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Stories with place: Sanaa
  • Aide: Yemen's president willing to meet rebels in UN talks 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 5:10 pm

    SANAA, Yemen - Yemen's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has agreed to travel to Geneva for peace talks with Shiite rebels who have taken over large swaths of his country, an aide to the embattled leader said Tuesday. A U.N. official said it is hoped the talks will begin by June 10.

  • American held in Yemen freed, French hostage pleas for help story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 2:40 pm

    SANAA, Yemen - A freelance journalist who was among several Americans held by Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen was set free Monday as a French hostage abducted in Yemen by an unknown party appeared in a video pleading for help.

  • Report: At least 4 Americans held by Yemen's rebels 
    Updated: May-30-15 8:49 pm

    WASHINGTON - At least four Americans are being held in Yemen by rebels who toppled the U.S. backed government, according to a newspaper report, and the State Department said Saturday it is "doing everything we can to get these individuals released."

  • Al-Qaida-linked tribesmen ban popular drug in southern Yemen 
    Updated: May-15-15 8:46 am

    SANAA, Yemen - Tribesmen allied with al-Qaida's branch in Yemen have imposed a ban on the nation's widely popular plant called qat, which is a mild narcotic, in a southern city overrun by the militants last month.

  • US, Saudi Arabia announce 5-day ceasefire in Yemen 'soon' story has photos
    Updated: May-07-15 9:13 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia and the United States said Thursday a renewable, five-day cease-fire in Yemen's war would start soon to facilitate aid to millions of civilians in need, if Iran-backed rebels and their allies also agree to stop fighting.

  • Analysis: Despite Saudi strikes, Yemen rebels remain dug in 
    Updated: May-06-15 3:40 am

    SANAA, Yemen - More than a month of relentless airstrikes by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia has inflicted painful damage on Shiite rebels in Yemen, but they show little sign of collapse.

  • In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger 
    Updated: May-04-15 9:13 am

    CAIRO - When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts.