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South Yemen air strikes ‘kill two civilians’

ADEN, Yemen — Yemeni air strikes targeting suspected Al-Qaeda militants near Jaar killed two civilians and wounded three, an official from the militant-held southern town said on Sunday. “Military aircraft carried out a number of strikes yesterday (Saturday) in the Al-Makhzan area at the entrance of Jaar,” the official told…

Rebels seize control of Yemen’s second-largest city

SANAA (AFP) – Yemen’s second-largest city Taez has mostly fallen to armed dissidents, a tribal leader said, as protesters in Sanaa called for a “millions march” to thwart plans by wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh to return to power. Fighting also raged between Yemeni troops and suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen Tuesday…

Yemeni forces kill 21 protesters at sit-in demonstration

SANAA – Forces loyal to Yemen’s embattled president killed 21 protesters as they crushed a sit-in demonstration in Taez, an organiser said on Monday, as suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen killed six soldiers in the south. Security service agents backed by army and Republican Guards stormed the protest against President Ali Abdullah…

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