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The move represents a major escalation against the Brotherhood of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and indicates rising concern in Riyadh over the potential risks to domestic security of Saudi extremists fighting in Syria.
Total’s leading role in building the $4.5bn Yemen LNG export plant in 2005-09 made it the largest foreign investor in the country, which is one of the poorest in the Arab world.
AFP – Gunmen have abducted a British teacher in Sanaa, in the second kidnapping this month of a British expat in violence-hit Yemen, a security official said Thursday. The unidentified gunmen captured the teacher on Wednesday evening as he returned from work, the official said. A Western diplomat confirmed the kidnapping. The teacher, whose identity …
Yemen’s parties had been divided on whether to split the future federation into two or six regions.
Kidnappers are demanding $3m (€2.2m) for his release before Saturday’s deadline.
AFP – Gunmen kidnapped a British oil-sector employee in the Yemeni capital on Monday, witnesses and an industry official told AFP, the second abduction of a foreigner in Yemen since Friday. “Gunmen in a car kidnapped the British man at around 9.00am near a grocery store in Hada,” a tightly-patrolled district in central Sanaa, the …
Nobody at the Iranian embassy was immediately available for comment but other diplomats said the victim was an embassy security officer.
They rose up in 2004 in their stronghold of Saada against the government of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, blaming it for marginalising them.
As the debates rage in Egypt on whether presidential elections should be held before parliamentary elections, the country seems headed to an all too familiar scenario. In February 2012, elections were held in Yemen with acting president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi as the only candidate on the ballot. While many Egyptian activists ridiculed this move, …
Schools and public offices were closed and shops shuttered in the south on the second day of the protests.
The spokesman said he had been driving ahead of the consul, but when he arrived at the embassy, the consul was no longer following.
The International Finance Corporation is willing to finance public-private-partnerships centred on infrastructure, says regional director
Another man was given a three-year jail term while a ninth, who remains at large, was handed a 10-year term.
The dialogue is aimed at drawing up a new constitution for Yemen and preparing for elections in February.
Eight-year-old Rawan was said to have died last week from internal haemorrhaging after sexual intercourse on her wedding night, after having been married to a man in his 40s in the northeastern province of Hajja.
The assailant, 20, was caught after he hurled a grenade that failed to explode at the Yemen-America Language Institute in west Sanaa, the official said.
The US had closed some two dozen embassies and consulates since August 4 after reported intelligence intercepts from Al-Qaeda suggested an attack was imminent
Both Washington and London pulled out diplomatic personnel from Sanaa on Tuesday, citing intelligence reports of an imminent AQAP attack
The unmanned aircraft “raided an Al-Qaeda vehicle in the Wadi Ser area destroying it and killing four militants”, officials said
The United States formally said for the first time on Wednesday that it had killed radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and three other US citizens in anti-terror strikes abroad.
By James M. Dorsey Football is defeating efforts by wealthy Gulf States to impregnate themselves against the wave of protests that have swept the Middle East and North Africa in the past two years and sparked a brutal civil war in Syria. Once a prince’s uncontested playing ground that allowed royals to curry favour, strengthen …
Yemeni tribe abducts two Egyptians to pressure the Yemeni government to meet their demands
Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports thousands of Egyptians entered Libya illegally this year
Young girl called Chancellor Haddad El-Gohary and informed him of her detainment
Despite numerous warnings from Foreign Ministry, Egyptians continue to enter other countries illegally
After remaining in Yemen for at least a week, Al-Negma Al-Dahbeya is finally returning home
Plunges ten places in World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index
Colonel Ahmed al-Ramada, deputy chief of political security in the city, was killed on his way to work
The transition deal was signed after months of anti-government protests and deadly clashes between pro- and anti-Saleh troops
On 5 November, hundreds of the militiamen, known as the Popular Resistance Committees, who fought alongside the Yemeni army to oust Al-Qaeda from southern towns last May, surrounded Fadhli’s home