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14 Yemeni soldiers killed; officials blame al Qaedaupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 08:35:00

Fourteen troops were killed and seven others injured Saturday in an ambush of Yemen's headquarters of the intelligence service in Tawahi, Aden, the defense ministry and three local security officials said.

Yemen on high alert after al Qaeda threatens prison break updated: Sat Jul 07 2012 15:34:00

More than 40 al Qaeda militants infiltrated Yemen's port city of Aden seeking to free imprisoned fighters, the defense ministry said Saturday.

Dozens reported killed by al Qaeda land mines in Yemenupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 21:19:00

Land mine explosions have killed at least 73 people in Yemen's Abyan province since al Qaeda fighters were defeated two weeks ago, the Yemeni Defense Ministry said. Among those killed were 23 soldiers.

Top Yemen commander killed; al Qaeda claims responsibilityupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 17:08:00

One of Yemen's top military leaders died Monday in the southern port city of Aden in a suicide attack for which al Qaeda claimed responsibility.

Officials: U.S. drone strikes kill suspected militants in Yemenupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 16:31:00

U.S. drone strikes targeted al Qaeda hideouts in southern Yemen on Wednesday, killing 27 suspected militants, local government officials said.

French ICRC official kidnapped in Yemenupdated: Sun Apr 22 2012 05:24:00

A French official of the International Committee of the Red Cross was kidnapped Saturday in western Yemen, an ICRC spokeswoman said.

5 soldiers, 8 militants killed in Yemen checkpoint attackupdated: Sat Apr 14 2012 15:39:00

Five troops and eight militants were killed in Yemen's business capital of Aden when suspected al Qaeda militants attacked a security checkpoint Saturday, three security officials told CNN.

Yemen government says it killed 42 in clashes with militantsupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 17:12:00

At least 42 suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in Loder, in Yemen's Abyan province, in continuous government bombardment on their hideouts over the last 24 hours, two security officials in the province told CNN on Thursday.

Yemen airstrikes kill dozens of al Qaeda fighters, officials sayupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 18:29:00

Yemen's air force has killed dozens of al Qaeda fighters in a series of U.S.-supported airstrikes in the country's south, Yemeni officials said Tuesday.

Saudi diplomat kidnapped in Yemenupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 10:52:00

Saudi Arabia's deputy consul was kidnapped in Yemen's southern port city of Aden Wednesday, two security officials there told CNN.

Huge death toll doubles in Yemen 'slaughter'updated: Tue Mar 06 2012 17:32:00

The death toll from a sophisticated attack by Islamic extremists against soldiers in Yemen jumped to 184 Tuesday, three Yemeni officials told CNN.

Islamic militants show strength with 'slaughter' of Yemen troops updated: Mon Mar 05 2012 16:37:00

Yemen's army has suffered its most humiliating defeat yet at the hands of Islamic extremists who launched a sophisticated attack on an army base in the south on Sunday, resulting in the deaths of 90 soldiers.

Clashes follow suicide bomb attacks in Yemen; dozens killedupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 06:08:00

Fierce clashes followed suicide bombings and checkpoint attacks Sunday in Yemen, leaving dozens dead as the government fought back in a province largely controlled by terrorist groups, officials said.

Treating Yemen's malnourished kidsupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 06:08:00

Yemen has the second largest population of malnourished children in the world. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Yemen holds 1-candidate presidential vote Tuesday updated: Mon Feb 20 2012 20:34:00

Yemen holds a presidential election Tuesday with only one candidate on the ballot to replace longtime ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Explosions reported in Aden ahead of Yemen presidential voteupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 17:43:00

A series of explosions rocked the Yemeni port city of Aden ahead of a presidential election Tuesday, but no injuries were reported, security officials said.

Yemeni attacker dies in grenade explosionupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 08:45:00

A man attempting to attack a voting center in the southern town of Crater died Tuesday when the grenade he was handling blew up in his hands, Yemeni security officials said.

Democratic director's cat slain, with 'Liberal' painted on the petupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 19:35:00

The cat of an Arkansas Democratic campaign director was "slaughtered" and found on Sunday with the word "Liberal" scrawled in spray paint on its side, Democratic congressional candidate Ken Aden told CNN on Monday.

Attack in Yemen kills security officer, wounds 7updated: Wed Jan 11 2012 07:25:00

A militant attack on a government vehicle in Yemen's business capital, Aden, Wednesday, killed a political security officer and injured seven others, three senior security officials said.

Clashes leave 10 dead in Yemenupdated: Sat Dec 17 2011 19:57:00

Clashes between government troops and suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen left at least 10 people dead Saturday, according to two senior security officials.

The youth of the Arab Springupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 06:15:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom takes a closer look at the youth involved in the Arab Spring revolutions.

Officials: 15 suspected al Qaeda members escape from Yemeni prisonupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 06:15:00

Fifteen suspected members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula escaped from a south Yemen prison Monday morning, security officials said.

Militants, troops slain in Yemenupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 13:45:00

At least 15 militants and two government security personnel have died during clashes in a restive southern Yemeni region, two security officials told CNN on Saturday.

The Arab Spring and the role of Islamupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 13:45:00

CNN's Rima Maktabi reports on the role of Islam in the Arab Spring in Libya and beyond.

Suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen clashes, officials sayupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 05:22:00

At least 11 suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in Yemen's southern province of Abyan in clashes that erupted Tuesday night and continued for at least 14 hours, according to officials and local residents.

Oil refinery in Yemen stops operation; lack of raw materials citedupdated: Sun Nov 20 2011 17:18:00

An oil refinery in Yemen has stopped operation due to lack of raw materials, according to officials at the refinery.

International AQAP suspects killed in south Yemenupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 15:42:00

Seven suspected al Qaeda militants were killed Wednesday in the southern Yemen province of Abyan, two security officials in the province said.

Five al Qaeda militants killed in southern Yemenupdated: Sat Nov 05 2011 13:32:00

Five suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in clashes Friday night in Yemen's southern Abyan province, a senior Defense Ministry official told CNN.

Blast near Yemeni airport diverts flightsupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 16:55:00

Flames and thick black smoke filled the skies above Sanaa International Airport on Sunday after an explosion struck a nearby air base, senior officials said.

Car bomb kills head of Yemeni counterterrorism unitupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 12:03:00

A car bomb exploded in Aden on Friday, killing the commander of a Yemeni counterterrorism unit and seriously injuring two children, according to a Yemeni government official who is not authorized to speak to the media.

Hearing for USS Cole bombing suspect set for later this month at Guantanamoupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 18:25:00

The arraignment for the USS Cole bombing suspect has been set for later this month in a military commission courtroom at the U.S. Navy Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Top Navy officer warns piracy may spill over into terrorismupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 17:58:00

A senior U.S. Navy officer is warning that piracy may become an increasingly dangerous and expensive problem, especially if it intersects with terrorism.

Yemenis rally for leader's ousterupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 21:49:00

Yemen protesters want President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.

Yemen defense minister survives assassination attemptupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 21:49:00

Yemen's defense minister escaped an assassination attempt Tuesday when a suicide bomber attacked his convoy, the Yemeni government said.

How to stop bullyingupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 07:32:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper discusses ways to keep children safe from bullying.

How to talk to your tweenupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 07:32:00

It happened overnight, which I hear is really quite typical.

Attacks target security offices in Yemenupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 20:02:00

Explosions rocked two government security offices Thursday morning in Aden, Yemen. The first explosion occurred at the city's political security headquarters, while the other was at al-Mualla police station, witnesses said.

10 killed in government air attacks outside Sanaa, Yemenupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 16:30:00

At least 10 people were killed Tuesday on the outskirts of Yemen's capital as government forces bombarded residential areas, witnesses said, in the latest example of what a U.N. report calls a "deteriorating humanitarian situation" in the country.

Yemen army recaptures provincial capital of Abyanupdated: Sat Sep 10 2011 18:39:00

Thousands of Yemeni troops freed a brigade that had been under a three-month siege in the Abyan province by militants and insurgents with close ties to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Interior Ministry reported Saturday.

Tensions rising in Yemen; pro-government gunmen gather outside capitalupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 13:01:00

Heavy explosions could be heard Sunday in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and government forces were on high alert as tensions rose.

Six killed in car bomb explosion in Yemenupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 07:18:00

Six troops were killed and at least eight others injured when an explosive-laden vehicle exploded in Yemen's southern Aden province on Saturday night, two security officials in Aden said.

Yemen Interior Ministry: 300 al Qaeda fighters killed since Mayupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 06:55:00

Clashes between al Qaeda fighters and government troops since May in southern Yemen have killed 300 militants, the country's Interior Ministry said Thursday.

Yemeni defense minister survives assassination attempt, officials sayupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 10:08:00

Yemen's defense minister was unhurt but two of his guards were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle, senior security officials in Abyan province said.

Yemen blames al Qaeda operative for Aden bombingupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 22:14:00

Yemeni officials blamed Sunday's deadly car bombing at an air force base near Aden on a Saudi member of al Qaeda, saying the attacker entered the country in July.

Official: Car bomb kills six soldiers in Yemenupdated: Sun Jul 24 2011 15:09:00

A car exploded near a military air force camp in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, killing at least six soldiers and injuring others, a senior security official and witnesses said.

Briton killed in Yemen car bombingupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 00:21:00

A British citizen who worked for a Yemeni company has been killed by a car bomb in the volatile country, the British Foreign Office and a Yemeni senior security official said Wednesday.

Marchers in Yemen condemn protester deathsupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 23:57:00

Tens of thousands of anti-regime demonstrators marched through Yemeni streets on Tuesday to condemn what they said were government attacks on protesters the day before.

Yemen reports killing 5 al Qaeda membersupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 07:59:00

Five al Qaeda members were killed and seven others were wounded Monday in clashes with the Yemeni army in Abyan province, the state-run SABA news agency reported.

Yemen's president should stay in Saudi Arabia for a while, doctors sayupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 17:16:00

The health of Yemen's wounded president is improving, but doctors are recommending that he stay in Saudi Arabia for a "longer time" to recover, an adviser said Friday.

Fighting erupts in southern Yemeni townsupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 14:48:00

Fighting flared in Yemen's volatile southern region Thursday, as security forces battled armed Islamic militants in one town and reports surfaced of arrests and deaths in two other cities.

Protests in Yemen turn deadlyupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 09:58:00

Five people were killed in clashes between rival forces in the Yemeni capital Sanaa as nationwide protests against the government continued Wednesday.

Five injured in clashes as opposition unveils transition planupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 17:20:00

Yemen's largest opposition bloc unveiled its vision for a peaceful transition of power at a news conference in the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday.

In Yemen, rival demos draw thousands; minor scufflesupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 21:34:00

Brief scuffles broke out in Yemen's capital on Friday at the end of a day of huge pro- and anti-government rallies, witnesses said.

Yemen opposition rejects call for unity governmentupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 10:52:00

Yemen's main opposition bloc on Monday rejected President Ali Abdullah Saleh's call to form a unity government to rule until elections to replace him, saying its goal is simply "the fall of the regime."

Yemen's largest opposition bloc calls for protestsupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 11:32:00

The largest opposition bloc Yemen will hold protest rallies on Tuesday, the group announced Sunday.

Tribal groups joining protests against Yemeni presidentupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 13:49:00

Leaders of two tribal groups in Yemen say they will join protests demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh's resignation following violent crackdowns on demonstrators in Aden.

Protests continue in Yemenupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 12:30:00

Thousands of demonstrators, mostly students, lined the streets Friday outside Sanaa University as anti-government protests continued.

Yemen's president compares protests to 'influenza'updated: Mon Feb 21 2011 12:05:00

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh rejected demands Monday that he step aside, comparing the anti-government protests in his country to a virus sweeping through the region.

Obama condemns crackdowns as thousands march in Yemenupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 13:48:00

Hurling rocks and brandishing daggers and sticks, supporters of longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh plunged into a crowd calling for his ouster in Sanaa on Friday as rising momentum in Yemen sprouted similar protests in other towns.

Large crowd takes to Sanaa streetsupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 13:48:00

Hurling rocks and brandishing sticks, demonstrators march through Sanaa, Yemen.

1 dead, many hurt in Yemen clashes, protester, opposition figure sayupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 15:09:00

One person was killed and more that two dozen were hurt in a fresh round of anti-government protests in Yemen on Thursday, eyewitnesses and an opposition lawmaker reported.

Yemen's dagger cultureupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 15:09:00

If everyone is packing a dagger, will protests turn into knife fights? CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Witnesses say 1 dead in Yemen protest; no immediate confirmationupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 13:49:00

One person was killed in an anti-government protest in the Yemeni city of Aden on Wednesday, eyewitnesses reported, while human rights activists accused pro-government demonstrators of beating students after a similar protest in the capital, Sanaa.

Why Yemen isn't Egyptupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 13:49:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on rising unrest in Yemen and what that could mean for the country's future.

Security forces say they thwarted a bomb attack in southern Yemenupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 18:24:00

Yemeni security forces have thwarted a plan to bomb a sports stadium in the southern city of Aden, scheduled to host the Gulf Cup soccer tournament next month, officials said Sunday.

New video messages from militant cleric, U.S.-born al Qaeda spokesmanupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 19:01:00

Yemeni-American cleric and militant Anwar al-Awlaki appeared in a new video message Saturday, saying that Islam is in "severe need for guidance in these dark situations" and that the religion is "exposed to fateful dangers."

Ceremony held to honor sailors who died on USS Coleupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 17:47:00

On October 12, 2000, a suicide bomber attacked the USS Cole as it refueled in Aden, Yemen.

New issue of magazine offers jihadists terror tipsupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 13:25:00

The second edition of an online al Qaeda magazine has surfaced with frank essays, creatively designed imagery and ominous terror tips such as using a pickup truck as a weapon and shooting up a crowded restaurant in Washington.

10 suspected al-Qaeda militants arrested in eastern Yemenupdated: Sun Jul 11 2010 10:51:00

Yemen security services arrested 10 al Qaeda terrorists Sunday in Hadramout province, east Yemen, according to the Ministry of Interior.

11 dead in bold attack on Yemeni intelligence headquartersupdated: Sat Jun 19 2010 12:32:00

Hours after an al Qaeda group issued threats of bloodshed, militants boldly stormed the Yemeni intelligence headquarters in the port city of Aden on Saturday, killing 11 people

Pirates hijack chemical tanker in Gulf of Adenupdated: Tue May 11 2010 22:29:00

Pirates in the Gulf of Aden hijacked a chemical tanker carrying a crew of 15 Bulgarians on Tuesday, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said.

Ethiopian-flagged vessel thwarts pirate attackupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 11:08:00

An Ethiopian-flagged vessel fought off a pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden earlier this week, the multi-national anti-piracy task force said Thursday.

Yemen denies reports of deadly clashesupdated: Fri May 22 2009 03:07:00

Yemen's state-run news agency denied reports that clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators left three people dead and 25 others injured in the southern port town of Aden.

Yemeni troops free oil tanker; 11 pirates arrestedupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 06:25:00

A Yemeni oil tanker hijacked in the Gulf of Aden was freed Monday and 11 Somali pirates were arrested, Yemen's official news agency said.

Turkish ship 'distressed' in pirate watersupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 15:43:00

Turkish officials are investigating reports of a hijacking following distress signals from a Turkish-owned freighter in the Gulf of Aden, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said Thursday.

Time.com: In Yemen, a Massacre of Americans Is Avertedupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 18:30:00

Yemeni officials believe Wednesday's shoot-out thwarted a plan to storm the U.S. embassy in Sana'a

Time.com: Saudi Charged in USS Cole Bombingupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 14:00:00

The Pentagon said Monday it is charging a Saudi Arabian with "organizing and directing" the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole -- and will seek the death penalty

Discord drives Somalis to Yemen in record numbersupdated: Wed May 07 2008 00:03:00

Intensifying violence, food shortages and widespread drought are driving an increasing number of Somalis to seek asylum in Yemen, the United Nations' refugee agency said Tuesday.

Somalia food riotsupdated: Wed May 07 2008 00:03:00

Soaring costs lead to riots in the Somali capital for a second straight day.

German warship helped fend off pirate attackupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 10:17:00

A German warship was involved in fending off Monday's pirate attack on a Japanese tanker near the coast of Somalia, a spokesman for the German armed forces said Wednesday.

Pirates 'demand money' for seized Spanish crewupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 19:28:00

Pirates who seized a Spanish fishing boat Sunday off the coast of Somalia have apparently demanded money for the release of the 26 crew members, Spanish state radio RNE said Monday.

Justice Department 'dismayed' over release of USS Cole bombing leader updated: Sat Oct 27 2007 16:25:00

U.S. law enforcement officials Friday blasted Yemen's release of one of the leaders of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, which killed 17 U.S. sailors.

Time.com: The Bombing Bookends to 9/11updated: Fri Oct 12 2007 11:00:00

October 12 is the anniversary of two acts of terror -- on the U.S.S. Cole and in Bali -- that were important turning points in radical Islam's war on the West

Ousted officers protest in Yemenupdated: Sat Sep 01 2007 22:19:00

Riot police fired bullets and tear gas Saturday to disperse thousands of retired officers and soldiers in southern Yemen who gathered to demand a place in the country's military again, police and protesters said.

CNNMoney: Better than ethanolupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 11:56:00

All of a sudden, everybody hates ethanol.

Yemen: Eight jail tunnel escapees now in custodyupdated: Thu Apr 27 2006 15:57:00

Yemen's government said Thursday that eight of the men who staged a daring escape from prison earlier this year have been captured or surrendered.

Warships aid search for Yemeni escapeesupdated: Thu Feb 09 2006 08:38:00

International warships under the command of the U.S. Navy moved Thursday into waters off Yemen, attempting to block possible escape routes for 23 prisoners who escaped last week, a senior U.S. military official said.

Second terrorist ID'd in Yemen jailbreakupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 18:41:00

Another terrorist wanted in the United States was identified among the escapees from a Yemeni prison last week, the FBI said Wednesday.

Yemen prison break raises alarms at seaupdated: Tue Feb 07 2006 20:48:00

Last week's jailbreak in Yemen of convicted terrorists, including the man considered to be the mastermind of the attack on the destroyer USS Cole, poses "a serious problem," U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday.

USS Cole plotter escapes prisonupdated: Sun Feb 05 2006 09:21:00

Interpol has issued "an urgent global security alert" after 23 "dangerous individuals" -- including a man identified as the mastermind of the attack on the USS Cole in 2000 -- escaped from a Yemeni prison.

German diplomat, family missing in Yemenupdated: Wed Dec 28 2005 11:35:00

A former German deputy foreign minister and his family are missing in Yemen, German officials said Wednesday, and there are reports that they were kidnapped.

Court upholds death sentence in USS Cole bombing updated: Sat Feb 26 2005 05:21:00

A Yemeni appeals court on Saturday upheld a death sentence for a man convicted of being the mastermind behind the bombing of the USS Cole, but reduced a death sentence given to a second man, a government official told CNN.

2 sentenced to death for Cole bombupdated: Wed Sep 29 2004 05:34:00

A Yemeni court has handed down death sentences to two men -- one currently in U.S. custody -- for their roles in the bombing of the USS Cole, an official source in San'a said.

U.S. carrier collides with boatupdated: Fri Jul 23 2004 08:53:00

The aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy has collided with an unidentified dhow while on patrol in the Arabian Gulf, the U.S. Navy said.

Yemen arrests 'al Qaeda figure'updated: Thu Mar 04 2004 06:26:00

A top al Qaeda operative that U.S. authorities have linked to the USS Cole attack, surrendered after a shoot-out with Yemeni security forces, according to Yemen's Interior Ministry.

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