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Iran-Backed Houthi Conquest Escalates at Aden

Fierce clashes at southern port controlling entrance to Red Sea and Eilat; Houthis get help from ex-president as Saudi coalition strikes.

Iran-Backed Houthi Conquest Escalates at Strategic Port of Aden

Iran's Houthis Besiege Yemen's President

Presidential palace comes under canon fire as Houthis demand control to give their backers Iran domination, and a way to cut off Israel.

Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Besiege Yemen's President

Ousted Saleh Spoiling Yemen’s Politics

Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has ratcheted up tensions as he tries to run Yemen from behind the scenes in spite of his ouster.

Ousted Saleh Spoiling Yemen’s Politics

Yemen: Saleh's Latest 'Crazy Ivan'

Will he or won't he? Aides to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh say he is Ethiopia bound; his party leader says he's staying.

Yemen: Saleh's Latest 'Crazy Ivan'

Ethiopian Exile for Yemen's Saleh

Aides close to ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh say he will be retiring to an Addis Ababa villa in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Exile for Yemen's Saleh

New Yemen President

Yemen inaugurated a new president over the weekend while battles erupted in the south, killing five Al Qaeda terrorists.

New Yemen President Inaugurated as Terrorists Killed

Clinton Commends Yemeni Presidential Poll

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hailed Yemen's vote as a step towards democracy as Abd-Rabbo Manour takes the reigns.

Clinton Commends Yemeni Presidential Poll

Yemenis Vote in First 'Saleh-Free' Election

The impoverished and conflict-ridden country of Yemen sought to put its past behind it and elect a new president on Tuesday.

Yemenis Vote in First 'Saleh-Free' Election

Yemen: An Era Ends - Goodbye Saleh

After 33-years of autocratic rule, Yemen's president Ali Abdullah Saleh steps down this week.

Yemen: An Era Ends - Goodbye Saleh

Yemen's Saleh is Off The Wall

Yemen's outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Thursday ordered the removal of his photos from all government and private facilities.

Yemen's Saleh is Off The Wall

US Hopeful Saleh Departure Will Help Yemen Heal

The top US diplomat in Yemen hailed President Ali Abdullah Saleh's departure from the country as a step towards stability.

US Hopeful Saleh Departure Will Help Yemen Heal

Oman Tight Lipped Over Saleh Exile Request

Officials in Oman have refused to comment on reports that outgoing Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh wants sanctuary in Muscat.

Oman Tight Lipped Over Saleh Exile Request

Yemen’s Saleh Apologizes and Leaves Country

Two months after handing over his power, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh officially left his nation for medical treatment in the U.S.

Yemen’s Saleh Apologizes and Leaves Country

Saleh-Hadi Row Threatens Power Transfer in Yemen

Yemen's transfer of power is in question as charges that outgoing president Saleh is interfering with the new government

Saleh-Hadi Row Threatens Power Transfer in Yemen

Yemen's Saleh Not Going to U.S. After All

Despite earlier reports, Yemen's President will remain in his country and not travel to the U.S. for medical treatment.

Yemen's Saleh Not Going to U.S. After All

Yemen's Saleh US Bound

Obama administration officials have decided Yemen's outgoing president will be allowed into the US "for medical treatment only."

Yemen's Saleh US Bound

US Officials Mull Visit from Yemen's Saleh

As violence continues to rock Yemen, US officials are mulling whether the outgoing president can come to the US for medical treatment.

US Officials Mull Visit from Yemen's Saleh

Al Qaeda Jailbreak Sets Tone for Post-Saleh Yemen

An audacious jailbreak by 13 Al Qaeda terrorists underscores the deep problems facing Yemen as President Saleh departs.

Al Qaeda Jailbreak Sets Tone for Post-Saleh Yemen

Goodbye Saleh: Yemen Forms Unity Government

The Gulf-brokered transition of power is underway in Yemen even as clashes rock the capital of Sanaa; Hadi to replace Saleh soon.

Goodbye Saleh: Yemen Forms Unity Government

Yemen Protesters Not Satisfied with Saleh Deal

The deal for Yemen's president to step down fell far short of the demands of protesters, who hit the streets again.

Yemen Protesters Not Satisfied with Saleh Deal, Hit the Streets

Yemen's Saleh Resigns

It's Game Over for Ali Abdullah Saleh after 10 months of rioting. He will negotiate power transfer with opposition in return for immunity.

Yemen's Saleh Resigns

Yemen's Saleh 4th Arab Leader to Fall?

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh has flown to Saudi Arabia allegedly to sign a deal to end his reign of power.

Yemen's Saleh 4th Arab Leader to Fall?

Yemen: General Says 2006 Elections 'Rigged'

Dissident General Ali Mohsin Al Ahmar says opposition candidate Faisal Bin Shamlan won the 2006 elections - but result was rigged.

Yemen: Dissident General Says 2006 Elections 'Rigged'

Yemen President Vows to Resign 'Soon'

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced Saturday in a televised speech to the nation that he will step down "in the coming days."

Yemeni President Vows to Resign in 'Coming Days'

Report: Yemen's Saleh Accused of Murder Plot

Former Yemeni diplomat accuses President Saleh of sending assassins to kill him in his south Cairo home for supporting the opposition.

Report: Yemen's Saleh Accused of Murder Plot

Saleh Addresses Yemen

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh addresses his nation for the first time since he returned to the country, calls for elections.

Saleh Addresses Yemen, Doesn't Promise to Step Down

Saleh Returns to Yemen

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh returned to Sanaa amid pitched street battles in a surprise move expected to inflame more violence

Saleh Returns to Yemen - Is It War?

Yemen: At Least 56 Killed in Renewed Clashes

At least 56 are dead in Yemen after protesters stormed an army base, sparking a prolonged gunfight between defenders and army defectors.

Yemen: At Least 56 Killed in Renewed Clashes

Report: Saleh Won’t Return to Yemen

Officials say president Ali Abdullah Saleh will not return to Yemen; US says power transfer could occur this week.

Report: Saleh Won’t Return to Yemen

Yemeni Troops Fire on Protest

Just a week after authorizing transfer of power talks, Yemeni forces opened fire on anti-regime protesters, wounding at least 10.

Yemeni Troops Fire on Opposition Protesters

Saleh Authorizes Power Transfer Talks

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Slaeh authorized his deputy to negotiate a power transfer with the opposition.

Yemen's Saleh Authorizes Power Transfer Talks

Saleh Cabinet Convenes in Symbolic Snub

The Cabinet of Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh convened in a clear message they have no plans to step down.

Saleh Cabinet Convenes in Symbolic Snub

Saleh: 'Elections As Soon As Possible'

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will hand over power to his vice president and 'hold elections as soon as possible.'

Saleh: 'Elections As Soon As Possible'

Yemen: Saleh's Big Tease

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh keeps hinting at his imminent return but won't set a date.

Yemen: Saleh's Big Tease

Yemen's Prime Minister Returns

Yemen's loyalist Prime Minister Ali Mohammad Mujawer has returned from a hospital in Riyadh - will Saleh follow?

Yemen's Prime Minister Returns from Saudi Arabia

Yemen's No. 3 Official Dies

emen's third most powerful official has died of wounds sustained during an attack on the presidential palace in June.

Yemeni Shura Council Leader Dies, Saleh's No. 3

2 Suicide Bombings Target Al Qaeda in Yemen

At least 11 people died overnight Sunday after two suicide bombing attacks targeting the Al Qaeda terrorist stronghold in Yemen.

2 Suicide Bombings Target Al Qaeda Strongholds in South Yemen

Yemen's Saleh Just Won't Quit

Ali Abdullah Saleh's intent to return to Yemen and hunt down his would-be assassins proves his presidency isn't over yet.

Yemen's Saleh Still a Decisive Factor in Yemen

Yemen Opposition to Form 'National Council'

Opposition leaders in Yemen have met to form a 'National Council' to seize power from President Ali Abdullah Saleh before his return.

Yemen Opposition Meets to Form 'National Council'

Saleh Vows to Return to Yemen

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh vows to return home from Saudi Arabia. "See you in Sanaa," he tells his supporters.

Saleh Vows to Return to Yemen