$4 billion goes ‘missing’ from Yemen’s central bank

$4 billion goes ‘missing’ from Yemen’s central bank

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2016 Yemen, already on the verge of bankruptcy, was thrown further into economic chaos when it was discovered that $4 billion was “missing” from the nation’s central bank. The money was found missing on May 17 from the bank in the capital of Sanaa, which is under the control of […]

ISIL, Al Qaida both claim credit for suicide strikes in Yemen

ISIL, Al Qaida both claim credit for suicide strikes in Yemen

Special to WorldTribune.com Both Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and Al Qaida claimed responsibility for a series of deadly suicide bombings in Yemen in the past two days. At least 15 Yemeni troops were killed as ISIL jihadists unleashed three bombings and engaged in a gun battle outside the southeastern port city of […]

Saudi coalition forces Al Qaida out from key Yemen port city

Saudi coalition forces Al Qaida out from key Yemen port city

Special to WorldTribune.com About 2,000 Saudi-led coalition troops launched an offensive that drove Al Qaida jihadists from their Yemeni stronghold on April 24. More than 800 Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters were killed and the remainder fled as the force of Yemeni and Emirati troops advanced on the port city of Mukalla, […]

Al Qaida gaining strength in Afghanistan (and in Yemen)

Al Qaida gaining strength in Afghanistan (and in Yemen)

Special to WorldTribune.com Al Qaida has a larger presence in Afghanistan than U.S. defense officials had previously thought and its ties to the Taliban make the terror group a “big threat” in the country. Maj. Gen. Jeff Buchanan, Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. military force in Afghanistan, said the recent discovery and destruction […]

U.S. intercepts weapons shipment to Yemen rebels ‘assessed’ to have originated in Iran

U.S. intercepts weapons shipment to Yemen rebels ‘assessed’ to have originated in Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. Navy has seized a weapons shipment in the Arabian Sea it believes was going from Iran to Yemen. The navy said on April 4 that the warships USS Sirocco and USS Gravely on March 28 intercepted and seized the shipment of weapons hidden aboard […]

Airstrikes reportedly hit Al Qaida camp in Yemen

Airstrikes reportedly hit Al Qaida camp in Yemen

Special to WorldTribune.com Warplanes struck an Al Qaida camp in southern Yemen on April 3, a local official said. The official said four air strikes targeted Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) near the port city of Mukalla on Yemen’s south coast. Several jihadists were killed and many more injured in the attack. Though […]

Aid ship docks in Yemen after being blocked by Saudis

Aid ship docks in Yemen after being blocked by Saudis

Special to WorldTribune.com A World Food Program (WFP) ship carrying humanitarian aid docked in Yemen on March 2 nearly a month after being diverted to Saudi Arabia. Saudi said it blocked the shipment on Feb. 11 because the vessel, the Mainport Cedar, was carrying communications equipment. The ship was carrying relief supplies to the port […]

Drone strike in Yemen kills Al Qaida commander who reportedly defected to ISIL

Drone strike in Yemen kills Al Qaida commander who reportedly defected to ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com An Al Qaida commander who is said to have defected to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen. Jalal Baleedi, who had previously run Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) operations in southern Yemen, was killed while traveling in a car with […]

Saudis report 375 civilians have been killed near Yemen border

Saudis report 375 civilians have been killed near Yemen border

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran-backed Houthi rebels and their allies have fired some 40,000 projectiles from Yemen into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 375 civilians, Saudi officials said on Feb. 1. On Feb. 1 alone, nearly 130 mortars and 15 missiles were fired by the Houthis and forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s former president, […]

Top Yemeni Salafi cleric killed hours after preaching against ISIL, Al Qaida

Top Yemeni Salafi cleric killed hours after preaching against ISIL, Al Qaida

Special to WorldTribune.com Yemen’s top Salafi cleric was kidnapped and killed hours after delivering a sermon railing against Al Qaida and Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The body of Samahan Abdel-Aziz, also known as Sheikh Rawi, was found on Jan. 31 in the southern port city of Aden. The body showed signs of […]