Iran’s Rouhani criticises Saudis over Yemen strikes


Iran's president has criticised Saudi Arabia for continuing to carry out air offensive against the Houthi rebels, warning that its regional rival will harvest "the hatred" it is sowing in Yemen. "You [Saudi Arabia] planted the seeds of hatred in the hearts of people's region and you will see the response sooner or later," Hassan Rouhani told... WN.com - Photown News Read more [...]

Al-Qaida benefiting from chaos of Yemen fighting, defense secretary says


An al-Qaida affiliate that intends to attack the U.S. and its allies is making “gains on the ground” amid the rebellion in Yemen, according to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. The group, known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP, has capitalized on the collapse of Yemen’s government and is among several “warring parties” jostling for control of the impoverished country, Carter told reporters Wednesday in Tokyo. “AQAP is a group that we’re very concerned about,” Carter said. Read more [...]

Rebels in Yemen issue call to arms


BEIRUT - Shiite insurgents called on supporters to attack institutions under the control of Yemen's embattled president on Saturday amid reports that 100 U.S. troops were preparing to evacuate a base in the southern part of the country after al-Qaeda briefly captured a neighboring city. The call to arms by the insurgents, known as the Houthis, appears to have pushed the desperately poor Arabian Peninsula country into a state of civil war after months of mounting violence. It also comes as the widening Read more [...]

Suicide car bombing in south Yemen kills 2 guards


SANAA, Yemen — A suicide car bombing outside security headquarters early Tuesday in a port city in southern Yemen killed two guards, a police official said. The pre-dawn attack in the upscale Khormaksar neighborhood in Aden also wounded six people, destroyed much of the headquarters' building, blew out doors and shattered windows on two hotels and several nearby buildings, the official said. Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, has been plagued by scores of troubles, including Read more [...]