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  • Yemen protesters demand return of former autocrat's son

    Some 200 civilians and army troops have marched in the Yemeni capital to demand the return of the son of deposed longtime autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh. Ahmed Saleh, who once commanded the powerful Republican Guard, left the country following a shake-up of...
  • FBI plotted arrest of al-Qaida propagandist, but dropped plan

    WASHINGTON A North Carolina blogger who became a major propagandist for al-Qaida before he was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen was a subject of close FBI surveillance for years and a much bigger concern for U.S. authorities than previously known,...
  • Yemen's army pushes al-Qaida militants out of southern city

    Al-Qaida militants overran and held a city in southern Yemen for hours Monday before an army counterattack pushed them out, officials said, as Saudi Arabia offers to host peace talks to end the country's political chaos. The attacks come a day after...
  • Yemen defense minister flees Sanaa to join president in Aden

    Yemen's defense minister arrived at dawn Sunday at his house outside the southern port city of Aden after fleeing the rebel-held capital, security officials said. The security officials said Maj. Gen. Mahmoud al-Subaihi left Sanaa on Saturday and drove...
  • Kerry seeks to ease Arab concerns of Iran deal

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and vowed that any agreement reached would not reduce America's commitment to combating Tehran's destabilizing actions in the Middle...
  • Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Yemen is freed

    An Iranian diplomat kidnapped and held in Yemen for almost 20 months has been freed and arrived Thursday in Tehran, officials said. Iranian authorities credited an “intelligence operation” for the liberation of the diplomat, Nour Ahmad...
  • Iranian special operatives free diplomat abducted in Yemen

    Iran said Thursday that a team of special operatives has freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen, a rare acknowledgement by Tehran of an intelligence operation carried out on foreign soil. The official IRNA news agency...
  • Kerry arrives in Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks

    Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast...
  • Yemeni leader proposes Riyadh as venue for talks with rebels

    Yemen's president on Tuesday proposed the Saudi capital of Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's own capital, Sanaa. Yemen is embroiled in a political crisis that threatens to...
  • Report: 6 Saudis behind al-Qaida abduction of diplomat

    A newspaper says six Saudi nationals were behind al-Qaida's abduction of the kingdom's diplomat in Yemen, who was released this week after three years in captivity. The state-linked Saudi Okaz newspaper reports Wednesday that the six militants are on the...
  • UN envoy to Yemen disappointed by Shiites rebels' stance

    The U.N. envoy to Yemen on Wednesday expressed "disappointment" over the refusal by the country's Shiite rebels to withdraw their fighters from state institutions and release the prime minister from house arrest. The conditions were stipulated in a...