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  • Yemeni intelligence officer killed, general escapes in ambushes

    A senior Yemeni intelligence officer was shot dead on Monday by militants suspected to be linked to al-Qaeda, while an army general escaped a separate ambush in eastern Yemen, security sources said.
  • Five bombs explode in Yemeni capital, killing one

    Five bombs exploded on Tuesday in Sanaa's old quarter, where many supporters of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement live, killing a member of the group and wounding another person, a senior security official said. One of the bombs was placed near the home...

    Hostage killings have given new impetus to even risky rescue attempts

    Hostage killings have given new impetus to even risky rescue attempts
    Under cover of darkness, three dozen U.S. commandos crept up on a walled compound in southern Yemen. Intelligence indicated that Luke Somers, an American hostage, was imprisoned inside. Conditions were far from ideal. Getting to Somers on foot required...

    Car bombs hit school bus in Yemen; at least 15 girls die

    A pair of car bombs in central Yemen on Tuesday killed at least 25 people, nearly two-thirds of them schoolgirls whose bus was hit, Yemeni officials said. A Shiite Muslim rebel group blamed Al Qaeda for causing the girls’ deaths in a botched...

    Al Qaeda in Yemen blames U.S. for death of hostages in raid

    Al Qaeda in Yemen blames the United States for the death of a U.S. and South African hostage killed in a failed rescue attempt by U.S. forces, an official of the militant group said, arguing Washington had "foolishly" chosen armed force over negotiation....