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US ground operations stepped up inside Yemen

<b>(CNN) —</b> US special operations force have stepped up ground operations inside Yemen amid growing concern that the al Qaeda affiliate there continues to actively plan attacks on western targets, including targeting commercial aviation.<p>The ground covert ground missions have the specific goal of …

Al-Qaeda

Escalation in ship attacks pushes Yemen towards starvation

LONDON/RIYADH (Reuters) - Cruise missiles, floating mines and a remote-controlled boat have been deployed to attack ships in Yemen in recent months, changing the dynamic of the two-year-old war and pushing the country closer to famine, shipping and aid officials say.<p>FILE PHOTO - A Houthi militia …

Yemen reportedly bans US special-operation ground missions after botched raid

After the US-led raid in Yemen that resulted in the death of a Navy SEAL and several civilians, Yemen is reportedly barring the US from further special-operation ground missions against terrorists in the region.<p>The New York Times on Tuesday night cited US officials who said the reaction among …

Middle East

Yemen doesn’t want America to conduct ground operations after Trump’s raid debacle: report

<b>(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)</b><p>Trump’s disastrous raid on Yemen was partially caused by military leaders saying Obama wasn’t bold enough for it<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>February 8, 2017 2:20pm (UTC)<p>Yemen is withdrawing permission for the United States to deploy special operations ground troops in their country to …

Al Qaeda Urges Followers to Hit Back at U.S. Following Yemen Raid

Militants launch attacks on government-held territory<p>Al Qaeda’s offshoot in Yemen exhorted followers over the weekend to take on the U.S. in response to a raid by American commandos that killed senior figures in the group, while the militants launched fresh attacks on territory held by the …

Al-Qaeda

USS Cole patrolling off Yemen after Iran-backed rebels attack Saudi ship

The Navy sent the USS Cole to the Gulf of Aden following an attack earlier this week on a Saudi warship off Yemen by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, a U.S. defense official told Fox News Friday.<p>The destroyer is the same warship that suffered heavy damage in an Al Qaeda bombing attack in Yemen in 2000 …

Analysis: Trump Turns Attention to Yemen, but Is Looking at Iran

Yemen returned to the spotlight after a Navy SEAL was killed during a weekend operation targeting al Qaeda in the war-torn country.<p>His death highlighted how the desperately poor country is a hotbed for militants.<p>However, Yemen is also the front line of an ongoing proxy war between key U.S. ally …

U.S. military probing more possible civilian deaths in Yemen raid

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was looking into whether more civilians were killed in a raid on al Qaeda in Yemen on the weekend, in the first operation authorized by President Donald Trump as commander in chief.<p>U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens was …

U.S. acknowledges civilian deaths in Trump-authorized Yemen raid

By Karen DeYoung<p>, Associate editor/reporter<p>The U.S. military said late Wednesday that civilians “were likely killed” during a Navy SEAL raid in Yemen on Saturday, a ground operation that erupted into a massive firefight that also took the life of an American sailor.<p>A statement issued by the U.S. …

Middle East

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi ship, launch ballistic missile

SANAA (Reuters) - The armed Houthi movement attacked a Saudi warship off the western coast of Yemen on Monday, causing an explosion that killed two crew members and injured three others, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.<p>Separately, the Houthis said they launched a ballistic missile at a …

Saudi Arabian site used to monitor ceasefire violations in Yemen struck by rockets

Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV reported that the entrance of the building in Dhahran al-Janoub province, near the Yemeni border, had been hit by Katyusha rockets launched by the Iranian-allied Houthi group who control Yemen's capital, Sanaa.<p>United Nations special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed did not …

Middle East

U.S. drones target two suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen - officials

DUBAI (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed two men believed to be al Qaeda militants in central Yemen, local officials said early on Monday, hours after American commandos carried out the first military operation authorized by President Donald Trump.<p>The officials said the pilotless …

Yemen: We support the US against terrorism. It’s not fair to punish entire countries like criminals.

Yemen had strong words for President Donald Trump this weekend following his new refugee and migrant restrictions.<p>A statement from the Yemeni Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, said the United States is now unfairly barring citizens fleeing a country where US forces are engaged in a fierce fight against …

U.S. Commando Dies in Raid on Al-Qaeda in Yemen

A U.S. commando died and three others were wounded a deadly dawn raid on the al-Qaeda militant group in southern Yemen on Sunday, which was the first …

World Bank announces $450 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen

DUBAI (Reuters) - The World Bank will provide $450 million in aid to help Yemen cope with a humanitarian crisis after nearly two years of war, the bank announced on Tuesday.<p>A Houthi rebel holds up the Yemen flag as he rides a horse during a rally held to mobilize fighters for fighting against …

Russia says Yemen ambassador was not shot and killed after unconfirmed reports

Vladimir Dedushkin was reportedly 'keeping a close eye' in the war-torn country.<p>Russia's Foreign Ministry has confirmed its ambassador in Yemen was …

Australian man kidnapped in Yemen appears in ransom video

Craig McAllister, who was taken hostage in September, shown in video with the barrel of a gun against his head<p>An Australian man abducted in Yemen has appeared in a video asking his government to meet the demands of his unidentified kidnappers, a US-based monitor said Tuesday.<p>The video of the man, …

This Teenager's Image Shows The Horrifying Toll Of Yemen’s War

As a bitter civil war shows no signs of stopping, nearly 14 million people are struggling to feed themselves every day.<p>This is 18-year-old Saida Ahmad Baghili. She is among the millions of severely malnourished Yemeni civilians who are being punished by a bitter civil war that has shown no signs of …

America Should Quit Saudi Arabia's War In Yemen: The Senseless Killing Must Stop

The latest ceasefire in Yemen is unlikely to prevent Saudi Arabia from resuming its brutal assault on its impoverished neighbor. The Yemeni people are paying the price for Riyadh’s determination to reinstate an unpopular government friendly to the royal family. This commitment to rule or ruin …

Saudi Conflict With Iran Takes Its Biggest Toll in Yemen

It used to take two and half hours to make the simple trip from the Yemeni city of Taiz to Aden on the southern coast. Lately, it could take an …

Sheikh Khalifa, former emir of Qatar, dies at 84

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, the former ruler of the Gulf nation of Qatar, has died. He oversaw the modernization of the energy-rich country …

The Suez Emergency: The forgotten war of the conscript soldier

<b>Sixty-five years ago thousands of British conscripts were sent to Egypt to defend the Suez Canal in the wake of rising Egyptian nationalism. Poorly trained and under-equipped, they faced a brutal and bloody situation, protecting British interests in a conflict they wanted no part of.</b><p>In October 1951 …

World History

Yemen to start 72-hour ceasefire, says UN special envoy

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed receives assurances from Yemeni government and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels for truce, with possibility of it being extended<p>The UN special envoy for Yemen has announced the plan for a ceasefire starting on Wednesday night.<p>Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has received assurances …

U.S., Britain call for immediate ceasefire in Yemen

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States and Britain called on Sunday for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Yemen to end violence between Iran-backed Houthis and the government, which is supported by Gulf states.<p>A Saudi-led campaign in Yemen has come under heavy criticism since an air strike …

US Navy investigates possible missile fire from Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Sunday began investigating a possible overnight missile attack from Yemen on a group of American …

The US just bombed Yemen, and no one's talking about it | Moustafa Bayoumi

We need answers from the candidates on how they would deal with a deadly conflict in one of the Middle East’s poorest countries. We’re not getting them<p>What if the United States went to war and nobody here even noticed? The question is absurd, isn’t it? And yet, this almost perfectly describes what …

U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition found responsible for Yemen funeral attack that killed more than 100

CAIRO — A Saudi Arabia-led investigation into an airstrike last week on a Yemeni funeral has concluded that Saudi-led coalition jets “wrongly” bombed the ceremony, killing more than 100 people, after receiving faulty information and not following proper procedures.<p>In a statement Saturday, the Joint …

“Massacre of civilians”: Saudi bombing of Yemeni funeral with U.S. weapons was a war crime, rights groups say

<b>Forensic experts investigate the ruins of a community hall after it was bombed by Saudi-led warplanes in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, Oct. 9, 2016 (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)</b><p>At least 140 Yemenis were killed and 600 wounded in the U.S.-backed massacre, which the U.N. called “outrageous”<p>Ben …