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Yemen Police Say Foil Two Bomb Attacks Day Before Peace Talks

ADEN, April 17 – Yemeni police said they foiled two bomb attacks near the airport in the southern port city of Aden early on Sunday, a day before peace talks were due to start. Police at a checkpoint opened fire at a car traveling at high speed which then exploded, wounding at least five officers,

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Suicide Blast in Yemen’s Aden Kills Four

ADEN, April 12 – A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden belt near a football stadium in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Tuesday, killing at least four people, witnesses and a security source said. Ten people were wounded in the attack, which appeared to target young army recruits waiting for buses outside a

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At Least 17 Militants Killed in Southern Yemen: Witnesses

ADEN, March 13 – Air strikes killed at least 17 suspected al-Qaeda militants overnight in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, witnesses, medics and a security official said on Sunday. The air strikes hit al-Mansoura district, a stronghold for militants and an area which has witnessed several attacks against local security officials since the

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President’s Troops Partially Break Siege of Yemen’s Third City

ADEN, March 12 – Troops loyal to Yemen’s president have captured the western entrance to the strategic city of Taiz, partially breaking a siege by Houthi fighters allied with Iran, medical and military sources said on Saturday. At least 48 people have been killed in heavy clashes in Yemen’s third biggest city, the medics and

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Yemen: Testing Times

Yemen’s war is taking its toll on love. But some couples are fighting back BY Charlene Rodrigues Turbulent waves along Yemen’s El Mandeb Strait were breaking the twilight calm on the Friday before St. Valentine’s Day. Imad Wajdi Anwar, 27, was about to surprise Ayat Husain Al Authali, 24 with an engagement ring, surrounded by

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Indian Priest Kidnapped in Deadly Yemen Attack; Pope Condemns World Apathy

ADEN/VATICAN CITY, March 6 – Gunmen who killed at least 15 people in an old people’s home in Yemen last week also kidnapped an Indian priest, officials said on Sunday, as Pope Francis condemned the attack and the “indifference” of the world’s reaction to it. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident in which

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Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 10 Recruits at Yemeni Army Camp

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, Feb 17 – A suicide bomber killed at least 13 recruits at a Yemeni army camp run by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government in the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday, medical sources and a security official said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a series

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Five Dead as Air Strikes Hit Yemeni Oil Storage Facilities

CAIRO, Jan 21 – Air strikes by Saudi-led forces hit oil storage facilities at Yemen’s Ras Isa port on the Red Sea on Thursday, killing at least five people, oil workers said. They said the attack targeted a facility used to load tanker trucks with refined products for domestic distribution. The area was on fire

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Residents Say Yemen’s Capital Hit By Heaviest Air Strikes Yet

CAIRO, Jan 7  – Dozens of air strikes hit the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday, in what residents described as the heaviest aerial attacks there in nine months of war, days after a Saudi-led coalition trying to restore a Saudi-backed government ended a fragile ceasefire. The strikes pounded the presidential palace and a mountain military

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Gunmen Kill Senior Yemeni Militia Leader in Aden

ADEN, Dec 31 – Unknown gunmen shot and killed a senior Yemeni militia leader and four people travelling in his convoy in the southern city of Aden, residents and militia sources said on Thursday. Assailants in a car and on a motorcycle opened fire on the motorcade of Ahmed al-Idrisi, a top commander in the

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