstructing the administration-backed political transition in Yemen.

  • U.S. directs Yemeni assault on al Qaeda

    Yemeni warplanes and troops backed by heavy artillery waged a four-front assault on al Qaeda militants Tuesday, trying to uproot their hold in the south in an offensive Yemeni officials said was for the first time being directly guided by U.S. troops at a nearby air base.

  • Yemeni policemen sit in a pickup truck in front of the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday, April 8, 2012. The airport reopened Sunday, a day after gunmen loyal to the nation's former president seized the facility, officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    127 killed in 2 days of clashes in southern Yemen

    Heavy clashes overnight between al-Qaeda-linked militants and the Yemeni military in the country's south have killed 63 people, bringing the two-day death toll in the fighting to 127, army officials said Tuesday.

  • 127 killed in 2 days as militants, Yemeni military clash

    Heavy clashes overnight between al Qaeda-linked militants and the Yemeni military in the country's south have killed 63 people, bringing the two-day death toll in the fighting to 127, army officials said Tuesday.

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