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Yemen’s capital is Sanaa. Over 40% of Yemenis lived in poverty, and that percentage also are unemployed.
    (AP, 10/27/05)

150Mil BC    In 2008 scientists said footprints, dating from about this time, showed sauropods traveling at the same speed along a river in Yemen, the first discovery of dinosaur footprints on the Arabian Peninsula.
    (AP, 5/21/08)

800BC – 200CE    Saba culture (Yemen) was a major economic player in the trade routes from India to the Mediterranean during this period.
    (Arch, 1/05, p.56)

500BC     Qataban flourished in the 5th-1st centuries BC in what is now southern Yemen. Qataban had a democratic form of government and gained rule over a large area, but its influence and dominions shrank with the emergence of the Himyarites late in the 2nd century BC. Qataban was conquered by Saba‘ in the early centuries AD.
    (HNQ, 7/20/00)

c950BC    The Queen of Sheba lived about this time. Local legends name her Makeda and claim that she was from Ethiopia. Archeologists have found inscriptions from the ancient Sabean kingdom but no mention of Makeda or Bilqis, the local name for Sheba in Yemen. The Koran claims she ruled from Yemen.
    (WSJ, 5/2/97, p.A1)

632-661    The Rashidun Caliphate, also known as the Rightly Guided Caliphate, comprising the first four caliphs in Islam's history, was founded after Muhammad's death. At its height, the Caliphate extended from the Arabian Peninsula, to the Levant, Caucasus and North Africa in the west, to the Iranian highlands and Central Asia in the east. It was the one of the largest empires in history up until that time.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashidun_Caliphate)

732        Oct 10, At Tours, France, Charles Martel killed Yemenite general Abd el-Rahman and halted the Muslim invasion of Europe. Islam's westward spread was stopped by the Franks at the Battle of Tours (also known as the Battle of Poitiers).
    (http://tinyurl.com/o1uj)(HN, 10/10/98)

1000        About this time in the Hadramawt region of Yemen a dam burst near the village of Senna, and the people of the valley fled. In 1997 researchers using DNA studies found that the Lemba, a Bantu speaking people of southern Africa carry markers distinctive of the Cohanim, Jewish priests believed to be descended from Aaron. Lemba oral tradition held that they came to Africa from Senna. Dr. Tudor Parfitt authored "Journey to the Vanished City," a description of his work on the Lemba.
    (SFEC, 5/9/99, p.A24)(www.answers.com/topic/lemba)

1174        Nureddin, the ruler of Syria died. Saladin, the vizier of Egypt, married Nureddin’s widow and assumed control of both state. The Ayyubids under Saladin spent the next decade launching conquests throughout the region and by 1183, the territories under their control included Egypt, Syria, northern Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen, and the North African coast up to the borders of modern-day Tunisia.
    (ON, 6/07, p.5)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayyubid_dynasty)

c1500-1600    A Muslim pilgrim stole coffee beans from Yemen and raised them in India. Yemen was the first great coffee exporter and in order to protect its trade had decreed that no living plant could leave the country.
    (WSJ, 6/4/99, p.W9)

1837        Ahmad Ibn Idris (b.1760), Sufi scholar active in Morocco, the Hejaz, Egypt, and Yemen, died in Sabya, Yemen, later part of Saudi Arabia. His main concern was the revivification of the sunna or practice of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmad_ibn_Idris_al-Fasi)

1931        Muhammad bin Laden, a baggage carrier, left Yemen for Jidda. He and his brothers later founded a prosperous construction company. He later fathered 51 children that included Osama bin Laden, the 17th in 1957.
    (SFC, 12/31/00, p.B9)

1948        Nov 16, Operation Magic Carpet began with the 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel.
    (MC, 11/16/01)

1950        Sep 24, In "Operation Magic Carpet" all Jews from Yemen moved to Israel.
    (MC, 9/24/01)

1952        In Yemen American explorer Wendell Phillips began excavating Marib’s Moon Temple of Sheba. He was forced away after 4 months when locals suspected that he was after gold.
    (WSJ, 5/2/97, p.A1)

1955        Apr 16, Abdullah Seif el-Islam, brother of Yemenite king Ahmed, was beheaded.
    (MC, 4/16/02)

1958        Mar 2, Yemen announced it will join the United Arab Republic (Egypt and Syria).
    (SC, 3/2/02)

1962        Sep 26, In North Yemen a group of military officers led by Col. Adbullah al-Sallal and supported by Egypt overthrew the Imam and established a republic. Zaydi Imam al-Badr had been in power for only a week having succeeded his father who had presided over a feudal kingdom where 80 per cent of the population lived as peasants and which was controlled through bribery, an arbitrary and coercive tax system and a policy of divide and rule. The Zaydis had founded a dynasty known as the imamate in northern Yemen that ruled for some 1,000 years. This coup was led by Colonel Abdullah al-Sallal and a pro-Nasser, Arab nationalist group within the Yemeni military, which proclaimed the Yemen Arab Republic.   
    (http://markcurtis.wordpress.com/2007/02/13/the-covert-war-in-yemen-1962-70/)(AP, 10/4/14)

1963        Aden (South Yemen) was amalgamated with the British protectorate to form the Federation of South Arabia which resulted in rioting.
    (www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/yemen.htm)

1964        Jun, It was agreed that the Federation of South Arabia (Aden-South Yemen) would gain independence from Britain in 1968.
    (www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/yemen.htm)   

1966-1967    Yemen was engaged in civil war.
    (Econ, 8/30/03, p.64)

1967        Nov 28, Yemen gained independence from Britain. British troops withdrew and the People's Republic of Yemen was declared with Qahtan ash-Sha'abi as the country's first President.
    (www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/yemen.htm)

1967-1990     South Yemen stood as an independent state during this period after Britain ended 128 years of rule over what it called the Aden Protectorate.
    (Econ, 4/24/10, p.46)

1970        Nov 16, Yemen’s Saba News Agency (SABA), also known as the Yemen News Agency, was founded as the official state news agency of Yemen and headquartered in Sanaa.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saba_News_Agency)

1978        Jun 24, There was a coup in North Yemen. Pres. Ahmad Hussein al-Ghashmi was murdered and replaced by Lt.-Col. Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh was elected president of North Yemen and began his 2-decade hold on the office. His power was strong in the cities but in the countryside Sheik Abdulla al-Ahmar held power.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1691)(WSJ, 3/28/97, p.A1)(WSJ, 1/02/00, p.A1)

1978        Jun 26, There was a coup in Southern Yemen (formerly Aden). Pres. Salem Rubaye Ali was ousted, tried and shot. He was succeeded by Ali Nasir Muhammad.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1691)

1978        Jul 2, The Arab League imposed a boycott on South Yemen.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1691)

1978        Oct 16, An attempted coup against President Ali Abdullah Saleh of North Yemen was crushed.
    (http://archive.gulfnews.com/indepth/30thyear/onthisday/10160457.html)

1978        Dec 27, In South Yemen the Supreme Council elected a new president. He reversed moves toward reconciliation with North Yemen and acquiesced to a continued Soviet military buildup.
    (PC, 1992, p.1065)

1984        Oct 9, A cooperation agreement between the European Community and the Yemen Republic is signed in Brussels.
    (http://europa.eu.int/abc/history/1984/index_en.htm)

1986        Yemen discovered oil.
    (AP, 6/24/06)

1990        May 22, After years of conflict, pro-Western North Yemen and pro-Soviet South Yemen merged to form the Republic of Yemen. The North was conservative and the South was socialist. This day became an annual National Day holiday.
    (WSJ, 3/28/97, p.A1)(AP, 5/22/98)(AFP, 5/23/12)

1990        Yemen’s refusal to endorse military action against Iraq after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait so annoyed the governments of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait that they expelled a million Yemeni migrant workers, costing the country huge sums in remittances.
    (Econ, 7/23/11, p.45)

1992        In Yemen 2 hotel bombs directed at US servicemen killed 2 Australians. The bombing was later linked to Osama bin Laden, the scion of a wealthy Saudi family. He was stripped of his Saudi citizenship in 1994.
    (SFC, 8/14/96, p.A10,12)

1993        Nov 26, A U.S. diplomat was kidnapped by Yemeni tribesmen. Government officials negotiate for his release in the first known kidnapping of a diplomat in faction-ridden Yemen.
    (AP, 11/26/02)

1993        In Yemen the first elections after unification were held.
    (WSJ, 3/28/97, p.A1)

1994        May 21, South Yemen seceded from Yemen.
    (MC, 5/21/02)

1994        In Yemen the new Parliament elected Ali Abdullah Saleh as president.
    (WSJ, 3/28/97, p.A1)

1994        In Yemen a civil war broke out in Mukalla. Northern forces put down communist secessionists in the South. The constitution was amended and the ban on discrimination was replaced with the phrase "All citizens are equal in general rights and duties."
    (WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A1)(SFC, 1/19/01, p.D6)

1995        Dec 17, Eritrean and Yemeni forces clashed over control of the Hanish Islands, located just north of the Bab el-Mandeb. Eritrea used its warships to try to seize a disputed island in the mouth of the Red Sea from Yemen. Yemen sent warplanes to counter the attack.
    (WSJ, 12/18/95, p.A1)(www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/hornafrica.html#eri)

1995        In Yemen Bin Shamlan, a former executive for a Saudi oil company in London and minister of infrastructure and minister of oil in the government of South Yemen, resigned from parliament to protest government corruption.
    (AP, 9/24/06)

1996        Jun, Heavy floods hit Yemen and more than 65 people were believed dead and hundreds made homeless.
    (SFC, 6/15/96, p.A10)

1996        Aug, Eritrean and Yemeni forces again clashed over control of the Hanish Islands, located just north of the Bab el-Mandeb.
    (www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/hornafrica.html#eri)

1996        Oct 19, In Yemen Serge Lefevre, first secretary of the French Embassy, was kidnapped.
    (SFC, 10/28/96, p.A8)

1996        Oct 27, In Yemen Serge Lefevre, first secretary of the French Embassy, was kidnapped a 2nd time after being released by members of the same tribe.
    (SFC, 10/28/96, p.A8)

1996        Oct, Eritrean and Yemeni signed an agreement for arbitration over control of the Hanish Islands, located just north of the Bab el-Mandeb. [See Oct 1998]
    (www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/hornafrica.html#eri)

1996        Yemeni troops put down antigovernment protests in Mukalla, also the site of a 1994 civil war. Court charges that police raped a group of women appeared to trigger the protests.
    (WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A1)

1997        Apr 27, Parliamentary elections were held in Yemen. Some 11 people were killed in violence linked to the vote. Participation was estimated at 80%.
    (SFC, 4/28/97, p.A12)

1997        May 26, In Yemen it was announced that 21 children died after being injected with insulin rather than inoculations against fatal diseases.
    (SFC, 5/27/97, p.A16)

1997        Aug 14, In Yemen ten Italian tourists were reported kidnapped in 2 separate incidents.
    (SFC, 8/15/97, p.A17)

1997        In Yemen it was reported in 1999 that honor killings, the killing of girls and women by their relatives to cleanse "soiled honor," claimed the lives of over 400 women this year.
    (SFEC, 6/20/99, p.A4)

1998        May, In Yemen Prime Minister Abdul Karim al-Iryani came into power.
    (SFC, 6/23/98, p.A12)

1998        Jun 19, In Yemen a 40% price increase for gasoline, kerosene and cooking gas led to protests for the next 4 days.
    (SFC, 6/23/98, p.A12)

1998        Jun 22, In Yemen police fired on protestors. At least one person was killed in Taiz and 3 were killed in Sanaa. Protestors called for the resignation of Prime Minister Abdul Karim al-Iryani.
    (SFC, 6/23/98, p.A12)

1998        Jun 23, In Yemen police killed 6 people blocking fuel trucks. The government ordered increased fuel prices to pay off an $80 million IMF loan.
    (WSJ, 6/24/98, p.A1)

1998        Jul 20, Saudi Arabia attacked a Yemeni island in the Red Sea and killed 3 guards. 3 islands and parts of the Empty Quarter, a vast desert with potential for oil, were under contention.
    (SFEC, 7/21/98, p.A7)

1998        Jul 22, Yemeni naval forces landed on Duwaima Island and took control.
    (SFC, 7/23/98, p.C3)

1998        Jul 27, In Hodeida, Yemen, 3 nuns were killed by Abdullah al-Nashri (25), an unstable, mental patient treated by the Missionaries of Charity.
    (SFC, 7/28/98, p.A10)

1998        Oct, The Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that the Hanish Islands are subject to the territorial sovereignty of Yemen.
    (www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/hornafrica.html#eri)

1998        Dec 28, In Yemen Islamic militants kidnapped 16 Western tourists. The demanded the release of Saleh Haidara al-Atwi and another top militant arrested 2 weeks ago. The militants were led by Abu Hassan.
    (SFC, 12/29/98, p.A8)(SFC, 10/29/00, p.A10)

1998        Dec 29, In Yemen security forces attacked the kidnappers of 16 and 4 hostages were killed. The freed tourists said that government forces initiated the battle that left 3 Britons and an Australian dead.
    (SFC, 12/31/98, p.A10)(WSJ, 12/31/98, p.A1)

1998        An Egyptian militant, believed to be Ahmed Nasrallah, reported to Yemen’s Political Security Organization on al Qaeda terrorists around the Marib region. The security service tipped off the terrorists.
    (WSJ, 12/20/02, p.A1,6)

1999        Jan 17, In Yemen 2 British and 4 Dutch citizens were kidnapped.
    (SFC, 1/18/99, p.A10)

1999        Feb 2, In Yemen kidnappers freed 4 Dutch and 2 British nationals.
    (WSJ, 2/3/99, p.A1)

1999        May 5, A Yemeni court sentenced 3 Islamic militants to death for their role in the abduction and killing of Western tourists in Dec.
    (WSJ, 5/6/99, p.A1)

1999        Aug 9, In Yemen 8 Britons and 2 Algerians were convicted and sentenced to 7 years in prison for plotting terrorist acts.
    (SFC, 8/10/99, p.A10)

1999        Oct 17, In Yemen Abu Hassan, "a nom de guerre" for the head of the Islamic Army of Aden and Abyan, was executed.
    (SFC, 10/29/00, p.A10)

1999        Oct 28, In Yemen 3 Americans, Marta R. Colburn and her parents were freed after being held for 2 days by tribesmen, who demanded the release of 25 suspects held for an attack on an oil pipeline.
    (SFC, 10/28/99, p.A12)

1999        Nov 27, Military sources reported that 2 Yemeni soldiers had been killed over the last few days in border clashes with Saudi Arabia.
    (SFEC, 11/28/99, p.A26)

1999        Saudi police arrested Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal and jailed him for 14 months for maintaining contact with Osama bin Laden. He was then deported to Yemen.
    (SFC, 11/26/03, p.A10)

2000        Feb 10, In Yemen tribesmen released Kenneth White (54), an American oil executive, who was kidnapped a month ago.
    (SFC, 2/11/00, p.D2)

2000        Jun 12, Saudi Arabia and Yemen signed an agreement to end decades of border disputes.
    (SFC, 6/13/00, p.A11)

2000        Jun, In Yemen at the Univ. of Sanaa Medical School Muhammad Adam Omar Ishaak, a morgue attendant, was arrested for the rape, murder and dismemberment of at least 2 women training to be doctors. The case also revealed bribes for grades and the smuggling of body parts.
    (SSFC, 12/3/00, p.D10)

2000        Oct 12, A US Navy destroyer, the USS Cole, refueling in Yemen suffered an enormous explosion in what appeared to be a terrorist attack. Initial reports had at least 6 sailors killed with 11 missing. The death toll was revised to 17. The 8,600-ton Cole was returned to the US aboard the Norwegian ship Blue Marlin. In 2001 a video tape by "Al-Sahab Productions" circulated among Muslim militants with footage of the bombed vessel. The Cole returned to active duty in 2003 following $250 million in repairs. In 2007 Walid Muhammad bin Attash told a military tribunal at Guantanamo that he was responsible for organizing the Cole attack as well as the 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. In 2014 Abd al-Rahm al Nashiri (49) of Saudi Arabia faced trial for orchestrating the bombing.
    (SFC, 10/13/00, p.A1)(SFC, 10/14/00, p.A1)(SFC, 11/7/00, p.A12)(SFC, 6/20/01, p.A8)(WSJ, 12/1/03, p.A1)(SFC, 3/20/07, p.A3)(SFC, 3/5/14, p.A6)

2000        Nov 22, Yemen identified the bombers of the USS Cole as 2 Saudi Arabian citizens with Yemeni family roots. One was named Abdul Mohsen al-Taifi and both had suspected ties to Osama bin Laden.
    (SFC, 11/23/00, p.A22)

2000        In Yemen a government report held that 90% of Yemeni men use qat regularly along with an almost equal number of women. Cat, Catha edulis, had a 600-year history of use as a mild stimulant.
    (WSJ, 12/28/00, p.A1)

2000        In Yemen Rift Valley fever began affecting thousands of cattle, sheep and goats in the autumn and within weeks 1,800 animals had died and 7,800 fetuses had aborted.
    (WSJ, 3/2/00, p.A8)

2001        Jan 2, The population of Yemen was about 18 million. Most of these lived in the mountains and remote plains.
    (WSJ, 1/02/00, p.A1)

2001        Feb, 106 Russian-made T-54 tanks were delivered to Yemen by Czech/Slovak arms traders. Diversion to Sudan was suspected.
    (WSJ, 12/11/01, p.A15)

2001        May 19, In Yemen an explosion in the weapons market of al-Suwaida killed at least 14 people and injured 15.
    (SSFC, 5/20/01, p.A16)

2001        Jun 18, In Yemen 15 suspected terrorists were arrested. US FBI investigators had pulled out on June 17 under a security threat.
    (SFC, 6/19/01, p.A9)(WSJ, 6/20/01, p.A1)

2001        Oct 16, US Customs at JFK found $140,763 in the luggage of Basam Nahshal who was bound for Yemen. A 2nd man Ali Alfatimi claimed the money was his and was being smuggled to Yemen as part of his travel business.
    (SFC, 10/20/01, p.A5)

2001        Oct 20, Some 30,000 people gathered in Amran, Yemen, to protest US air strikes in Afghanistan.
    (WSJ, 10/31/01, p.A16)

2001        Oct 22, It was reported that Yemen had partially shut down its port of Aden after the breakup of a big anti-US protest. Militants were commandeering boats to ferry fighters out of the country and to Afghanistan.
    (WSJ, 10/22/01, p.A1)

2001        Oct 27, Jamil Qasim Saeed Mohammed (27), a Yemeni microbiology student, was turned over to US authorities in Pakistan. He was said to be an active al Qaeda member and was suspected of involvement in the Oct 12, 2000 bombing of the Cole in Aden.
    (SSFC, 10/28/01, p.A13)

2001         Oct, Sayyid Imam al-Sharif (b.~1950), aka Dr. Fadl, a co-founder of al-Qaida, was arrested in Yemen and transferred to Egypt in 2004, where he changed his radical position and published "Document of Right Guidance for Jihad Activity in Egypt and the World," also transliterated as "Rationalizing Jihad in Egypt and the World". In it he proclaimed “We are prohibited from committing aggression, even if the enemies of Islam do that." In 1988 in Peshawar, Pakistan, “The Essential Guide for Preparation" by Dr. Fadl appeared and became one of the most important texts in training for jihadis.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayyed_Imam_Al-Sharif)

2001        Dec 18, Yemeni troops assaulted tribal forces in the Marib region after local leaders refused to turn over suspected members of al Qaeda. At least 12 people were killed and 22 wounded.
    (SFC, 12/19/01, p.A15)(WSJ, 12/19/01, p.A12)

2002        Feb 13, In Yemen Sameer Mohammed Ahmed al-Hada (25), an al Qaeda fugitive, died as troops closed in and a hand grenade exploded in his hand. Family members were also linked to al-Qaeda.
    (WSJ, 2/14/02, p.A1)(SFC, 2/15/02, p.A18)

2002        Mar 1, Pres. Bush approved plans to send some 100 US troops to Yemen to help train the nation’s military to fight terrorists.
    (SFC, 3/2/02, p.A14)

2002        Mar 14, VP Cheney traveled to Yemen to press for joint efforts against remnants of al Qaeda.
    (SFC, 3/15/02, p.A14)

2002        Aug 11, Yemen reported that 6 suspected Muslim militants were arrested for planning a bombing attack in the capital San'a. Two more were arrested in connection with a previous blast.
    (AP, 8/11/02)

2002        Sep 6, A Yemeni man died when a bomb he was carrying exploded in a crowded market in San’a, injuring two bystanders.
    (AP, 9/6/02)

2002        Sep 20, In Yemen 2 suspected members of al-Qaida were killed in a gun battle and three others were arrested after security forces raided several homes looking for members of the terrorist network.
    (AP, 9/20/02)

2002        Oct 6, A fire broke out on the Limberg, a French oil tanker off the coast of Yemen, setting barrels of oil ablaze and sparking an explosion killing one Bulgarian crew member. The explosion was soon determined to be the result of a terrorist attack. Insurance paid out $70 million for the damages.
    (AP, 10/6/02)(SFC, 10/11/02, p.A13)(AP, 10/6/03)(Econ, 4/22/06, p.73)

2002        Nov 3, In northwest Yemen 6 al-Qaida suspects were killed when the car they were traveling in was struck by a missile from a US Predator drone. Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harithi, a suspected al-Qaida leader, was among the dead along with Kamal Derwish, a member of the Lackawanna, NY, sleeper cell. Militant Abdel-Raouf Naseeb escaped this attack, but was killed by a drone strike on Dec 24, 2012.
    (SFC, 11/5/02, p.A1)(SFC, 11/6/02, p.A15)(SFC, 11/9/02, p.A3)(AP, 11/3/03)(AP, 12/24/12)

2002        Dec 9, US and Spanish forces seized an unflagged ship from North Korea that was carrying Scud missiles to Yemen.
    (SFC, 12/11/02, p.A1)

2002        Dec 11, Yemen said Scud missiles found hidden aboard a North Korean ship seized by Spain and the United States were destined for its army and demanded them back. Pres. Bush ordered them released. Bush later created a coalition of members to block arms shipments "of proliferation concern."
    (Reuters, 12/11/02)(SFC, 12/12/02, p.A19)(WSJ, 10/21/03, p.A1)

2002        Dec 20, Yemeni security forces battled suspected al-Qaida members holed up in a building in a gunfight that left 2 policemen dead.
    (AP, 12/20/02)

2002        Dec 28, In Yemen a gunman shot and killed Jarallah Omar, a senior politician, after Omar spoke as a guest at an Islamic party's congress at San’a.
    (AP, 12/28/02)

2002        Dec 30, In Yemen a suspected Muslim extremist, hiding his gun cradled like a baby, slipped into the Jibla Baptist Hospital and opened fire, killing three American missionaries: Dr. Martha Myers (57), William Koehn (60), and Kathleen Gariety (53). A 4th was seriously wounding. Abed Abdul Razak Kamel was sentenced to death in May for killing the missionaries. Kamel was executed on Feb 27, 2006.
    (AP, 12/30/02)(SFC, 12/31/02, p.A4)(AP, 12/30/03)(AP, 2/27/06)

2003        Mar 18, In Yemen a man shot 4 Hunt Oil company workers. He killed 3 and shot himself dead.
    (SFC, 3/19/03, p.A5)

2003        Mar 21, In Yemen police clashed with anti-war demonstrators trying to storm the US Embassy, leaving a policeman and protester dead.
    (AP, 3/21/03)

2003        Apr 11, In Yemen 10 suspects in the bombing of the US destroyer Cole escaped from prison.
    (SFC, 4/12/03, p.A3)

2003        Apr 27, In Yemen parliamentary elections for 301 seats were marred by gunfights that wounded at least 15 people.
    (SFC, 4/28/03, A12)

2003        Apr 29, Pakistani police arrested six men linked to al-Qaida, including a Yemeni man, Tawfiq Attash Khallad, wanted in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks and the bombing of the USS Cole.
    (AP, 4/30/03)(WSJ, 5/1/03, A1)

2003        Jun 6, In Yemen an explosion close to a military base killed 3 people. The blast was caused by a missile that blew up in the Beir Ahmed district of the southern port city of Aden.
    (AP, 6/6/03)

2003        Jun 25, Yemeni troops killed at least 6 Islamic militants during an attack on a mountain hideout following failed negotiations.
    (SFC, 6/26/03, p.A10)

2003        Oct 1, US officials identified Abu Hazim al-Sha'ir (29), a Yemeni ex-bodyguard of Osama bin Laden, as al Qaeda's new terror chief.
    (WSJ, 10/2/03, p.A1)

2003        Nov 25, In Yemen security forces arrested Saudi-born Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal (32), the alleged mastermind of the attacks on the USS Cole, at a hide-out west of the capital, San'a.
    (AP, 11/26/03)(SFC, 11/26/03, p.A10)

2003        In Yemen guards apprehended Hezam Ali Hassan (17) and Khaled Saleh (18) after they followed the car of Ambassador Edmund Hull through the Sabeen area of San'a before they were able to throw hand grenades at Hull as he stepped into a store. Both men were released in 2008 after serving over 3 years in jail.
    (AP, 1/14/08)

2004        Mar 3, In Yemen security forces arrested Abdul Raouf Naseeb, a leading al-Qaida member, along with other militants in the southern mountains.
    (AP, 3/4/04)

2004        Mar 16, Yemen authorities said 9 suspects in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole had been arrested, including 8 who escaped from jail in 2003.
    (SFC, 3/17/04, p.A9)

2004        Mar 19, Yemen security forces captured the nation's most wanted man and another militant who escaped from prison last year after being detained for the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Jamal Badawi and Fahd al-Quso were arrested in the mountains of southern Abyan province.
    (AP, 3/19/04)

2004        Jun 11, In Yemen a gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle on worshippers in a mosque outside the capital during midday prayers, killing four people and wounding six.
    (AP, 6/12/04)

2004        Jun, In northern Yemen Shiite Muslim rebels began a revolt in Saada. By 2009 fighting claimed at least 4,000 lives. The rebels were led by Shiite cleric Hussein Badr Eddin al-Hawthi until his death in clashes later in 2004. Abdel-Malek al-Hawthi, the brother of the slain leader, became chief.
    (AP, 8/6/09)

2004        Jul 10, In northern Yemen 5 policemen were killed as security forces continued an offensive against followers of a Shiite dissident, firing missiles on the militant's mountain hideout.
    (AP, 7/10/04)

2004        Aug 5, Yemeni officials said its army has launched a major offensive to quash a rebellion in the northern mountains. About 50 soldiers and rebels have been killed in the two days of fighting.
    (AP, 8/5/04)

2004        Aug 6, Yemeni warplanes and artillery pounded mountain hideouts of an anti-U.S. leader and his followers in a major offensive aimed at ending a six-week conflict that has killed at least 500 people.
    (AP, 8/6/04)

2004        Aug 28, A Yemen court convicted 15 militants on terror charges including the 2002 bombing of a French oil tanker and plotting to kill the U.S. ambassador.
    (AP, 8/28/04)

2004        Sep 10, Yemen reported that its troops had killed Hussein Badr Eddin al-Hawthi (al-Houthi), a rebel cleric whose “Believing Youth" forces have battled the government in a remote northern region for months.
    (AP, 9/10/04)(SFC, 9/11/04, p.A10)(Econ, 5/21/05, p.51)

2004        Sep 29, A Yemeni judge sentenced two men to death and four others to prison terms ranging from five to 10 years for orchestrating the 2000 suicide bombing of the USS Cole.
    (AP, 9/29/04)

2004        Yemen fell from 88th to 112th place on a ranking of 145 countries tested for government transparency and corruption by Transparency International, a global anti-corruption group.
    (AP, 10/27/05)
2004        The archipelago of Socotra became attached to the Hadhramaut Governorate of Yemen. The archipelago was once part of the supercontinent of Gondwana and detached during the Miocene epoch, in the same set of rifting events that opened the Gulf of Aden to its northwest.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socotra)

2005        Feb 5, A Yemeni court overruled earlier rulings and imposed harsher sentences, including a death sentence, on three militants convicted of attacking a French oil tanker and a helicopter carrying U.S. employees of an oil company.
    (AP, 2/5/05)

2005        Mar 29, In Yemen clashes between the military and followers of a slain cleric stretched into a second day of fighting, leaving eight Yemeni soldiers dead.
    (AP, 3/29/05)

2005        Apr 16, Yemen's PM Bajammal said underground religious schools that promote extremist forms of Islam are drawing in many young students across the country. He promised to eliminate the underground schools, which he estimated numbered about 4,000 and drew about 330,000 students.
    (AP, 4/16/05)

2005        Apr 21, Health officials said a polio outbreak in Yemen may be due to pilgrims returning from Mecca.
    (AP, 4/22/05)

2005        Apr 29, The UN health agency reported 18 new cases of polio in Yemen and said more people are believed infected, sparking fears of an epidemic in the Middle Eastern country with a low immunization rate among children.
    (AP, 4/29/05)

2005        Apr, Yemen troops put down a resumption of violence by the followers of cleric Hussein Badr Eddin al-Hawthi (al-Houthi), who was killed in September. It was thought to be led by his father, Badr Eddin al-Hawthi, in fighting that tribal sources say killed 250 people on both sides.
    (AP, 4/20/05)(Econ, 5/21/05, p.51)

2005        May 17, The UN WHO health agency said confirmed polio cases reached 83 in Yemen. The country was believed to have been free of the disease until last month.
    (AP, 5/18/05)

2005        Jul 17, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, leader of this Arab nation for more than a quarter-century, said he will not run in next year's elections, and he urged political parties to nominate "young blood" to lead the country.
    (AP, 7/17/05)

2005        Jul 20, In Yemen at least 11 people were killed in clashes with police after rioters threw stones and set fires in streets to protest against subsidy cuts that nearly doubled petrol prices.
    (AP, 7/20/05)

2005        Jul 21, In Yemen protesters clashed with security forces for a 2nd day after the government reduced subsidies on oil products. The violence in the capital and elsewhere left four dead and seven injured. 2 days of rioting left 16 people dead.
    (AP, 7/21/05)(SFC, 7/22/05, p.A14)

2005        Aug 3, According to Amnesty International 2 Yemeni men said they were held in solitary confinement in secret, underground US detention facilities in an unknown country and interrogated by masked men for more than 18 months without being charged or allowed any contact with the outside world.
    (AP, 8/4/05)

2005        Oct 19, The International Organization for Migration (IMO) said "Ethiopian women and girls who migrate to Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen and Saudi Arabia suffer from maltreatment, physical, sexual and emotional abuses," in a report based on interviews with 443 women returning from the region.
    (AP, 10/20/05)

2005        Nov 12, In Yemen masked attackers stabbed and wounded outspoken journalist Nabil Sabaie (27) on one of the capital's main streets. Newspapers in recent months have stepped up reports on Yemen's rampant corruption, identifying ministers and other officials allegedly involved in stealing state money. They also have increasingly scrutinized Pres. Saleh, his family and the country's powerful military.
    (AP, 11/28/05)

2005        Nov 21, In Yemen a tribesman threatened to kill two Swiss tourists he kidnapped if the government uses force to free them. Hasan Ahmed al-Dhamen said that he would kill his two hostages, a man and a woman, if security forces tried to raid his hide-out.
    (AP, 11/21/05)

2005        Nov 27, In Yemen a suspected al-Qaida ally was executed by a firing squad after being convicted of killing a prominent politician and plotting a deadly attack on three American missionaries in 2002.
    (AP, 11/27/05)

2005        Dec 24, Yemeni kidnappers freed two Austrian tourists, three days after seizing them in an apparent dispute over the government's arrest of fellow tribesmen.
    (AP, 12/24/05)

2005        Dec 28, Armed men kidnapped a former German diplomat and his family touring the mountains of eastern Yemen and pressed the Yemeni government for the release of jailed members of their tribe.
    (AP, 12/28/05)
2005        Dec 28, In Yemen a mountain avalanche swept away 23 houses in the tiny village of Dhafeer, killing at least 56 people.
    (AP, 12/31/05)

2005        Dec 31, Yemeni kidnappers released a former German diplomat and his four family members.
    (AP, 12/31/05)

2005        Yemen’s population of about 18.5 million was expected to double within 15 years, placing further burdens on its economy.
    (AP, 10/27/05)

2006        Jan 1, In northern Yemen tribesmen kidnapped five Italians, a day after the government negotiated the release of five Germans held hostage. Tribesmen soon freed three Italian women, who were among a group of five Italian tourists, and pressed for the release of kinsmen held by the authorities.
    (Reuters, 1/1/06)

2006        Jan 2, Yemeni tribal and state officials said 3 Italian women kidnapped in north Yemen have refused to go free until their abductors release two Italian men held with them.
    (AP, 1/2/06)

2006        Jan 6, In Yemen 5 Italian hostages were freed in good health after six days in captivity when their kidnappers surrendered to government troops.
    (AP, 1/6/06)

2006        Jan 22, The UN refugee agency said a smuggler's boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, killing at least 22 people. Twenty-eight were reported missing.
    (AP, 1/22/06)

2006        Feb 3, Jamal al-Badawi, a man considered a mastermind of the USS Cole bombing that killed 17 sailors in a Yemeni port in 2000, was among 23 people who escaped from a Yemen prison. At least 13 of the 23 escapees were convicted al-Qaida fighters, who escaped via a 140-yard-long tunnel dug by the prisoners and co-conspirators outside.
    (AP, 2/5/06)

2006        Feb 26, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said three al-Qaida convicts among the two dozen who escaped earlier this month have turned themselves in.
    (AP, 2/26/06)

2006        Feb 27, In Yemen a firing squad executed Abed Abdul Razak Kamel, an Islamic militant who killed three American missionaries in a south Yemen hospital in 2002.
    (AP, 2/27/06)

2006        Mar 5, In Yemen Hezam Ali Hassan (17) and Khaled Saleh (18), convicted of trying to kill US ambassador Edmund Hull in 2003, were sentenced to five years in prison.
    (AP, 3/5/06)

2006        Mar 5, In Yemen Hezam Ali Hassan (17) and Khaled Saleh (18), convicted of trying to kill US ambassador Edmund Hull in 2003, were sentenced to five years in prison.
    (AP, 3/5/06)

2006        Apr 14, Security forces at a Shiite mosque in northern Yemen fought with supporters of a slain anti-US cleric in a clash that left at least four people dead.
    (AP, 4/15/06)

2006        Jun 10, Three Guantanamo Bay detainees, 2 from Saudi Arabia and one from Yemen,  hanged themselves with nooses made of sheets and clothes, bringing further condemnation of the isolated camp where hundreds of men have been held for years without charge. Yasser Talal al-Zahrani (21) of Saudi Arabia, captured in Pakistan in 2002, was one of the 3 Gitmo detainees who committed suicide.
    (AP, 6/11/06)(Econ, 6/17/06, p.92)

2006        Jun 24, Yemen's president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a US ally in the war on terrorism, said he would run for re-election this year despite earlier assurances that he would step down after 28 years in power.
    (AP, 6/24/06)

2006        Jul 8, A Yemeni court acquitted 19 alleged al-Qaida members of charges they plotted to blow up a hotel frequented by Americans, citing a lack of evidence. The state prosecutor appealed the collective acquittal, and the defendants were returned to their cells at the intelligence services' jail where they have been held for more than two years. 14 Yemenis and 5 Saudis had been caught with guns and fake Iraqi passports.
    (AP, 7/8/06)(WSJ, 8/14/06, p.A1)

2006        Aug 8, Five Yemeni army officers were killed when their military helicopter crashed during a heavy rainstorm.
    (AP, 8/9/06)

2006        Sep 10, Armed Yemeni tribesmen kidnapped four French tourists in the east of the country to press for their relatives to be released from jail.
    (AP, 9/10/06)

2006        Sep 12, In Yemen a stampede during a campaign rally for President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed at least 51 people and injured more than 230, most of them schoolchildren and teenagers.
    (AP, 9/12/06)

2006        Sep 15, In Yemen suicide bombers tried to strike two oil facilities with explosives-packed cars. Al-Qaida later claimed responsibility for the attempted suicide attacks and vowed more strikes against the United States and its allies.
    (AP, 9/15/06)(AP, 11/7/06)

2006        Sep 16, In Yemen 4 suspected al-Qaida members who were plotting attacks in San’a were arrested.
    (AP, 9/17/06)

2006        Sep 20, Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh faced a serious challenger at the polls for the first time. Roughly 5 million of the 9.2 million eligible Yemenis cast ballots. Saleh has ruled since 1978, first as president of North Yemen and then as head of the unified state after the 1990 merger of the North and South.
    (AP, 9/20/06)

2006        Sep 23, Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh was re-elected with more than 77% of votes in the face of the strongest challenge since he came to power 28 years ago. Faisal bin Shamlan won almost 22% of the vote. Opposition parties backing bin Shamlan immediately rejected the election commission's results, claiming their candidate won at least 40%.
    (AP, 9/24/06)

2006        Sep 25, In Yemen 4 French tourists kidnapped Sep 10 were freed.
    (AP, 9/25/06)

2006        Sep 29, Yemeni government forces raided a tribal settlement following the kidnappings of foreign tourists, arresting five suspects but killing two women and wounding three children.
    (AP, 9/29/06)

2006        Oct 1, Yemeni anti-terrorism forces killed Fawaz Yahya al-Rabeie, a suspected al-Qaida member, who was convicted of an attack on a French oil tanker and escaped from prison earlier this year. The forces also killed another suspected al-Qaida member, Mohammed al-Dailami, and arrested two other suspects.
    (AP, 10/1/06)

2006        Nov 4, In Yemen an appeals court endorsed a lower court's decision to drop the most serious charges against 19 alleged al-Qaida members, clearing all of plotting to assassinate Westerners and blow up a hotel frequented by Americans.
    (AP, 11/4/06)

2006        Nov 22, A Yemen court convicted 34 men of plotting attacks across the country, including one aimed at the US Embassy. It sentenced Ibrahim Mohammed Sharafeldeen, the leader of the Shiite rebel group, to death.
    (AP, 11/22/06)

2006        Dec 5, In Yemen a gunman opened fire outside the US Embassy, but Yemeni guards quickly shot and arrested him.
    (AP, 12/5/06)

2006        Dec 18, Six Yemenis released from the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay returned home and were being held by Yemeni authorities to determine if they have any terror ties.
    (AP, 12/18/06)

2006        Dec 27, Yemeni authorities opened fire on boats filled with refugees fleeing the fighting in Somalia and at least 17 people drowned when one of the vessels capsized.
    (AP, 12/28/06)

2006        Yemen’s 20 million citizens owned an estimated 60 million firearms.
    (Econ, 9/23/06, p.52)

2007        Jan 27, In Yemen 6 security forces were killed and 20 others were injured in clashes with followers of Abdel-Malek al-Hawthi in Saada.
    (AP, 1/28/07)

2007        Feb 12, A vessel smuggling 120 people across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia to Yemen capsized as it approached the coast. At least 30 Somali and Ethiopian migrants trying to reach the Arabian peninsula drowned.
    (AP, 2/13/07)

2007        Feb 13, Military officials said clashes between the Yemeni army and followers of a Shiite rebel leader have killed 16 troops and 69 guerrillas during the past three days.
    (AP, 2/13/07)

2007        Feb 16, A Yemeni official said a boat loaded with Somali and Ethiopian migrants capsized in the Gulf of Aden during a night crossing in which at least 112 people died.
    (AP, 2/16/07)

2007        Feb 19, Military officials said ongoing clashes between the Yemeni army and followers of a Shiite rebel leader in the north of the country have killed more than 100 people in the past five days.
    (AP, 2/19/07)

2007        Mar 3, A Yemen official said a hundred jailed Muslim extremists, including some who allegedly fought for al-Qaida in Iraq, had been released. Some had completed serving their sentences, while some of the others were acquitted for lack of evidence.
    (AP, 3/4/07)

2007        Mar 4, Thirty-six Yemenis with alleged ties to al-Qaida went on trial on charges they planned to take part in foiled suicide attacks on oil and gas installations in the country.
    (AP, 3/4/07)

2007        Mar 19, A Yemen military official said government forces seized a number of bases belonging to Shiite rebels in northern Yemen following fighting that drove some 2,500 civilians from their homes. Military officials said that 144 Yemeni troops have been killed since January.
    (AP, 3/19/07)

2007        Mar 22, Smugglers taking illegal migrants from Somalia to Yemen forced hundreds of Africans overboard in stormy seas in an effort to make a fast getaway from security forces. 31 bodies were found and nearly 90 people remained missing.
    (AP, 3/27/07)

2007        Apr 7, Yemeni police arrested three men suspected of setting fire to a mosque and wounding at least 33 people.
    (AP, 4/7/07)

2007        Apr 6, Human migrant traffickers forced some 300 African migrants to jump into the sea off Yemen causing at least 32 to die.
    (SFC, 4/7/07, p.A3)

2007        May 8, A newspaper owned by Saudi Arabia's royal family said one of seven recently exposed Saudi terrorist cells used Syria as a base for coordinating with al-Qaida in Iraq and held training camps in the desert of neighboring Yemen.
    (AP, 5/8/07)

2007        May 12, Yemen said it was recalling its ambassadors to Iran and Libya over what it sees as their support for Shi'ite Muslim rebels involved in bloody clashes with government forces. The government of Sunni-dominated Yemen accused the rebels of seeking to oust its secular administration and install Islamist rule.
    (AP, 5/12/07)

2007        Jun 16, Representatives of both sides said Yemen's government and Shiite rebels have reached a cease-fire in a three-year fight that has claimed 4,000 lives this year.
    (AP, 6/16/07)

2007        Jun 19, The US announced the transfer of six Guantanamo Bay prisoners back to their home countries, including one who, according to his lawyers, now may face abuse in Tunisia for nonviolent political activities. 4 men returned to Yemen and two to Tunisia.
    (AP, 6/19/07)

2007        Jun 23, A Yemeni guard opened fire on a group of foreign oil workers shortly after they landed at a company airstrip, killing one and wounding five, including an American. The provincial governor said the guard's was mentally ill.
    (AP, 6/23/07)

2007        Jul 2, In Yemen a suicide bomber plowed his car into people visiting a temple linked to the ancient Queen of Sheba, killing seven Spaniards and two Yemenis. A wounded Spanish woman died July 14. The suicide bomber was later identified as Abdu Mohammed Saad Ahmed (21), a Yemeni citizen.
    (AP, 7/3/07)(AP, 7/15/07)(AP, 8/2/07)

2007        Aug 2, In Yemen security forces fired tear gas and water cannons at former soldiers protesting in Aden demanding to be allowed back in the military. One person was reported killed. The protesters were largely members of the army of south Yemen who were ousted after being defeated by northern forces.
    (AP, 8/3/07)

2007        Sep 1, Hundreds of riot police fired bullets and tear gas to disperse thousands of retired officers and soldiers in southern Yemen who were demanding to be allowed back into the military. The protesters were largely members of the army of south Yemen who were ousted after being defeated by northern forces.
    (AP, 9/1/07)

2007        Sep 2, In Yemen riot police opened fire on a demonstration by retired officers and soldiers, killing two people and wounding more than 20 on the second day of protests demanding the right to rejoin the army.
    (AP, 9/3/07)

2007        Sep 30, A volcanic explosion rocked Yemen’s tiny Jabal al-Tair island in the Red Sea, spewing lava and ash hundreds of feet into the air and forcing Yemeni authorities to evacuate a military base. 8 soldiers were missing.
    (AP, 10/1/07)

2007        Oct 25, A senior security official said Yemen has set free Jamal al-Badawi, one of the al-Qaida masterminds of the USS Cole bombing in 2000 that killed 17 American sailors. Al-Badawi was granted his freedom after turning himself in 15 days ago and pledging loyalty to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
    (AP, 10/25/07)

2007        Nov 1, The UN said nearly 90,000 people have fled Mogadishu in recent days following the heaviest fighting to shake the war-battered city in months. About 40 people, mostly Somalis, drowned while crossing the Gulf of Aden on their way to Yemen in a desperate attempt to escape gunbattles back home. About 90 others survived and managed to reach the Yemeni southern shores of Shokara after their rickety vessels capsized.
    (AP, 11/1/07)(AP, 11/3/07)

2007        Nov 5, In Yemen unidentified saboteurs bombed an oil pipeline in Marib province. The attack halted the flow of oil and added to concerns in the world oil markets about adequate supplies for heating fuel.
    (AP, 11/8/07)

2007        Nov 7, A Yemeni court convicted 32 al-Qaida suspects of planning attacks on oil and gas installations in the country, sentencing them to prison terms of up to 15 years. Four others were acquitted.
    (AP, 11/7/07)

2007        Nov 8, In Yemen tribesmen attacked an oil installation and then clashed with government troops, leaving 12 people dead. It was the second attack on the country's oil industry this week.
    (AP, 11/8/07)

2007        Nov 21, More than 60 migrants drowned when their boat capsized off Yemen during an attempt to flee their war torn homeland of Somalia.
    (AP, 11/22/07)

2008        Jan 10, Government officials and rebels said soldiers and Shiite rebels are fighting again in northern Yemen, breaking a 6-month-old cease-fire with clashes that have killed more than 30 people.
    (AP, 1/10/08)

2008        Jan 18, In Yemen gunmen believed to be al-Qaida militants opened fire on a tourist convoy near the ancestral home of Osama bin Laden, killing two Belgian women and their driver. In 2009 four Al-Qaida militants were convicted for the attack and sentenced to death.
    (AP, 1/18/08)(AP, 7/11/10)

2008        Jan 19, The bodies of nearly 50 Africans trying to immigrate washed up on Yemen's shores after their boat capsized in the treacherous waters of the Gulf of Aden.
    (AP, 1/19/08)

2008        Mar 18, In Yemen a mortar shell exploded by a high school next to the American embassy, killing one Yemeni guard and wounding 13 students and three other guards. Five suspects were later arrested in the attack, which the US said targeted its embassy. An Interior Ministry official later said al-Qaida militant Hamza al-Dayan launched three mortars at the embassy before fleeing the scene in a vehicle with three accomplices. In 2009 four Al-Qaida militants were convicted for the attack and sentenced to death.
    (AP, 3/18/08)(WSJ, 3/21/08, p.A1)(AP, 3/22/08)(AP, 7/11/10)

2008        Mar 28, Jordan, Iraq and Yemen announced at the last minute that their top leaders will not attend this weekend's Arab summit in Damascus.
    (AP, 3/28/08)

2008        Apr 1, Tanks took to the streets of southern Yemen cities to discourage rioting by disaffected youths and retired military officers over unfulfilled government promises to enlist them in the army.
    (AP, 4/1/08)

2008        Apr 2, In Yemen security forces killed one demonstrator and wounded four others in the fourth day of rioting that has engulfed the country's south.
    (AP, 4/2/08)

2008        Apr 6, In Yemen a housing complex used by foreigners in the capital came under attack, with explosions shattering windows and prompting residents to evacuate with suitcases and boxes.
    (AP, 4/6/08)

2008        Apr 7, In Yemen 7 people were arrested on suspicion of involvement in attacks the previous day against a residential complex for Westerners in San’a, Yemen's capital.
    (AP, 4/8/08)

2008        Apr 18, In northern Yemen gunmen assassinated Saleh Hendi, a ruling party lawmaker, along with his son.
    (AP, 4/18/08)

2008        Apr 21, Pirates in the Gulf of Aden fired on a Japanese oil tanker, unleashing hundreds of gallons of fuel into the sea. The attack took place 170 miles off the coast of Yemen while the 150,000-ton tanker was heading to Saudi Arabia.
    (AP, 4/21/08)

2008        May 2, In northern Yemen a motorcycle bomb exploded amid a crowd of worshippers leaving a mosque after prayers, killing at least 18 people and wounding about 45.
    (AP, 5/2/08)

2008        May 3, In Yemen 3 soldiers and four rebels died in the overnight skirmishes that took place in the remote mountain province of Saada, near the Saudi Arabian border.
    (AP, 5/3/08)

2008        May 4, A Shiite rebel leader in Yemen warned that his group will escalate its fight against the government if the army continues an offensive that has left almost 20 rebels and soldiers dead over the past two days.
    (AP, 5/4/08)

2008        May 18, A Yemeni-American on the FBI's Most Wanted list of terror suspects was jailed in Yemen after an appeals court upheld his 10-year prison sentence. Jaber Elbaneh has been accused of belonging to al-Qaida, convicted of plots to attack oil installations in Yemen and of involvement in a 2002 attack on the French tanker Limburg off Yemen's coast that killed one person. On November 8 Elbaneh’s sentence was cut to 5 years after winning an appeal.
    (AP, 5/19/08)(AP, 11/8/08)

2008        May, The population of Yemen was about 22 million. More than a fifth of the people were malnourished. 75% of the food was imported. It was feared that aquifers could dry up within a decade.
    (Econ, 5/10/08, p.55)

2008        Jun 9, A Yemeni security court convicted 13 Shiite rebels of plotting terrorist attacks, sentencing one of them to death.
    (AP, 6/9/08)

2008        Jul 5, In northern Yemen an explosion at the main post office building of Saada killed at least five people.
    (AP, 7/5/08)

2008        Jul 25, In eastern Yemen a suicide car bomber rammed a vehicle into the Interior Ministry's headquarters, killing a policeman and injuring eight others.
    (AP, 7/25/08)

2008        Jul 28, Tarek bin Laden signed a deal with Djibouti to build Noor City, the first of a hundred “Cities of Light" that the Saudi Binladen Group planned around the world. Plans called for the city to have 2.5 million people by 2025 and 4.5 million for its Yemeni twin.
    (Econ, 8/2/08, p.50)(www.railpage.com.au/f-p1093077.htm)

2008        Aug 11, Two Yemeni security officers and five suspected al-Qaida militants died in a gunbattle in Tarim, a southern Yemeni town.
    (AP, 8/11/08)

2008        Sep 17, Suspected militants armed with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and at least one suicide car bomb assaulted the US Embassy in the Yemeni capital. The coordinated attack killed 17 people, including six assailants. The dead included Susan Elbaneh (18), a US citizen from Lackawanna, N.Y., who was recently wed in Yemen in an arranged marriage, along with her Yemeni husband as they stood outside the embassy.
    (AP, 9/17/08)(AP, 9/18/08)(AP, 9/19/08)

2008        Sep 18, A senior Yemen security official said at least 25 militants with suspected links to al-Qaida have been arrested in the last 24 hours in connection with the deadly attack on the US Embassy in San’a.
    (AP, 9/18/08)

2008        Oct 10, Yemeni officials and the UN refugee agency said about 100 migrants from Somalia were missing and feared drowned in the treacherous waters off the coast of Yemen after smugglers forced them overboard 3 miles off Yemen’s coast. 47 were believed to have survived.
    (AP, 10/10/08)(SFC, 10/11/08, p.A10)

2008        Oct 23, In southern Yemen a tropical storm, formed out in the Indian Ocean earlier in the week, hit the remote Hadramut province. Flooding which followed left at least 90 people dead and some 20,000 displaced.
    (AP, 10/25/08)(SSFC, 10/26/08, p.A18)(AP, 10/27/08)

2008        Oct, Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh disclosed that a "terrorist cell" linked to Israel's intelligence services had been dismantled. Bassam al-Haidari was later found guilty of contacts with Israeli premier Ehud Olmert on the Internet to plot against Yemen and sentenced to death. 2 other men received 3-year jail terms.
    (AFP, 4/3/10)

2008        Nov 2, The bodies of 60 Somali and Ethiopian migrants washed up on the shores of southern Yemen over the last three days.
    (AP, 11/3/08)

2008        Nov 12, Pirates commandeered the Karagol, a Turkish chemical tanker, off the coast of Yemen. 14 Turkish personnel were aboard the tanker. The Russian frigate Neustrashimy and the British frigate Cumberland foiled pirates who fired automatic weapons toward a Danish ship and twice tried to seize it in the Gulf of Aden. The Karagol was released on Jan 12, 2009. 
    (AP, 11/12/08)(AP, 1/13/09)

2008        Nov 15, In Yemen a 16-year-old boy died when police fired at locals demonstrating at a voter registration center. The crowds were protesting the government's rejection of opposition attempts to amend the country's electoral law. Yemen's political parties have been preparing the amendment to the electoral law for the past year in an effort to bring more women into parliament, curb vote-rigging and limit the influence of government officials.
    (AP, 11/15/08)

2008        Nov 22, In Yemen opening ceremonies were held for the $60 million Saleh Mosque glorifying the country's leader, President Ali Abdullah Saleh. It's a massive sum in a country that ranks as the poorest in the Arab world and is beset by internal armed conflict, terrorism and severe malnutrition.
    (AP, 11/24/08)

2008        Nov 24, The Bush administration, after a long legal battle, agreed to send Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden’s driver, home to Yemen. Hamdan was transferred to Yemen the next day.
    (WSJ, 11/25/08, p.A1)(AP, 11/26/08)

2008        Nov 27, Yemeni security troops in San’a opened fire on thousands of protesters calling for a boycott of April parliamentary elections, wounding a number of demonstrators.
    (AP, 11/27/08)

2008        Dec 3, In Yemen the bodies of 24 Somalis washed ashore following an accident involving a boat trying to smuggle migrants. Strong winds pushed the bodies on to beaches over the last 2 days near the town of al-Qasha'a. 184 more Somalis involved in the accident managed to swim ashore.
    (AP, 12/4/08)

2008        Dec 4, The Danish navy intercepted and sunk a suspected pirate vessel drifting off Somalia. 7 men were handed over to authorities in Yemen but were not immediately suspected of any crime.
    (AP, 12/5/08)

2008        Dec 13, The Indian navy captured 23 pirates who threatened a merchant vessel in the lawless waters of the Gulf of Aden, where dozens of ships have come under attack by gunmen in recent months. The pirates were from Somalia and Yemen. A German helicopter thwarted another attack on a freighter being chased by speed boats off Yemen.
    (AP, 12/13/08)(SSFC, 12/14/08, p.A20)

2008        Dec 15, In southern Yemen tribesmen kidnapped a German aid worker and her parents, demanding the government release imprisoned clan members.
    (AP, 12/15/08)

2008        Dec 17, An international anti-piracy force thwarted the attempted takeover of a Chinese cargo ship off the Somali coast, sending in attack helicopters that fired on the bandits and forced them to abandon the ship they had boarded. The Indian navy handed over 23 pirates, caught at sea on Dec 13, to authorities in Yemen.
    (AP, 12/17/08)

2008        Dec 19, Mediators said Yemeni kidnappers have released their three German hostages after the Yemeni government agreed to meet some of their conditions, including paying a ransom and releasing some tribesmen from prison.
    (AP, 12/19/08)

2009        Jan 17, Near Yemen hundreds of people were missing and feared dead after three boats carrying about 400 migrants from Somalia capsized.
    (AP, 1/18/09)

2009        Jan 20, Abdullahi Yusuf (75), Somalia's former president and an ex-warlord who was forced from government, arrived in Yemen in a private jet from his impoverished homeland, seeking political asylum. Islamic insurgents and Somali forces clashed in Mogadishu, killing at least 14 people in the latest sign the Islamists are making inroads into the few areas the UN-backed government still controls.
    (AP, 1/21/09)(AP, 1/21/09)

2009        Jan 23, Said Ali al-Shihri, a Saudi man released from Guantanamo after spending nearly six years inside the US prison camp, is now the No. 2 of Yemen's al-Qaida branch, according to a purported Internet statement from the terror network.
    (AP, 1/23/09)

2009        Jan, In Yemen local jihadists merged with fugitive Al-Qaida operatives to form al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
    (Econ, 11/6/10, p.73)

2009        Feb 17, The Yemeni Interior Ministry announced the surrender of Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi, a former Guantanamo detainee who later became an al-Qaida field commander. He was handed over to Saudi authorities.
    (AP, 2/17/09)

2009        Feb 19, Naser Abdel Karim al-Wahishi, Yemen's most wanted fugitive and leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, used an audio recording to urge Yemenis to rise up against the government and called on Arabs in Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries to help their brothers in Yemen.
    (AP, 2/19/09)

2009        Feb 20, Six African migrants drowned and 11 more are presumed dead after smugglers in the Gulf of Aden forced their passengers overboard in deep water off Yemen. The smuggling boat was carrying 40 Somalis and 12 Ethiopians when it approached Yemen's coast.
    (AP, 2/24/09)

2009        Feb 24, Four Yemenis were convicted and sentenced up to seven years in prison on for forming an al-Qaida cell and plotting to attack government and foreign targets in the country.
    (AP, 2/24/09)

2009        Mar 15, In Yemen a bomb killed four South Korean tourists and their Yemeni guide, the latest attack targeting foreigners visiting this poor Arab country that has both famed historic sites and a strong al-Qaida presence. 12 Islamic suspects were soon arrested.
    (AP, 3/16/09)(WSJ, 3/17/09, p.A1)

2009        Mar 18, In Yemen a suicide bomber struck a convoy carrying South Korean officials sent to Yemen to investigate a bombing earlier in the week that killed four South Korean tourists. No one was hurt.
    (AP, 3/18/09)

2009        Mar 31, In Yemen Jan and Heleen Janszen, a Dutch couple, were kidnapped in a suburb of Sanaa and taken to a mountainous area near the capital. They were released on April 14 after Yemen's government paid more than a quarter million dollars in ransom.
    (AFP, 3/31/09)(SFC, 4/1/09, p.A2)(AP, 4/14/09)

2009        Apr 4, Off the coast of Yemen a smuggling boat carrying 40 Somalis capsized as passengers were disembarking. Twenty people made it to shore, the rest were missing.
    (AP, 4/7/09)

2009        Apr 22, In Yemen two young sons of a Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo were buried after a grenade they were playing with accidentally detonated inside their home. The two boys were the sons of Guantanamo prisoner #1463, Abdelsalam al-Hilah, a businessman who was captured in Cairo in 2002 and sent to Guantanamo on charges of terrorism.
    (AP, 4/24/09)

2009        Apr 26, Pirates attacked 4 Yemeni tankers escorted by a Yemeni coast guard boat on their way to Aden. 3 of the ships escaped and coast guards captured five pirates and wounded two others. The Turkish cruiser Ariva 3, with two British and four Japanese crew aboard, survived a pirate attack near the Yemeni island of Jabal Zuqar. Somali pirates demanded a $5 million ransom for the release of two Egyptian fishing boats hijacked earlier this month. Later in the day Yemeni coast guard forces freed the hijacked Yemeni oil tanker (Qana) and arrested 11 Somali pirates, the first time the country has successfully retaken a seized vessel.
    (AP, 4/26/09)(AP, 4/27/09)

2009        May 4, In southern Yemen armed protesters ambushed a military camp in Radfan killing one soldier, as separatist sentiment mounted against the weak central government.
    (SFC, 5/5/09, p.A2)

2009        May 5, Yemen suspended seven publications, including the nation's most popular daily, in effort to stifle reporting on an unprecedented wave of deadly rioting sweeping the south.
    (AP, 5/6/09)

2009        Jun 1, Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah Salih (31), a Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo Bay, died of an apparent suicide. His was the fifth apparent suicide at the offshore US prison, which Pres. Obama hopes to close by January. The Joint Task Force that runs the US prison in Cuba said guards conducting a routine check on June 2 found Salih unresponsive and not breathing.
    (AP, 6/3/09)(AP, 8/2/09)

2009        Jun 12, In Yemen nine foreigners, including 3 children, were kidnapped while on a picnic in northern Saada province. 3 of the kidnapped were found dead on June 15. In May 2010 Saudi intelligence forces freed 2 German girls, aged 4 & 6. The fate of the others remained unknown.
    (AP, 6/16/09)(AP, 5/18/10)

2009        Jun 14, Yemen accused a Shiite rebel group of kidnapping 9 foreigners in northern Saada province. The Interior Ministry official said Hassan Hussein Bin Alwan, a Saudi man suspected of financing Al-Qaida cells in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, has been arrested.
    (AP, 6/14/09)

2009        Jun 15, In Yemen 3 foreign women, including two German nurses and a South Korean teacher kidnapped on June 12, were found dead. Two children were found alive. Nine foreigners, including seven German nationals, a Briton and a South Korean, disappeared June 12 while on a picnic in Yemen’s northern Saada region.
    (AP, 6/15/09)(AP, 6/16/09)(SSFC, 6/21/09, p.F3)

2009        Jun 30, A Yemenia Airbus 310 jet with 153 people on board crashed into the Indian Ocean as it tried to land during strong winds on the island nation of Comoros. The passengers were on the last leg of a journey from Paris and Marseilles to Comoros with a stop in Yemen to change planes. Bahia Bakari (14), the only person to survive, was plucked from the sea after clinging to wreckage for 13 hours. Investigators on Aug 28 retrieved the slightly damaged flight data recorder and 10 more bodies from the Yemenia Airways flight. The voice recorder was recovered on Aug 29.
    (AP, 6/30/09)(SFC, 7/2/09, p.A3)(AP, 8/29/09)

2009        Jul 6, In Yemen a barber was publicly executed after he was found guilty of raping and killing an 11-year-old boy who came to his shop for a haircut. The barber was arrested in December 2008 and confessed during a January trial to raping the boy inside his salon, killing him and cutting up his body before dumping it outside San'a.
    (AP, 7/6/09)

2009        Jul 23, Yemeni security forces opened fire on thousands of protesters in the south chanting anti-government slogans, killing 12 and wounding scores of others. Demonstrations by former army members in southern Yemen demanding political reforms have been occurring regularly since August, 2007.
    (AP, 7/24/09)

2009        Aug 6, In northern Yemen local officials and the rebels said Shiite Muslim rebels have seized a key control post on a strategic highway linking the capital San'a with Saudi Arabia, overcoming an army brigade after 12 hours of intense combat.
    (AP, 8/6/09)

2009        Aug 11, Yemen’s government launched "Operation Scorched Earth," an all-out offensive to stamp out an uprising in the northern Saada province, after rebels claimed they had wrested more control of the region from Sunni-led government troops.
    (AP, 8/13/09)(AFP, 2/8/10)

2009        Aug 11, Two Yemenis jailed in the United States over terrorism charges received a tumultuous public welcome on their return home after serving more than six years in prison. Sheik Mohammed Ali Hasan Al-Moayad (60) and his assistant Mohammed Zayed were arrested in 2003 and convicted of supporting terrorist groups such as Al-Qaida. Al-Moayad was sentenced to 75 years in prison and Mohammed Zayed received 45 years, but on August 7 they pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of supporting the Palestinian militant group Hamas and given six years time served.    
    (AP, 8/11/09)

2009        Aug 12, Yemeni government forces used artillery and aircraft to attack Shiite rebels near the border with Saudi Arabia in an escalation of the five-year-old conflict. A local government official said 20 rebels were killed. A local Health Ministry official said 12 others died in fighting across Saada and 51 were injured.
    (AP, 8/12/09)

2009        Aug 13, Yemeni warplanes bombed a northern province bordering Saudi Arabia for a second straight day, in an ongoing offensive that has brought casualties and pushed the area close to an all-out war.
    (AP, 8/13/09)

2009        Aug 15, Yemen widened a military offensive against Shiite rebels in the country's north, blasting the fighters' positions with artillery and airstrikes.
    (AP, 8/15/09)

2009        Sep 8, Yemen’s the Interior Ministry said 4 Yemenis carrying explosives and guns had been arrested near the US embassy in San'a.
    (AP, 9/8/09)

2009        Sep 9, In Yemen 17 rebels were killed in an air strike, according to a government statement, which said they were caught sneaking through the mountains near Saada. Four men survived the attack and were in custody.
    (AP, 9/10/09)

2009        Sep 10, A Yemeni army statement said the government launched a new offensive against Shiite rebels in the north, destroying many of their vehicles and hideouts. The rebels said they have been able to keep the government from entering the northern town of Saada, which has been at the center of the rebellion.
    (AP, 9/10/09)

2009        Sep 15, The UN refugee agency said 16 African migrants have died and another 49 were missing and presumed dead after trying to cross the Gulf of Aden in three boats. One boat reached Yemen on Sep 13, one had capsized on Sep 13 and one sank on Sep 14.
    (AP, 9/15/09)

2009        Sep 16, Yemeni warplanes hit a makeshift camp for civilians fleeing fighting between the government and Shiite rebels. Nearly 87 civilians were killed as government warplanes hit a camp of people fleeing fighting in the northern region of Saada.
    (AP, 9/16/09)(SFC, 9/18/09, p.A2)

2009        Sep 19, Yemen offered a conditional cease-fire to the Shiite rebels it is battling in the north, following international concern over a deadly airstrike against civilians displaced from the war zones.
    (AP, 9/19/09)

2009        Sep 25, UN officials said tens of thousands of Yemenis displaced by warfare between the government and Shiite rebels were stranded around the war zone with aid agencies unable to reach them because of the intensified fighting.
    (AP, 9/25/09)

2009        Sep, General David Petraeus issued a secret order authorizing an escalation that included boosting military and intelligence assistance to help Yemeni forces strike al Qaeda targets, as well as deployment of more unmanned aerial drones to collect information and track high-value targets.
    (Reuters, 5/24/10)

2009        Oct 6, In Yemen thousands of activists were reported taking to the streets across the south calling for independence, even as much of the central government's army is tied up fighting a Shiite rebellion in the far north.
    (AP, 10/6/09)

2009        Oct 13, In Saudi Arabia a shootout between Saudi security forces and al-Qaida militants near, two of whom were disguised as women and wearing explosives belts, left two of the militants and a soldier dead near the southern Yemen border. One of the assailants, Abdullah Hassan Tali Assiri, was captured. The two al-Qaida militants killed were planning to carry out a massive attack. 6 Yemeni accomplices. who were coordinating with the two militants, Youssef al-Shihri and Raed al-Harbi, were later arrested.
    (AP, 10/14/09)(AP, 10/18/09)

2009        Nov 3, Unidentified gunmen infiltrated from Yemen and attacked Saudi security guards patrolling the Mount Dokhan border area. 3 senior security men were killed.
    (AP, 11/5/09)(Econ, 11/7/09, p.47)

2009        Nov 4, Saudi Arabia launched a large military incursion across the border into northern Yemen, using fighter jets and artillery bombardments to try to end a Shiite rebellion inside its troubled southern neighbor.
    (AP, 11/5/09)

2009        Nov 6, Saudi Arabia said it carried out airstrikes against "infiltrators" from Yemen that were limited to areas inside Saudi territory, and vowed to press on with the military action until the border with its restive neighbor was secure. In Yemen, however, a military official said Saudi forces continued to shell rebel position in Saada.
    (AP, 11/6/09)

2009        Nov 8, Saudi Arabia’s assistant defense minister said Saudi forces have taken control of Dokhan mountain straddling the border with Yemen and cleared it of Shiite rebels, in five days of fighting that saw three soldiers killed and 15 wounded.
    (AP, 11/8/09)

2009        Nov 10, Yemeni authorities were reported to be hunting for Anwar al-Awlaki to determine whether he has al-Qaida ties. The radical American imam, who communicated with Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooting suspect, and called him a hero, was once arrested in Yemen on suspicion of giving religious approval to militants to conduct kidnappings. Al-Awlaki, a US citizen born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents, had preached at a Virginia mosque that Hasan's family attended.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 10, A Saudi Arabian government adviser says the kingdom has imposed a naval blockade on northern Yemen's Red Sea coast to try to prevent weapons and fighters flowing to Shiite rebels in the area.
    (AP, 11/10/09)

2009        Nov 16, A Yemeni security official and the Japanese Embassy said armed tribesmen have kidnapped a Japanese engineer working on the construction of a school and demanded the government release one of their imprisoned tribe members. Takeo Mashimo was released on Nov 23.
    (AP, 11/17/09)(AP, 11/24/09)

2009        Nov 23, Shiite rebels in northern Yemen accused Saudi forces of launching a major cross-border ground and air attack, a day after an alleged failed incursion.
    (AFP, 11/23/09)

2009        Nov 27, Saudi Arabia said nine of its soldiers fighting Yemeni rebels on the border were missing and Saudi King Abdullah vowed to defend the country.
    (AP, 11/28/09)

2009        Dec 12, Saudi newspapers said Saudi ground forces and Apache attack helicopters had battled Huthi fighters for two days at the Al-Jabri post on the Yemeni border in the southern province of Yemen, and repulsed attempted Huthi incursions. Saudi military denied a claim by Yemen's Huthi rebels that they seized a Saudi border post.
    (AFP, 12/12/09)

2009        Dec 13, In Yemen air strike killed at least 35 people in the northwest where rebels have been fighting a guerrilla war against Yemeni and Saudi forces. Rebels said 70 civilians were killed as fighter jets struck the town of Razah.
    (SFC, 12/14/09, p.A2)

2009        Dec 15, Human Rights Watch issued a report condemning Yemeni security forces for abuses in the country's south, including the killing of at least 11 unarmed protestors during the past two years.
    (AFP, 12/15/09)

2009        Dec 17, Yemen security forces struck several al-Qaida hideouts and training sites in Abyan province, killing up to 34 suspected militants, including four would-be suicide bombers who planned attacks at home and abroad. At least 17 suspected militants were arrested. Civilians were caught up in the government offensive, with several homes destroyed in the airstrikes and others stormed by troops who mistook them for al-Qaida hideouts. The government later admitted that 42 civilians and 2 suspected Al-Qaida fighters died in the Dec 17 raids by Yemeni special forces.
    (AP, 12/17/09)(Econ, 1/2/10, p.35)(http://tinyurl.com/2ekuand)

2009        Dec 18, The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said an estimated 74,000 Africans, mainly from Ethiopia and Somalia, have fled to Yemen as refugees or economic migrants. That's a 50 percent higher than in 2008.
    (AP, 12/18/09)

2009        Dec 22, Saudi Arabia said that 73 Saudis have been killed and 26 gone missing since the kingdom launched an offensive against Yemeni Shiite rebels along the border last month. Rebels, known as Hawthis, have alleged dozens of civilian deaths in Saudi air assaults.
    (SFC, 12/23/09, p.A2)

2009        Dec 24, Yemeni forces, backed by US intelligence, struck a series of suspected al-Qaida hideouts in Shabwa province, including a meeting of senior leaders, killing at least 30 militants in the country's stepped-up campaign against the terror network.
    (AP, 12/24/09)(Econ, 1/2/10, p.35)

2009        Dec 27, The New York Times reported that the United States has quietly opened a third, largely covert front against the Al-Qaeda terror network in Yemen. The paper said the Pentagon will be spending more than 70 million dollars over the next 18 months, and using teams of special forces, to train and equip Yemeni military, Interior Ministry and coast guard forces.
    (AFP, 12/28/09)

2009        Dec 30, Yemeni security forces stormed an al-Qaida hide-out in a principle militant stronghold in the country's west, setting off clashes, as a security chief vowed to fight the group's powerful local branch until it was eliminated.
    (AP, 12/30/09)

2009        The population of Yemen was about 24 million scattered over some 150,000 settlements. The Zaydi sect, a quietist branch of Shia Islam, made up about a third.
    (Econ, 9/12/09, p.49)(Econ, 4/24/10, p.45)
2009        Yemen received about $70 million in military aid from the US. In 2011 the military aid was planned to reach $250 million.
    (Econ, 1/15/11, p.51)

2010        Jan 2, Yemen security officials said they deployed several hundred extra troops to two mountainous eastern provinces that are al-Qaida's main strongholds in the country and where the suspected would-be Christmas airplane bomber may have visited.
    (AP, 1/2/10)
   
2010        Jan 3, The US and Britain closed their embassies in Yemen in the face of al-Qaida threats, after both countries announced an increase in aid to the government to fight the terror group linked to the failed attempt to bomb a US airliner on Christmas.
    (AP, 1/3/10)

2010        Jan 4, Yemeni security forces killed two suspected al-Qaida militants in clashes outside the capital Sanaa, as the US and British embassies extended their closure for a second day because of threats of attack by the terror group's offshoot here. France became the latest foreign mission to close in Yemen as security around embassies and the airport was boosted.
    (AP, 1/4/10)(AFP, 1/4/10)

2010        Jan 6, Yemeni security forces captured Mohammed al-Hanq, a key Al-Qaeda leader, and two other militants believed behind threats against Western interests in Sanaa. The US embassy reopened after a 2-day closure due to terror threats.
    (AFP, 1/6/10)(SFC, 1/6/10, p.A2)

2010        Jan 12, Yemeni military forces killed 20 rebels in a door-to-door sweep of the main northern city Saada and arrested 20 more in an operation dubbed "Strike on the Head." Yemeni security forces killed Abdullah Mihzar, a suspected militant, who was on a government list of wanted al-Qaida figures. 4 others were arrested in a raid on a house in the remote mountainous province of Shabwa.
    (AP, 1/12/10)(AP, 1/13/10)
2010        Jan 12, Saudi Arabia said that 82 Saudi soldiers been killed and 21 are missing since November when it joined the fighting in battling rebels along the Yemeni-Saudi border.
    (AP, 1/12/10)

2010        Jan 15, A Yemeni airstrike killed six al-Qaida operatives, including a key leader, in a desert village bordering Saudi Arabia. Officials said four of those killed were on Yemen's list of most-wanted al-Qaida figures, including Qassim al-Raimi, who had been accused of plotting to assassinate the US ambassador in 2004. Al-Raimi escaped from a Yemeni prison in 2006 with 21 other militants.
    (AP, 1/15/10)

2010        Jan 20, Yemeni airstrikes targeted Ayed al-Shabwani, one of the country's most wanted al-Qaida figures, for the second time in a week.
    (AP, 1/20/10)

2010        Jan 21, Officials said Yemen will stop issuing visas to foreign visitors upon arrival to try to prevent Islamic militants from sneaking in to meet and train with an al-Qaida offshoot that has established a stronghold in the fractured and impoverished country.
    (AP, 1/21/10)

2010        Jan 22, Yemen rebel leader, Abdel-Malek al-Hawthi, appeared in a video posted on the group's Web site to disprove Yemeni government claims that he was killed in an attack last month. Al-Hawthi was shown sitting on a chair and speaking into a microphone.
    (AP, 1/23/10)

2010        Jan 23, Saudi Arabia’s assistant defense minister said Saudi forces have recovered the bodies of 20 soldiers who had been reported missing in fierce battles with Yemeni rebels on the border, raising the Saudi death toll in the conflict to 133.
    (AP, 1/23/10)

2010        Jan 25, It was reported that Abdel-Malek al-Hawthi, the leader of Yemen's Shiite rebels, has declared the war with Saudi Arabia over and that he will pull his fighters out of Saudi territory. At least 133 Saudis soldiers have died in the months of fierce fighting in the rugged border region.
    (AP, 1/25/10)

2010        Jan 26, A Yemeni court sentenced 7 suspected Al-Qaeda members between five and ten years in jail after convicting them of plotting to attack foreign interests and tourists.
    (AP, 1/26/10)

2010        Jan 27, In Britain world powers gathered in London for talks on how to tackle Al-Qaeda militants operating out of Yemen. The conference was called to help world powers chart a roadmap out of Afghanistan amid rising US and NATO casualties and falling public support.
    (AFP, 1/27/10)(AP, 1/28/10)
2010        Jan 27, A top Saudi defense official said Saudi forces have driven Yemeni rebels out of the border region between the two countries, suggesting that the three month conflict along the mountainous frontier may be winding down.
    (AP, 1/27/10)

2010        Jan 30, In Yemen militant Saleh al-Shaoush was arrested as he prepared to carry out a suicide bombing in the southeastern port of Mukalla. He had been stopped on his motorbike and found to be wearing an explosives belt and carrying two bombs. His trial began in October.
    (AFP, 10/9/10)

2010        Jan 31, Yemen said it would stop its war on Shiite northern rebels only if they agree to a six-point truce offer, including a pledge not to attack Saudi Arabia, as fighting raged on 3 fronts.
    (AP, 1/31/10)

2010        Feb 8, A Yemen military official said 10 soldiers have been killed, most of them by snipers, and 18 wounded in a fresh outbreak of fighting with Shiite rebels in north Yemen.
    (AFP, 2/8/10)

2010        Feb 10, Twelve Yemeni soldiers and 24 Shiite rebels were killed in clashes despite the announcement of an imminent accord to end six months of fighting.
    (AFP, 2/11/10)

2010        Feb 12, A senior Yemeni official accused northern rebels of violating a cease-fire agreement hours after it took effect, killing a soldier and wounding another in an attack on a police station.
    (AP, 2/12/10)

2010        Feb 14, A Yemeni military helicopter crashed killing at least 10 troops in the north, as the government sought to implement a ceasefire with Shiite rebels in the mountainous area.
    (AFP, 2/14/10)

2010        Feb 15, Yemeni Shiite rebels handed over the first of five Saudi soldiers held captive since their border war.
    (AFP, 2/15/10)

2010        Feb 28, Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of three provinces for a second successive day to demand the independence of the country's south.
    (AFP, 2/28/10)

2010        Mar 1, A Yemen government raid left Ali Saleh al-Hadi, a southern activist, his wife and three children dead during an ongoing crackdown on southern separatists.
    (AP, 3/1/10)

2010        Mar 2, In southern Yemen a three-story building collapsed when explosives stored in its basement went off, killing at least eight people. Officials said the basement was used by an arms dealer to store dynamite and other explosives.
    (AP, 3/2/10)

2010        Mar 4, Yemen's Interior Ministry said it has arrested 11 suspected al-Qaida militants during a raid on one of their homes. The father of one of the suspects was killed by police when he opened fire on police during the raid. Sharif Mobley (26), one of the 11 suspects and a US citizen of Somali descent, had worked for contractors at nuclear plants in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland from 2002 to 2008, mostly hauling materials and setting up scaffolding. In 2015 Mobley was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    (AP, 3/4/10)(AP, 3/13/10)(Reuters, 12/16/15)

2010        Mar 7, In Yemen Sharif Mobley, an American al-Qaida prisoner receiving treatment in a hospital, attacked guards killing one and wounding another, while trying to escape. He was caught after a chase.
    (AP, 3/7/10)(AP, 3/14/10)

2010        Mar 11, In Yemen 3 southern independence activists were killed and five wounded as demonstrations in southern towns sparked clashes with police and sympathy rallies in the north against the crackdown. Yemeni authorities confiscated Al-Jazeera television broadcasting equipment from the station's San'a offices after complaining of its coverage of the country's restive southern region.
    (AP, 3/11/10)(AP, 3/12/10)

2010        Mar 14, Yemen launched a preemptive strike was to forestall an imminent al-Qaida attack against a strategic site. The leader of Al-Qaeda in Abyan, Jamil Nasser Abdullah al-Ambari, Samir al-Sanaani and Ahmed Amzarba were killed in the raid.
    (AP, 3/15/10)(AFP, 3/16/10)

2010        Mar 15, Yemen launched a 2nd day of strikes against al-Qaida hideouts. As many as 9 people were killed in the raids including some civilians.
    (AP, 3/15/10)(AFP, 3/16/10)

2010        Mar 19, Yemen's Pres. Ali Abdullah Saleh declared the country's six-year war with northern rebels over, saying the Shiite militants are living up to a cease-fire agreement signed last month.
    (AP, 3/20/10)

2010        Mar 21, Some of Yemen's most influential Islamic leaders, including one the US says mentored Osama bin Laden, declared supporters of a ban on child brides to be apostates. A February 2009 law set the minimum age for marriage at 17, but it was repealed and sent back to parliament's constitutional committee for review after some lawmakers called it un-Islamic. The committee is expected to make a final decision on the legislation next month.
    (AP, 3/22/10)

2010        Mar 23, Yemeni security courts sentenced two opposition leaders to prison for allegedly working against national unity and calling for secession of the country's south. Ahmed Bamualem, a leader in the southern movement and former member of parliament who was detained in April, was sentenced to 10 years in jail. Retired army Brig. Gen. Ali Mohammed al-Saadi, also active in the movement, received a 15-month sentence.
    (AP, 3/23/10)

2010        Mar 27, In Yemen policemen opened fire in Daleh on the funeral procession for a Southern Movement member killed by police gunfire a week earlier, wounding 28 mourners.
    (AFP, 4/1/10)

2010        Apr 1, In Yemen about 40 southern separatists reportedly escaped from a prison after a guard lobbed a hand grenade to disperse an inmates' protest at the facility in Daleh. Yemen's interior ministry denied the police report. Police shot dead one protester and wounded five others in Radfan as they opened fire to disperse a demonstration led by southern separatists.
    (AP, 4/1/10)(AFP, 4/1/10)

2010        Apr 2, In Yemen Elham Assi (13) bled to death hours after she spoke to her mother and just days after she was married to a 23-year-old man, in the deeply poor village of Shueba. She was tied down and forced to have sex by her husband, according to later interviews with the child's mother, police and medical reports. A February 2009 law set the minimum age for marriage at 17, but it was repealed and sent back to parliament's constitutional committee for review after some lawmakers called it un-Islamic. The committee is expected to make a final decision on the legislation this month.
    (AP, 4/10/10)

2010        Apr 17, Yemeni authorities arrested three alleged Al-Qaeda members accused of killing two policemen and blowing up an official's vehicle in the southern province of Abyan.
    (AFP, 4/21/10)

2010        Apr 18, In Yemen soldiers killed 2 suspected members of al-Qaida wanted by police and arrested a third in an exchange of fire at a checkpoint near the country's Red Sea coast.
    (AP, 4/18/10)

2010        Apr 26, In Yemen the British ambassador narrowly escaped a suicide attack, when a young man (20) in a school uniform detonated his explosives belt near his armored car at a poor neighborhood of San'a. 3 bystanders were wounded.
    (AP, 4/26/10)

2010        May 5, Yemen slapped a last-minute ban on a meeting of Arab parliamentarians to discuss the crisis in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region.
    (AFP, 5/5/10)

2010        May 16, Yemeni tribesmen kidnapped two Chinese engineers and their government escorts in the country's volatile south. Kidnappers released the engineers after several days of mediation.
    (AP, 5/16/10)(AP, 5/18/10)

2010        May 18, A Yemeni security court convicted six Somalis for piracy and sentenced them to death for seizing an oil tanker. Six other convicted pirates received 10 year prison sentences and the pirates must together pay $2 million compensation to an Aden refinery company, which owned a tanker that was seized in April, 2009.
    (AP, 5/18/10)

2010        May 21, Yemen’s Pres. Saleh extended an olive branch to the opposition, offering to form a national unity government and announcing an amnesty for imprisoned southern separatists and Shiite rebels.
    (AFP, 5/22/10)

2010        May 22, Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced an amnesty for journalists being tried or convicted of press offences to mark the 20th anniversary of the unification of north and South Yemen.
    (AFP, 5/22/10)

2010        May 23, Anwar Al-Awlaki, a US-born radical preacher who has encouraged Muslims to kill American soldiers, called for the killing of US civilians in his first video released by a Yemeni offshoot of al-Qaida.
    (AP, 5/23/10)

2010        May 24, In Yemen tribal gunmen kidnapped two American tourists and demanded the release of a jailed tribesman for the pair. The tourists were released the next day after Pres. Saleh agreed to free a prisoner held by the state.
    (AP, 5/24/10)(SFC, 5/26/10, p.A2)

2010        May 25, In Yemen an overnight airstrike on what was believed to be an al-Qaida hide-out in a remote province accidentally killed a provincial deputy governor and his two bodyguards. The strike was later identified as a secret mission by the US military. Angry tribesmen attacked an oil pipeline, petrol stations and government installations to avenge the accidental death.
    (AP, 5/25/10)(AFP, 5/25/10)(SSFC, 8/15/10, p.A8)

2010        May 27, A Yemeni soldier was killed and four other people wounded in an attack on a military vehicle in the southern province of Daleh. Provincial officials blamed separatist militants.
    (AFP, 5/27/10)

2010        Jun 2, Yemeni security officials said authorities have detained several foreigners, including Americans, Britons and an Australian woman, in connection with an investigation into al-Qaida's increased activity in the country. Shyloh Giddins of Australia was among several foreigners taken into custody during the probe. She was initially placed on house arrest May 14, along with her two children, and later held in a prison. She was released with her 2 children on June 11 and deported home.
    (AP, 6/2/10)(AP, 6/11/10)

2010        Jun 5, A Yemeni colonel and two of his bodyguards were killed in an attack by suspected Al-Qaeda members near the city of Marib east of the capital. Suspected al-Qaida operative, Ghalib al-Zayedi, surrendered after lengthy mediation efforts to Marib's Governor Naji bin Ali al-Zayedi, who is also his cousin.
    (AFP, 6/5/10)(AP, 6/7/10)

2010        Jun 6, In Yemen Hamza Ali Saleh al-Dayan, an al-Qaida operative, turned himself in to authorities in northeastern Marib province, the second such surrender in two days. He is believed to have trained suicide bombers and helped plan the July 2007 suicide attack that killed seven Spanish tourists and two Yemenis in the same province.
    (AP, 6/7/10)

2010        Jun 12, Yemeni tribesmen blew up an oil pipeline outside the provincial capital, Marib, after the government recently bombed the area in retaliation for an attack on a military convoy.
    (AP, 6/12/10)

2010        Jun 19, In Yemen 4 suspected al-Qaida gunmen blasted their way into the intelligence headquarters of Aden, Yemen's second largest city, and freed several detainees in the group's most spectacular operation since a US-backed government crackdown began late last year. The attack left 11 people dead.
    (AP, 6/19/10)(AP, 6/21/10)

2010        Jun 20, Yemen said it has arrested the suspected mastermind of the spectacular June 19 attack on Aden’s intelligence headquarters, which freed detainees and left 11 people dead.
    (AP, 6/20/10)

2010        Jul 7, A Yemeni court convicted two al-Qaida militants for the killing of senior police and army officers and sentenced them to death. Mubarak el-Shabawni (23) and Mansour Salem (18), arrested last December, denounced the verdict and shouted 'God is Great' afterward.
    (AP, 7/7/10)

2010        Jul 11, Yemen’s Interior Ministry said in a statement that police in Hadramut had arrested 10 militants suspected of being al-Qaida members.
    (AP, 7/11/10)

2010        Jul 13, The US Defense Department announced that Mohammed Odaini (26), a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, has been transferred to his homeland of Yemen. Odaini, also known as Mohammed Hassen, was 17 when he was first captured in Pakistan at an alleged al-Qaeda safe house in Faisalabad.
    (AP, 7/13/10)

2010        Jul 14, In southern Yemen suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen launched simultaneous attacks on the intelligence and security services headquarters in the southern town of Zinjibar, killing three policemen and wounding 11.
    (AFP, 7/14/10)

2010        Jul 20, Yemeni tribal chief Sheikh Zaidan al-Moqannay, his son and four of his bodyguards were killed in a rebel ambush in Saada. Rebel spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam denied that the rebels ambushed Moqannay, claiming that he was killed in confrontations which also resulted in the death of three rebels. Rebels said they welcomed a Qatari offer to help consolidate a truce.
    (AFP, 7/21/10)

2010        Jul 21, Yemeni tribal and rebel sources said fighting in the mountainous north between Shiite rebels and army-backed tribes over the past four days have left at least 49 people dead, threatening a fragile truce.
    (AFP, 7/21/10)

2010        Jul 22, In southern Yemen Al-Qaida militants killed five soldiers in an ambush. Rebels in the north fought with army units and government-allied tribes killing at least 20 people in the latest series of clashes there.
    (AP, 7/22/10)

2010        Jul 24, In Yemen tribal mediators succeeded in reaching a ceasefire between northern Shiite rebels and an army-backed tribe after days of fighting that killed at least 70 people.
    (AFP, 7/24/10)

2010        Jul 25, In Yemen Al-Qaida militants attacked the patrol in the southern town of Aqla in Shabwa province with rocket propelled grenades and sprayed it with bullets killing 6 soldiers.
    (AP, 7/26/10)

2010        Jul 26, In Yemen renewed clashes between Shiite rebels and army units just north of the capital San'a killed dozens of people.
    (AP, 7/26/10)

2010        Aug 18, In Yemen a woman was killed and two police officers wounded when a wanted southern militant fired at a security patrol which was attempting to arrest him in Al-Afar area of the Lahj province. Five policemen were wounded in an explosion when a masked biker hurled a hand grenade through the window of a police station in Zinjibar.
    (AFP, 8/19/10)

2010        Aug 19, The Yemeni Defense Ministry's weekly magazine said that Hazem al-Mujali had surrendered amid a government crackdown on the organization. Al-Mujali was accused of the 2002 bombing of a French oil tanker and imprisoned, but on his release apparently rejoined al-Qaida. He escaped a highly publicized raid late last year in northeast of San'a on al-Qaida cell suspected of plotting attacks.
    (AP, 8/19/10)

2010        Aug 20, In southern Yemen clashes began between troops and “terrorist elements" at a market in Loder. 19 people were killed, including 11 soldiers, 3 civilians and 5 Al-Qaeda members. Authorities said Adel Saleh Hardaba (27), whom they described as the Al-Qaeda second-in-command in Loder, was among the dead.
    (AFP, 8/20/10)(AP, 8/24/10)

2010        Aug 25, Yemeni authorities said the military had regained control of Loder. 33 people were reported killed in fighting that began Aug 20. This included 12 Al-Qaida militants. Gunmen on motorcycles attacked a military patrol in Zinjibar, killing 4 soldiers and wounding one.
    (AFP, 8/25/10)(AP, 8/25/10)

2010        Aug 26, Yemeni Shiite rebels signed an agreement with the government laying out a timetable for implementing previous accords. The agreement was signed in Doha, Qatar.
    (AFP, 8/26/10)

2010        Aug 27, In Yemen gunmen killed a soldier and wounded three others in an ambush in the southern province of Lahij.
    (AFP, 8/28/10)

2010        Aug 28, In Yemen 9 soldiers and a civilian were killed in an attack by suspected Al-Qaeda militants on an army post in the town of Jaar in southern Abyan province. The interior ministry called for tighter security at intelligence headquarters throughout the country and said it had put security units on alert.
    (AFP, 8/28/10)(AFP, 8/29/10)

2010        Sep 4, Yemeni police arrested 14 suspected members of al-Qaida in a raid on one of the group's alleged hideouts in Abyan province in the town of Lawder. Gunmen from a separatist movement attacked an army post in Rabwa near the town of Habalein and killed four soldiers. Two of the attackers died as well.
    (AP, 9/5/10)

2010        Sep 10, In Yemen Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula issued a statement threatening to kill 55 named policemen in Yemen's restive southern province of Abyan.
    (AFP, 9/10/10)

2010        Sep 20, In Yemen a security official said thousands of people have fled Hawta village in the south where security forces were laying siege to some 120 al-Qaida militants. 3 militants were killed and 4 wounded in the fighting. In the capital four al-Qaida suspects, including a Yemeni-German teenager, were brought to trial on charges of plotting attacks on tourists, international institutions and security forces.
    (AP, 9/20/10)

2010        Sep 22, In Yemen Al-Qaida militants holed up in a village in the south fought off repeated attempts by government troops backed by tanks and heavy artillery to retake the besieged town. At least four al-Qaida fighters and a civilian have been killed since the fighting began on Sep 18.
    (AP, 9/22/10)

2010        Sep 24, Yemeni forces, backed by tanks and heavy artillery, drove al-Qaida militants from the town of Hawta in Shabwa province after five days of fighting.
    (AP, 9/25/10)

2010        Sep 25, In Yemen 2 al-Qaida militants ambushed a bus carrying security personnel in the capital, San’a, spraying the vehicle with gunfire and injuring 10 passengers. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) later claimed that 14 intelligence officers were killed in the attack.
    (AP, 9/25/10)(AFP, 10/9/10)

2010        Oct 6, In Yemen assailants fired a rocket at a convoy carrying Britain's No. 2 diplomat and killed a Frenchman working for an Austrian oil company in a pair of attacks that heightened fears over the safety of Westerners in a country facing a growing militant threat. Hisham Assem (19), a guard who worked at the French engineering firm SPIE, was later arrested and charged with killing the Frenchman.
    (AP, 10/6/10)(AP, 11/2/10)

2010        Oct 7, Yemeni authorities announced the arrest of seven suspects in the attack on the motorcade of the British embassy's No. 2, all from Nuqum, an area in the capital that has become synonymous with militancy.
    (AP, 10/7/10)

2010        Oct 9, In Yemen self-confessed militant Saleh al-Shaoush admitted to carrying out deadly attacks on military targets and oil facilities, as four other suspected Al-Qaeda members went on trial for planning attacks. Al-Shaoush was arrested on January 30 as he prepared to carry out a suicide bombing in the southeastern port of Mukalla. The US-based SITE monitoring service reported that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed it had assassinated a colonel named Abdul al-Karim al-Baan in the southern Lahij province. AQAP also said it had shot an intelligence officer named Al-Hashidi in the province.
    (AFP, 10/9/10)

2010        Oct 10, In Yemen 2 attackers on a motorbike in the southern town of Zinjibar gunned down, Ghazi al-Samawi, a criminal investigations officer who was featured on an Al-Qaeda hit list of policemen to be killed.
    (AFP, 10/11/10)

2010        Oct 11, In Yemen 2 bombs, timed to go off one after the other, killed two people and injured 12 others in San’a.
    (AP, 10/12/10)

2010        Oct 12, In Yemen Al-Qaida's offshoot warned it is setting up a "new army" to overthrow the country's president in response to his US-backed counterterrorism campaign and said it would fill its ranks with snipers and bomb makers.
    (AP, 10/12/10)

2010        Oct 14, In south Yemen a police chief was shot dead during a protest marking the 47th anniversary of the launch of its uprising against British colonial rule. Abdullah al-Baham was shot in the head in Mudia in Abyan province. The attack by suspected al-Qaida militants triggered a series of clashes between soldiers and militants that killed eight people, mostly government troops.
    (AFP, 10/14/10)(AP, 10/15/10)

2010        Oct 18, A court in Yemen sentenced an al-Qaida militant to death after convicting him of involvement in terror attacks and manufacturing explosives. Saleh al-Shawish was arrested in February and later charged with involvement in attacks on security facilities, training would-be suicide bombers and bomb making.
    (AP, 10/18/10)

2010        Oct 22, In eastern Yemen suspected al-Qaida gunmen killed Lt. Col. Abdul-Aziz Abu Abed, a senior intelligence officer, outside his house in Mukalla.
    (AP, 10/23/10)

2010        Oct 26, Yemen ordered the confiscation of all firearms in the possession of its citizens after canceling weapons' licenses not carrying the Interior Minister's signature. Some 50 million firearms are thought to be in the possession of Yemen's estimated 23 million people.
    (AP, 10/26/10)

2010        Oct 27, A Yemeni court charged Sharif Mobley (26), an American of Somali descent, with the murder of a Yemeni soldier and the wounding of another during a failed escape attempt. He had been arrested for suspected al-Qaida ties.
    (AP, 10/28/10)
2010        Oct 27, US officials said the Obama administration has granted a waiver allowing Chad, CongoDRC, Sudan and Yemen to continue receiving US military aid despite their use of child soldiers. Officials said cutting off aid would do more damage than good.
    (SFC, 10/28/10, p.A2)

2010        Oct 28, In Yemen clashes between Shiite rebels and a pro-government tribe in the northern mountains killed a tribesman and two rebels.
    (AFP, 10/29/10)

2010        Oct 29, Authorities on 3 continents thwarted attacks when they seized explosives on cargo planes in the United Arab Emirates and England. The plot sent tremors throughout the US, where after a frenzied day searching planes and parcel trucks for other explosives, officials temporarily banned all new cargo from Yemen. The next day police in Dubai said that the bomb discovered there contained the powerful explosive PETN and bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida. One of the two powerful bombs mailed from Yemen to Chicago-area synagogues traveled on two passenger planes within the Middle East. A tip of the plot came from Jabir al-Fayfi, a Saudi who was held for years at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. On Nov 5 al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing claimed responsibility for the explosive parcels.
    (AP, 10/30/10)(AP, 10/31/10)(AP, 11/2/10)(AP, 11/6/10)

2010        Nov 2, Yemen put Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born radical cleric, on trial in absentia, accusing him and two other men of plotting to kill foreigners and being members of al-Qaida.
    (AP, 11/2/10)

2010        Nov 4, In south Yemen a car bomb tore through a market near security headquarters in the town of Daleh, killing two people, one a policeman, and wounding 22.
    (AFP, 11/4/10)

2010        Nov 6, A Yemeni judge ordered police to find Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical US-born cleric, "dead or alive" after the al-Qaida-linked preacher failed to appear at his trial for his role in the killing of foreigners.
    (AP, 11/6/10)

2010        Nov 8, Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born radical Yemeni cleric linked to previous attacks on the US, called for Muslims around world to kill Americans in a new video message posted on radical websites.
    (AP, 11/8/10)

2010        Nov 24, In Yemen a suicide car bomber struck a convoy of Shiites on their way to a religious ceremony, killing at least 17 members of the Houthi clan and wounding more than 15 people. Al-Qaida was suspected though it would be the extremist organization's first reported direct assault on the country's Shiite minority.
    (AP, 11/24/10)(SFC, 11/25/10, p.A2)

2010        Nov 26, In Yemen a suicide car bomber struck Shiite mourners heading to a funeral to Saada province, killing at least two people.
    (AP, 11/26/10)

2010        Dec 15, Jordanian engineer Maath Mohammed Kamal Alia (45) was arrested in Yemen on suspicion of throwing a bomb at a US Embassy vehicle.
    (AP, 12/22/10)

2010        Dec 17, In Yemen gunmen killed three soldiers and wounded seven others when they opened fire on a military base in the southern province of Abyan.
    (AFP, 12/17/10)

2010        Dec 30, Yemen released hundreds of detained Shiite rebels as part of a ceasefire in their years long conflict.
    (AP, 12/31/10)

2010        Victoria Clark authored “Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes."
    (Econ, 4/24/10, p.81)
2010        Yemen was scheduled to receive $150 million from the US this year including $34 million for “tactical assistance."
    (Econ, 4/24/10, p.45)

2011        Jan 1, Yemen's parliament agreed in principle to make constitutional amendments that could see President Ali Abdullah Saleh rule for life, and will hold a formal vote on the matter later this year.
    (AFP, 1/1/10)

2011        Jan 2, Off southern Yemen at least one boat of African migrants capsized and dozens were feared drowned. The boat capsized near the Bab al-Mandab strait which links the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. 5 migrants survived.
    (AFP, 1/4/11)

2011        Jan 7, In Yemen suspected al-Qaida fighters killed at least 17 Yemeni soldiers in a pair of ambushes in the country's restive south.
    (AP, 1/7/11)

2011        Jan 9, In Yemen masked men on motorcycles attacked a government vehicle on its way to deposit cash in Zinjibar, killing 3 electricity workers and a guard.
    (Econ, 1/15/11, p.51)

2011        Jan 12, Yemen's president suspended his oil minister and the head of the national oil company over a fuel shortage that has forced people to queue at petrol stations.
    (AFP, 1/12/11)

2011        Jan 18, A Yemeni court official said Sanaa State Security Court has sentenced Abdel Elah al-Shaia, a journalist who interviewed the leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula in 2009, to five years in prison for his ties to the extremist group. The same court also sentenced Abdel Karim al-Shami, a technician, to two years in prison for helping al-Shaia.
    (AP, 1/18/11)

2011        Jan 23, Yemeni police arrested Tawakul Abdel-Salam Karman, a woman activist for leading anti-government protests, setting off a second day of street demonstrations.
    (AP, 1/24/11)

2011        Jan 27, In Yemen tens of thousands of people called for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in protests across the country inspired by the popular revolt in Tunisia.
    (AP, 1/27/11)(AFP, 1/27/11)

2011        Feb 2, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh told parliament he will not seek another term in office or hand power to his son. His current term in office expires in 2013. Saleh also said he will freeze plans to change the constitution that would have enabled him to remain president for life.
    (AP, 2/2/11)(AFP, 2/2/11)

2011        Feb 3, In Yemen tens of thousands of opponents and supporters of the president staged dueling demonstrations. Police opened fire to break up an anti-government protest, and security officials said one protester has been critically wounded.
    (AP, 2/3/11)

2011        Feb 8, In Yemen a suspected US spy drone crashed near the southern town of Loder. Al-Qaeda gunmen in cars intercepted the police and hijacked the wreckage.
    (AP, 2/8/11)

2011        Feb 11, Yemeni police, including plainclothes agents, drove several thousand protesters away from Sanaa's main square. The demonstrators tore up pictures of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and shouted slogans demanding his immediate resignation.
    (AP, 2/12/11)

2011        Feb 12, In Yemen several thousand young Yemenis gathered in central Sanaa, calling for President Ali Abdallah Saleh to step down and follow the example of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Police with clubs beat the protesters.
    (AFP, 2/12/11)(AP, 2/12/11)

2011        Feb 13, The Yemeni opposition agreed to resume talks suspended since October with the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the target of post-Tunisian revolution protests calling for his ouster. Police armed with sticks and daggers beat back thousands of protesters marching through the capital in a third straight day of demonstrations calling for political reforms and the resignation of the country's US-allied president.
    (AFP, 2/13/11)(AP, 2/13/11)

2011        Feb 14, In Yemen more than 1,000 people protested for a fourth straight day, demanding political reforms and the ouster of the US-allied president in demonstrations inspired by the upheaval in Egypt.
    (AP, 2/14/11)

2011        Feb 15, In Yemen thousands of people, marching for the ouster of the US-allied President Ali Abdullah Saleh, clashed with police and government supporters. At least three demonstrators were injured in a fifth straight day of Egypt-inspired protests.
    (AP, 2/15/11)

2011        Feb 16, Yemeni authorities flooded the streets of the capital with 2,000 police to try to halt six days of Egypt-style demonstrations against the president of 32 years. One person was killed when police and protesters clashed in the southern port of Aden in the first known death during Yemen's political unrest.
    (AP, 2/16/11)

2011        Feb 17, In Yemen several thousand protesters defied appeals for calm from the military and the country's most influential Islamic cleric and marched through the capital, pressing on with their campaign to oust the US-allied president.
    (AP, 2/17/11)

2011        Feb 18, In Yemen at least two people were killed in Taez after a grenade was lobbed at protesters from a speeding car that carried government registration plates. Clashes between police and protesters continued in the 9th straight day of protests. Organizers used social media sites Facebook and Twitter in summoning people to the streets for the "Friday of Rage" following noon prayers, and tens of thousands responded in the capital of Sanaa, the southern port of Aden and the political hotbed of Taiz. 4 people were killed by police in Aden and 48 wounded in Taiz.
    (Reuters, 2/18/11)(AP, 2/18/11)(AFP, 2/18/11)(SFC, 2/19/11, p.A5)

2011        Feb 19, Yemeni riot police in the capital shot dead a protester and injured five others when they opened fire on thousands marching in the 10th day of unrest rocking the country.
    (AP, 2/19/11)

2011        Feb 20, Yemen's embattled Pres. Ali Abdullah Saleh sought a way out of the political crisis gripping his impoverished Arab nation, offering to oversee a dialogue between his ruling party and the opposition to defuse the ongoing standoff with protesters demanding his ouster. A total of seven people have been killed since the unrest began. Hundreds of Yemeni students demonstrated outside the Sanaa university campus on the eighth straight day of anti-regime protests in the capital. Hassan Baoum, a prominent separatist leader, was arrested.
    (AP, 2/20/11)(AFP, 2/20/11)(Econ, 2/26/11, p.29)

2011        Feb 21, Yemen's embattled leader rejected demands that he step down, saying widespread demonstrations against his regime are unacceptable acts of provocation.
    (AP, 2/21/11)

2011        Feb 22, In eastern Yemen about 5,000 anti-government protesters rallied in the town of al-Shiher, calling for the ouster of the country's president. Thousands rallied at a university campus in Sanaa while hundreds continued to camp out in a nearby square. Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh's supporters armed with daggers and batons clashed violently with students in Sanaa before police intervened. One person was killed and at least 12 injured in the clashes near Sanaa University, medics said. A local human rights group gave a higher toll, saying two people were killed and 18 hurt.
    (AP, 2/22/11)(AFP, 2/22/11)(AP, 2/23/11)

2011        Feb 23, In Yemen thousands streamed into a square in Sanaa, trying to strengthen the hold of anti-government protesters after club-wielding backers of President Ali Abdullah Saleh tried to drive them out. 7 legislators, who belonged to Saleh's ruling party, resigned from the group because of the situation in the country and said they will form their own independent bloc. The resignations raised to nine the number of legislators who left Saleh's Congress Party since protests began earlier this month. In the port city of Aden, a 19-year-old man wounded last week died of his injuries. His death brought to 13 the number of demonstrators killed since the crisis began nearly a month ago.
    (AP, 2/23/11)

2011        Feb 24, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered his forces to offer "full protection" to anti-regime protesters and loyalists alike, after 15 people died in an uprising against his rule.
    (AFP, 2/24/11)

2011        Feb 25, In Yemen tens of thousands of people gathered in a main square in Sanaa for prayers that later turned into mass protests to press demands for the US-backed president to step down. Security forces in Aden opened fire on demonstrators wounding at least 19 people.
    (AP, 2/25/11)(SFC, 2/26/11, p.A5)

2011        Feb 26, In Yemen two powerful tribal chiefs joined opposition forces demanding the ouster of the country's longtime president, a new sign the embattled leader might be losing his grip on the impoverished, conflict-ridden country.
    (AP, 2/26/11)

2011        Feb 27, Yemen's opposition parties said they are joining young protesters in their push to bring down the country's beleaguered president.
    (AP, 2/27/11)

2011        Mar 1, Yemen's embattled US-backed Pres. Ali Abdullah Saleh accused Washington of instigating protests against his regime, as hundreds of thousands marched in cities across Yemen in the largest rallies yet seeking the longtime ruler's ouster. Saleh sacked the governors of five provinces where anti-regime protests have been raging for more than a month. Abdul Majid al-Zindani, a radical cleric and opposition figure, joined the protests.
    (AP, 3/1/11)(AFP, 3/1/11)(Econ, 3/5/11, p.53)

2011        Mar 2, In southern Yemen security forces fired tear gas and shot at hundreds of protesters. Two protesters were shot and killed in Sadr, Lahaj province. A coalition of Yemeni opposition groups proposed a plan to end the country's political crisis that would involve embattled Pres. Saleh stepping down by the end of the year.
    (AP, 3/2/11)(AP, 3/3/11)

2011        Mar 4, In northern Yemen soldiers opened fire at anti-government protesters, killing four people in the northern town of Harf Sofyan and wounding seven as demonstrations against longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh again turned deadly.
    (AP, 3/4/11)(AP, 3/5/11)

2011        Mar 5, In Yemen tens of thousands continued with protests in several key cities across the country, pressing on with demands that the country's president step down. Several members of Saleh's ruling Congress Party resigned.
    (AP, 3/5/11)

2011        Mar 6, In Yemen suspected al-Qaida gunmen killed four Republican Guard soldiers in the mountainous central province of Marib. Al-Qaeda militants shot and killed an army intelligence officer in the city of Zinjibar, in southern Abyan province. Another officer was shot dead in the city of Sayun, in Hadramut province, by gunmen suspected to be from Al-Qaeda. “Government thugs" descended on protesters camped out on a main square in Ibb province. One person was killed and 53 people were hurt.
    (AFP, 3/6/11)(AP, 3/8/11)

2011        Mar 7, In Yemen about 2,000 inmates staged a riot at a prison in the Sanaa after taking a dozen guards hostage and joined calls by anti-government protesters for the country's president to step down. In the southern port city of Aden a young protester was critically wounded by a bullet to the head during a rally. 25 protesters were arrested.
    (AP, 3/8/11)

2011        Mar 8, In Yemen tens of thousands took to the streets in the cities of the southern Ibb province, calling on the government to bring to justice those responsible for a deadly attack there on March 6 by what opposition activists said were "government thugs." In Dhamar province thousands took to the streets calling for the ouster of Pres. Saleh. There were large demonstrations also in the provinces of Shabwa, Hadramawt and Taiz.
    (AP, 3/8/11)

2011        Mar 9, A Yemeni man died of gunshot wounds after the army raided the university campus in Sanaa and opened fire on hundreds of anti-government protesters gathered there.
    (AP, 3/9/11)

2011        Mar 10, Yemen's embattled president proposed that the government draw up a new constitution guaranteeing the independence of the parliament and judiciary, but thousands of unsatisfied protesters poured into the streets after his speech to demand the ouster of the Yemeni ruler of 32 years.
    (AP, 3/10/11)

2011        Mar 11, Yemeni security forces opened fire on demonstrators taking part in protests throughout Yemen in what appears to be the biggest turnout in a month of unrest to demand regime change.
    (AP, 3/11/11)

2011        Mar 12, Yemeni security forces fired live bullets and tear gas on two pro-democracy demonstrations. 3 doctors said the security forces appeared to be using a poison gas that disables the nervous and respiratory systems. Security forces killed 6 demonstrators in protests around the country.
    (AFP, 3/12/11)(AP, 3/13/11)

2011        Mar 13, Yemeni police on rooftops fired live bullets and tear gas at protesters, injuring more than 100 people who were camping near Sanaa University. A protester in Aden died from wounds he suffered a day earlier bringing that total to seven. Violence left 2 people dead in a southern province. Security officials said two Americans and two Britons have been detained by authorities for illegally entering the country.
    (AP, 3/13/11)(AP, 3/14/11)(SFC, 3/14/11, p.A3)

2011        Mar 14, In northern Yemen anti-government tribesmen stormed a security building in the town of al-Jawf and shot dead four soldiers in a revenge attack after government troops opened fire on opposition protesters calling for the president's ouster. The governor of Marib province was stabbed and wounded by protesters. Armed Yemeni security forces raided an apartment shared by four Western journalists and deported them because of their coverage of a growing uprising against the country's longtime ruler.
    (AP, 3/15/11)

2011        Mar 15, In Yemen thousands poured onto the streets in the southern provinces of Taiz, Aden and Hadramawt. Pres. Saleh visited the governor of Marib province, who was stabbed and wounded by protesters a day earlier. Government supporters in al-Hudaydah set fire to the headquarters of the influential opposition Islah party, the main Sunni Islamist party.
    (AP, 3/15/11)(AP, 3/16/11)(Econ, 9/27/14, p.48)

2011        Mar 16, Yemen government supporters armed with sticks, knives and guns attacked thousands of pro-democracy protesters camped out in a main square, injuring hundreds. About 10,000 Saleh supporters attacked about 4,000 protesters at the southern al-Hudaydah port. After about a month of protests security forces have killed about 50 demonstrators.
    (AP, 3/16/11)(SFC, 3/17/11, p.A2)

2011        Mar 17, Yemeni government supporters attacked a protest camp in Manama, hurling stones and opening fire. At another rally government loyalists struck as police fired tear gas.
    (AP, 3/17/11)

2011        Mar 18, Yemeni government snipers firing from rooftops and houses shot at tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators, killing at least 52 people and injuring hundreds in the crowd demanding the ouster of the autocratic president. The total dead after about a month of protests was raised to 80.
    (AP, 3/18/11)(AFP, 3/19/11)

2011        Mar 19, In Yemen a brutal crackdown failed to stop massive protests against the US-backed president, who attacked a protest camp in the south's main city but couldn't halt demonstrations there or in the capital.
    (AP, 3/19/11)

2011        Mar 20, In Yemen tens of thousands of people joined a funeral procession for protesters killed by government gunmen and the president's own tribe called on him to step down, robbing the embattled US-backed leader of vital support.
    (AP, 3/20/11)

2011        Mar 21, In Yemen rival tanks deployed in the streets of Sanaa after Maj. Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, a powerful regime insider who commands the army's powerful 1st Armored Division, and at least 18 other senior commanders defected to a movement calling for the ouster of the US-backed president, leaving him with virtually no support among the country's most powerful institutions.
    (AP, 3/21/11)(SFC, 3/22/11, p.A3)(AP, 3/23/11)

2011        Mar 22, Yemen's embattled US-backed President Ali Abdullah Saleh pledged to step down more than a year early but refused to immediately resign, infuriating tens of thousands of demonstrators demanding his ouster. More military and political defections increased the pressure on Saleh to step down.
    (AP, 3/22/11)(AFP, 3/22/11)

2011        Mar 23, Yemen's parliament enacted sweeping emergency laws after the country's embattled president asked for new powers of arrest, detention and censorship to quash a popular uprising demanding his ouster.
    (AP, 3/23/11)

2011        Mar 24, The leader of Yemen's largest tribe sided with opponents of the embattled president, calling for Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down immediately and refrain from further violence against protesters. Fresh clashes in the southeast left three wounded.
    (AP, 3/24/11)(AFP, 3/24/11)
2011        Mar 24, Dubai police said the Gulf emirate has seized thousands of small arms being smuggled in a sea cargo shipment bound for Yemen. The weapons were discovered in a Dubai warehouse about two weeks ago. The shipment originated in Turkey.
    (AP, 3/24/11)

2011        Mar 25, Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh told tens of thousands of supporters that he's ready to step down but only if he can leave the country in "safe hands," while anti-government protesters massed for a rival rally.
    (AP, 3/25/11)

2011        Mar 26, The ruling party of Yemen's embattled President Saleh said he should serve out his term until 2013, after he offered to hand over power but only to "safe hands." In the south the army killed six suspected Al-Qaeda members.
    (AFP, 3/26/11)

2011        Mar 27, In Yemen Islamic militants seized control of a weapons factory, a strategic mountain and a nearby town in the southern province of Abyan, as a political stalemate in the capital causes security to unravel around the country.
    (AP, 3/27/11)

2011        Mar 28, In southern Yemen a powerful blast at a factory making explosives and weapons killed as many as 150 people after the facility was briefly taken over by Islamic militants and then looted by residents of the area.
    (AP, 3/28/11)(SFC, 3/29/11, p.A3)(Econ, 4/2/11, p.22)

2011        Mar 30, In Yemen hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters packed the streets of several cities to demand the president's ouster and denounce a munitions factory blast that left at least 100 people dead.
    (AP, 3/30/11)

2011        Apr 1, In Yemen hundreds of thousands packed a square in the capital and marched in villages and cities across the nation in what appeared to be the largest demonstrations in more than a month of demands the country's longtime ruler step down.
    (AP, 4/1/11)

2011        Apr 2, In Yemen thousands of anti-government protesters hurled stones at anti-riot police backed by tanks in the southern province of Aden.
    (AP, 4/2/11)

2011        Apr 3, In southern Yemen thousands of people took to the streets to demand that their president step down. Police attacked the demonstrators with tear gas, batons and bullets. Police killed one anti-government demonstrator in Taez and wounded scores more. 13 people were shot and wounded in Hudaydah, as police clashed with thousands of demonstrators marching on the Red Sea city's main local government building.
    (AP, 4/3/11)(AFP, 4/4/11)

2011        Apr 4, Yemeni police and armed men in civilian clothes opened fire on demonstrators in the cities of Taiz and Hudaida killing at least 17 and wounding more than 30, as the drive to oust veteran President Saleh gathered pace. At least 97 demonstrators have been killed since protests began on Feb 11.
    (AFP, 4/4/11)(AP, 4/4/11)(SFC, 4/4/11, p.A2)

2011        Apr 5, In Yemen tribesmen loyal to Pres. Saleh clashed with a group of soldiers whose commander has sided with the opposition. Fighting in a suburb of Sanaa left 3 tribesmen dead. In Taiz dozens of protesters were treated from breathing problems after police fired tear gas as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets for a 3rd consecutive day. Security forces shot dead two protesters in the western city of Hudaydah during demonstrations.
    (AP, 4/5/11)(AFP, 4/5/11)

2011        Apr 6, In Yemen tens of thousands of protesters, defying a deadly government crackdown, poured into the streets of Taiz in ongoing protests against longtime president Ali Abdullah Saleh. At least 24 people were killed over the last 24 hours.
    (AP, 4/6/11)(AFP, 4/6/11)

2011        Apr 7, The Yemeni opposition welcomed an offer by Arab Gulf states to mediate between the president and opposition protesters who have demanded Ail Abdullah Saleh step down after 32 years in power.
    (AP, 4/7/11)

2011        Apr 8, In Yemen hundreds of thousands converged in the capital for rival demonstrations, with some demanding the president's ouster and others showing their support. Four demonstrators were shot dead in Taez.
    (AP, 4/8/11)(AP, 4/10/11)

2011        Apr 9, In Yemen security forces shot and wounded 30 people in Sanaa, while 80 others suffered injuries from beatings with batons. At least one anti-regime protester died following clashes, while three other people were killed, including an intelligence officer and a soldier, in violence in Abyan province. An intelligence officer was killed in a drive-by shooting outside his home in the Loder area of Abyan. A soldier and a militant were killed in a clash between security forces and suspected Al-Qaeda fighters in Jaar, also in Abyan.
    (AFP, 4/10/11)

2011        Apr 10, The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a regional bloc of oil-rich Arab nations, called on Yemen's president to step down as part of a deal with the protest movement demanding for his ouster after 32 years.
    (AP, 4/10/11)(AFP, 4/10/11)

2011        Apr 11, Yemen's Pres. Saleh welcomed a proposal by GCC Gulf Arab nations for him to step down to end the country's political crisis, but indicated he would do so only when his term ends in 2013. Protesters had already rejected this, calling for his immediate exit.
    (AP, 4/11/11)

2011        Apr 12, In Yemen tens of thousands demonstrated in major cities across the country rejecting a mediation proposal by neighboring Gulf countries because it does not provide for trying the president. Four policemen died as the security forces traded fire with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.
    (AP, 4/12/11)(AP, 4/13/11)

2011        Apr 13, Yemeni security forces clashed with thousands of protesters who hurled rocks and burned tires in the southern port city of Aden. Soldiers shot dead two anti-regime protesters and wounded nine others in different sectors of the port city of Aden. Police attacked an army checkpoint in Amran province," 170 km (105 miles) north of Sanaa, killing one officer and wounding two soldiers.
    (AP, 4/13/11)(AFP, 4/13/11)

2011        Apr 15, Opponents of Yemen's president stepped up a campaign to force him out, but Ali Abdullah Saleh was defiant as he addressed thousands of supporters and urged the opposition to join peace talks. Loyalists in Sanaa rallied in his support. Saleh said in a speech that the mingling of men and women at "Change Square," where daily anti-government protests take place in the capital, was against Islamic law.
    (Reuters, 4/15/11)(AP, 4/16/11)

2011        Apr 17, In Yemen hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in cities across the country, denouncing embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his remarks against women taking part in protest rallies.
    (AP, 4/17/11)

2011        Apr 18, In Yemen several top figures and lawmakers who defected from Saleh's ruling Congress Party set up a new opposition party. Yemeni police reportedly fired tear gas and live ammunition at protesters calling for the ouster of the country's longtime president, injuring 45 people in the southern port town of al-Hudaydah.
    (AP, 4/18/11)

2011        Apr 19, Yemeni security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters in Taiz, the second largest city, killing at least 3. Tens of thousands took to the streets in the capital Sanaa later in the day and thousands demonstrated in Aden, Ibb, al-Hudaydah and other cities where most of the shops were closed in support of the protesters. The UN children's fund said that at least 26 children have been killed during the protests over the last two months.
    (AP, 4/19/11)(SFC, 4/20/11, p.A2)

2011        Apr 20, In Yemen gunmen on motorcycles sped by and opened fire on hundreds of demonstrators camped out in the early hours of the morning in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, killing one and wounding several protesters.
    (AP, 4/20/11)

2011        Apr 22, Yemeni authorities arrested several officers moving against military figures who defected from the camp of the country's embattled president to join the opposition. A sea of hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters swelled along a five-lane boulevard reaching across Yemen's capital in the largest of two months of demonstrations.
    (AP, 4/22/11)

2011        Apr 23, Yemen’s Pres. Saleh agreed to the proposal for him to hand power to his vice president within 30 days of a deal being signed in exchange for immunity from prosecution for him and his sons.
    (AP, 4/24/11)

2011        Apr 24, In Yemen thousands of anti-government protesters held their ground in the capital's Change Square despite the president's acceptance, a day earlier, of an Arab proposal to leave office under certain conditions after 32 years in power.
    (AP, 4/24/11)

2011        Apr 25, In Yemen forces loyal to the embattled president attacked protesters calling for his ouster in Ibb and Bayda, injuring dozens. 2 people were killed and dozens wounded.
    (AP, 4/25/11)(SFC, 4/26/11, p.A3)

2011        Apr 26, Yemen's opposition parties said they will soon sign a deal mediated by neighboring Gulf countries for the president to step down, possibly defusing the months of deadly government protests across this impoverished country.
    (AP, 4/26/11)

2011        Apr 27, Yemeni residents in scores of cities and towns across the nation launched a civil disobedience campaign to bring down the country's long-serving president. 12 protesters were killed in Sanaa.
    (AP, 4/27/11)(AP, 4/28/11)

2011        Apr 28, In Yemen tens of thousands are rallying across the country, denouncing the killing of 12 protesters the previous day in the capital Sanaa and insisting the country's long-time ruler step down.
    (AP, 4/28/11)

2011        Apr 29, Yemeni activists said police in plainclothes opened fire at protesters calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh's ouster in the western port city of Hodeida ahead of mass demonstrations nationwide.
    (AP, 4/29/11)

2011        Apr 30, Yemeni forces with heavy weapons drove hundreds of anti-government protesters out of a square they had been camping for months in the southern city of Aden. Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's leader of 32 years, told the GCC secretary general in a meeting in Sanaa that he had asked a senior aide to represent him in the signing ceremony in Riyadh.
    (AP, 4/30/11)(AP, 5/1/11)

2011        May 1, A deal mediated by a Gulf bloc to end Yemen's political crisis was thrown into doubt by the country's leader saying he would not personally sign it.
    (AP, 5/1/11)

2011        May 2, In Yemen thousands of protesters took to the streets across the country to press Pres. Saleh to step down. Police gunshots in Aden killed at least one bystander. At least 140 people have been killed in the government’s crackdown on protesters.
    (SFC, 5/3/11, p.AA2)

2011        May 4, In Yemen an explosion ripped through a military vehicle in Zinjibar killing 5 soldiers. 4 other civilians died in an ensuing firefight.
    (SFC, 5/5/11, p.A2)

2011        May 5, Yemeni security and tribal officials said a suspected US drone has fired a missile at a car in Shabwa province, killing two brothers thought to be al-Qaida militants.
    (AP, 5/5/11)

2011        May 6, Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis flooded a boulevard on the western edge of the capital, releasing colorful balloons to press their demand for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down, while he denounced his opponents as "terrorists" in a speech to supporters nearby.
    (AP, 5/6/11)

2011        May 7, In Yemen residents in several cities, including Aden, Saada and Hodeida, observed a one-day shutdown of offices and businesses as part of a civil disobedience campaign called by the opposition to pressure President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. One protester was killed in the town of al-Maafir, Taiz province.
    (AP, 5/7/11)(SSFC, 5/8/11, p.A5)

2011        May 8, Yemeni security forces backed by army units opened fire on protesters demanding the ouster of the longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh. One protester was killed in the western port of Hodeida, and two were killed in the southern city of Taiz.
    (AP, 5/8/11)

2011        May 9, Yemeni security forces opened fire on demonstrators and launched rocket-propelled grenades at an office building as they cracked down on a protest in the flashpoint city of Taiz in the country's south. Three people were reported killed.
    (AP, 5/9/11)

2011        May 11, Yemeni security forces killed two protesters in Taiz and wounded dozens as mass rallies demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh paralyzed two major cities. Two others were killed in the town of Dhamar and the city of Hudayda. In Sanaa at least 13 people were killed and hundreds wounded as security forces and plainclothes gunmen fired at protesters.
    (Reuters, 5/11/11)(AP, 5/11/11)(AP, 5/12/11)(SFC, 5/12/11, p.A2)

2011        May 12, Yemeni police trying to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in Al-Bayda and Taiz killed 2 people and injured 45, including some of them by gunfire. In one of the cities, protesters took over an Oil Ministry building.
    (AP, 5/12/11)(AP, 5/13/11)
2011        May 12, Qatar pulled out of an effort to mediate an end to Yemen's political crisis, blaming the country's embattled president for the impasse and potentially leaving his regime even more isolated among his neighbors.
    (AP, 5/13/11)

2011        May 13, In Yemen 7 soldiers were killed in two separate attacks in the cities of Marib and Shabwa. Anti-government demonstrators rallied in 15 cities. Tens of thousands of Saleh supporters gathered at a main square in Sanaa, calling it "Unity Friday." Security forces opened fire at a protest march in Ibb killing 3 people.
    (AP, 5/13/11)(SFC, 5/14/11, p.A2)

2011        May 14, In Yemen gunmen killed six soldiers and wounded a seventh in a central province. Police clashed with protesters in the southern city of Taiz, injuring 15 during a rally calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh's ouster.
    (AP, 5/14/11)

2011        May 18, Yemen's president and opposition, pressed by Western and Gulf mediators, agreed to sign a deal for a transition of power that would end the rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh within a month.
    (AP, 5/18/11)

2011        May 20, Yemen's Pres. Ali Abdullah Saleh called for early presidential elections, ignoring an earlier promise to sign a deal that would end his decades-long rule.
    (AP, 5/20/11)

2011        May 21, Yemeni Pres. Ali Abdullah Saleh condemned a US-backed proposal by Gulf Arab nations that he step down, calling it "a coup over legitimacy," and warning of an al-Qaida takeover if he leaves office. The deal would give Saleh immunity from prosecution if he steps down within 30 days.
    (AP, 5/21/11)

2011        May 23, Yemeni security forces battled in the streets of Sanaa with fighters from the country's most powerful tribe, which has joined the opposition, in an eruption of violence after President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to sign an agreement calling on him to step down.
    (AP, 5/23/11)

2011        May 24, In Yemen shelling in Sanaa killed 24 supporters of Sheikh al-Ahmar, a powerful opposition chieftain, as clashes intensified between embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh's security forces and the tribesmen. 14 soldiers were also killed and another 20 were missing.
    (AFP, 5/24/11)(SFC, 5/25/11, p.A4)

2011        May 25, Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh issued messages of hard-line defiance even as intense battles raged in the heart of the capital for a third day. Gun battles erupted again in Sanaa. At least 44 people have been killed in the recent fighting.
    (AP, 5/25/11)

2011        May 26, In Yemen intense battles spread across Sanaa between government forces and opposition militiamen from powerful tribes. At least 28 people were killed as the four-day death toll neared 110. Explosion in a weapons' storage in west Sanaa killed 28 people.
    (AP, 5/26/11)

2011        May 26, In Yemen intense battles spread across Sanaa between government forces and opposition militiamen from powerful tribes. At least 28 people were killed as the four-day death toll neared 110. Explosion in west Sanaa killed 28 people.
    (AP, 5/26/11)

2011        May 27, In Yemen fighting that rocked Sanaa for the past five days spread beyond the capital as tribesmen opposed to the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh seized a Republican Guard military camp in battles that left at least 18 dead and prompted airstrikes by government warplanes.
    (AP, 5/27/11)(SFC, 5/28/11, p.A4)

2011        May 28, Yemen's government and armed tribesmen seeking President Ali Abdullah Saleh's ouster agreed to a temporary cease-fire to allow for negotiations after five days of clashes that killed at least 124 people. The truce was to expire in the evening. Three French aid workers, two women and one man, were abducted while working for the Triangle Generation Humanitaire. Men linked to an al-Qaida offshoot demanded $12 million in ransom. The 3 aid workers were released on Nov 13 after Oman and Yemeni tribesmen negotiated their release.
    (AP, 5/28/11)(AP, 7/27/11)(AP, 11/14/11)

2011        May 29, In Yemen Islamist militants tightened their grip on the coastal town of Zinjibar while in the capital Sanaa a truce was holding to end nearly a week of deadly street fighting that threatened to ignite a civil war.
    (Reuters, 5/29/11)(SFC, 5/30/11, p.A5)

2011        May 30, Yemeni warplanes carried out airstrikes on Zinjibar, a southern town seized by hundreds of Islamic militants over the weekend, as the political crisis surrounding the embattled president descended into more bloodshed. Shelling killed at least four of the fighters. 21 Yemeni soldiers were killed in the clashes in Zinjibar. Hundreds of soldiers from the Republican Guard stormed a protest camp in Taiz, firing on crowds and bulldozing a field hospital set up in anticipation of such an attack. Forces loyal to the embattled Yemeni president killed some 5o protesters as they dispersed a sit-in in Taiz.
    (AP, 5/30/11)(AFP, 5/30/11)(Reuters, 5/31/11)(Econ, 6/4/11, p.58)

2011        May 31, In Yemen street fighting raged across Sanaa after a tenuous truce broke down between tribal groups and forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, edging the impoverished Arab country closer to civil war.
    (Reuters, 5/31/11)

2011        Jun 1, In Yemen 14 soldiers were killed in overnight fighting with the tribesmen. Fresh fighting killed at least 41 people including combatants from both sides.
    (Reuters, 6/1/11)(AP, 6/1/11)

2011        Jun 2, In Yemen forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh battled with tribal fighters in Sanaa in overnight clashes that killed dozens as US envoy John Brennan envoy flew around the region to try and stop a civil war.
    (Reuters, 6/2/11)

2011        Jun 3, In Yemen shells struck Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's palace in Sanaa. President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded. 11 guards were killed and seven top officials were also wounded. More than 370 people have been killed, at least 155 of them in the last 10 days, since a popular uprising against Saleh began in January.
    (Reuters, 6/3/11)(AP, 6/3/11)(SFC, 6/9/11, p.A4)

2011        Jun 4, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounded in an attack in his compound, was reported by al Arabiya television to have left for Saudi Arabia, but a Yemeni official and Saudi source denied he had gone. 10 tribesmen were killed and 35 injured in overnight fighting in the Hassaba neighborhood, headquarters of opposition Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar. Nearly 400 people have been killed since a popular uprising against Saleh began in January.
    (Reuters, 6/4/11)

2011        Jun 5, In Yemen tens of thousands of people took to Sanaa's streets, hailing what they said was the end of Yemen's regime after President Ali Abdullah Saleh (65), wounded in a blast, left for treatment in Saudi Arabia. Gunmen in Taiz clashed with security forces leaving at least 2 gunmen dead. Saleh was burned over 40% of his body and his wounds were far worse than initially reported.
    (AFP, 6/5/11)(SFC, 6/6/11, p.A3)(AP, 6/7/11)

2011        Jun 8, Yemeni security officials said opposition tribesmen have taken control of Taiz.
    (SFC, 6/9/11, p.A4)

2011        Jun 10, In Yemen, more than 100,000 protesters took to the streets in the main square of Sanaa, as demonstrators continued to call for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The president, who is still in a hospital in Saudi Arabia, has stated he has no plans of stepping down.
            (AP, 6/10/11)

2011        Jun 11, In Yemen clashes between soldiers and Islamic militants around Lawdar and Zinjibar left 21 militants dead as well as 19 soldiers.
    (SSFC, 6/19/11, p.A6)

2011        Jun 14, In Yemen hundreds of thousands protested in several major cities calling for the creation of a transitional presidential council and demanding that Pres. Saleh and his relatives face trial.
    (SFC, 6/15/11, p.A4)

2011        Jun 15, In Yemen up to 200 militants from the Al-Qaida linked group Ansar al-Shariah launched a surprise attack on Houta killing one soldier and wounding 3. They pulled out of the city in the afternoon and took positions on the southern outskirts.
    (SFC, 6/15/11, p.A2)

2011        Jun 19, In Yemen military and medical officials said government artillery shelling of an area on the Dufas area in Zinjibar, Abyan province, has killed 12 al-Qaida-linked militants and wounded three others.
    (AP, 6/19/11)

2011        Jun 20, In Yemen tens of thousands took to the streets of the capital, demanding that the president's sons leave Yemen as pressure rose for the wounded leader being treated outside the country to step down. Six Yemeni soldiers, including two officers, were killed in clashes with Al-Qaeda-linked militants near the gunmen-held southern city of Zinjibar overnight. Airstrikes overnight killed 20 militants in the southern province of Abyan.
    (AP, 6/20/11)(AFP, 6/20/11)(AP, 6/21/11)

2011        Jun 21, In Yemen battles raged between the army and suspected Al-Qaeda militants for control of the southern city of Zinjibar, as the number of soldiers killed passed the 100 mark. Two militants were killed in the southern province of Abyan.
    (AFP, 6/21/11)(AP, 6/21/11)

2011        Jun 22, Yemeni security officials said 57 militants, mostly from al-Qaida, tunneled their way from the Mukalla jail in southern Yemen.
    (AP, 6/22/11)

2011        Jun 24, Yemeni security forces opened fire on tens of thousands of protesters at a funeral in southern Yemen, killing at least one demonstrator. A car bomb, believed to have been set off be a suicide attacker, killed three security personnel in the southern city of Aden.
    (AP, 6/24/11)

2011        Jun 26, In Yemen tens of thousands demonstrated in the streets of the major cities demanding that the president's sons and other aides leave the country.
    (AP, 6/26/11)

2011        Jun 28, In Yemen a roadside bomb killed an army colonel in Aden.
    (AP, 6/29/11)

2011        Jun 29, A Yemeni air force jet mistakenly bombed a bus in Zinjibar, controlled by Islamic militants and suspected al-Qaida members, killing four people. Clashes at a football stadium on the city's outskirts left 48 people dead including 30 soldiers and 4 civilians. Government warplanes were called in and bombed the stadium. In Republican Guards shelled anti-Saleh protesters camped out at a central square, killing one and wounding four demonstrators.
    (AP, 6/29/11)(AFP, 6/30/11)

2011        Jun 30, In Yemen 5 soldiers were killed in fresh fighting with alleged Al-Qaeda militants in the restive southern city of Zinjibar.
    (AP, 6/30/11)

2011        Jul 1, In Yemen hundreds of thousands of protesters staged huge rallies across the country calling for the departure of all figures in the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. An armed member of the Southern Movement, a group seeking autonomy, was killed in an attack on an army position north of Aden. Military officials said Ahmed Saleh, the son of Pres. Saleh, has led a crackdown arresting dozens of military officers suspected of turning against his wounded father.
    (AFP, 7/1/11)(SFC, 7/2/11, p.A2)

2011        Jul 2, The Yemeni military said some 50 soldiers were missing after battling Islamic militants around the southern city of Zinjibar. Yemeni air strikes targeting suspected Al-Qaeda militants near Jaar killed two civilians and wounded three.
    (AFP, 7/2/11)

2011        Jul 3, A Yemeni cabinet official said Pres. Saleh, in hospital in Riyadh, will not cede power until he returns to oversee a transition. Some 15 militants and 10 soldiers were killed and dozens injured during clashes outside a military base near Zinjibar. Tribesmen have blockaded oil-producing areas of Maarib province, costing the government millions of dollars a day in lost exports and sparking a severe fuel crisis, hours-long power outages, and rocketing prices.
    (Reuters, 7/3/11)

2011        Jul 4, In Yemen hundreds of thousands rallied in Sanaa and several other major cities, demanding the quick ouster of the country's president and criticizing proposals for a gradual transfer of power.
    (AP, 7/4/11)

2011        Jul 5, Yemeni state news said at least 40 militants have been killed in two days of air strikes and clashes with government forces. Authorities arrested the head of a Shiite opposition party, Hassan Zaid, at Sanaa airport as he was headed for the Saudi city of Jeddah. 4 civilians and 6 gunmen were killed in a series of air raids that targeted extremists who have taken control of most of Yemen's southern city of Zinjibar, where the home of the deputy head of the parliament, Mohammed Ali al-Shadadi, was hit by an air strike that killed three family members and injured seven. 4 fighters were killed in an air raid that targeted them in the nearby town of Jaar. Another raid on the road linking Jaar to Zinjibar killed two other militants.
    (AFP, 7/5/11)(SFC, 7/6/11, p.A3)

2011        Jul 6, In Yemen clashes between security forces and Islamist fighters near a southern town left seven militants dead along with one soldier near Zinjibar. Two soldiers were also killed in clashes with armed tribesmen near the opposition stronghold of Taiz. Suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed 10 soldiers in an ambush north of the city of Loder, Abyan province.
    (AP, 7/6/11)(AFP, 7/7/11)

2011        Jul 7, Yemen’s Pres. Saleh appeared on state TV late in the day, a first since flying to Saudi Arabia a month ago to treat wounds sustained in an attack on his palace. The video showed the leader with casts on his arms and visibly weakened after a series of operations, reinforcing speculation that he won't return to Yemen soon.
    (AP, 7/9/11)

2011        Jul 8, In Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh's supporters opened fire, leaving at least 11 people dead after their leader's first television appearance since his injury last month. 5 people died from gunshots in the capital Sanaa, 4 in the town of Ibb, and at least 2 others elsewhere. Most of the shooting was in celebration of Saleh's appearance, but it was unclear if all the deaths were accidental.
    (AP, 7/8/11)

2011        Jul 10, Government-backed Yemeni tribesmen for the first time joined the fight against al-Qaida-linked militants in a lawless southern province. One militant was killed, and four were wounded in clashes in Lawder and Modya. 4 militants were killed and two wounded in fighting in Zinjibar that also left one soldier killed. In Taiz random artillery shelling of positions held by opposition tribesmen killed two people.
    (AP, 7/10/11)

2011        Jul 12, A Yemeni security official said a government air strike killed 5 militants in the south between the towns of Jaar and Zinjibar.
    (SFC, 7/13/11, p.A2)

2011        Jul 14, In southern Yemen a US warplane attacked a police station overrun by Islamic militants, killing three of the fighters. Fighting broke out at night between the Guards, loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and tribesmen, allied with demonstrators in Taez. 2 people were killed and at least 22 others wounded.
    (AP, 7/14/11)(AFP, 7/15/11)

2011        Jul 15, In Yemen tribesmen killed a colonel and two of his aides in an ambush on their convoy in the Sharab al-Rona area of Taez. Tens of thousands of anti-regime protesters prayed at University Square. Tens of thousands of regime supporters also turned out. A security official said 7 civilians were killed and 30 wounded in Republican Guards shelling in Taez.
    (AFP, 7/15/11)(AP, 7/15/11)(SFC, 7/16/11, p.A2)(AFP, 7/21/11)

2011        Jul 16, In Yemen senior protest figures announced the formation of a shadow government they say will prepare to run the country should the embattled regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh collapse. The 17-member body included a number of former ministers, one former prime minister, business people and civil society leaders.
    (AP, 7/16/11)

2011        Jul 17, In Yemen hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded streets across the country to demand the ouster of President Saleh. Thousands of the embattled leader's supporters staged counter rallies to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of his rule.
    (AP, 7/17/11)

2011        Jul 18, In Yemen Hassan Basonbol (alias Abu Issa), a suspected Al-Qaeda leader in Abyan province, was killed in fighting with the army in Zinjibar.
    (AFP, 7/19/11)

2011        Jul 19, In Yemen residents of Jaar, overrun by radical Islamists, said government shelling has killed more than 20 militants in the past two days. Ayed al-Shabwani, a senior leader of Yemen's al-Qaida branch, was killed in fighting near the town of Zinjibar. One of the leader's cousins, Awad al-Shabwani, was also killed in the fighting.
    (AP, 7/19/11)(AP, 7/21/11)

2011        Jul 20, Yemeni police officials said a British man was killed when his car blew up in what was likely a bombing in the port city of Aden.
    (AP, 7/20/11)

2011        Jul 21, Yemeni Republican Guards shot dead one protester and wounded three in the second-largest city of Taez. 10 soldiers were killed and 33 wounded in fighting against militants at al-Code area, near Zinjibar, over the past 24 hours.
    (AFP, 7/21/11)(AP, 7/21/11)

2011        Jul 22, Shelling by Yemeni security forces killed a young girl and her mother in Taiz. Army forces fought with Islamists near Zinjibar in clashes that killed four combatants.
    (AP, 7/23/11)

2011        Jul 24, In Yemen a suicide attacker driving a pickup truck packed with explosives blew himself up outside an army camp in Aden, killing at least 8 army soldiers and wounding dozens.
    (AP, 7/24/11)

2011        Jul 29, In Yemen tens of thousands turned out in cities across the country to call for the ouster of pres. Saleh. In the south government airstrikes targeting al-Qaida-linked militants accidentally killed 40 pro-government tribesmen outside Zinjibar. North of Sanaa two days of clashes with the army left 17 anti-government tribesmen dead, prompting their powerful tribe to threaten attacks against Sanaa's international airport. Al-Qaeda elements stationed in Dofas (Abyan province) attacked army units there using machine guns, killing 2 officers and 4 soldiers, and wounding 9 others. 5 members of the extremist network were also killed during the attack and four more were wounded. At least 42 people were killed in violence which rocked several towns across the southern province of Abyan.
    (AP, 7/30/11)(AFP, 7/30/11)(SFC, 7/30/11, p.A2)(SSFC, 7/31/11, p.A4)(AFP, 8/1/11)

2011        Jul 30, Influential Yemeni tribal leaders announced the creation of what they have named the "Alliance of Yemeni Tribes," a coalition to bolster six months of anti-Saleh protests.
    (AFP, 8/1/11)

2011        Jul 31, In southern Yemen at least 15 suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in army air raids in and around the restive city of Zinjibar.
    (AFP, 8/1/11)

2011        Aug 1, In Yemen 2 tribesmen and 2 soldiers were killed in fierce clashes near the strife-torn country second city of Taez.
    (AFP, 8/1/11)

2011        Aug 5, Yemeni government forces clashed with supporters of a powerful tribe in central Sanaa, forcing residents to flee the area in fear of further fighting.
    (AP, 8/6/11)

2011        Aug 9, In Yemen a new truce was reached in Taez between troops and armed tribesmen backing pro-democracy protests.
    (AFP, 8/10/11)

2011        Aug 12, In Yemen hundreds of thousands poured onto the streets of major cities and towns, demanding the country's embattled president step down. Thousands of Saleh loyalists gathered for prayers in a mosque near the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa.
    (AP, 8/12/11)

2011        Aug 14, In southern Yemen 17 al-Qaida-linked militants and three army soldiers have been killed in fighting over the last 24 hours.
    (AP, 8/14/11)

2011        Aug 16, In Yemen at least 33 people were killed over the last 24 hours in government raids in a restive tribal area northeast of the capital Sanaa. President Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed to return to Yemen soon from Saudi Arabia, where he has been recuperating from wounds he suffered in an attack on his palace compound.
    (AP, 8/16/11)

2011        Aug 17, Yemeni opposition leaders formed a national council to act as government in waiting. 143 members were recruited from a broad array of the opposition, including military commanders and former members of government.
    (SFC, 8/18/11, p.A2)

2011        Aug 21, In southern Yemen a pair of suicide bombings targeting anti-al-Qaida tribesmen killed 11 people in Abyan province.
    (AP, 8/21/11)

2011        Aug 22, In Yemen 6 suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen were killed in the southern province of Abyan in an air raid by government forces.
    (AFP, 8/23/11)

2011        Aug 23, In Yemen the body of a suspected suicide bomber was torn into pieces when a booby-trapped motorbike he was riding exploded in Lawder.
    (AFP, 8/23/11)

2011        Aug 24, In Yemen military and medical officials said airstrikes have killed 30 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants near Zinjibar, Abyan province. 8 soldiers died in clashes in the area.
    (AP, 8/24/11)

2011        Aug 25, A Yemeni military airstrike killed 8 suspected Al-Qaida militants including a group leader in the south of the country.
    (SFC, 8/26/11, p.A2)

2011        Aug 29, In southern Yemen fierce fighting over the last 24 hours killed 26 al-Qaida militants and 10 soldiers, including a colonel.
    (AP, 8/29/11)

2011        Sep 1, Yemeni military and medical officials say 30 al-Qaida suspects have been killed over the last 24 hours in US airstrikes and clashes with Yemeni soldiers in al-Qaida-held cities in the south. 4 Yemeni military officers were also killed in the clashes.
    (AP, 9/1/11)

2011        Sep 2, In Yemen hundreds of thousands staged rival rallies, with massive crowds demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down and as many people turning out in support of the ailing leader.
    (AFP, 9/2/11)

2011        Sep 4, In Yemen troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh deployed in force in Sanaa after opposition groups called new mass demonstrations demanding his ouster. The Defense Ministry said 17 al-Qaida militants have been killed in airstrikes in the south.
    (AFP, 9/4/11)(AP, 9/5/11)

2011        Sep 5, Yemeni warplanes launched a series of airstrikes on a southern town overrun by Islamic militants, killing at least seven people in attacks on a mosque, a hospital and a national police building.
    (AP, 9/5/11)

2011        Sep 7, Yemeni warplanes hunting down al-Qaida suspects struck southern Abyan province. Clashes in the south killed 8 soldiers, a teenager and at least 17 militants. The Defense Ministry said troops have recovered 14 bodies of militants killed in a successful military offensive on the southern village of Al-Kud.
    (AP, 9/7/11)(AP, 9/8/11)(SFC, 9/8/11, p.A2)

2011        Sep 8, Yemeni medical officials said 2 civilians including a young girl were killed and 23 others wounded in air raids on Jaar, a southern town held by Islamist militants.
    (AFP, 9/8/11)

2011        Sep 11, In Yemen 2 soldiers were killed and 4 wounded by a roadside bomb blast during a battle for control of Zinjibar.
    (SFC, 9/12/11, p.A2)

2011        Sep 12, Yemeni state news said Pres. Saleh has authorized his deputy to negotiate a transfer of power with the opposition to put an end to a months-long political crisis. However, Saleh retained the right to reject the deal. 4 tribesmen were killed in clashes in Arhab between tribal fighters opposed to President Saleh and an elite military unit loyal to him.
    (AFP, 9/12/11)(AP, 9/13/11)(AFP, 9/13/11)

2011        Sep 13, Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis poured into the streets of major cities and towns across the country to protest the latest attempt by their embattled president to evade pressure to step down. 5 tribesmen were killed in clashes between tribal fighters in Arhab opposed to President Saleh and an elite military unit loyal to him.
    (AP, 9/13/11)(AFP, 9/13/11)

2011        Sep 14, In Yemen one civilian was killed and five were wounded in three explosions near police stations in the southern port city of Aden. Overnight clashes between government forces and Al-Qaida militants left 14 dead including 12 militants.
    (AP, 9/15/11)(SFC, 9/15/11, p.A2)

2011        Sep 15, In Yemen government troops shelled a district overnight in Sanaa, home to the chief of the main tribe opposing Pres. Saleh, killing 3 and wounding 5 people. Witnesses said 13 people were killed when government forces shelled Arhab mountain villages north of Sanaa. In Taiz 10 protesters were wounded as the army opened fire at tens of thousands who were rallying and calling for President Saleh to step down.
    (AP, 9/15/11)

2011        Sep 16, In Yemen thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding the resignation of Pres. Saleh, a day after the US State Department said it hoped a power transfer deal could be signed within a week. Officials in Saudi Arabia and Yemen said that President Ali Abdullah Saleh will not return to Sanaa and will, instead, remain in Riyadh.
    (AP, 9/16/11)

2011        Sep 17, In Yemen overnight fighting in the capital of Sanaa between rival army units left one dissident soldier dead and five members of the youths' security committee wounded. Thousands of anti-government protesters stormed the main university in Sanaa preventing the first day of classes. At least 20 other schools were kept closed as buildings were used by government-linked gunmen and soldiers who had defected to the opposition.
    (AFP, 9/17/11)(SSFC, 9/18/11, p.A6)

2011        Sep 18, Yemeni government troops shelled a district of the capital that has been held for months by a powerful anti-government tribal chief and his armed supporters. Pro-regime snipers killed at least 26 of the protesters.
    (AP, 9/18/11)(AP, 9/19/11)

2011        Sep 19, Yemeni pro-regime forces, including snipers picking off protesters from rooftops, killed at least 23 people in a second day of clashes shaking the capital of Sanaa. 4 children were killed by live ammunition during the last 2 days of unrest. Protesters backed by military defectors seized a base of the Republican Guards in Sanaa.
    (AP, 9/19/11)(AP, 9/20/11)(SFC, 9/20/11, p.A3)

2011        Sep 20, In Yemen a third day of fighting in Sanaa, including a mortar attack on unarmed protesters, killed nine people.
    (AP, 9/20/11)

2011        Sep 21, Yemeni government forces fired mortars at a central district of the capital Sanaa where tens of thousands of opposition supporters had gathered. 16 people were killed in two attacks. The violence breached a cease-fire negotiated a day earlier.
    (AP, 9/21/11)(SFC, 9/22/11, p.A2)

2011        Sep 22, In Yemen renewed violence in Sanaa killed at least 9 people as street battles broke out between forces loyal to the regime and its opponents.
    (AP, 9/22/11)

2011        Sep 23, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh made a surprise return home after more than three months of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. He immediately called for a cease-fire and said negotiations were the only way out of the crisis. One person was killed overnight after mortars hit the square in central Sanaa where protesters demanding Saleh's ouster have been camped out for months.
    (AP, 9/23/11)

2011        Sep 24, In Yemen fighting raged in Sanaa, leaving at least 40 dead as forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh battled pro-opposition soldiers and moved to clear the protest camp at Change Square that has been the epicenter of the country's uprising.
    (AP, 9/24/11)

2011        Sep 25, Yemeni government troops opened fire on protesters in the capital Sanaa, wounding at least 18 people.
    (AP, 9/25/11)

2011        Sep 26, In Yemen anti-government tribesmen overran an army base housing an elite unit north Sanaa, capturing 30 soldiers and dealing a blow to the prestige of the powerful Republican Guards led by the son of the country's embattled president.
    (AP, 9/26/11)

2011        Sep 27, In Yemen a suicide attacker driving an explosives-laden car blew himself up next to the passing convoy of Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammed Nasser Ahmed, who escaped the attack unharmed. At least 10 were wounded in the blast. Attackers in the south struck a major oil pipeline in the city of Marib, causing a disruption in oil exports.
    (AP, 9/27/11)

2011        Sep 28, In Yemen hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated near Sanaa's Change Square, demanded the ouster of Pres. Saleh. Tribesmen fighting the Republican Guard north of Sanaa shot down a fighter jet.
    (AFP, 9/29/11)

2011        Sep 29, In Yemen fierce clashes erupted in Sanaa between troops loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh and forces led by defected General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar. One civilian was killed and five others were wounded in overnight bombing in Taez.
    (AFP, 9/29/11)

2011        Sep 30, In Yemen US airstrikes killed Anwar al-Awlaki (b.1971), an American militant cleric who became a prominent figure in the terror network's most dangerous branch, using his fluent English and Internet savvy to draw recruits for attacks in the United States. Yemen's Defense Ministry said Samir Khan, another American militant, was killed in the same strike. Khan, a US citizen of Pakistani heritage, had produced "Inspire," an English-language al-Qaida Web magazine that spread the word on ways to carry out attacks inside the United States. Ibrahim al-Asiri, a top Al-Qaida bomb maker, also died in the strike.
    (AP, 9/30/11)(SFC, 10/1/11, p.A3)

2011        Oct 1, A Yemeni government warplane mistakenly bombed an army position just east of Zinjibar in southern Abyan province, killing at least 30 soldiers and wounding many more. The bombing targeted an abandoned school used as shelter by soldiers of the army's 119th Brigade. The 119th Brigade has rebelled against the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to join the protest movement demanding his ouster. Fighting in Zinjibar killed at least 28 soldiers and militants.
    (AP, 10/2/11)

2011        Oct 2, In Yemen a seven-year-old girl was killed by a rocket that struck a school in central Sanaa.
    (AP, 10/4/11)

2011        Oct 4, In Yemen shells fired into a popular shopping district of Sanaa killed two civilians and wounded another. Shelling attacks on the southwest Yemeni town of Taez, a hotbed of anti-regime protest, left seven civilians dead and 22 others injured.
    (AFP, 10/4/11)

2011        Oct 5, In Yemen a US drone strike east of Zinjibar killed 5 Al-Qaida-linked militants.
    (SFC, 10/6/11, p.A2)

2011        Oct 7, The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Tawakkul Karman (32) of Yemen. She shared the prize with Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, as the Nobel committee gave a nod to the Arab Spring.
    (AP, 10/7/11)

2011        Oct 8, A Yemeni policeman was killed and five others wounded when a bomb exploded at their post in the southern city of Aden.
    (AFP, 10/8/11)

2011        Oct 9, Yemeni opposition spokesman Mohammed Qahtan urged the UN Security Council to break the political deadlock in Yemen, scoffing at a statement from President Ali Abdullah Saleh that he was ready to step down.
    (AFP, 10/9/11)

2011        Oct 12, The Yemeni government urged the UN Security Council to avoid a resolution targeting embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh, calling on it instead to back a political solution for the country's crisis.
    (AFP, 10/13/11)

2011        Oct 14, An American drone strike in southern Yemen killed 9 al-Qaida-linked militants, including Egyptian-born Ibrahim al-Banna, the media chief for the group's Yemeni branch, and Abdul-Rahman al-Awlaki (21), the son of a prominent US-born cleric slain in a similar attack last month. On Oct 31 Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula denied the death of its media chief.
    (AP, 10/15/11)(AFP, 10/30/11)

2011        Oct 15, In Yemen 17 people, at least five of them civilians, were killed in clashes that erupted between Saleh loyalists, and pro-opposition tribesmen and army units. Security forces in another part of Sanaa killed at least 12 protesters rallying to demand the removal of Saleh from office. Gas exports from the Balhaf terminal on the Gulf of Aden were suspended after a rocket attack blew up a pipeline just to the north.
    (AFP, 10/15/11)(AFP, 10/16/11)

2011        Oct 16, In Yemen 4 demonstrators and two soldiers of the armored division were killed in Sanaa. One protester was killed in Taez when government troops opened fire on demonstrators also calling for Saleh's resignation. 8 more people were killed and 27 wounded in night time street battles in Sanaa between Saleh loyalists and opponents.
    (AFP, 10/16/11)(AFP, 10/18/11)

2011        Oct 17, In Yemen one protester was killed and seven wounded when Saleh loyalists opened fire on a demonstration in Taez. A family of five were killed when a rocket hit their home in north Sanaa. At least 18 people were killed on Sanaa in fighting between troops loyal to Pres. Saleh and rival forces.
    (AFP, 10/18/11)(SFC, 10/18/11, p.A2)

2011        Oct 18, In Yemen 12 protesters were killed and over 70 wounded as gunmen loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire on demonstrators in the Yemeni capital.
    (AFP, 10/18/11)

2011        Oct 21, The UN Security council unanimously passed a resolution that "strongly" condemns the deadly Yemen government attacks on demonstrators and backs a Gulf plan for Pres. Saleh to end his 33 years in power.
    (AFP, 10/22/11)

2011        Oct 22, In Yemen at least 20 people died in fierce clashes in Sanaa between President Ali Abdullah Saleh's troops and rival forces, a day after the UN urged the embattled leader to hand over power.
    (AFP, 10/22/11)(AFP, 10/23/11)

2011        Oct 24, In Yemen representatives from Pres. Saleh's ruling General People's Congress met with Gulf and European diplomats in Sanaa to discuss a framework for implementing the GCC initiative. Representatives of Saleh said he would agree to the transition plan provided he remain in power until early elections are held. The opposition rejected the latest proposals.
    (AFP, 10/25/11)

2011        Oct 25, In Yemen 5 civilians were killed in clashes and protests Sanaa and Taez, as calls mounted for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. A Yemeni military cargo plane crashed while landing at a base in the southern province of Lahej killing at least four of 15 people on board. President Saleh informed US Ambassador Gerald Feierstein that he would sign a deal to step down and spoke of a new cease-fire, but clashes on the streets threw that into doubt. Activists said seven protesters were killed and 10 wounded.
    (AFP, 10/25/11)(AP, 10/25/11)

2011        Oct 26, Hundreds of Yemeni women set fire to traditional female veils to protest the government's brutal crackdown against the country's popular uprising, as overnight clashes in the capital and another city killed 25 people. The act of women burning their clothing is a symbolic Bedouin tribal gesture signifying an appeal for help to tribesmen.
    (AP, 10/26/11)

2011        Oct 27, Yemeni security forces heavily deployed in Sanaa allowed a massive anti-regime rally to cross the capital without intervening, for the first time since January.
    (AFP, 10/27/11)

2011        Oct 28, In Yemen a car bomb near Aden killed Ali al-Haddi, the head of the anti-terror force in restive southern Abyan province. Demonstrations raged around the country. A 28-year-old woman was reported killed in crossfire in Sanaa during a gunbattle between opposing sides.
    (AP, 10/28/11)

2011        Oct 30, In Yemen 4 people, including three children, were killed overnight when troops loyal to Pres. Saleh shelled a petrol filling station in a region north of the capital. In Taiz one civilian was shot dead and two were wounded by government forces who fired at a car.
    (Reuters, 10/30/11)

2011        Nov 1, In Yemen intermittent clashes erupted late in the day in Hasaba district between government troops and gunmen loyal to influential tribal chief Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar, killed two tribesmen and a policemen.
    (AFP, 11/2/11)

2011        Nov 2, In Yemen at least 10 people were killed and 43 others wounded in renewed clashes between government forces and tribesmen in Taez.
    (AFP, 11/2/11)

2011        Nov 4, Yemen’s 25th Mechanized Brigade fired artillery shells at an area in Zinjibar's east killing five Al-Qaeda militants.
    (AFP, 11/4/11)

2011        Nov 6, Two Yemeni soldiers were reported killed in overnight clashes with suspected Al-Qaeda fighters near the militant stronghold of Zinjibar.
    (AFP, 11/6/11)

2011        Nov 10, In Yemen gunmen in civilian clothes opened fire on anti-government protests in Sanaa and Taiz, killing a 13-year-old boy in Sanaa and injuring a dozen others. One man was killed and nine other people were wounded in Taez. The UN Secretary General's special envoy to Yemen, Jamal bin Omar, arrived in the country to seek progress on a U.S.-backed proposal to end the crisis.
    (AP, 11/10/11)(AFP, 11/11/11)

2011        Nov 11, In Yemen forces loyal to President Abdullah Saleh shelled the country's second largest city Taez, killing 15 people, among them 3 women and 3 children.
    (AFP, 11/11/11)(AP, 11/12/11)

2011        Nov 12, In Yemen fierce clashes erupted in Taez as protesters in the capital Sanaa condemned international silence in the face of a government crackdown. Armed tribesmen, who have thrown their support behind the protest movement, clashed with government troops in the Hassab district of Taez.
    (AFP, 11/12/11)

2011        Nov 13, Yemeni government forces and allied tribesmen killed ten militants in attacks around the country, as visiting UN envoy Jamal Benomar met with embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh to push for a solution to the country's political crisis.
    (AP, 11/13/11)

2011        Nov 16, Yemeni troops killed seven al-Qaida-linked militants, including an Iranian, a Pakistani and two Somali nationals, in the latest fighting in Zinjibar, provincial capital of Abyan. Anti-regime protesters, inspired by the suspension of Syria from the Arab League, staged a massive rally in Sanaa to urge the regional grouping to do the same with Yemen.
    (AP, 11/16/11)(AFP, 11/16/11)

2011        Nov 17, The UN refugee agency said Yemen has seen a surge of refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia, with a record 12,545 arriving by sea last month as they fled unrest, famine and persecution.
    (AFP, 11/17/11)

2011        Nov 22, The UN secretary-general's envoy to Yemen said all parties have agreed on a plan under which longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh would step down. A date for signing the deal was yet to be set.
    (AP, 11/22/11)
2011        Nov 22, In Yemen 3 Red Cross workers including a French national were kidnapped while traveling in the restive south. All 3 were released on Nov 24. The kidnappers had been assured that activists from the autonomist Southern Movement would be released from government custody once they freed the hostages.
    (AP, 11/23/11)(AFP, 11/24/11)

2011        Nov 23, Yemen’s Pres. Saleh signed a US-backed power-transfer deal, brokered by neighboring countries in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. It officially transfers power to his vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, in exchange for immunity from prosecution. The deal also called for early presidential elections within 90 days.
    (AP, 11/24/11)

2011        Nov 24, Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh's agreement to step down failed to end violence as security forces killed five protesters demanding that the ousted leader be put on trial for past crimes ranging from corruption to bloodshed during the current uprising.
    (AP, 11/24/11)

2011        Nov 25, In Yemen tens of thousands returned to the streets across the country to reject the power-transfer deal and call for Saleh's trial for crimes ranging from corruption to lethal crackdowns on protests. Heavy fighting between government forces and defected military troops shook Sanaa, killing two people. Mohammed Basindawa, a former member of Saleh's ruling party, was chosen to head a national unity government.
    (AP, 11/25/11)(AFP, 11/26/11)

2011        Nov 26, A Yemeni security official said government warplanes over the last 48 hours have killed 80 anti-government tribesmen who overran part of a military camp in the Arhab region north of the capital Sanaa. About 20 soldiers were reported killed by the tribesmen.
    (AP, 11/26/11)

2011        Nov 27, Yemen’s vice president, Gen. Abd-Rabbu Mansour, named Mohammed Basindwa to form a national unity government. A tribal source said Shiite rebels have killed 20 people and wounded 70 others in an attack on a Sunni Islamist school in Dammaj, a suburb of the Shiite stronghold city of Saada. Yemen's army shelled suspected Al-Qaeda positions in Zinjibar, killing 9 militants in its battle to win control of the city. A tribal source said that four other extremists were killed in an ambush by tribal fighters allied to the military in Abyan province. Government troops have so far been unable to win back full control of Abyan.
    (AFP, 11/27/11)(AFP, 11/28/11)(SFC, 11/28/11, p.A2)

2011        Nov 29, The Yemeni army killed six Qaeda-linked militants in their stronghold of Zinjibar, capital of the restive southern province of Abyan. A rocket attack by Houthi rebels killed some 24 students at a religious school run by ultra-orthodox Sunnis near the town of Saada. The Houthis claim themselves to be champions Zaydism, a Shia-derived version of Islam.
    (AFP, 11/30/11)(Econ, 12/3/11, p.61)(Econ, 11/24/12, p.57)

2011        Nov 30, In Yemen gunmen shot dead two government soldiers in the main southern city of Aden, as thousands rallied there to call for secession from the north.
    (AFP, 11/30/11)

2011        Dec 1, Clashes between Yemeni soldiers and armed tribesmen in the restive southern city of Taiz left 13 dead including 5 soldiers.
    (AP, 12/1/11)

2011        Dec 2, Yemeni government troops shelled residential areas in the restive southern city of Taiz for a fourth straight day, killing three people.
    (AP, 12/2/11)

2011        Dec 3,     Five Yemeni soldiers were killed in an attack by Al-Qaeda suspects on their post near the southern restive city of Zinjibar in Abyan province.
    (AFP, 12/4/11)

2011        Dec 4, Yemeni officials said clashes between the army and tribal fighters in Taiz have left at least 28 people dead over the last 3 days. Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi formed a military commission under the Gulf Cooperation Council agreement to oversee the restructuring of the security forces, many of which are controlled by Saleh's relatives.
    (SFC, 12/5/11, p.A2)(AFP, 12/6/11)

2011        Dec 5, In Yemen two women were killed and six people were wounded when Pres. Saleh's forces fired on a crowd of anti-regime protesters in Taez.
    (AFP, 12/6/11)

2011        Dec 6, In Yemen a civilian was killed when a shell, fired by troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, hit a bus in Taez.
    (AFP, 12/6/11)

2011        Dec 7, Yemeni regime and opposition spokesmen accused each other's forces of shelling government and residential areas in the capital. The accusations come in advance of the expected declaration of a national unity government to take over from ministers allied with embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Militants linked to al-Qaida attacked an army post in the south but were driven back, leaving nine of their dead behind. One soldier was also killed in the night firefight east of Zinjibar in Abyan province.
    (AP, 12/7/11)(AP, 12/8/11)

2011        Dec 8, Yemeni tribesmen killed two suspected Al-Qaeda militants as they tried to infiltrate Mudi in southern Abyan province.
    (AFP, 12/9/11)

2011        Dec 9, In Yemen tens of thousands of people took to the streets across the country demanding that outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh be put on trial. A prison riot in Sanaa left two inmates dead and three guards injured.
    (AP, 12/9/11)

2011        Dec 10, Yemen's national unity government, led by the opposition, was sworn in to lead a three-month transition period until early elections are held and President Ali Abdullah Saleh formally steps down. The new 34-member cabinet, headed by PM Mohammed Basindawa, will carry out its duties until February elections. Then Vice President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi will take over the presidency for an interim two-year period. Thousands of protesters marched in Taez, demanding Saleh be tried. al-Qaida-linked militants attacked a military barracks in Zinjibar overnight, leaving two soldiers and 11 militants dead.
    (AFP, 12/10/11)(AP, 12/10/11)

2011        Dec 12, In southern Yemen a protester was wounded in Aden when police dispersed hundreds of demonstrators demanding a secession of southern regions. A security official said 12 alleged Al-Qaeda militants plus two other inmates have tunneled their way to freedom from a prison in Aden. Al-Qaeda linked gunman fired on a military vehicle killing three soldiers and wounding 11 others near the southern city of Zinjibar.
    (AFP, 12/12/11)(AP, 12/12/11)(AFP, 12/13/11)

2011        Dec 16, In Yemen hundreds of thousands demonstrated across the country rejecting an amnesty given to President Ali Abdullah Saleh against prosecution in a deal that eases him out of office.
    (AFP, 12/16/11)

2011        Dec 18, Four Yemeni soldiers and two al-Qaida-linked militants were killed in overnight clashes outside the city of Zinjibar.
    (AP, 12/18/11)

2011        Dec 19, In Yemen fresh fighting between suspected Al-Qaeda militants and army troops in Abyan province killed 4 soldiers and 16 al-Qaida-linked militants.
    (AP, 12/20/11)

2011        Dec 21, In Yemen overnight fighting against al-Qaida-linked fighters in the south killed 10 of the militants and five soldiers outside Zinjibar. Abdel-Rahman al-Wahishi, brother of Yemen's al-Qaida leader, was among dozens of people killed in battles raging for days in the south of the country.
    (AP, 12/21/11)(AP, 12/22/11)

2011        Dec 22, In Yemen fighting killed five militants and five soldiers in Zinjibar. Residents reported heavy naval bombardment of the city, near Yemen's southern coast.
    (AP, 12/22/11)

2011        Dec 24, In Yemen security forces and backers of embattled President Saleh shot dead at least 9 protesters as they approached Sanaa. Tens of thousands of protesters who set off from the southern city of Taez on Tuesday for the 270-km (170-mile) march to the capital had arrived in Sanaa in mid-afternoon but were blocked in a southern suburb.  Pres. Saleh said he would leave the country for the US to help calm tensions.
    (AFP, 12/24/11)(AP, 12/25/11)(SSFC, 12/25/11, p.A9)

2011        Dec 25, In Yemen tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Sanaa against the deaths of protesters and demanding the resignation of Vice President Hadi for failing to bring the killers to justice.
    (AP, 12/25/11)

2011        Dec 26, Yemen's military agreed to replace Maj. Gen. Ali al-Shater, a commander accused of corruption, apparently settling a brief strike by 1,000 soldiers. Yemeni soldiers battled al-Qaida-linked militants outside the southern city of Zinjibar, which remains partly under the control of the Islamists. Five soldiers and four fighters were killed.
    (AP, 12/26/11)

2011        Dec 28, In Yemen labor strikes spread through the country as workers demanded reforms and dismissal of managers over alleged corruption linked to the outgoing president. A civilian was shot dead in a shootout between the Republican Guard and gunmen loyal to dissident tribal chief Sadiq al-Ahmar.
    (AP, 12/28/11)(AFP, 12/28/11)

2011        Dec 29, In Yemen fellow security officers shot and killed one of the protesting officers in Sanaa. Five others were wounded when forces attempted to clear out a sit-in by several hundred police at their barracks. The police were demanding the removal of top Interior Ministry officials whom they accuse of corruption and ties to Saleh's regime.
    (AP, 12/30/11)
2011        Dec 29, Industry sources said Saudi Arabia's state oil company Aramco was seeking to buy fuel in order to donate about 500,000 tons of products to Yemen in January.
    (Reuters, 12/31/11)

2011        Dec 30, Tens of thousands of Yemenis held demonstrations around the country to demand their longtime president face trial for the killings of hundreds of unarmed protesters in the pro-democracy uprising that began 10 months ago.
    (AP, 12/30/11)

2011        Dec 31, In Yemen Islamist militants fired into the air to halt a peace march by thousands of Yemenis who were demanding an end to fighting that has forced them to flee their homes in the south. Pres. Saleh reversed his decision to leave the country.
    (AP, 12/31/11)(AP, 1/1/12)

2012        Jan 1, In Yemen tens of thousands marched in the streets of the capital Sanaa, chanting that Saleh "must stand before a judge." Another big crowd of marchers echoed the chant in Taiz.
    (AP, 1/1/12)

2012        Jan 2, In Yemen a French journalist was found strangled with an electrical wire in his hotel room in Sanaa.
    (AP, 1/2/12)

2012        Jan 4, In Yemen Islamic militants stormed a hotel where alcohol is served in Aden, setting the building on fire, killing two people and wounding 20.
    (AP, 1/4/12)

2012        Jan 8, Yemeni troops clashed with Al-Qaeda linked militants overnight in a new attempt to regain control of Abyan province. A soldier and six militants were killed in the fighting.
    (AFP, 1/8/12)

2012        Jan 13, At least 4 Yemeni protesters were killed and over a dozen people injured when security forces fired bullets and tear gas at marchers in the southern city of Aden. Fighting left three militants dead, among them an Algerian.
    (AP, 1/13/12)(AFP, 1/14/12)(SFC, 1/14/12, p.A2)

2012        Jan 14, In Yemen residents of Zinjibar, who fled nearly eight months of fighting between the army and Islamists, began returning home, escorted by Al-Qaeda-linked militants.
    (AFP, 1/14/12)

2012        Jan 16, In Yemen some 200 al-Qaida militants seized full control of Radda, a town 100 miles south of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. They stormed the local jail and freed 150-200 inmates, including an unspecified number of militants loyal to al-Qaida. At least 3 people were killed in clashes with soldiers and armed tribesmen.
    (AP, 1/16/12)

2012        Jan 20, In Yemen unidentified gunmen shot dead three policemen in the center of Aden.
    (AFP, 1/20/12)
2012        Jan 20, The UN refugee agency raised concern over the record numbers of Ethiopians and Somalis flocking to Yemen, despite the deteriorating security situation there. Last year 103,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants crossed the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea, almost double the 2010 figure of 53,000.
    (AFP, 1/20/12)

2012        Jan 21, Yemeni officials said outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave soon to Oman, en route to medical treatment in the United States. Yemen's parliament approved an immunity law, a key step toward Saleh's formal retirement from his post.
    (AP, 1/21/12)

2012        Jan 22, Outgoing Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh delivered a farewell speech, apologizing for mistakes and saying it is time to hand over power. He announced the promotion of Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to the rank of marshal and left the country for medical treatment in NYC. Tens of thousands demanded Saleh's execution protesting against a law giving him full immunity from prosecution.
    (AP, 1/22/12)(AFP, 1/22/12)(AP, 1/23/12)(SFC, 1/23/12, p.A3)

2012        Jan 23, In Yemen a wave of mutinies demanding the ouster of the air force commander spread to four military air bases. The president’s half-brother, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Saleh, remained commander of the air force.
    (AP, 1/23/12)

2012        Jan 24, UNICEF said a year of Yemen's turmoil has exacerbated the number of malnourished children under the age of five to around 750,000.
    (AP, 1/24/12)

2012        Jan 25, Fresh clashes in southern Yemen killed six al-Qaida militants and injured 10 soldiers. Residents of Radda, 100 miles (160 km) south of Sanaa, held street celebrations, firing guns in the air to celebrate the withdrawal of al-Qaida gunmen from their town.
    (AP, 1/25/12)

2012        Jan 27, In Yemen fighting between government troops and al-Qaida linked militants in the country's south killed at least five people.
    (AP, 1/28/12)

2012        Jan 28, In Yemen hundreds of air force personnel in Sanaa and Taez demanded the ouster of air force commander Mohammed Saleh al-Ahmar, a half-brother of Pres. Saleh.
    (AFP, 1/29/12)

2012        Jan 29, In Yemen troops at the headquarters of the elite Republican Guard opened fire at a protest by soldiers demanding the ouster of their brigade chief over corruption charges.
    (AFP, 1/29/12)

2012        Jan 30, In Yemen US airstrikes targeting leaders from the active al-Qaida branch killed four suspected militants, including a man suspected of involvement in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole.
    (AP, 1/31/12)

2012        Jan 31, Yemeni armed tribesmen from the al-Mahweet province kidnapped six UN workers. The assailants demanded that the government release fellow tribesmen from prison.
    (AP, 1/31/12)

2012        Feb 2, In Yemen gunmen loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh besieged the offices of the state-owned Al-Thawra daily after it stopped printing the departing leader's portrait on its front page. Anti-Saleh demonstrators meanwhile gathered in Sanaa's Change Square calling for the trial of Saleh, who received blanket immunity against prosecution from parliament.
    (AFP, 2/2/12)

2012        Feb 9, Yemeni security forces shot dead two southern Yemeni activists during a demonstration in Daleh against presidential elections to be held later this month.
    (AFP, 2/9/12)

2012        Feb 10, In Yemen thousands rallied in Sanaa to back a single-candidate presidential election planned for later this month that has sparked protests in the south.
    (AFP, 2/10/12)

2012        Feb 12, In southern Yemen al-Qaida-linked militants in Azan and Jaar publicly executed two Yemenis suspected of collaborating with the United States.
    (AP, 2/12/12)

2012        Feb 16, In Yemen Tariq al-Dahab, a senior al-Qaida leader, was killed by his half brother Hizam in a family feud. An ensuing gunbattle between his followers and opponents left Hizam and 15 other militants dead. Another al-Qaida-linked fighter was killed in clashes with the army in Zinjibar that also left eight soldiers wounded.
    (AP, 2/16/12)(AP, 2/20/12)

2012        Feb 20, In southern Yemen gunmen blew up a voting station, one day before the country is to go to the polls to rubber stamp its vice president as the new head of state.
    (AP, 2/20/12)

2012        Feb 21, Yemenis voted to instate their US-backed vice president as the new head of state, tasked with steering the country out of a crisis created by an anti-government uprising that has raged for a year. Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was the only candidate. Four people including a child were killed in clashes in south Yemen between security forces and separatists, who seized half the polling stations in the city of Aden to prevent voting.
    (AP, 2/21/12)(AFP, 2/21/12)

2012        Feb 25, In southern Yemen a car bomb outside the gate of a presidential compound in Mukalla killed 26 people hours after the country's new president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, was formally inaugurated and vowed to fight al-Qaida. Former Pres. Saleh returned to Yemen for the inauguration following medical treatment in the US. Two Yemeni soldiers died as the result of a gun battle that erupted when troops moved in to dismantle a tent camp of southern militants in the port city of Aden.
    (AP, 2/25/12)(AFP, 2/25/12)(AFP, 3/3/12)

2012        Feb 26, Yemeni troops killed five suspected Al-Qaeda militants in an artillery attack in the southern city of Zinjibar.
    (AFP, 2/26/12)

2012        Feb 27, In Yemen aides to Ali Abdullah Saleh said that the ousted president plans to go into exile in Ethiopia, as pressures mounted on him to depart the country for fear of sparking new cycles of violence.
    (AP, 2/27/12)

2012        Mar 1, Hundreds of Yemeni soldiers staged protests at several military institutions across the country demanding the departure of their chiefs, whom they accuse of corruption.
    (AFP, 3/1/12)

2012        Mar 3, In Yemen 2 suicide bombers killed a government soldier as they blew up a vehicle at an elite Republican Guard camp in Bayda. At least 16 soldiers were wounded in clashes with Al-Qaeda militants in Zinjibar.
    (AFP, 3/3/12)

2012        Mar 4, In Yemen 185 soldiers and at least 25 Al-Qaida militants were reported killed in clashes as militants tried to take army positions in the Kud area of southern Abyan province. 56 soldiers were taken captive. Gunmen killed a senior police official in the southeastern province of Hadramawt. Gen. Mahdi Maqoula, a Saleh loyalist, stepped down. During his last week, ammunition and weapons from a military storehouse in the south disappeared, apparently smuggled out and sold.
    (AP, 3/4/12)(AP, 3/5/12)(AP, 3/6/12)(AFP, 3/6/12)(AP, 3/15/12)

2012        Mar 5, In Yemen unknown assailants shot and wounded a police chief traveling between Aden and the nearby province of Lahij.
    (AFP, 3/6/12)

2012        Mar 6, In southern Yemen unknown assailants shot dead a policeman and wounded four others in the Ataq, Shabwa province. In Daleh province members of the separatist Southern Movement "opened machinegun fire at a police vehicle, wounding three policemen.
    (AFP, 3/6/12)

2012        Mar 10, In central Yemen airstrikes killed 18 Al-Qaida-linked militants. Separate strikes targeted militants in the south.
    (SSFC, 3/11/12, p.A4)

2012        Mar 14, In Yemen suspected Al-Qaeda militants were reported to have kidnapped a Swiss woman. She was abducted in Hodeida (on the Red Sea coast) by armed men who moved her to Shabwa province.
    (AFP, 3/16/12)

2012        Mar 17, Yemeni security forces and unknown gunmen clashed in the southern port city of Aden, wounding two policemen and a civilian. A day earlier a member of the Al-Qaeda-linked Partisans of Sharia (Islamic law) was arrested in the same district.
    (AFP, 3/17/12)

2012        Mar 18, In central Yemen two gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead Joe Schrum (29), an American teacher working at a language institute. He was shot in his car in Taiz city.
    (AP, 3/18/12)(SFC, 3/21/12, p.A2)

2012        Mar 20, In Yemen all but two members of former Pres. Saleh's General People's Congress (GPC) walked out of a 34-member cabinet meeting. Opponents in the new coalition government soon accused members of Saleh’s party of trying to hamper political transition in the country. Three Filipino sailors were kidnapped in Mahrah province.
    (AFP, 3/22/12)(SSFC, 3/25/12, p.A4)

2012        Mar 21, In Yemen suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen killed an intelligence officer, by cutting his throat after kidnapping him at Mukalla, capital of Hadramawt province. The decapitated body of Lt. Col. Farag Said Ben Qahtan was found in was found in farmlands following a gunbattle between the kidnappers and security forces trying to rescue him.
    (AFP, 3/22/12)(AP, 3/23/12)

2012        Mar 22, Yemeni navy ships shelled suspected al-Qaida positions in the southern province of Abyan, killing 29 militants around Zinjibar.
    (AP, 3/23/12)

2012        Mar 23, In Yemen tens of thousands of protesters across the country demanded that ex-Pres. Saleh be stripped of immunity from prosecution and be put on trial the deaths of demonstrators opposing his rule.
    (SFC, 3/24/12, p.A2)

2012        Mar 24, In southern Yemen suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen have killed Major Kamal al-Ashwal and wounded two soldiers in an ambush east of the city of Huta.
    (AFP, 3/25/12)

2012        Mar 26, Saudi King Abdullah ordered the donation of petroleum products to neighboring Yemen that should cover the impoverished country's needs for two months.
    (AFP, 3/27/12)

2012        Mar 28, Yemen's Saudi Arabia's deputy consul, Abdullah al-Khalidi (Abdullah Mohammed Khalifa al-Khaldi), was seized by unknown gunmen outside his home in southern port city of Aden.  Al-Qaida's Yemen branch claimed responsibility.
    (AFP, 3/28/12)(AP, 5/26/12)

2012        Mar 30, In Yemen unmanned US drones targeted al-Qaida positions inside Shabwa province killing four militants. Al-Qaeda members sabotaged a southern gas pipeline after eight people, including suspected Al-Qaeda members, were killed in an air strike and a shooting.
    (AFP, 3/30/12)(AP, 3/31/12)

2012        Mar 31, In Yemen Al-Qaida-linked militants staged a surprise attack on a government army base in al-Mallah town in southern Lahij province, setting off clashes that left 28 soldiers and 12 militants dead before air strikes forced the militants to retreat.
    (AP, 3/31/12)(AFP, 4/3/12)

2012        Apr 1, In southern Yemen Al-Qaida-linked militants staged a pre-dawn surprise attack on an army base, killing seven soldiers in Hadramout province. Yemen's army shelled Al-Qaeda hideouts in the southern city of Zinjibar, one of the jihadists' major strongholds, killing six militants. A Somali group leader named Abu Bilal" was said to be among those killed.
    (AP, 4/1/12)(AFP, 4/2/12)

2012        Apr 3, Yemen said its armed forces have killed 38 suspected members of Al-Qaeda in two days of air raids and shelling of their hideouts in Huroor in the country's south.
    (AFP, 4/3/12)

2012        Apr 5, Yemen’s interior minister said government troops have killed over 100 Al-Qaida fighters in the past two days.
    (SFC, 4/6/12, p.A2)

2012        Apr 6, Yemen’s Pres. Abed Rabu Mansour Hadi fired 4 governors and over a dozen military generals, loyalists to the old regime. Two suspected Al-Qaeda suicide bombers died when their payload exploded short of their intended target in Aden.
    (AFP, 4/6/12)(SFC, 4/7/12, p.A2)

2012        Apr 7, A Yemeni air raid late today killed 16 terrorists belonging to Al-Qaeda network in Kud near Zinjibar. A US drone reportedly killed eight Al-Qaeda suspects when it fired a missile at their vehicle in the eastern province of Shabwa.
    (AFP, 4/8/12)

2012        Apr 9, In Yemen Al-Qaida-linked militants staged a dawn attack on a government army post in the south setting off clashes. At least 78 people were killed in Lawder, Abyan province.
    (AP, 4/9/12)(AFP, 4/10/12)

2012        Apr 10, In Yemen Al-Qaeda militants killed nine government soldiers in an attack on a makeshift military post on the road between Hadramawt and Marib province in the country's mostly lawless eastern provinces. Two more civilians were killed in Lawder.
    (AFP, 4/10/12)

2012        Apr 11, Yemeni government troops battled al-Qaida militants in heavy fighting that left 51 people dead on the outskirts of Lawder. The militants killed included two senior members of the terror network in the area, identified as Imad al-Manshaby and Ahmed Mohammed Taher.
    (AP, 4/11/12)(AFP, 4/12/12)

2012        Apr 12, In Yemen a battle between Al-Qaeda militants and armed civilians for control of the Yemeni town of Loder (Lawder) spread to nearby Mudia, as the death toll from four days of clashes reached 177.
    (AFP, 4/12/12)

2012        Apr 13, The Yemeni Defense Ministry said that the death toll among al-Qaida militants in clashes in Abyan province had reached nearly 200.
    (AP, 4/14/12)

2012        Apr 14, In Yemen Al-Qaida fighters attacked a security checkpoint on the outskirts of Aden and killed four troops while losing eight of their own. Separately militants kidnapped a senior intelligence officer and two soldiers in the town of Radda south of Sanaa. 3 jihadist leaders were killed in an air strike in Bayda province. Among the dead was local AQAP leader, Abu Hamza al-Sabri, referred to as the "Emir (prince) of Bayda."
    (AP, 4/14/12)(AFP, 4/15/12)(AFP, 5/10/12)

2012        Apr 15, In Yemen 3 children were killed by a roadside bomb while walking to school. A 4th person was killed in an Al-Qaeda mortar attack on the southern town of Loder (Lawder).
    (AFP, 4/15/12)

2012        Apr 16, In Yemen a suspected US drone strike late today in the southeastern Shabwa province killed five Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants.
    (AFP, 4/17/12)

2012        Apr 18, In Yemen 7 Al-Qaeda suspects, including four Somali nationals, were killed in battles with Yemeni troops near the southern town of Loder (Lawder). An air strike on an Al-Qaeda position near Loder killed six militants.
    (AFP, 4/19/12)

2012        Apr 19, Yemeni government troops launched a surprise attack in Abyan province. 32 Islamist militants were reported killed.
    (AFP, 4/21/12)

2012        Apr 20, In Yemen tens of thousands rallied in the capital, Sanaa, and several other cities demanding trial of Saleh and his family for killing protesters during past year's uprising. Yemen's air force raided Al-Qaeda hideouts in the south. The military regained control over part of Zinjibar after a battle left 12 militants and 7 troops dead.
    (AP, 4/20/12)(AFP, 4/21/12)(SSFC, 4/22/12, p.A2)

2012        Apr 21, In Yemen Benjamin Malbrancke (28), a French staff member of the international Red Cross, was kidnapped in the coastal province of Hudayda. He was freed on July 13.
    (AP, 7/15/12) 

2012        Apr 22, Yemen’s army fired a series of artillery shells on suspected Al-Qaeda positions late today near the city of Loder (Lawder), killing 13 militants. At least three other militants were killed elsewhere, in an air strike on several vehicles traveling in a remote desert region in the country's eastern Marib province. The financier of Yemen's Al-Qaeda branch, Mohammed Said al-Omda (also known as Abu Gharib Taizi) was among the dead. Former Pres. Saleh's half brother, air force commander Mohammed Saleh al-Ahmar, finally gave up his command and left his office at the military section of the international airport at Sanaa.
    (AFP, 4/23/12)(AP, 4/24/12)(AFP, 5/10/12)

2012        Apr 24, Yemeni government troops fought their way into the center of Zinjibar, an al-Qaida-held city in the lawless south after a fierce, six-hour battle that ended early today. Dozens were killed and wounded on both sides.
    (AP, 4/24/12)

2012        Apr 26, US officials said the White House has given the CIA and the Pentagon broader authority to carry out drone strikes in Yemen against terrorists who imperil the US.
    (SFC, 4/27/12, p.A2)

2012        Apr 29, In southern Yemen Al-Qaeda freed 73 soldiers captured in battles on March 4, as three suspected militants were killed in an air strike in the north of the country.
    (AFP, 4/29/12)

2012        Apr 30, In Yemen fierce clashes killed at least 21 people, including 18 Al-Qaeda militants, near the southern town of Loder (Lawder).
    (AFP, 4/30/12)

2012        May 1, In southern Yemeni an airstrike on a vehicle killed 3 al-Qaida militants. Al-Qaida-linked militants attacked military vehicles carrying soldiers and a French oil expert. One soldier was killed, and the French expert was wounded.
    (AP, 5/1/12)

2012        May 2, In southern Yemen an airstrike killed 15 al-Qaida-linked militants in their training camp in Abyan province. The airstrike resembled earlier US drone attacks, but the US did not comment.
    (AP, 5/2/12)

2012        May 3, Tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets to demand dismissal of members of the country's former regime from top military posts. 8 al-Qaida militants and three troops were killed in clashes in Zinjibar. 9 al-Qaida militants were killed in a battle when the militants tried to re-enter Lawder after it was taken by the army with the help of armed civilians and tribesmen.
    (AFP, 5/3/12)(AP, 5/3/12)

2012        May 5, Yemeni airstrikes killed five militants in the south as the country's president vowed to intensify his campaign against al-Qaida militants.
    (AP, 5/5/12)

2012        May 6, In eastern Yemen al-Qaeda leader Fahd al-Quso, who was wanted in connection with the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, was killed along with 2 bodyguards in an air strike in Rafadh, Shabwa province.
    (AFP, 5/7/12)

2012        May 7, In Yemen al-Qaeda gunmen launched spectacular attacks on two army posts outside Zinjibar killing at least 22 soldiers, apparently to avenge the death of a top militant in an air raid. 25 soldiers were taken captive.
    (AFP, 5/7/12)(SFC, 5/8/12, p.A2)

2012        May 9, In Yemen a girl (13) was raped as she headed to a bakery. She was kidnapped and taken into a car whose owner has been identified. She was brutally raped by the suspects who then deformed her face using sharp tools. Protesters later called for the arrest of 7 escaped suspects.
    (AFP, 5/19/12)

2012        May 10, In southern Yemen US drone strikes overnight killed 8 Al-Qaeda militants gathered in a house in Jaar, Abyan province.
    (AFP, 5/10/12)

2012        May 12, In Yemen US drones killed 12 militants in two separate attacks east of the capital Sanaa. Air strikes also hit Jaar, killing three Al-Qaeda gunmen and a civilian, and wounding three civilians.
    (AFP, 5/13/12)

2012        May 13, Yemen forces pressed with an assault to recapture the Al-Qaeda-held city of Zinjibar, advancing on two fronts amid air cover in fighting that killed six soldiers in two days. Six fighters of the Al-Qaeda-linked Partisans of Sharia (Islamic law) were also killed in the attack on Zinjibar. 42 people were reported killed in the southern region of Al-Hurur.
    (AFP, 5/13/12)(SFC, 5/14/12, p.A2)

2012        May 14, Yemeni government forces pounded al-Qaida fighters, killing at least 16 in Zinjibar and Lawder, while six soldiers died in clashes with militants in Lawder where the army is trying to uproot the terror group. An oil pipeline in Marib province was blown up about 100 miles (160 km) east of Sanaa.
    (AP, 5/14/12)

2012        May 15, Yemeni military officials said warplanes and troops backed by heavy artillery have intensified the war against al-Qaida along at least four fronts in the south. Officials said raids mistakenly killed eight civilians and wounded 20 in Jaar and that six militants were captured in Zinjibar while four soldiers died in fighting near Lawder town. At least 44 people were killed in south Yemen including 25 Islamist militants. Yemeni officials said for the first time that the assaults were directly guided by American troops at a nearby airbase.
    (AP, 5/15/12)(AFP, 5/15/12)

2012        May 16, In southern Yemen clashes between government troops and al-Qaida fighters left 19 people dead including 13 militants. US troops, operating from a desert air base near the main battle zones, helped to coordinate assaults and airstrikes.
    (AP, 5/16/12)

2012        May 18, In Yemen thousands of protesters gathered in cities across the country to demand a complete restructuring of the military including the sacking of relatives of former Pres. Ali Abdullah Saleh.
    (SFC, 5/19/12, p.A2)

2012        May 19, Yemeni officials said fresh clashes with al-Qaida fighters in the south have left at least 34 people dead, while a suspected US drone strike killed two militants.
    (AP, 5/20/12)

2012        May 20, In Yemen fresh clashes between al-Qaida fighters and government forces left 17 dead, as the army pushed on with an offensive to regain a key town in the county's south that fell to the militants more than a year ago. Militants in Hodeida pulled up in a vehicle and sprayed three US Coast Guard trainers, wounding one with machinegun fire.
    (AP, 5/20/12)(AP, 5/21/12)

2012        May 21, In Yemen a suicide bombing at a military parade rehearsal in Sanaa killed 96 soldiers and left some 200 wounded. The bombing appeared to be a failed assassination attempt against Minister of Defense, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Nasser Ahmed, who arrived at the city square for the parade just minutes before the blast ripped through the area.
    (AP, 5/21/12)(SFC, 5/22/12, p.A4)(AP, 7/24/12)

2012        May 23, Saudi Arabia said it will give its impoverished neighbor Yemen aid worth $3.25 billion and urging other nations to take similar steps.
    (AFP, 5/23/12)

2012        May 24, Yemeni troops killed 35 Al-Qaeda militants in overnight battles in the restive southern Abyan province as the army pressed ahead with a 13-day offensive to retake extremist strongholds. 2 soldiers were killed and at least six others were wounded in the battle to retake Zinjibar.
    (AFP, 5/24/12)

2012        May 25, In north Yemen a suicide attacker drove his bomb-laden vehicle into a post held by Shiite Zaidi rebels In Al-Jawf province, killing 13 people, including three children.
    (AFP, 5/25/12)

2012        May 26, In Yemen fighting in Zinjibar and Jaar left 27 al-Qaida fighters and 7 soldiers dead. A commander said the army is pushing militants out of the area.
    (AFP, 5/26/12)

2012        May 29, Yemen's army pressed an offensive against southern towns held by al-Qaida-linked fighters, with 11 militants and five soldiers killed in the clashes.
    (AP, 5/29/12)

2012        May 30, In Yemen government air and artillery strikes killed 20 al-Qaida-linked militants over the last 24 hours in the south of the country.
    (AFP, 5/30/12)(SFC, 5/31/12, p.A2)

2012        Jun 4, In Yemen two suicide bombers tried to hit army barracks and checkpoints to the east of Zinjibar in an attempt to stop the military from advancing in the south, killing four army-allied militiamen.
    (AP, 6/5/12)

2012        Jun 5, Yemen's army battled with al-Qaida in Zinjibar and nearby Qut in overnight fighting that left at least 23 militants dead. Five Al-Qaeda militants died in Abyan province when the car bomb they aimed to set off exploded prematurely.
    (AP, 6/5/12)(AFP, 6/5/12)

2012        Jun 6, In Yemen two civilians were killed and a third was wounded when their car, rigged by al-Qaida militants, exploded in the southern port city of Aden.
    (AP, 6/6/12)

2012        Jun 7, In Yemen at least 23 al-Qaida-linked militants were killed in fighting in the country's south.
    (AP, 6/7/12)

2012        Jun 11, Yemen military and local officials said fierce clashes between troops and Al-Qaeda militants in the southern province of Abyan have killed 28 people, two of them soldiers.
    (AFP, 6/11/12)

2012        Jun 14, Yemeni forces killed 15 Al-Qaeda fighters in a clash at a control station in Shabwa province on the country's only gas export pipeline. At least 48 people, including 40 militants, were killed as the army moved to take control of Shuqra, Abyan province. 9 people died from landmines while returning to Zinjibar from where they had fled after the militants seized it in May 2011.
    (AFP, 6/15/12)(AFP, 6/23/12)

2012        Jun 15, Yemeni troops took control of the city of Shuqra after Al-Qaeda militants pulled out, the third jihadist bastion in the south to fall in the space of a week. Advancing troops killed 27 militants in gun battles overnight. Warplanes pounded militant hideouts in the mountains surrounding Azan. In Aden police forcibly reopened the main entrance into the Mansoura district, blocked off by the local militia since 2011, and dismantled a year-old separatist protest camp, sparking fierce clashes.
    (AFP, 6/15/12)(AP, 6/16/12)(AFP, 7/11/12)

2012        Jun 16, Yemeni military officials said government troops have killed 17 al-Qaida militants in the latest fighting in the south.
    (AP, 6/16/12)

2012        Jun 18, In Yemen a suicide bomber assassinated Maj. Gen. Salem Ali al-Quton (Qoton), the army commander who led the fight against al-Qaida in the country's south.
    (AP, 6/18/12)(AFP, 6/18/12)

2012        Jun 19, In Yemen 3 civilians were killed in Zinjibar by landmines planted by militants. US General James N. Mattis, commander of US Central Command, met with Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and senior military officials and reaffirmed the US commitment to a strong partnership.
    (AFP, 6/20/12)

2012        Jun 20, In southern Yemen renewed fighting left six al-Qaida fighters and three soldiers dead as the government consolidated its recapture of militant strongholds. Demining teams spotted an Egyptian militant but he killed himself with a hand grenade before being arrested. Officials also found the bodies of 7 militants, including 3 Egyptians, killed in earlier fighting. Security forces killed local Al-Qaeda leader Salah al-Jawhari and two other "suicide bombers who were preparing to target military and security commanders in Bayda. Security forces also arrested Majed al-Qulaisi, "a member of the (Al-Qaeda) cell that planned" the deadly suicide attack that killed more than 100 troops at a military parade rehearsal in Sanaa last month. A Tunisian, "one of Al-Qaeda's most dangerous foreign nationals in Yemen," Nizar Abdel Rahman, was also arrested.
    (AP, 6/20/12)(AFP, 6/20/12)

2012        Jun 21, A top US aid official said the US plans to give Yemen $52 million in aid for areas hit hard by the local war on al Qaeda.
    (SFC, 6/22/12, p.A2)

2012        Jun 23, Yemeni officials said landmines planted in the southern province of Abyan by Al-Qaeda militants before they were driven out from the area have killed at least 35 people in the past 10 days.
    (AFP, 6/23/12)

2012        Jun 26, Yemeni officials said land mines planted by al-Qaida militants before they fled from key southern strongholds have killed 73 civilians over the past week. A statement from the governor's office in Zinjibar said Jaar residents discovered bodies of 20 militants and two soldiers killed during last week's fighting. 5 Al-Qaida militants escaped from a prison in the western province of Hodeida. 2 were recaptured on July 10.
    (AP, 6/26/12)(AP, 7/11/12)

2012        Jun 28, A Yemeni security official said government forces have arrested a cell of Al-Qaeda operatives suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing in Sanaa on May 21 that killed more than 100 troops. On July 2 the government said the arrests foiled 10 terrorist suicide bombings in Sanaa.
    (AFP, 6/28/12)(AFP, 7/2/12)

2012        Jun 29, In Yemen 5 bodies were found inside a well outside of Zinjibar.
    (AP, 6/30/12)

2012        Jun 30, Yemeni officials said six bodies were found today outside Zinjibar. Deaths from landmines since Zinjibar fell to a military offensive two weeks ago reached 81. Engineering teams have removed some 3,000 landmines from the area.
    (AP, 6/30/12)

2012        Jul 1, In Yemen a group of children accidentally set off a shell with which they were playing, killing one and wounding seven others in Jaar. Landmines laid by al-Qaida fighters and unexploded shells in battlefields have so far killed more than 85 soldiers and civilians around Zinjibar and nearby Jaar since their recapture by the Yemeni army last month.
    (AP, 7/2/12)

2012        Jul 3, A Yemeni official said a suspected US drone strike in the south has killed Al-Qaida militants Hussein Ruby and Fahd al-Horthy.
    (SFC, 7/4/12, p.A2)

2012        Jul 7, In Yemen 2 protesters were killed and one man was left "clinically dead" and several people were shot and wounded, including three police, as a separatist march in Aden turned into a gunbattle. In the town of Seyun in Hadramawt province, one protester was killed and four others were wounded.
    (AFP, 7/7/12)(AFP, 7/8/12)

2012        Jul 9, In Yemen two protesters were killed and a man was left "clinically dead" during clashes in the Mansoura district of Aden which for months has been controlled by southern separatists who have their own militia.
    (AFP, 7/11/12)

2012        Jul 11, In Yemen a suicide bomber threw himself into a crowd of police cadets leaving their academy in Sanaa and detonated his explosives, killing at least 6 people. A separatist from the southern movement was killed and four other people were wounded, including two women, in clashes with police in the port city of Aden.
    (AP, 7/11/12)(AFP, 7/11/12)

2012        Jul 18, In Yemen an army officer supporting former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in Sanaa while leading an attack on the house of a general who defected to the opposition last year. In southern Yemen armed tribesmen ambushed a group of al-Qaida militants, killing two and wounding three.
    (AP, 7/18/12)
2012        Jul 18, The families of three US citizens killed in drone strikes in Yemen last year, including Al-Qaeda preacher Anwar al-Awlaqi, filed a civil lawsuit against top US officials.
    (AFP, 7/19/12)

2012        Jul 19, In Yemen a bomb hidden inside the car of Col. Abdullah al-Maouzaei, charged with hunting down members of al-Qaida's Yemen branch, exploded and killed him in Aden.
    (AP, 7/19/12)

2012        Jul 20, Puntland security forces of the semi-autonomous region in northern Somalia seized a boat carrying weapons that were being smuggled from al-Qaida militants in Yemen to fighters in Somalia.
    (AP, 7/21/12)

2012        Jul 24, Yemeni warplanes killed at least five al-Qaida-linked militants in overnight airstrikes against hideouts in the southern Abyan province. The Interior Ministry said that two unknown gunmen on a motorcycle assassinated a security official in Mukalla, the provincial capital of Hadramaout province, as he was heading home.
    (AP, 7/24/12)

2012        Jul 30, Yemeni security services arrested suspected Al-Qaeda leader, Abdulrahman al-Baihani, wanted for plotting "terrorist' attacks in the capital.
    (AFP, 7/31/12)

2012        Jul 31, In Yemen a firefight erupted between Yemeni security forces and gunmen, dressed in police uniforms, who had been surrounding the headquarters of the interior ministry. The gunmen, who were previously working unofficially in Yemen's police department, had been surrounding the ministry's headquarters in Al-Hasaba district of Sanaa since July 29, demanding that they be enrolled back into the impoverished country's police force. The clashes that left at least 15 people killed and 43 wounded.
    (AFP, 7/31/12)(AP, 7/31/12)

2012        Aug 2, In Yemen al-Qaida gunmen shot dead four soldiers in Jaar, one of the militants' former southern strongholds.
    (AP, 8/2/12)

2012        Aug 3, In Yemen explosions in two marketplaces in different parts of the country killed six people.
    (AP, 8/3/12)

2012        Aug 4, In south Yemen a suspected Al-Qaeda suicide bombing in Jaar left 45 people dead. A suspected US drone strike in the east late in the day and killed five Al-Qaeda militants.
    (AFP, 8/5/12)

2012        Aug 6, Yemen's Pres. Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi issued a decree stripping the ex-president's son of part of his military command, a measure seen as a step toward reforming the armed forces. Two drones targeted Al-Qaeda positions near Rada, in Bayda province.
    (AP, 8/6/12)(AFP, 8/6/12)

2012        Aug 10, In Yemen a member of Al-Qaeda was killed when he tried to escape from a jail controlled by the Popular Resistance Committees in Zinjibar. Militiamen searching a house in Jaar discovered a bomb-making factory and seized a number of explosives belts. Two soldiers were killed and three others hurt when gunmen ambushed their vehicle in a desert region of the eastern province of Hadramawt.
    (AFP, 8/11/12)

2012        Aug 14, In Yemen troops from the elite Republican Guard force, led by the son of ousted president Saleh, attacked the headquarters of the defense ministry in Sanaa. The clashes killed one attacker, two ministry guards and two civilians.
    (AP, 8/14/12)

2012        Aug 15, In Yemen gunmen stormed a passenger plane after it landed in Aden, grabbed retired Maj. Gen. Ahmed Abdullah al-Hassani, a former Yemeni navy commander and opposition leader, from his seat and spirited him away to an unknown destination.
    (AP, 8/15/12)

2012        Aug 16, Yemen's top security committee said 62 officers and soldiers loyal to ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh's son were charged with resisting authorities and mutiny after trying to storm the Ministry of Defense 2 days earlier.
    (AP, 8/16/12)

2012        Aug 18, In Yemen suspected al-Qaida militants attacked a government headquarters, killing 21 people in a bold attack in the country's main southern city of Aden.
    (AFP, 8/18/12)(AFP, 8/19/12)

2012        Aug 19, A Yemeni security official said a suicide bomber blew himself up in the country's south, killing a leading member of a civilian militia that has fought alongside government troops to drive out al-Qaida militants from their southern strongholds.
    (AP, 8/19/12)

2012        Aug 21, In Yemen suspected Al-Qaeda militants blew up a pipeline pumping liquefied gas to the southern Balhaf export terminal. The early morning attack caused a complete halt in operations.
    (AFP, 8/21/12)

2012        Aug 31, In eastern Yemen a suspected US drone airstrike hit a vehicle carrying suspected militants traveling in Hadramawt, killing eight in the third such strike this week. Khaled Batis, wanted in connection with the attack on the Limburg off the coast of Yemen that killed one person, was among five militants riding a vehicle struck by a drone.
    (AP, 8/31/12)(AFP, 9/2/12)

2012        Aug, In Yemen 3 militants were killed in a US drone strike. Sheik Salem Ahmed bin Ali Jaber, who  preached in his village of Khashamir on the evils of al-Qaida, was also killed along with his cousin in the attack.
    (AP, 5/2/13)

2012        Sep 2, In south Yemen pro-government militias killed two suspected members of Al-Qaeda, a Pakistani and a Somali, in a raid on their hideout.
    (AFP, 9/2/12)

2012        Sep 6, In Yemen tens of thousands of people took to the streets after Friday prayers in the capital Sanaa demanding the prosecution of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the longtime autocratic leader who stepped down in February after a year-long uprising.
    (AP, 9/7/12)

2012        Sep 8, A Yemeni military official said clashes in southern Yemen have killed five al-Qaida militants and one pro-government tribal fighter in the past 24 hours.
    (AP, 9/8/12)

2012        Sep 10, In Yemen a powerful car bomb struck the defense minister's motorcade as he was driving through the nation's capital, killing at least 13 people but leaving the minister unharmed.
    (AP, 9/11/12)(SFC, 9/11/12, p.A2)

2012        Sep 13, In Yemen hundreds of protesters, angered by an anti-Islam film, chanted "death to America" and stormed the US Embassy compound in Sanaa and burned the American flag. At least 5 Yemenis were killed as state security repulsed the attack. Pres. Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi apologized to Pres. Barack Obama for the attack on the US Embassy.
    (AP, 9/13/12)(SFC, 9/14/12, p.A2)(www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAiOEV0v2RM)

2012        Sep 22, In northern Yemen 12 fighters were killed in ongoing clashes between Shiite tribesmen allied with the country's former leader and ultraconservative Sunnis.
    (AP, 9/22/12)

2012        Sep 24, In Yemen gunmen killed a senior intelligence officer in a drive-by shooting as he emerged from his office in the capital. Col. Abdullah al-Ashwal was the most senior official to be assassinated in Sanaa.
    (AP, 9/24/12)

2012        Sep 28, In Yemen thousands of protesters marched in the capital, demanding the return of millions of dollars that were allegedly stolen by the country's former authoritarian ruler, Ali Abdullah Saleh.
    (AP, 9/28/12)

2012        Oct 2, In Yemen protesting tribesmen blew main pylons cutting power to Sanaa. They were protesting a death sentence against one of their members convicted of belonging to al-Qaida and killing security agents.
    (SFC, 10/4/12, p.A2)

2012        Oct 4, In Yemen a strike by a suspected US drone hit two cars in which al-Qaida-linked militants were traveling in Shabwa province, killing at least five of them. Adel al-Abbab, ranking fourth in the network's leadership, was among the dead.
    (AP, 10/4/12)(AP, 10/22/12)

2012        Oct 8, Yemeni security forces detained a US citizen suspected of having links to al-Qaida.
    (AP, 10/10/12)

2012        Oct 9, Yemeni authorities discovered three decapitated bodies that had been dumped in an open-air market in the eastern province of Marib. Local media reported that CDs found next to the bodies showed the men confessing to being government informants against al-Qaida and placing tracking devices on cars that became targets for US drone strikes. One of the men said he worked for a tire repair shop and used to plant chips in militants' vehicles while replacing their tires.
    (AP, 10/10/12)

2012        Oct 11, In Yemen a masked gunman assassinated a Yemeni security official who worked for the US Embassy in a drive-by shooting near his home in Sanaa.
    (AP, 10/11/12)

2012        Oct 15, In Yemen a Russian-made MiG-21 jetfighter crashed immediately after takeoff during a training mission, killing its pilot.
    (AP, 10/15/12)

2012        Oct 16, In Yemen a gunman on a motorcycle assassinated Gen. Khaled al-Hashim, a senior intelligence officer, in Sanaa in a drive-by shooting. Al-Hashim was one of a number of Iraqi military experts hired by Yemen after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Security officials said a suicide bomber has attacked a checkpoint manned by civilian fighters outside a southern town, killing six.
    (AP, 10/16/12)

2012        Oct 18, In southern Yemen at least 3 suspected US drone strikes killed at least seven al-Qaida-linked militants at gathering of militants at a farm outside Jaar.
    (AP, 10/18/12)

2012        Oct 19, In southern Yemen suicide bombers wearing army fatigues stormed into an army barracks. 14 soldiers were killed and over 20 wounded in the dawn assault in Abyan province.
    (AP, 10/19/12)

2012        Oct 25, In Yemen militants assassinated two senior officers in drive-by shooting in Damar, 100 km south of Sanaa.
    (AP, 10/26/12)

2012        Oct 28, In northern Yemen a suspected US drone airstrike targeted al-Qaida militants in a house in Saada province, killing 3 people, two of them said to be Saudis. Saeed al-Shihri, a Saudi national who fought in Afghanistan and spent six years in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, was wounded in the attack. On Jan 24 a security official said al-Shihri, Al-Qaida's No. 2 in Yemen, had died from wounds suffered in the attack.
    (AP, 10/28/12)(AP, 1/24/13)

2012        Nov 7, A Yemeni intelligence officer was assassinated in a drive-by shooting by unidentified gunmen in the capital, Sanaa. An aircraft targeted a vehicle outside of a village on the outskirts of Sanaa, killing two. Officials said the airstrike killed Adnan al-Qadi, a militant previously detained in relation to a US Embassy bombing in Sanaa in 2008.
    (AP, 11/7/12)

2012        Nov 24, In Yemen four Shiites were killed when unknown assailants fired a rocket-propelled grenade into a gathering of worshippers observing the holy day of Ashoura.
    (AP, 11/24/12)

2012        Nov 28, Gunmen in Yemen opened fire on the car of a Saudi Arabian army officer working with his embassy's military section, killing him and his Yemeni bodyguard.
    (AP, 11/28/12)

2012        Nov 30, Yemen's Interior Ministry said police have arrested Suleiman Hassan Mohammed Murshed Awad, an al-Qaida leader and one of the country's most wanted fugitives, in Zinjibar, Abyan province.
    (AP, 12/1/12)

2012        Dec 4, Amnesty International charged in a new report that Al-Qaida committed "horrific" rights abuses during its 16 months in power in southern Yemen.
    (AP, 12/4/12)

2012        Dec 8, Eight Yemeni soldiers, including a senior officer, were killed in an ambush by militants while visiting a main oil pipeline that had been destroyed in an earlier attack.
    (AP, 12/8/12)

2012        Dec 11, In Yemen Brig. Gen. Ahmed Ba Ramada, deputy head of intelligence for Hadramawt, was killed by two unknown assailants on a motorbike.
    (AP, 12/11/12)

2012        Dec 14, In Yemen 2 militants were killed in airstrikes in southern Abyan province. 4 militants died when the military shelled their positions in Marib province, to the east of Sanaa.
    (AP, 12/14/12)

2012        Dec 15, Yemen's military prosecutors said a military tribunal has sentenced 93 soldiers and officers of the elite Republican Guard to 3-7 years prison for resisting authorities and mutiny for trying to occupy the Defense Ministry in August.
    (AP, 12/15/12)

2012        Dec 19, Yemen Pres. Abed Rabu Mansour Hadi ordered a shakeup of the country’s Defense Minsitry, removing the powerful son, relatives and aides of ousted leader Ali Abdullah Saleh.
    (SFC, 12/20/12, p.A2)

2012        Dec 21, In Yemen hundreds of thousands rallied across the country to support a military shake-up this week that limited the powers held by loyalists of the country's ousted leader, including his son.
    (AP, 12/21/12)
2012        Dec 21, In Yemen Dominik Neubauer of Austria was kidnapped along with a Finnish couple. In February a video was posted in which he said his captors would kill him in a week if a ransom demand was not met.
    (AP, 2/25/13)

2012        Dec 24, In Yemen a US drone airstrike killed two al-Qaida militants in on Radda in Bayda province. 4 tribesmen were killed in Yemeni artillery strikes on areas in the northeastern province of Marib, where they have been accused of attacks on oil pipelines and power generating stations.
    (AP, 12/24/12)

2012        Dec 25, In Yemen gunmen on motorbikes shot dead two army officers in Sanaa. Clashes between the military and tribal fighters loyal to al-Qaida in northeastern Marib province killed three soldiers and 11 tribesmen over the last 24 hours.
    (AP, 12/25/12)

2012        Dec 28, In Yemen an airstrike killed two suspected al-Qaida militants, while tribesmen with links to the group were believed to be behind an attack on an oil pipeline elsewhere in the country.
    (AP, 12/28/12)

2012        Dec 29, In southeastern Yemen 2 gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed intelligence officer Mutea Baqutian as he on his way to work in Mukalla. Security officials said 3 al-Qaida militants were killed in a suspected US drone strike on the outskirts of Radda in Bayda province.
    (AP, 12/29/12)

2013        Jan 6, Yemen's state security court sentenced five alleged al-Qaida militants to up to 10 years in prison for carrying out attacks against security forces and supporting the group logistically in the southern province of Abyan in 2011. The court ordered the release of six others who had already spent about 18 months in detention.
    (AP, 1/6/13)

2013        Jan 10, In Yemen Ali Abdul-Salam, a prominent tribal chief, was killed in an ambush, an apparent revenge attack by al-Qaida for his security links.
    (AP, 1/10/13)

2013        Jan 16, In Yemen gunmen on a motorcycle killed Col. Abdullah al-Mushki, the deputy police chief of Damar, in a drive-by shooting south of the capital city of Sanaa.
    (AP, 1/16/13)

2013        Jan 20, In Yemen an explosion in the province of Bayda killed at least 13 suspected al-Qaida militants. It went off in a house owned by a known al-Qaida operative, Ahmed Abdullah Deif-Allah Al-Zahab, and appeared to be an accident.
    (AP, 1/20/13)

2013        Jan 21, In Yemen a US drone airstrike on a car in Marib killed 3 suspected al-Qaida militants and wounded 2 others.
    (AP, 1/21/13)(SFC, 1/22/13, p.A2)

2013        Jan 22, UN agencies and international aid groups said Yemen's government and international donors must allocate over $700 million to help ease a deepening humanitarian crisis that includes widespread malnutrition in the Arabian peninsula's poorest country.
    (AP, 1/22/13)

2013        Jan 23, In Yemen a US drone strike on a car outside the capital of Sanaa killed at least seven suspected al-Qaida militants.
    (AP, 1/23/13)

2013        Jan 28, In Yemen a car bomb exploded next to a military checkpoint in Radda, where Yemeni government forces waged their first offensive targeting al-Qaida militants in the area. 11 soldiers were killed. The military launched a wide offensive against al-Qaida in surrounding Bayda province.  The first day of shelling left 6 dead, 4 from al-Qaida and 2 from the army.
    (AP, 1/28/13)

2013        Jan 29, Attacks by Yemen's air force killed at least 16 al-Qaida militants and wounded dozens of others. Yemen’s military freed 13 soldiers captured by al-Qaida the previous evening. State news Yemeni authorities have seized a ship in the nation's territorial waters carrying explosives and weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles. The US said the ship, intercepted last week, came from Iran.
    (AP, 1/29/13)

2013        Jan 31, In Yemen two days of clashes in the south between al-Qaida militants and pro-government fighters killed 14 on both sides.
    (AP, 1/31/13)

2013        Feb 2, The Yemeni military said it has wrested control of al-Maraksha in Abyan province from al-Qaida fighters after three days of clashes that killed 17 people.
    (AP, 2/2/13)

2013        Feb 7, A Yemeni military official said an explosion at a military weapons depot in northern Yemen has killed 10 civilians and 5 soldiers.
    (AP, 2/7/13)

2013        Feb 19, A Yemeni military plane crashed into a neighborhood in the country's capital, Sanaa, killing at least nine people and injuring 18.
    (AP, 2/19/13)

2013        Feb 21, In Yemen a celebration marking the first anniversary of the country's presidential election was interrupted by a shootout between government forces and disgruntled members of a southern independence movement. 4 southerners demonstrating for secession in Aden were killed by security forces.
    (AP, 2/21/13)(Econ, 4/13/13, p.51)

2013        Feb 28, In Yemen tens of thousands held mass rallies in Sanaa and across the country calling for the prosecution of ousted leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is under pressure to leave the country for allegedly hindering democratic transition.
    (AP, 2/28/13)

2013        Mar 4, In Yemen  a suicide bomber blew up an explosives-filled vehicle at a pro-government militia headquarters, killing 12 people and wounding 17 in Lawder, Abyan province.
    (AP, 3/4/13)

2013        Mar 21, In Yemen clashes in the south between al-Qaida and pro-government fighters killed four on both sides.
    (AP, 3/22/13)

2013        Apr 8, In Yemen 4 people, two soldiers and two tribesmen, were killed in Marib when a group of tribesmen attacked a military checkpoint in the area of Sarwah. Armed tribesmen were suspected of being behind an attack on oil pipelines and electricity pylons that led to a power outage in Sanaa. Troops loyal to the former president killed three protesters in Radda. Two soldiers from the Republican Guard, still led by Saleh's son Ahmed, were also killed in clashes with protesters and police.
    (AP, 4/9/13)

2013        Apr 10, Yemen's Pres. Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi removed his predecessor's son and nephews from powerful security posts in the most dramatic step yet in sidelining old regime figures.
    (AP, 4/10/13)

2013        Apr 17, In Yemen 2 US drone strikes killed at least five suspected al-Qaida militants and destroyed the house of one of them in a mountainous area south of Sanaa.
    (AP, 4/18/13)

2013        Apr 18, Yemenis in a symbolic move began to dismantle protest tent camp in the capital, Sanaa, and other cities across the country, declaring the end of their revolution.
    (AP, 4/18/13)

2013        Apr 21, In Yemen  a US drone strike killed two suspected al-Qaida militants east of Sanaa. A few hours later al-Qaida fighters attacked a military checkpoint in the same area, killing two soldiers. A militant was killed in the shootout.
    (AP, 4/21/13)

2013        Apr 23, A Yemeni court sentenced 11 al-Qaida militants to up to 10 years in prison for forming armed gangs to destabilize the country and planning attacks on foreign embassies as well as army and security forces.
    (AP, 4/23/13)

2013        Apr 27, In Yemen tens of thousands rallied across the south to mark the 19th anniversary of the start of the country's brief, but bloody civil war. The protesters demanded independence from the north. 5 soldiers and 2 al-Qaida militants were killed in fighting in the central town of Radda. Col. Ahmed Abdel-Razaq, the intelligence chief in Mukalla, was gunned down in a drive-by shooting.
    (AP, 4/27/13)

2013        May 6, Yemeni tribal gunmen kidnapped two Egyptian technicians working in a cement factory in the south.
    (AP, 5/7/13)

2013        May 8, In Yemen suspected militants shot and killed three senior air force pilots in Dubba, an area about 10 km (six miles) outside Al-Annad base in the southern province of Lahj.
    (AP, 5/8/13)

2013        May 9, Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi warned that the al-Qaida branch in the country was expanding and using assassinations and abductions of foreigners as a way to challenge the central authority.
    (AP, 5/9/13)

2013        May 13, A Yemeni military plane on a training exercise exploded in midair over the country's capital, killing the pilot and slamming into a residential neighborhood in Sanaa.
    (AP, 5/13/13)

2013        May 18, In Yemen a suspected US drone strike killed four al-Qaida militants in Abyan province, an area once overrun by the group.
    (AP, 5/18/13)

2013        May 20, In Yemen a suspected US drone killed two alleged al-Qaida militants riding a motorbike outside Radda in Bayda province.
    (AP, 5/20/13)

2013        May 21, Saudi Arabia executed five Yemenis convicted of crimes and displayed their bodies in public as a deterrent for future criminals. A sixth man, a Saudi, was executed for murder.
    (AP, 5/21/13)

2013        May 24, In Yemen al-Qaida gunmen attacked a military position in al-Bayda province. The fighting that left 3 militants and 2 soldiers dead.
    (AP, 5/24/13)

2013        May 25, In Yemen two soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Shar, Hadramawt province.
    (AP, 5/26/13)

2013        May 27, In Yemen gunmen in Taiz abducted South African citizens, Pierre Korkie (56) and his wife. Police said lawmaker Abdel-Hamid el-Batra was behind the kidnapping to pressure the government to hand over a disputed piece of land.
    (AP, 5/27/13)(AP, 1/18/14)

2013        Jun 1, In Yemen suspected US drone strikes killed 7 suspected al-Qaida militants in the group's southern stronghold of Abyan. Two gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed Colonel Yahya al-Umaysi, the commander of an air base in Sayoun city, Hadramawt province.
    (AP, 6/1/13)

2013        Jun 5, Yemeni military troops, backed by tanks and warplanes, launched a major offensive in Hadramawt province to rout al-Qaida militants from the area.
    (AP, 6/5/13)

2013        Jun 8, In Yemen Judith Spiegel, a Dutch journalist, was kidnapped along with her partner Boudewijn Berendsen. Both were reported released on Dec 10.
    (AFP, 12/10/13)

2013        Jun 9, In Yemen 13 Shiite protesters were killed in clashes with police. The protesters were demanding the release of political detainees, and attempted to storm intelligence headquarters in Sanaa.
    (AP, 6/13/13)

2013        Jun 11, A Yemeni government statement said attacks on power lines have caused a widespread blackout that has left several provinces and the country's capital without electricity for two days.
    (AP, 6/11/13)

2013        Jun 13, In Yemeni thousands protested in the capital against "excesses" by security forces, calling for the overthrow of the president and national security apparatus.
    (AP, 6/13/13)

2013        Jun 15, Yemeni police confirmed the kidnapping of Judith Spiegel, a Dutch journalist, along with her partner Boudewijn Berendsen, earlier this month. In July the couple appealed for help, saying their captors have threatened to kill them in days unless the Dutch government meets unspecified demands.
    (Reuters, 7/16/13)(http://tinyurl.com/n4zl2pj)

2013        Jun 17, Yemeni and American rights protesters staged a demonstration in front of the US Embassy in Sanaa, demanding release of Yemeni Guantanamo detainees.
    (AP, 6/17/13)

2013        Jul 6, In Yemen a roadside bomb in Sanaa killed 3 soldiers and injured two others during a security patrol.
    (Reuters, 7/6/13)

2013        Jul 8, In Yemen army commander Colonel Ahmed Mohammed al-Suhaili was shot dead as he was leaving home for work in Hadramout province.
    (Reuters, 7/8/13)

2013        Jul 11, Oman police said they have seized 30,393 pistols aboard a tanker. Dubai-based newspaper Gulf News said the ship came from Turkey and was bound for Yemen. 9 Omanis were arrested in connection with the alleged shipment of pistols discovered in Sohar.
    (AP, 7/11/13)

2013        Jul 13, In Yemen gunmen killed two soldiers and wounded three in an ambush in Marib province where the military is battling al-Qaida.
    (AP, 7/13/13)

2013        Jul 16, Yemeni security officials said militants have shot dead a man (20) suspected of being gay. Saudi-born Saeed al-Shihri, a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner and No. 2 figure of AQAP, was killed in a US drone strike.
    (SFC, 7/17/13, p.A2)(Econ, 9/28/13, p.23)

2013        Jul 17, The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaida confirmed that Saudi-born Saeed al-Shihri, the group's No. 2 figure and former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, was killed in a US drone strike. He had twice before been reported dead but the terror group later denied those reports.
    (AP, 7/17/13)

2013        Jul 21, In Yemen armed men seized an employee of the Iranian embassy in Sanaa. Diplomat Nour Ahmad Nikbakht was freed by Iranian special operatives in March, 2015.
    (Reuters, 7/21/13)(AP, 3/5/15)

2013        Jul 23, Yemen's president pardoned journalist Abdelela Shayie, who was jailed for three years on charges of helping al-Qaida and US born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
    (AP, 7/24/13)

2013        Jul 27, In southern Yemen rockets fired from unmanned aircraft killed at least four suspected Islamist militants.
    (Reuters, 7/28/13)

2013        Jul 30, In Yemen a suspected US drone strike killed 3 alleged al-Qaida militants in one of the group's strongholds in the town of Saeed in Shabwa province.
    (AP, 7/30/13)

2013        Aug 1, In east Yemen at least 3 suspected al Qaeda militants were killed by missiles fired from an unmanned aircraft, the third such strike in under a week.
    (Reuters, 7/31/13)

2013        Aug 2, In Yemen clashes erupted in Sanaa when a group of soldiers, who had joined a mutiny, tried to storm the presidential palace. One of the mutinied troops was killed and six were wounded in the fighting.
    (AP, 8/2/13)

2013        Aug 3, In Yemen tribesmen blew up the main oil export pipeline late today, halting the flow of crude.
    (Reuters, 8/4/13)
2013        Aug 4, Yemen's Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman was denied entry into Egypt after she landed at Cairo airport. She has stated her opposition to the military coup that ousted fellow Islamist Mohammed Morsi on July 3 and was sent back on a flight that brought her to Cairo from the United Arab Emirates.
    (AP, 8/4/13)

2013        Aug 5, Yemeni authorities issued a statement listing 25 "most wanted terrorists" it said were planning to carry out attacks in the country during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday this week.
    (AP, 8/6/13) 

2013        Aug 6, In Yemen a suspected US drone killed 4 alleged al-Qaida members. "Due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks," the US State Department ordered non-essential personnel at the US Embassy to leave the country. A Yemeni military helicopter was shot down by a missile over the al-Qaida stronghold of Wadi Ubida. At least 8 people were killed, including a military commander, all part of a military force guarding oil installations in the province.
    (AP, 8/6/13)(Reuters, 8/7/13)

2013        Aug 7, In southern Yemen a US drone killed 7 suspected al Qaeda militants, a day after US and British embassies evacuated some staff because of growing fears of attacks.
    (AP, 8/7/13)

2013        Aug 8, In Yemen three suspected US drones 12 alleged al-Qaida militants, 6 in Marib province and 6 in Hadramawt province.
    (AP, 8/8/13)

2013        Aug 9, Senior Yemeni officials said at least 7 suspected militants from Saudi Arabia were among the alleged al-Qaida members killed in Yemen in a recent wave of US drone strikes.
    (AP, 8/9/13)

2013        Aug 10, In southern Yemen a suspected US drone strike killed 2 alleged al-Qaida militants in Lahj province, making it the 9th such strike in just two weeks. Two other militants were wounded in the strike.
    (AP, 8/11/13)

2013        Aug 11, In Yemen suspected al-Qaida gunmen killed 4 soldiers in an attack on forces guarding the country's only liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in  the Radhum area of Shabwa province.
    (Reuters, 8/11/13)

2013        Aug 13, Yemen’s military said Al-Qaida militants have killed 3 soldiers in the southwest during what the military said was an attempt to capture Hawtah, the capital of Lahj province.
    (AP, 8/13/13)

2013        Aug 17, In southern Yemen local officials said at least 27 people have died and more than 41 left missing after a wedding party was swept away while driving across a valley flooded by monsoon rains.
    (Reuters, 8/17/13)

2013        Aug 21, Yemen’s government apologized to southern seccessionists over the 1994 civil war begun against them by the previous president, in hopes of bringing them back to talks on the future of the country. Assailants shot dead the intelligence chief of the southern city of Aden and his nephew.
    (SFC, 8/22/13, p.A2)(Reuters, 8/21/13)

2013        Aug 23, In eastern Yemen a suicide bombing killed 2 soldiers and wounded six others. Al-Qaeda militants were blamed for the attack.
    (AFP, 8/23/13)

2013        Aug 25, In Yemen a bomb tore through the side of a bus carrying air force personnel to their base in Sanaa, killing at least one officer and wounding several others.
    (Reuters, 8/25/13)

2013        Aug 29, In Yemen suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen in Huta shot dead Salem Ahmed Hasan (29) because they believed he was a homosexual.
    (AFP, 8/29/13)

2013        Aug 30, In Yemen a US drone strike killed Al-Qaeda leader Qaeed al-Dhahab and at least two other men. Suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed an intelligence officer following the drone attack.
    (AFP, 8/30/13)(AFP, 8/31/13)

2013        Sep 1, In Yemen thousands of protesters held a protest in the southern city of Aden to renew calls for independence from the north and reject the Sanaa government's apology for a 1994 civil war.
    (AFP, 9/1/13)

2013        Sep 3, In Yemen 6 suspected al-Qaida militants and 2 citizens fighting them were killed in separate clashes between members of the terror group and armed residents who repelled attempts to retake their communities in Yafaa and Lawder in southern Lahj and Abyan province.
    (AP, 9/3/13)

2013        Sep 7, In Yemen a suspected Islamist militant was killed when a bomb he was trying to plant in the car of an intelligence officer in Sanaa exploded in his hands.
    (Reuters, 9/7/13)

2013        Sep 9, Yemen tribal sources and an official said at least 42 people have been killed in 10 days of clashes Sunni Islamists and Shiite rebels.
    (AFP, 9/9/13)

2013        Sep 11, Yemen's president ordered the reinstatement of hundreds of senior army and intelligence officers sacked after a 1994 civil war, to hasten reconciliation talks aimed at ending years of political turmoil.
    (Reuters, 9/12/13)

2013        Sep 12, The UN urged the international community, especially Gulf states, to increase aid to impoverished Yemen, saying that more than 10 million people in the country go hungry.
    (AFP, 9/12/13)

2013        Sep 14, Yemeni tribesmen bombed the main oil pipeline in the central Maarib province, the fourth attack on the pipeline in a month.
    (Reuters, 9/14/13)

2013        Sep 15, A Yemeni court sentenced three al Qaeda members to jail for plotting to kill President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and target foreign diplomats, including the US ambassador to Sanaa.
    (Reuters, 9/15/13)

2013        Sep 19, In Yemen large parts of the country, including the capital Sanaa, were left without electricity after tribesmen attacked power lines in Marib province.
    (Reuters, 9/19/13)

2013        Sep 20, In Yemen suspected al Qaeda militants killed at least 54 soldiers and policemen in two attacks in the south of the country. Officials believed members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were behind both attacks.
    (AFP, 9/20/13)

2013        Sep 22, In Yemen 7 people were killed in clashes between tribal gunmen and suspected al Qaeda fighters in Marib province.
    (Reuters, 9/22/13)

2013        Sep 23, In Yemen suspected al-Qaida militants assassinated air force Col. Abdel-Wahab Azzan in a drive-by shooting in Sanaa.
    (Reuters, 9/23/13)

2013        Sep 24, In Yemen a lone attacker on a motorcycle gunned down Col. Ali al-Deilami, head of finance at the city's military hospital, while he was on his way to work in Sanaa.
    (AP, 9/24/13)

2013        Sep 25, A Yemeni lieutenant colonel was killed by a bomb planted in his car  in al-Atiq, the capital of Shabwa province.
    (Reuters, 9/25/13)

2013        Sep 30, In southeast Yemen suspected al Qaeda militants disguised as security personnel seized an army base, killing at least 3 soldiers. Special forces were on their way to try to retake the base.
    (Reuters, 9/30/13)

2013        Oct 1, In Yemen al-Qaeda gunmen were still holding hostages at an army headquarters in Mukalla, a day after the army was said to have recaptured the building.
    (AFP, 10/1/13)

2013        Oct 2, A Yemeni court jailed five Al-Qaeda militants for up to 10 years for plotting a suicide bombing that killed 86 soldiers and wounded 171 others last year. Yemeni forces announced they had retaken control of army headquarters in Mukalla, killing the Al-Qaeda gunmen holed up there. At least 10 people including 3 soldiers were killed in the offensive.
    (AFP, 10/2/13)(AFP, 10/3/13)

2013        Oct 6, In Yemen gunmen shot dead a German security guard employed by the German embassy as he was leaving a market in Sanaa.
    (Reuters, 10/6/13)

2013        Oct 11, In southern Yemen a suspected al Qaeda militant blew himself up in a market in Lahj province, killing himself and wounding 4. Security officials said militants on a motorcycle have shot and killed an army colonel in the eastern town of Mukalla.
    (Reuters, 10/11/13)(AP, 10/11/13)

2013        Oct 12, In Yemen thousands of separatists demanding secession took to the streets of Aden to mark the anniversary in 1967 of the independence of former South Yemen.
    (AFP, 10/12/13)

2013        Oct 13, In Yemen Faisal al-Mikhlafi, a college professor and brother of a prominent tribal leader, was gunned down in Taiz.
    (Econ, 10/19/13, p.53)

2013        Oct 15, In Yemen suspected al-Qaida militants killed 2 security guards and wounded four others in a drive-by shooting in Lahj province.
    (AP, 10/15/13)

2013        Oct 18, In southern Yemen a suicide bomber killed at least 5 soldiers in a suspected Islamist militant attack on a military base. Two gunmen on a motorcycle fired at Col. Mohammed Abdullah al-Habshi's car in Sayoun, Hadramawt province. The driver died instantly and the colonel died three hours later in hospital.
    (Reuters, 10/18/13)(AP, 10/19/13)

2013        Oct 23, Yemeni police said a father has burned his 15-year-old daughter to death for keeping in touch with her fiance, sparking further outrage after an eight-year girl died from internal bleeding on her wedding night a month ago.
    (Reuters, 10/23/13)

2013        Oct 30, In Yemen at least 4 people were killed when a rocket hit a mosque in the Salafi-controlled northern town of Damaj.
    (AP, 10/30/13)

2013        Oct 31, In northern Yemen the death toll from a Houthi Shi'ite attack on a mountain town held by their Salafi Sunni Muslim rivals rose to 24 as the two sides fought for a second day in Damaj. Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen shot dead two soldiers and a civilian in an attack on an army checkpoint in the southern province of Abyan.
    (Reuters, 10/31/13)(AFP, 10/31/13)

2013        Nov 1, In Yemen Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels backed by tanks launched a fresh attack Damaj, a town held by their Sunni Muslim Salafi rivals, bringing the total death toll in three days of sectarian clashes to 40.
    (Reuters, 11/1/13)

2013        Nov 2, In northern Yemen Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels pressed their offensive against Damaj held by their Sunni Muslim Salafi rivals, bringing the total death toll in four days of sectarian clashes to 55.
    (Reuters, 11/2/13)

2013        Nov 3, In northern Yemen at least 3 people were killed in fighting between rival Muslim clans, bringing the death toll from five days of clashes to 58 as the government tried to broker a ceasefire.
    (Reuters, 11/3/13)

2013        Nov 4, Yemeni Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims fighters agreed to a ceasefire after days of clashes in Damaj killed at least 100 people. Saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline in southern Yemen that pumps crude oil to an export terminal on the Gulf of Aden.
    (Reuters, 11/4/13)(AFP, 11/4/13)

2013        Nov 5, In northern Yemen sectarian fighting reignited between Shiite Huthi rebels and Sunni Islamists, shortly after a ceasefire allowed the evacuation of the critically wounded.
    (AFP, 11/5/13)

2013        Nov 7, In southern Yemen 5 suspected al Qaeda fighters were killed by two drone strikes in Abyan province.
    (Reuters, 11/8/13)

2013        Nov 12, Yemen convicted nine men for arms smuggling after their ship was intercepted in the country's territorial waters in January, sentencing them with up to 10 years in prison for smuggling Iranian-made weapons. Ringleader, identified as Hameed Dahash, was tried in absentia and sentenced to 10 years.
    (AP, 11/12/13)

2013        Nov 15, Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said China will build power plants in Yemen with total output capacity of 5,000 megawatts and expand the Arab country's main container ports.
    (Reuters, 11/16/13)

2013        Nov 17, In northern Yemen 3 people were killed when Shi'ite Houthi rebels shelled a school in Damaj where sectarian fighting has killed more than 100 people.
    (Reuters, 11/17/13)

2013        Nov 19, In Yemen a suspected US airstrike killed 3 alleged al-Qaida militants in Hadramawt province. Two men from Australia and New Zealand were also killed in the strike.
    (AP, 11/19/13)(AP, 4/15/14)

2013        Nov 22, In Yemen MP Abdel Karim Jadban, who represented Zaidi Shiite rebels known as Huthis at a national dialogue, was assassinated in Sanaa.
    (AFP, 11/22/13)

2013        Nov 24, In Yemen Huda al-Niran (22), a young Saudi woman, urged a court to let her stay in Yemen and marry the man she loves, defying norms in both deeply conservative countries. On Nov 26 a Yemeni judge decided to release Niran into the custody of the UNHCR for a period of three months during which she should be able to obtain the refugee status.
    (AFP, 11/25/13)

2013        Nov 26, In Yemen unknown gunmen killed a foreign military expert and wounded his colleague in a drive-by shooting in Sanaa. The two were Belarussian citizens who were working "on private contract."
    (AP, 11/26/13)

2013        Nov 30, In Yemen thousands demonstrated in Aden to demand a return to independence a day after President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi said only autonomy was on the table.
    (AFP, 11/30/13)

2013        Dec 1, In Yemen Al-Qaeda suspects on a bike shot dead an army colonel and his son when he stopped his car at a roundabout in al-Qatan. Yemen began enforcing a temporary ban on motorbikes in the capital to prevent "shoot and scoot" attacks.
    (Reuters, 12/1/13)(AFP, 12/2/13)

2013        Dec 2, In southern Yemen suspected al-Qaida militants attacked a military checkpoint in Hadramawt province sparking a clash that left 3 militants and 2 soldiers dead.
    (AP, 12/2/13)

2013        Dec 5, In Yemen a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at the Defense Ministry in Sanaa, killing 18 soldiers and wounding at least 40. Officials said 11 gunmen also were killed in a firefight between troops and a carload of attackers who arrived after the blast. Gunmen shot and killed a Western doctor and a Filipina nurse in front of their colleagues in a hospital inside the compound of the defense ministry. Most of the attackers were Saudi nationals. Yemen’s branch of al-Qaida took responsibility and on Dec 21 apologized for the attack on the hospital that killed 52 people.
    (Reuters, 12/5/13)(Reuters, 12/6/13)(SFC, 12/7/13, p.A4)(AP, 12/22/13)


2013        Dec 8, In Yemen gunmen in car ambushes shot dead the head of security of the presidential palace in Taiz, Brigadier General Saddam Hussein al-Dhahri. In a separate incident Police Colonel Abdullah Gaithallah was similarly killed in the southern province of al-Baida.
    (Reuters, 12/8/13)

2013        Dec 12, In Yemen a drone strike on a wedding convoy in Radda killed 17 people, mostly civilians. Two of the dead, Saleh al-Tays and Abdullah al-Tays, had figured in the past on Yemeni government lists of wanted Al-Qaeda suspects. On Feb 20, 2014, a Human Rights Watch report listed the names and ages of 12 men who witnesses said were killed by four Hellfire missiles.
    (AFP, 12/13/13)(AP, 2/20/14)

2013        Dec 15, Yemen's parliament, dominated by the party of ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Islamist Islah party, voted in favor of halting US drone attacks. Experts say lawmakers have limited powers and their vote is unlikely to impact Washington's bid to crush Al-Qaeda militants.
    (AFP, 12/167/13)
2013        Dec 15, In Yemen assailants stabbed a Japanese diplomat five times after dragging him from his car in Sanaa.
    (AFP, 12/15/13)

2013        Dec 20, In northern Yemen 9 people were killed in ongoing sectarian fighting between Shiite Huthi rebels and Sunni Islamists backed by local tribes.
    (AFP, 12/20/13)

2013        Dec 21, In southern Yemen several cities were virtually paralyzed by a second day of confrontations between militants and security forces in which 11 people were wounded. Fighting raged in the north as the Sunni Islamist Al-Islah party accused Zaidi Shiite rebels known as Huthis of abducting one of its members. In the eastern province of Marib saboteurs blew up two sections of an oil pipeline.
    (AFP, 12/21/13)

2013        Dec 23, Yemeni political parties signed a document pledging a "just solution" that would grant some autonomy to the south in the face of secessionist demands.
    (AFP, 12/24/13)

2013        Dec 26, In eastern Yemen tribesmen seized an oil ministry building in Hadramout province and exchanged gunfire with a pro-government tribe seeking to regain control of the premises.
    (Reuters, 12/26/13)

2013        Dec 27, In Yemen an army tank shelled a funeral tent erected by the Southern Movement at a school in Sanah, Daleh province, killing 19 people, including 4 children.
    (AFP, 12/27/13)(AFP, 12/28/13)

2013        Dec 28, Yemeni tribesmen blew up a pipeline in the eastern Hadramout province, disrupting oil flow two days after they seized an oil ministry building in the region.
    (Reuters, 12/28/13)

2013        Dec 29, In Yemen a Sanaa court sentenced to death Ahmad Kadiri Ahmad Turki, a Yemeni Al-Qaeda suspect, for his role in a deadly attack on a security headquarters in Aden in 2011.
    (AFP, 12/29/13)

2013        Dec 30, In southern Yemen 5 soldiers and 3 militants were killed during an attack on an army position in which the assailants also abducted four troops.
    (AFP, 12/30/13)

2013        Dec 31, In southern Yemen armed men including a suicide bomber tried to storm police headquarters in Aden. Two guards were killed and at least 6 people wounded. Two suspects were arrested.
    (Reuters, 12/31/13)(AP, 12/31/13)

2014        Jan 4, In Yemen renewed clashes in the north between rebels belonging to a Shiite-branch of Islam and ultraconservative Salafis backed by allying tribes killed 17 people.
    (AP, 1/4/14)

2014        Jan 5, In northern Yemen at least 10 people were killed in a 2nd day of clashes between Shiite rebels and Sunni tribesmen fighting alongside hardline Salafists. In Hadramawt province a tribesman was killed at an army checkpoint.
    (AFP, 1/5/14)(AFP, 1/6/14)

2014        Jan 6, In Yemen tribesmen in Hadramawt province blew up a major oil pipeline in retaliation for the killing by the army of one of their men.
    (AFP, 1/6/14)

2014        Jan 7, In eastern Yemen tribesmen Hadramawt province blew up an oil pipeline for the second time in two days, disrupting an important source of revenue for the impoverished state. Gunmen shot dead an army colonel and a car bomb injured a senior intelligence officer in Aden.
    (Reuters, 1/7/14)

2014        Jan 8, In Yemen 2 suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in a US drone strike in the southeastern province of Hadramout.
    (Reuters, 1/8/14)

2014        Jan 11, Fighting in north Yemen between Shi'ite Muslim Houthis and Sunni Salafis stopped as a ceasefire deal took effect, according to a presidential committee trying to help end the conflict. In the south armed tribesmen attacked troops assigned to guard oil wells near a facility operated by Norway’s DNO. 2 soldiers were killed.
    (Reuters, 1/11/14)(Reuters, 1/12/14)

2014        Jan 12, Yemeni tribesmen tried to overrun an army camp on the outskirts of  al-Shihr, Hadramout province, killing 4 soldiers.
    (Reuters, 1/12/14)

2014        Jan 15, A Yemeni farmer was killed in a US drone strike in what witnesses said was an attack apparently intended for suspected Islamist militants in southeastern Yemen.
    (Reuters, 1/15/14)

2014        Jan 16, In central Yemen suspected al-Qaida militants attacked a military camp on the outskirts of Radda, sparking heavy clashes that killed at least 5 soldiers.
    (AP, 1/16/14)

2014        Jan 17, In Yemen clashes between armed militants and the army killed three militants in the southern city of al-Dalea (Daleh). 2 soldiers were killed in the fighting. A shell slammed into the home of Yassin Said in Daleh, wounding him seriously and killing his wife and their three- and five-year-old daughters. Gunmen in the south shot dead an army intelligence office and two soldiers.
    (Reuters, 1/17/14)(AFP, 1/17/14)(AFP, 1/18/14)

2014        Jan 18, In Yemen Ali Asghar Asadi, Iran's economic attaché in Sanaa, was killed in a drive-by shooting. A military intelligence officer was killed in a drive-by shooting by gunmen who fled on a motorbike in Huta. In Al-Milah armed men ambushed an army vehicle and shot dead 2 soldiers.
    (AP, 1/18/14)(AFP, 1/18/14)

2014        Jan 19, In Yemen unidentified gunman shot and killed Police Director Abd el-Wali el-Turkmi in the southwest city of Taiz.
    (AP, 1/19/14)

2014        Jan 20, In northern Yemen at least 12 people were killed overnight after Sunni Muslim tribesmen fought with a Shi'ite group which was trying to capture a mountain.
    (Reuters, 1/20/14)

2014        Jan 21, In Yemen unidentified gunmen assassinated the top envoy of a northern rebel movement in Sanaa. The son of powerful Islamist Al-Islah (Reform) party's secretary general was badly injured when his father's car exploded in Sanaa. In the north a day of clashes between Shiite rebels and gunmen from the powerful Hashid tribe left 20 people dead.
    (AP, 1/21/14)(AFP, 1/21/14)(AFP, 1/22/14)

2014        Jan 23, In Yemen 3 suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in Maarib province in what local officials and tribal sources said was a strike by a US drone.
    (Reuters, 1/24/14)

2014        Jan 25, Yemen's feuding factions wrapped up months of national dialogue aimed at drafting a new constitution and establishing a federal state in a country where southerners were clamoring for independence.
    (AFP, 1/25/14)
2014        Jan 25, An Iranian embassy official who was kidnapped in Sanaa in July was found beheaded in Naarib province, central Yemen.
    (Reuters, 1/25/14)

2014        Jan 26, In eastern Yemen Lt. Colonel Ahmed Amir al-Mahthouthi, a senior officer in the investigative branch of state security, was shot outside his home in Hadramout.
    (Reuters, 1/26/14)

2014        Jan 30, A Yemeni cargo ship ran aground and sank off the coast of Yemen killing all 12 crew.
    (Reuters, 2/1/14)

2014        Jan 31, In southern Yemen suspected al-Qaida militants launched a surprise attack on an army checkpoint in Shibam, Hadramawt province, killing 15 soldiers and wounding five others.
    (AP, 1/31/14)

2014        Feb 1, In Yemen a battle, that began a day earlier, between Shiite and Sunni tribesman over land in the northwest left more than 65 dead. Armed tribesmen bombed Yemen's main oil pipeline, halting crude flow to the country's main export terminal less than a month after it was repaired.
    (AP, 2/1/14)(Reuters, 2/1/14)

2014        Feb 2, Yemen tribal sources said Shi'ite rebels have overrun strongholds of a rival Sunni tribal group in fighting that has killed at least 40 people in the north in the last two days.
    (Reuters, 2/2/14)
2014        Feb 2, Yemeni tribesmen said they had kidnapped a German man to press their government to free jailed relatives.
    (Reuters, 2/2/14)

2014        Feb 3, In Yemen gunmen abducted a Westerner identified by a police source as a British oil worker in Sanaa.
    (Reuters, 2/3/14)

2014        Feb 4, In northern Yemen Shi'ite Muslim rebels and Sunni tribesmen agreed a local ceasefire after clashes between the rivals killed about 60 people there last week.
    (Reuters, 2/4/14)

2014        Feb 6, In Yemen government mediator Abdulqader Hilal announced his resignation via Facebook. Hilal, tasked by President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi with ending the fighting between Huthi rebels and tribesmen, has accused Ansarullah (Sunni Islamists) of failing to respect the terms of a truce agreed last weekend.
    (AFP, 2/7/14)

2014        Feb 7, In Yemen Fresh clashes between Shiite rebels and tribesmen backed by Sunni Islamists erupted near Sanaa.
    (AFP, 2/7/14)

2014        Feb 9, In Yemen Shiite rebels and Yemeni tribesmen agreed a ceasefire after deadly clashes between the two sides in the Arhab district near Sanaa. A bomb planted in the car of a Yemeni intelligence colonel exploded near the oil ministry, killing the officer and wounding 3 people.
    (AFP, 2/9/14)

2014        Feb 10, Yemen's president and main parties agreed to transform the unrest-riven country into a six-region federation as part of a political transition. The move was immediately rejected by some southerners who insist on a separate state.
    (AFP, 2/10/14)(Reuters, 2/10/14)

2014        Feb 11, In Yemen northern Shiite rebels and a faction demanding southern autonomy rejected a six-region federation plan for Yemen, agreed by parties during the "national dialogue" aimed at securing the country's political transition.
    (AFP, 2/11/14)
2014        Feb 11, In Yemen a British teacher was abducted on his way from an educational institute in Sanaa and reportedly taken to Marib.
    (AP, 2/13/14)

2014        Feb 13, In Yemen 29 people convicted "of various terrorist and criminal charges" escaped a Sanaa prison when a blast breached the facility's outer wall.
    (AFP, 2/14/14)
2014        Feb 13, Saudi Arabia said Yemen has handed over 29 Saudis wanted for suspected links to Al-Qaeda.
    (AFP, 2/13/14)

2014        Feb 14, Yemeni military and security officials says that the death toll from a prison break in Sanaa has reached 10, and that al-Qaida received help from inside the prison to facilitate the escape of 29 inmates.
    (AP, 2/14/14)

2014        Feb 18, In Yemen secessionist rebels attacked an army truck carrying food to a unit in the southern Dali province, killing 7 soldiers and wounding nine. 14 soldiers were captured. An opposition leader said the clashes were prompted by the army's 33rd brigade random shelling of three districts in Dali that destroyed five houses and killed six people including a child.
    (AP, 2/18/14)

2014        Feb 20, Yemen police opened fire on a protest march on Khor Maksar late today, killing one demonstrator and wounding 12 others.
    (AFP, 2/21/14)

2014        Feb 21, Yemeni forces shot dead one protester and wounded 16 others as secessionists in the southern city of Aden defied a ban on protests.
    (AFP, 2/21/14)

2014        Feb 26, The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing sanctions against individuals and organizations threatening peace, security or stability in Yemen.
    (AP, 2/26/14)

2014        Feb 28, In northern Yemen at least 13 people died when Shi'ite Muslim fighters clashed with security forces. The violence erupted after members of the Houthi group staged a protest in al Hazm.
    (Reuters, 2/28/14)

2014        Mar 2, In central Yemen gunmen ambushed a colonel in the security forces, killing him and wounding his guard. Armed tribesmen clashed with security forces on the southern edge of Sanaa, leaving two gunmen dead and three soldiers wounded.
    (AP, 3/2/14)

2014        Mar 2, In Saudi Arabia a foreign detainee died and nine others were injured in a riot at a center housing people awaiting deportation. Yemeni online forums reported that 10 Yemenis were killed when police opened fire on rioters demanding that Saudi authorities speed up their deportation.
    (AP, 3/3/14)

2014        Mar 3, In southern Yemen assailants killed 5 soldiers in an ambush in Shabwa province.
    (AFP, 3/3/14)

2014        Mar 5, In Yemen an American drone attack killed local al-Qaida leader Ali Saleh Juraim and two others while they were traveling by car in the northwest province of al-Jawf.
    (AP, 3/5/14)

2014        Mar 8, In southern Yemen at least 2 soldiers and a militant were killed in a clash when militants tried to attack a military compound in Lawdar town.
    (Reuters, 3/8/14)

2014        Mar 9, Yemeni sources said at least 40 people have been killed in three days of fighting between Shi'ite Muslim rebels and Sunni tribesmen.
    (Reuters, 3/9/14)

2014        Mar 13, In Yemen 6 Shiite rebels and 2 soldiers were killed in a firefight near Sanaa. Eight of the Huthi rebels, also known as Ansarullah (Partisans of God), were wounded in the clash in Qaratel.
    (AFP, 3/13/14)

2014        Mar 18, In Tuban, south Yemen, a suicide car bombing at a military intelligence headquarters killed one person and wounded a dozen others.
    (AFP, 3/18/14)

2014        Mar 22, Yemeni tribesmen bombed Yemen's main crude export pipeline, forcing oil flows to be stopped. In the north 12 people were reported killed in clashes between government forces and Shiite rebels on the outskirts of the northern city of Amran.
    (Reuters, 3/22/14)(AFP, 3/22/14)

2014        Mar 24, In Yemen gunmen killed 20 soldiers in a dawn attack on a checkpoint in the eastern province of Hadramawt, most of them in their sleep, in the latest in a wave of deadly violence blamed on Al-Qaeda.
    (AFP, 3/24/14)

2014        Mar 28, In southern Yemen 2 al-Qaeda militants and a soldier were killed in a raid by security forces on a residential building in Dalea.
    (Reuters, 3/28/14)

2014        Apr 1, In western Yemen clashes left dead 3 soldiers and 2 al-Qaida militants.
    (AP, 4/1/14)

2014        Apr 2, In Yemen al-Qaeda attacked an army headquarters in a heavily patrolled district of Aden, leaving 11 people dead, including three attackers, despite recent government measures to improve security.
    (AFP, 4/2/14)

2014        Apr 8, In southeastern Yemen suspected militants killed 5 soldiers guarding a checkpoint. A leader of a Shi'ite Muslim party was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the capital Sanaa in which two guards died.
    (Reuters, 4/8/14)

2014        Apr 9, Two Saudi border guards were killed by unidentified gunmen who fired shots from inside Yemen.
    (AP, 4/10/14)

2014        Apr 12, In Yemen suspected al-Qaida militants ambushed special forces troops, killing two soldiers and wounding five others. Two suspected al-Qaida militants on a motorcycle shot a security man in Sanaa, killing him instantly and taking his weapon before fleeing the scene.
    (AP, 4/13/14)

2014        Apr 14, In Yemen suspected smugglers shot dead a Saudi Arabian border guard and wounded another in the early hours today, in what would be the second such incident in five days. Saudi troops seized 14 guns left behind by the smugglers at the site of the clash.
    (Reuters, 4/14/14)(AFP, 4/15/14)

2014        Apr 15, In Yemen suspected al-Qaida militants assassinated Hussein Dayan, the deputy governor of southern al-Bayda province.
    (AP, 4/15/14)

2014        Apr 19, In Yemen an American drone strike killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and 3 civilians in central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group.
    (AP, 4/19/14)

2014        Apr 20, A drone strike in south Yemen killed at least 30 suspected Al-Qaeda militants.
    (AFP, 4/20/14)

2014        Apr 21, In southern Yemen 3 militants, one of whom may have been a senior commander, were killed in a drone strike. Fares al-Suwaydi, who worked in security at Sanaa airport, was shot dead in front of the terminal by gunmen on a motorbike. An intelligence officer died of wounds he sustained in an attack that killed a colleague earlier today.
    (AFP, 4/21/14)(AP, 4/22/14)

2014        Apr 22, In Yemen Colonel Abdul Razak al-Jabali was shot dead becoming the fourth officer to be killed in suspected militant attacks in Sanaa in two days. A state security court sentenced Sami Dayan, an Al-Qaeda militant, to 15 years in prison after convicting him of taking part in plotting to kill an army commander in south Yemen in 2012, in a suicide bombing attack.
    (AFP, 4/22/14)

2014        Apr 24, In Yemen two officers of the US Embassy in Sanaa shot and killed a pair of armed civilians during an attempted abduction of the Americans at a business. Within days of the shooting both Americans left Yemen with the approval of the Yemeni government.
    (AP, 5/10/14)

2014        Apr 27, Thousands of Yemenis rallied in the port city of Mukalla to demand statehood for the formerly independent south 20 years after the crushing of a secession bid.
    (AFP, 4/28/14)

2014        Apr 29, Yemeni troops, backed by air force planes, launched a major offensive against al Qaeda strongholds in the south of the country to try to eradicate the Islamist militant group that had killed hundreds since 2011.
    (Reuters, 4/29/14)

2014        May 1, Yemeni military officials said soldiers backed by tanks were pushing through southern strongholds of suspected al-Qaida militants for a third day, sparking clashes that killed at least six suspected militants.
    (AP, 5/1/14)

2014        May 2, Yemeni government forces killed five al Qaeda militants and wounded dozens of others in the south, in the fourth day of an offensive against Islamist insurgents. Unidentified gunmen shot dead an army colonel in his car in the southern port city of Aden.
    (Reuters, 5/2/14)(Reuters, 5/3/14)

2014        May 3, In Yemen two soldiers were injured when a car bomb exploded in Mukalla, Hadramout province. State news agency reported that one of those killed in an early stage of the latest offensive was Abu Islam al-Shaishani, a Chechnian fighter with a senior role in AQAP.
    (Reuters, 5/3/14)

2014        May 4, Yemen's military says it has killed 37 suspected al-Qaida fighters overnight in the town of Meyfaa in an ongoing offensive in Shabwa southern province.
    (AP, 5/4/14)

2014        May 5, In Yemen unidentified gunmen shot dead a French man driving in Sanaa. Two others were wounded. Suspected al-Qaida militants killed security officer Mohammed Qawza (Guawza) in a drive-by shooting in Sanaa.
    (Reuters, 5/514)(AFP, 5/514)

2014        May 6, Yemeni troops killed 2 suspected militants when they shelled overnight the house of a local Al-Qaeda chief in Shabwa province. The army also seized two Al-Qaeda strongholds in Abyan province, as it pressed an eight-day-old offensive with support from tribal militias.
    (AFP, 5/6/14)(SFC, 5/7/14, p.A2)
2014        May 6, In Yemen gunmen launched two attacks on the export pipeline linking the eastern oil fields to the Red Sea, sparking a fire and halting oil flow.
    (AFP, 5/7/14)

2014        May 8, Yemeni armed forces swept al-Qaida fighters out of a district in the country's south, one of the main goals of the major offensive waged by the military the past two weeks. Yemen’s US embassy was closed to the public after a spate of attacks against foreigners and fears that Al-Qaeda will seek revenge for a deadly offensive in the south.
    (AP, 5/8/14)(AFP, 5/8/14)

2014        May 9, In Yemen 4 soldiers were killed and three wounded in an ambush by suspected al Qaeda fighters in the central province of al-Bayda. Defense minister Muhammad Nasir Ahmad and a number of senior security officials were attacked by gunmen while travelling in their vehicles in Shabwa province. No one was killed or injured. Suspected Al-Qaeda militants attacked the presidential palace in Sanaa, killing 5 guards and triggering a fierce gunfight.
    (Reuters, 5/9/14)(AFP, 5/10/14)

2014        May 11, In southern Yemen a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car outside a police station in Mukalla, killing 11 police officers and wounding 15. Security forces in Sanaa clashed with suspected al-Qaida gunmen not far from the presidential palace, killing 3 militants.
    (AP, 5/11/14)

2014        May 12, In southern Yemen a suspected US drone strike killed six al-Qaida militants in Marib province.
    (AP, 5/12/14)

2014        May 13, Yemeni fighter planes targeted a vehicle in the southern province of Shabwa, killing 3 drivers and 5 suspected al Qaeda militants.
    (Reuters, 5/13/14)(AP, 5/13/14)

2014        May 14, In southern Yemen at least 42 people were killed in clashes between  soldiers and al-Qaida militants after insurgents attacked two military posts in Shabwa province where the government mounted an offensive two weeks ago.
    (Reuters, 5/14/14)(SFC, 5/15/14, p.A2)

2014        May 17, Yemen’s military said it has regained control of Azzan, Shabwa province. 7 militants and 2 soldiers were killed in the offensive. A militant ambush in Qarn al-Sawda left 5 militants and 2 soldiers dead.
    (SSFC, 5/18/14, p.A4)

2014        May 18, Yemeni troops killed a local al Qaeda commander and four of his aides in clashes in a southern province where the army has been waging an offensive against the militant network. The militant, known by his nickname al-Meqdad, was killed in Qarn al-Sawda, Shabwa province.
    (Reuters, 5/18/14)

2014        May 22, In southern Yemen a shell smashed into a vehicle and killed 5 civilians during clashes between the army and Al-Qaeda suspects near Al-Saeed, Shabwa province. The army and al-Qaida blamed each other.
    (AFP, 5/22/14)

2014        May 23, In northern Yemen suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car into a checkpoint manned by Shi'ite Muslim fighters, killing at least three people in Jawf province.
    (AP, 5/23/14)

2014        May 24, Yemeni soldiers killed 15 al-Qaida fighters in fierce fighting with militants who launched a major attack overnight targeting army, security and government buildings in Sayoun city, Hadramawt province. 12 soldiers were killed in the fighting.
    (AP, 5/24/14)(Reuters, 5/25/14)

2014        May 25, Yemen's security forces killed 5 al Qaeda members and captured four in a raid in Bayt al-Othdri, in the Arhab region. Yemeni troops killed 5 Houthi members in fighting outside the city of Omran in the northern province of the same name.
    (Reuters, 5/25/14)

2014        May 27, In northern Yemen Shiite rebels attacked army positions and killed 5 soldiers, prompting renewed clashes between the two sides.
    (AFP, 5/27/14)

2014        May 28, Yemeni officials said police have killed Al-Qaeda suspects Abdulkhaliq Mohammed al-Kabsi and Yehya Mohammed Sanhu. They were allegedly involved in a series of hit-and-run attacks against security personnel in Sanaa.
    (AP, 5/28/14)

2014        May 30, Yemeni security officials said clashes between Shiite rebels (Hawthis) and tribesmen backed by national army units have left at least 12 people dead in Amran.
    (SFC, 5/31/14, p.A2)

2014        May 31, In Yemen suspected al-Qaeda militants shot dead Colonel Nasser al-Issa, an intelligence officer, in the southern province of Lahej.
    (Reuters, 5/31/14)
2014        May 31, Sixty migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia and two Yemeni crew members drowned in the Red Sea in the worst such tragedy off the coast of Yemen this year.
    (AFP, 6/6/14)

2014        Jun 2, In northern Yemen at least 120 people were killed in fighting between Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels and government forces before a ceasefire was agreed.
    (Reuters, 6/3/14)
2014        Jun 2, A Yemeni security official and witnesses said the bodies of dozens of illegal immigrants, mostly from Somalia and Ethiopia, have been found on western beaches after their boat capsized in the Red Sea. The bodies started turning up on May 30.
    (AP, 6/2/14)

2014        Jun 4, In Yemen a ceasefire between Shi'ite Muslim rebels and government forces went into effect, after fresh fighting and air strikes killed at least 20 people from both sides.
    (Reuters, 6/4/14)

2014        Jun 5, A Yemeni army spokesman said government forces have killed 500 suspected Al-Qaeda militants in an all-out offensive against them in their southern strongholds that began on April 29. Forty soldiers were killed and another 100 wounded in the operation in Shabwa and Abyan provinces, in which 39 militants were captured. Al-Qaida militants attacked an army post in Shabwa province, killing 11 soldiers and one civilian.
    (AFP, 6/5/14)

2014        Jun 10, In Yemen tribesmen attacked power lines in the eastern province of Marib, leading to the blackouts in Sanaa and other areas.
    (Reuters, 6/11/14)

2014        Jun 11, In Yemen hundreds of protesters gathered outside the president's house in Sanaa to call for the fall of the government, angry at a city-wide power cut about to enter its third day and severe petrol shortages. President Abbed Rabbo Mansour Hadi ordered a cabinet reshuffle to replace ministers for oil, electricity and four other portfolios after several days of power outages and fuel shortages. Government warplanes conducted strikes against tribesmen suspected of sabotaging power lines.
    (Reuters, 6/11/14)(AP, 6/11/14)(AFP, 6/11/14)

2014        Jun 13, In Yemen 4 soldiers and 5 suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in two separate attacks in the south.
    (AFP, 6/15/14)

2014        Jun 14, In southern Yemen a suspected US drone targeted a car carrying al-Qaida militants, killing all five passengers.
    (AP, 6/14/14)

2014        Jun 15, In southern Yemen a suspected Al-Qaeda gunman opened fire on a minibus carrying staff members from a military hospital in Aden, killing 8 people.
    (AFP, 6/15/14)

2014        Jun 20, Yemeni officials said at least 85 people have been killed over the last week in clashews between Shiite rebels and Islamist tribesmen supported by army units. 11 soldiers were among the dead.
    (SFC, 6/21/14, p.A2)

2014        Jun 21, Yemen's Defense Ministry said suspected al-Qaida militants killed Brigadier-General Abdullah al-Mehdar in front of his home in Sanaa. In the southeast Al-Qaeda gunmen killed 2 people in Shehr, Hadramawt province, because they believed they were practicing witchcraft and sorcery. Some 17 policemen were wounded in an ambush by Shiite Huthi rebels as fighting between government forces and the rebels neared Sanaa.
    (AP, 6/21/14)(AFP, 6/22/14)

2014        Jun 25, In Yemen militants assassinated Col. Khaled al-Khawlani, a senior intelligence officer, in a drive-by shooting in Sanaa.
    (AP, 6/25/14)

2014        Jun 26, In Yemen at least 15 people were killed in a series of militant attacks in the eastern city of Seiyun, Hadramawt province. These included a coordinated attack on the Sayoun airport.
    (Reuters, 6/26/14)(AP, 6/26/14)(SFC, 6/27/14, p.A2)

2014        Jun 27, In Yemen fierce clashes pitted government troops against Huthi militants in Amran province.
    (AFP, 6/28/14)

2014        Jun 28, In Yemen fierce clashes broke out between pro-government tribesmen and Shiite Huthi rebels near Sanaa, as President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi vowed that authorities will not tolerate any violence.
    (AFP, 6/28/14)

2014        Jul 4, Six Saudi members of al Qaeda, already wanted by authorities, struck the town of al-Sharurah between Yemen and Saudi Arabia in an attack that left 4 border guards and 3 of the gunmen dead. Two of the militants grabbed 10 hostages and fought their way into a government building where they blew themselves up the next day.
    (AP, 7/5/14)(Reuters, 7/6/14)(Reuters, 7/8/14)

2014        Jul 5, The Yemeni air force bombed Shi'ite Muslim fighters north of Sanaa in fighting that caused a large number of casualties. At least 34 soldiers and 70 Houthis were killed.
    (Reuters, 7/5/14)(Reuters, 7/6/14)

2014        Jul 6, Clashes in the north Yemen town of Omran continued on between the army and fighters from the Houthi movement. In the south six soldiers were shot dead by al Qaeda militants.
    (Reuters, 7/6/14)

2014        Jul 8, The Yemeni Red Crescent said some 10,000 families have fled the northern city of Amran in three days to escape an intensified battle between the army and Shiite rebels.
    (AFP, 7/8/14)

2014        Jul 12, Yemeni tribesmen blew up the country’s main oil pipeline, halting deliveries from oilfields in the interior to the Ras Isa export terminal on the Red Sea.
    (AP, 7/12/14)

2014        Jul 22, Yemeni media reported that AQAP, Yemen's al Qaeda wing, has ordered men and women in eastern Hadramout province to obey its strict interpretation of Islamic law, saying it aimed to set up an emirate in the remote area.
    (Reuters, 7/22/14)

2014        Jul 24, In southern Yemen Al-Qaeda suspects on a motorbike shot dead Major Bilal Karo in Thalab town, Lahij province.
    (AFP, 7/24/14)

2014        Jul 25, In Yemen Hawthi rebels handed over the provincial capital of Amran to the central government. The Shiite rebels had captured the city from  their Sunni Hashid rivals earlier this month.
    (SFC, 7/26/14, p.A2)

2014        Jul 27, In southern Yemen militant attacks on two army outposts and killed at least 8 people early today, two months after the government said it had cleared that area of al Qaeda fighters in an offensive.
    (Reuters, 7/27/14)

2014        Jul 30, In Yemen one woman was killed in protests that erupted in Sanaa after the Yemeni government announced a rise in fuel prices. A third of the population lives on less than $2 a day.
    (Reuters, 7/30/14)

2014        Aug 2, In southern Yemen 4 policemen were killed in an attack on a security checkpoint in Shabwa province.
    (AFP, 8/6/14)

2014        Aug 4, In Yemen 4 soldiers were killed in ambushes in Hadramawt province.
    (AFP, 8/6/14)

2014        Aug 6, In Yemen 10 soldiers and 18 suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in confrontations in southern and southeastern provinces. Several others were captured, including a Saudi militant.
    (AFP, 8/6/14)

2014        Aug 7, In southern Yemen troops defending Sayoun clashed for a 2nd day with suspected al-Qaida militants killing at least 7 and raising the militant death toll to 25.
    (SFC, 8/8/14, p.A2)

2014        Aug 8, In eastern Yemen militants killed 14 soldiers near the city of Shibam in Hadramawt province.
    (AP, 8/9/14)

2014        Aug 9, In Yemen 3 suspected al-Qaida Yemeni militants were killed in a drone airstrike that targeted their house in Marib province.
    (AFP, 8/9/14)

2014        Aug 13, In south Yemen a bomb, planted near a prison by presumed Al-Qaeda militants, exploded killing 10 civilians and 3 army technicians in the Tibn area of Lahij province.
    (AFP, 8/13/14)

2014        Aug 16, In eastern Yemen a drone attack killed 3 suspected al Qaeda militants in Hadramout province.
    (Reuters, 8/16/14)

2014        Aug 17, In Yemen 6 suspected Al-Qaeda militants and 3 Yemeni troops died in clashes in the southeastern province of Hadramawt.
    (AFP, 8/17/14)

2014        Aug 18, In Yemen tens of thousands of people joined an anti-government rally in Sanaa in response to a call by Shiite rebel commander Abdulmalik al-Huthi.
    (AFP, 8/18/14)

2014        Aug 19, In Yemen hundreds of armed Shiite rebels staged sit-ins on the outskirts of Sanaa, where supporters are mobilizing in a campaign for the fall of the government by Aug 22.
    (AFP, 8/19/14)

2014        Aug 22, In Yemen tens of thousands demonstrated in Sanaa in a protest called for by the Shi'ite Houthi movement, which wants the government to resign and reverse a decision on cutting fuel subsidies.
    (Reuters, 8/22/14)

2014        Aug 23, Yemen's government offered to resign within a month and to review an unpopular decision to cut fuel subsidies, in an attempt to end protests by the Shi'ite Houthi movement. Separate bomb attacks by Al-Qaeda suspects killed a senior army officer and 3 soldiers across the south and southeast.
    (Reuters, 8/23/14)(AFP, 8/23/14)

2014        Aug 24, Yemen's Shiite rebel group called for new protests after rejecting a draft proposal by a presidential delegation to stop their demonstrations in return for a new government and a review of the country's economic policies.
    (AP, 8/24/14)

2014        Aug 26, Yemeni prisoners Amin al-Bakri and Fadi al-Maqaleh were transferred from Afghanistan’s Bagram prison back to Yemen. They had been detained since 2002 when they were arrested in Pakistan.
    (SFC, 8/27/14, p.A2)

2014        Aug 29, In Yemen hundreds of thousands rallied in the capital and across the country against an armed Shiite rebel group which has been holding its own sit-in demanding a new government and the reinstatement of fuel subsidies. Nearly 10 km (six miles) away, supporters of the Shiite Hawthi group expanded their sit-in alongside the main airport road.
    (AP, 8/30/14)

2014        Aug 30, In southeast Yemen a double overnight attack, one a suicide car bombing, left at least 10 insurgents and 4 soldiers dead in Qatan.  Houthi fighters were trying to seize a road that links Sanaa with oil-rich provinces. 3 suspected Qaeda fighters died when the army bombarded the house in Shibam. In the east security forces killed 5 militants who tried to take over a police station in Hadramou province.
    (AFP, 8/30/14)(Reuters, 8/30/14)(Reuters, 8/31/14)

2014        Aug 31, In southern Yemen 11 soldiers were killed in three separate attacks that included suicide bombings by suspected al Qaeda militants in Shabwa province.
    (AFP, 8/31/14)

2014        Sep 1, A Yemen security official said Al-Qaeda militants have executed 3 men they accuse of planting electronic chips in the network's vehicles to help US drones target them.
    (AFP, 9/2/14)

2014        Sep 2, Yemen’s President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi announced a 30 percent reduction in recent fuel price hikes to take effect Sep 4. Hadi also dismissed the country’s Cabinet and prime minister.
    (AFP, 9/3/14)(SFC, 9/3/14, p.A2)

2014        Sep 3, Yemeni Shiite rebels (Huthis) and activists took to the streets of Sanaa to reject a presidential overture to replace the government and reduce a disputed fuel price hike.
    (AFP, 9/3/14)

2014        Sep 6, Yemeni security officials and tribal leaders said clashes between Shiite rebels and Islamist tribesmen have killed 40 people over two days in the country's north.
    (AP, 9/6/14)

2014        Sep 7, In Yemen a Huthi demonstrator was shot dead and a number of protesters received gunshot wounds when police hurled tear gas canisters and deployed water cannon against demonstrators.
    (AFP, 9/8/14)

2014        Sep 8, Yemen sacked the commander of its police special forces, a day after clashes broke out as they tried in vain to disperse a Shiite rebel sit-in blocking the road to Sanaa airport.
    (AFP, 9/8/14)

2014        Sep 9, Yemeni police shot dead 7 Shiite rebel activists in Sanaa who were attempting to storm the government headquarters in an escalation of demonstrations. Al-Qaida militants detonated a car bomb at an army checkpoint in the eastern Hadramawt province, setting off a firefight in which 3 soldiers and 10 militants were killed
    (AFP, 9/9/14)(Reuters, 9/9/14)

2014        Sep 18, In Yemen armed Shi'ite rebels pushed into Sanaa after clashing with the army in the city's northwest outskirts. Nearly 40 people were killed.
    (Reuters, 9/18/14)(AFP, 9/21/14)

2014        Sep 20, Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on for a UN-brokered political settlement with Shi'ite rebels as some of the worst violence seen in the capital for years raged for a third day. Flights to Sanaa were suspended for a 2nd straight day as the toll mounted from clashes between pro-government forces and rebels.
    (AFP, 9/20/14)(Reuters, 9/20/14)

2014        Sep 21, In Yemen Shiite rebels (Huthis) seized the government headquarters and PM Mohamed Basindawa stepped aside, accusing Pres. Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi of being "autocratic." Violence raged despite a UN announcement of a power-sharing deal to end days of fighting.
    (AFP, 9/21/14)

2014        Sep 22, Yemeni medical officials said 200 more bodies have been retrieved from the streets of Sanaa, bringing to 340 the death toll from a week of fierce clashes between Hawthi Shiite rebels on one side and Sunni militiamen and army troops on the other. Hawthi rebels seized tanks and armored vehicles from military headquarters in Sanaa. Shiite rebels from the north clashed with AQAP militants south of Sanaa. 4 militants from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed along with 4 Huthis.
    (AP, 9/22/14)(AFP, 9/22/14)(SFC, 9/23/14, p.A2)

2014        Sep 23, Yemen’s President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi warned of "civil war" in Sunni-majority Yemen and vowed to restore state authority as Shiite rebels appeared to be in near-total control of the capital. Thousands of Houthi supporters gathered in Tahrir Square to cheer a rousing speech by their leader Abdel Malik al-Houthi.
    (AFP, 9/23/14)(Econ, 9/27/14, p.48)

 2014        Sep 27, In Yemen Shi'ite Muslim rebels (Houthis or Hawthis) signed a security deal that stipulated disarmament and withdrawal from areas they have seized in recent months. Meanwhile Hawthi rebels attacked the home of the intelligence chief in Sanaa. One soldier and two insurgents were killed in the fighting.
    (Reuters, 9/27/14)(SSFC, 9/28/14, p.A5)

2014        Sep 28, In Yemen hundreds of Yemenis demonstrated in Sanaa demanding that Houthi rebels who had seized control of the capital last week leave. A car bomb exploded at a hospital used as a base by the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement, killing or wounding dozens of people in Marib province.
    (Reuters, 9/28/14)

2014        Sep, Yemen's culture minister, Arwa Othman, was honored for her work combatting extremism and discrimination against women.
    (AP, 11/21/14)

2014        Oct 7, Yemeni parties agreed to appoint Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak bin Mubarak, an associate of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, as prime minister, a move some Yemenis expect may lead to the withdrawal of Shi'ite Muslim fighters from the capital Sanaa.
    (Reuters, 10/7/14)

2014        Oct 8, In Yemen at least two simultaneous attacks by suspected al-Qaida militants on security forces in Baida province south of the capital Sanaa killed at least 10 policemen and 4 assailants.
    (AP, 10/8/14)(AFP, 10/8/14)

2014        Oct 9, In Yemen suicide bombers targeting the powerful Shi'ite Houthi group and an army camp killed at least 67 people in two separate attacks, hours after a political crisis forced new PM Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak to step down. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) soon claimed responsibility.
    (Reuters, 10/9/14)(AFP, 10/11/14)

2014        Oct 11, Two Yemeni soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb exploded in the restive southeastern province of Hadramawt.
    (AFP, 10/11/14)

2014        Oct 13, Yemen's president appointed diplomat Khaled Bahah (b.1965), a former oil minister, as prime minister, after securing backing of Islamists as well as Shiite rebels who control the capital amid hopes of easing a political deadlock in the impoverished, violence-stricken country.
    (AP, 10/13/14)

2014        Oct 14, In Yemen Shiite rebels seized the strategic port city of Hudeida to widen their fast-expanding zone of control. Shiite rebels clashed with Al-Qaeda militants in Rada, leaving 12 dead.
    (AFP, 10/14/14)(AFP, 10/15/14)

2014        Oct 15, Yemeni security officials said 4 suspected al-Qaida militants were killed when a rocket fired by a drone struck their vehicle in southern Shabwa province. In Aden thousands held a sit-in protest for a second day at a major square to press demands for the south to secede. Shiite rebels locked in fierce battles with al-Qaida militants in Baydah province. In Sanaa suspected Sunni militants killed two Houthis and wounded two more when they tossed a grenade at one of the houses the rebels use as neighborhood headquarters. Senior army officer, Col. Ali Zeid al-Dhary, who follows the Shiite Zaydi faith, was gunned down in Sanaa.
    (AP, 10/15/14)(AP, 10/16/14)

2014        Oct 16, In Yemen suspected al-Qaida militants overran a security base in the al-Adeen area in Ebb province south of Sanaa, killing 3 policemen before fleeing to nearby mountains.
    (AP, 10/16/14)

2014        Oct 17, In Yemen clashes between tribesmen and Shiite rebels advancing into the mainly Sunni southwestern province of Ibb killed 14 rebels and 10 tribesmen. Houthi rebels overran the al-Qaida stronghold of Radda.
    (AFP, 10/17/14)(AFP, 10/18/14)(SFC, 10/18/14, p.A2)

2014        Oct 18, In Yemen rebels lost 12 fighters in a rocket-propelled grenade attack on their vehicle in Ibb province. 4 tribesmen were also killed in fighting.
    (AFP, 10/18/14)

2014        Oct 19, Yemen's Shiite rebels captured Yarim, a town south of Sanaa, in clashes that left 12 people dead. They also blew up the home of a rival Islamist politician in Yarim. Thousands in the Houthi-controlled port of Hodeida demonstrated to press demands for the rebels to leave the city.
    (AP, 10/19/14)

2014        Oct 20, Yemeni security officials say al-Qaida militants have captured al-Adeen town south Sanaa as they fought fierce battles elsewhere against Shiite rebels known as Houthis. Fighting between the Houthis and al-Qaida militants resumed in the Raad area in Baydah province south of Sanaa. The battles left 13 Houthis and 15 militants killed.
    (AP, 10/20/14)

2014        Oct 21, In central Yemen Sunni Al Qaeda militants and Shi'ite Muslim rebels fought a bloody battle. 30 Shi'ite rebels and 18 Sunni fighters and their tribal allies were reported killed in the clashes in Radda, al-Bayda province.
    (Reuters, 10/22/14)

2014        Oct 23, Southern Yemeni separatists pledged to escalate protests demanding secession, as northern Shiite rebels vie to expand their control over more of the impoverished country.
    (AFP, 10/23/14)

2014        Oct 24, In Yemen clashes broke out this evening when Huthi fighters trying to wrest control of the mountains around the central town of Rada, Baida province, met resistance from Sunni militias. The fighting left dozens dead, while a suspected US drone strike killed 10 jihadists.
    (AFP, 10/24/14)

2014        Oct 26, Yemeni troops and a US drone struck positions held by Al-Qaeda suspects and Sunni tribes killing over a dozen insurgents who have been battling Shiite rebels. Houthi fighters backed by government forces entered an al Qaeda stronghold in al-Bayda province.
    (AFP, 10/26/14)(Reuters, 10/26/14)

2014        Oct 27, Yemeni security officials said fighting between Shiite Houthi rebels and an influential tribe in the town of Radda killed at least 250 people over three days.
    (AP, 10/27/14)

2014        Oct 30, In Yemen suspected al-Qaida gunmen killed a police officer and a soldier in two separate attacks in the south of the country.
    (AFP, 10/31/14)

2014        Oct 31, In Yemen Shiite rebels attacked the headquarters of Sunni Al-Islah party in the southwestern city of Ibb, triggering violence in which 3 people died. Shiite rebel leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi told President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi that if he did not form a new government within 10 days a "national salvation council" would take its place.
    (AFP, 11/1/14)

2014        Nov 1, All Yemeni parties and political groups agreed to form an apolitical technocrat cabinet ending a deadlock of over two weeks.
    (AP, 11/2/14)

2014        Nov 4, Yemeni security officials said more than 30 people have been killed in clashes between Shiite Houthi rebels and tribal fighters backed by al-Qaida militants in the embattled town of Radda. US drone strikes killed at least 10 suspected al Qaeda militants in central Yemen. Fighting between members of Ansar al-Sharia and rebel Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters also killed 10 people.
    (AP, 11/4/14)(Reuters, 11/4/14)(Reuters, 11/5/14)
2014        Nov 4, The US asked the UN Security Council to freeze the assets and impose a global travel ban on three figures blamed by Yemen's western ally for orchestrating the current unrest. They included former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who allied with the Houthis, and two Houthi leaders.
    (AP, 11/5/14)

2014        Nov 5, Yemen's powerful Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, swept through the central city of Aden, after repelling al-Qaida militants in nearly two-weeks of deadly battles.
    (AP, 11/5/14)
2014        Nov 5, Yemen tribal sources said Nabil al-Dahab, leader of Ansar al-Sharia in al-Bayda province, was killed along with four other al Qaeda members, including Shawki al-Badani a senior al Qaeda official wanted by the US, in a drone strike in central Yemen overnight.
    (Reuters, 11/5/14)
2014        Nov 5, In Yemen an Algerian national was shot dead and a Frenchman was wounded during a scuffle at a checkpoint operated by fighters of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group in the southern part of Sanaa.
    (Reuters, 11/5/14)

2014        Nov 6, Yemeni tribesmen blew up the country's main oil export pipeline, forcing crude flows to stop.
    (Reuters, 11/6/14)

2014        Nov 7, Yemen's state-run TV announced the lineup of the country's new Cabinet following a UN-brokered deal with Shiite rebels who had overrun the capital of Sanaa and plunged the country into another crisis.
    (AP, 11/8/14)
2014        Nov 7, The UN Security Council slapped sanctions against Yemen’s influential former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two rebel commanders for threatening peace.
    (AFP, 11/8/14)

2014        Nov 8, In Yemen Al-Qaeda claimed its militants killed "dozens" of Shiite rebels in Rada, hours after the formation of a new government intended to take the strife-torn country out of crisis. Yemen's ruling political party, still headed by the country's former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, removed the country's sitting president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, from its top ranks.
    (AP, 11/8/14)

2014        Nov 9, Yemen's new cabinet was sworn in despite calls by former autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh and Shiite militias allied to him for it to be boycotted.
    (AFP, 11/9/14)

2014        Nov 10, In central Yemen at least 9 Shiite rebels and 4 armed tribesmen were killed in clashes near the embattled city of Radda. A late night clash between Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters and security guards erupted at Sanaa airport leaving 4 people dead.
    (AP, 11/10/14)(Reuters, 11/11/14)(SFC, 11/12/14, p.A2)
2014        Nov 10, The United States imposed sanctions on Yemen's former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and two senior Houthi rebel leaders for threatening the peace and stability of the country.
    (Reuters, 11/10/14)

2014        Nov 12, In central Yemen at least 33 people were reported killed in fighting in the past two days between Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters trying to expand their control and Sunni tribes allied with al Qaeda. In southern Shabwa province a US drone destroyed a Hilux truck carrying at least 7 militants on their way to an attack in the city of Azzan.
    (Reuters, 11/12/14)

2014        Nov 13, Yemeni Houthis endorsed a new government in Sanaa to replace the one they had forced to step down. They had complained for years of discrimination against their northern homeland. Heavy Huthi shelling of a northern district of the central town of Rada killed 5 women late today and displaced thousands. 30 Huthis were also killed in the fighting around Rada.
    (AP, 11/14/14)(AP, 11/14/14)

2014        Nov 14, Yemeni Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters backed by government forces drove the local wing of al Qaeda from one of its last strongholds in central Yemen in intense fighting. At least 25 Houthis and 10 Ansar al-Sharia and tribal fighters had in the fighting that began a day earlier.
    (AP, 11/14/14)

2014        Nov 18, In Yemen a car bombing killed Sadeq Mansur, a leading member of the powerful Sunni Al-Islah party, whose supporters have been battling Shiite militias.
    (AFP, 11/18/14)

2014        Nov 20, Yemen's culture minister, Arwa Othman, who was recently honored for her work combatting extremism and discrimination against women, said she is giving her award to Yemen's dwindling Jewish population. Fewer than 90 Jews live in Yemen, half of them in a guarded compound which protects the US Embassy in the capital of Sanaa.
    (AP, 11/21/14)

2014        Nov 21, The Yemeni government said it has ended a mutiny by officers suspected to be loyalists of the country's ousted leader against the top commander of an elite paramilitary unit.
    (AP, 11/21/14)

2014        Nov 25, Yemeni security forces freed six Yemeni hostages and two foreigners in a raid in which 7 al Qaeda kidnappers were also killed. US special operations forces took part in a rescue mission in Hadramawt province.
    (AP, 11/25/14)(AP, 11/26/14)

2014        Nov 26, In Yemen saboteurs blew up the country’s main oil export pipeline, halting crude flows. Five people were killed in clashes between Shi'ite Houthi fighters and Sunni tribal opponents in Sanaa.
    (Reuters, 11/26/14)

2014        Nov 30, In southern Yemen thousands of demonstrators gathered in the port city of Aden to call for independence from the north, prompting police to move in to break up the gathering. The demonstration fell on the 47th anniversary of Yemen's independence from Great Britain.
    (AP, 11/30/14)

2014        Dec 3, In Yemen a car bomb attack on the Iranian ambassador's house in the capital Sanaa killed 2 Yemeni soldiers and a civilian. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility.
    (Reuters, 12/3/14)

2014        Dec 4, Yemeni and Western sources said Saudi Arabia has suspended most of its financial aid to Yemen, in a clear indication of its dissatisfaction with the growing political power of Shi'ite Houthi fighters friendly with Riyadh's regional rival, Iran.
    (Reuters, 12/4/14)
2014        Dec 4, Al Qaeda's Yemen branch published a video purporting to show an American hostage and threatened to kill him if unspecified demands were not met. Journalist Luke Somers (33) was kidnapped in Sanaa in September 2013.
    (Reuters, 12/4/14)

2014        Dec 6, In Yemen Luke Somers (33), an American photojournalist, was killed along with South African teacher Pierre Korkie during a failed US-led raid to free them from al-Qaida affiliated rebels in Shabwa province.
    (SSFC, 12/7/14, p.A4)

2014        Dec 9, In eastern Yemen at least 5 government soldiers were killed when two al Qaeda suicide bombers tried to drive cars laden with explosives into a military compound in Seyoun. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility.
    (Reuters, 12/9/14)

2014        Dec 13, Yemeni troops shot dead five Al-Qaeda suspects disguised as women who fired at a soldier during a checkpoint inspection of their Saudi-bound bus.
    (AFP, 12/13/14)

2014        Dec 15, In Yemen police shot and killed Khalid al-Junaid, a prominent activist, while he inspected protests in the southern city of Aden organized to press for the south to secede.
    (AP, 12/15/14)

2014        Dec 16, In Yemen two car bombs exploded in Radaa city in the central province of al-Bayda. Radaa is a bastion of the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The bombs exploded hitting a school bus traveling near a Shiite rebel gathering, killing 26, including at least 16 primary school students.
    (Reuters, 12/16/14)(AP, 12/16/14)(SFC, 12/17/14, p.A2)

2014        Dec 17, Yemen's powerful Shiite rebels shut down a strategic Red Sea port, and stormed the offices of the country's main state newspaper.
    (AP, 12/17/14)

2014        Dec 18, Yemen's parliament approved a new government despite months of violence and political wrangling. Suicide attackers set off two car bombs in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, killing themselves and causing a number of casualties. 3 other suspected bombers were killed by members of so-called citizen committee security patrols before they were able to attack.
    (AP, 12/18/14)(Reuters, 12/18/14)

2014        Dec 19, In Yemen a suspected Al-Qaeda bomb attack killed 3 soldiers and wounded five others in Seyun, Hadramawt province.
    (AFP, 12/19/14)

2014        Dec 23, In Yemen two Shiite militiamen were killed in Sanaa in a series of small bomb attacks and a drive-by shooting. Prominent Huthi figure Faisal Sherif was shot dead by two gunmen riding a motorcycle near the University of Sanaa.
    (AFP, 12/23/14)

2014        Dec 25, In Yemen General Yahia al-Marrani, a senior intelligence official, was abducted in Sanaa by Shiite fighters from the Huthi militia in control of the capital since a September offensive.
    (AFP, 12/25/14)

2014        Dec 27, In Yemen 12 people were killed in clashes between tribesmen and Shiite rebels north of the capital Sanaa.
    (AP, 12/28/14)

2014        Dec 29, In southern Yemen a senior intelligence officer was shot dead in al-Bayda by militants suspected to be linked to al-Qaeda. An army general escaped a separate ambush in eastern Hadramout province.
    (Reuters, 12/29/14)

2014        Dec 31, In central Yemen a suicide bomber killed at least 49 people when he blew himself up at a cultural center where students were celebrating the Prophet Mohammad's birthday. 70 people were wounded.
    (Reuters, 12/31/14)(AFP, 1/1/15)

2014        The population of the Socotra archipelago, a group of four islands in the Indian Ocean belonging to Yemen, numbered about 55,000, mostly on the main island also called Socotra.
    (Econ, 2/1/14, p.42)

2015        Jan 1, In Yemen 49 people were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a religious celebration by Huthi supporters in the mainly Sunni city of Ibb.
    (AFP, 1/4/15)(AFP, 1/7/15)

2015        Jan 3, Yemeni authorities reported the arrest of a Belgian, a Bulgarian and a Somali suspected of having links with al-Qaida after a search found one of them carrying documents and materials with the group's logos on them. Unknown gunmen killed two fighters from the Shiite Houthi rebel group in central Ibb province.
    (AP, 1/3/15)

2015        Jan 4, In Yemen a bomb explosion in Dhamar, a mainly Shiite city, killed at least 4 people including a reporter and wounded 25 others. The bombing targeted a gathering of Shiite Huthi militiamen, also known as Ansarullah.
    (AFP, 1/4/15)

2015        Jan 7, In Yemen a car bomb blast tore through dozens of new students lined up at a police academy in Sanaa, killing at least 35 people.
    (AP, 1/7/15)(Reuters, 1/7/15)

2015        Jan 17, Yemen's Houthi militia seized Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's chief of staff, and threatened unspecified further steps to derail a proposed new constitution in a wrangle for power that threatens to bring down the government. National security service chief General Mohammed al-Ahmadi said there are around 1,000 Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen from 11 Arab and non-Arab countries.
    (Reuters, 1/17/15)(AFP, 1/17/15)

2015        Jan 19, Yemen's Houthi movement fought artillery battles with the army near the presidential palace in Sanaa, throwing the fragile Arab state deeper into turmoil. At least 9 people were killed, including fighters from both sides. A cease-fire halted intense clashes near the presidential palace in Sanaa after Shiite rebels seized control of state-run media.
    (Reuters, 1/19/15)(AP, 1/19/15)(AFP, 1/20/15)

2015        Jan 20, In Yemen Shiite militiamen seized the presidential palace in Sanaa in what a minister said was a bid to overthrow President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi and his US-backed government.
    (AFP, 1/20/15)

2015        Jan 21, Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was expected to yield to demands for constitutional change and power sharing with Houthi rebels who took up positions outside his home after defeating his guards in two days of battle. The Houthi rebels from the north draw from a large Shi'ite minority that ruled a 1,000-year kingdom in Yemen until 1962.
    (Reuters, 1/21/15)

2015        Jan 22, Yemen's Houthi rebels welcomed proposed concessions by the government on power-sharing but their gunmen still held positions outside the residence of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. A government spokesman said the cabinet has submitted its resignation to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi amid a standoff with Shiite rebels.
    (Reuters, 1/22/15)(AP, 1/22/15)

2015        Jan 23, In Yemen thousands of protesters demonstrated across the country, some supporting the Shiite rebels who seized the capital and others demanding the country's south secede after the nation's president and Cabinet resigned.
    (AP, 1/23/15)
2015        Jan 23, US officials said the United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against al Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
    (Reuters, 1/24/15)

2015        Jan 24, In Yemen tens of thousands marched in protest against Shiite rebels who hold the capital, amid a power vacuum in a country that is home to what Washington describes as al-Qaida's most dangerous offshoot.
    (AP, 1/24/15)

2015        Jan 26, In eastern Yemen a suspected US drone strike on a car killed 3 men believed to be al Qaeda militants.  A sixth grade student aged about 12 was reported killed the US drone strike. Al Qaeda militants attacked a military checkpoint in southern Yemen, killing a soldier and wounding two others on the outskirts of Mahfad in Yemen province.
    (Reuters, 1/26/15)(AP, 1/27/15)

2015        Jan 27, Yemen's Shiite rebels released presidential aide Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak. His abduction 10 days ago set in motion a violent escalation that led to the resignation of the president and the government in the face of a widening rebel power grab.
    (AP, 1/27/15)

2015        Jan 29, Yemen reported that 2 soldiers were killed and two wounded when they were ambushed while on patrol by suspected al Qaeda militants in the central province of Marib.
    (Reuters, 1/29/15)

2015        Jan 31, In Yemen Harith al-Nadhari and 3 other militants were killed in an American drone strike against their car in the southern Shabwa province. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) later named the others as Said Bafaraj, Abdelsamie al-Haddaa and Azzam al-Hadrami.
    (AFP, 2/5/15)

2015        Feb 6, Yemen's powerful Shiite rebels announced that they have taken over the country and dissolved parliament. Houthi rebels said they are forming a five-member presidential council that will replace President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi for an interim two-year period.
    (AP, 2/6/15)

2015        Feb 10, In southeastern Yemen 4 suspected Al-Qaeda fighters were killed in a suspected US drone strike in Hadramawt province.
    (AFP, 2/10/15)

2015        Feb 11, In Yemen the US embassy staff destroyed weapons, computers and documents before closing and evacuating diplomats. Britain and France also moved to close their embassies.
    (Reuters, 2/11/15)(AP, 2/11/15)

2015        Feb 12, In southern Yemen al Qaeda-linked fighters seized a large army base in a dawn attack. 12 soldiers and 15 militants were killed as Al-Qaeda seized the brigade's camp at Baihan in Shabwa province and captured armor and heavy weaponry
    (Reuters, 2/12/15)(AFP, 2/13/15)

2015        Feb 13, In southern Yemen suspect al-Qaida gunmen on a motorbike opened fire at air force Colonel Mahmoud al-Naqib, killing him instantly in Lahij province.
    (AFP, 2/13/15)
2015        Feb 13, Saudi Arabia, Germany and Italy became the latest countries to withdraw embassy staff from Yemen as an exodus of foreign diplomats gathered pace due to growing insecurity.
    (AFP, 2/13/15)

2015        Feb 14, In southern Yemen heavy fighting overnight between Shiite rebels and Sunni tribesmen left 26 dead. Tens of thousands marched in protest against the Houthis in the cities of Ibb, Taiz, Hodeida, Dhamar and the capital, Sanaa. The Netherlands, Spain and the United Arab Emirates became the latest countries to shut down embassy operations in Sanaa.
    (AP, 2/14/15)

2015        Feb 15, The UN Security council adopted a resolution demanding that Houthi rebels in Yemen immediately relinquish control and withdraw from government institutions.
    (SFC, 2/16/15, p.A2)

2015        Feb 16, In Yemen supporters of former President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi seized radio and television buildings in the southern city of Aden after they accused security forces of working for Shiite rebels who control the capital. One soldier and two Hadi supporters were reported killed in clashes.
    (AP, 2/16/15)
2015        Feb 16, Turkey said it was temporarily closing its embassy in Yemen, the latest foreign mission to do so following the takeover of power by Shiite Huthi militiamen.
    (AFP, 2/16/15)

2015        Feb 20, The UN envoy to Yemen said rival factions have agreed on a new legislative body to serve during the country’s transition period.
    (SFC, 2/21/15, p.A3)

2015        Feb 21, In Yemen Houthis tried to storm a special forces base outside the capital, exchanging fire with troops there who are mostly loyal to Hadi's predecessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh. The fighting killed 3 people. Former president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi left the capital after Shiite rebels who had been holding him under house arrest released him under international and local pressure. Thousands marched in support of Hadi in southern Ibb province, where they urged the Houthis to leave the region and halt their interference in local affairs.
    (AP, 2/21/15)

2015        Feb 22, Yemen's president sought to resume his duties as head of state as he convened governors of several southern provinces and military commanders at the presidential retreat in the economic hub of Aden.
    (Reuters, 2/22/15)

2015        Feb 23, In Yemen thousands took to the streets of Sanaa, to denounce the Houthi rebels and show support for the country's embattled president. Shiite rebels (Houthis) threatened to arrest and try for treason the prime minister and all Cabinet members if they fail to return to work.
    (AP, 2/23/15)

2015        Feb 24, In Yemen gunmen kidnapped Isabelle Prime, a Frenchwoman (30) working for the World Bank, and her Yemeni driver as she was on her way to work in Sanaa. The Houthis said that Pres. Hadi had lost his legitimacy as head of state and was being sought as a fugitive from justice. Prime and her translator arrived in France on August 7.
    (Reuters, 2/24/15)(Reuters, 2/25/15)(SFC, 8/8/15, p.A2)
2015        Feb 24, UN-appointed investigators said Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is suspected of corruptly amassing as much as $60 billion, equivalent to Yemen's annual GDP, during his 1978-2012 rule, and colluding in a militia takeover last year.
    (Reuters, 2/25/15)

2015        Feb 25, In Yemen armed men from the newly dominant Houthi group took over a special forces army base in Sanaa in clashes that left at least 10 people killed.
    (Reuters, 2/25/15)

2015        Feb 27, The United Arab Emirates said it will reopen its Yemeni embassy in the southern port city of Aden, where Pres. Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has set up a seat of power since being driven from the capital.
    (Reuters, 2/27/15)

2015        Feb 28, In Yemen the separatist Southern Movement said it has suspended its participation in UN-sponsored talks raising fresh tensions, as nine soldiers were wounded in a clash with separatist fighters. A US drone strike hit a car in Bihan town in Shabwa province, killing 3 men believed to be al-Qaida militants.
    (AFP, 2/28/15)(AP, 2/28/15)

2015        Mar 1, A first Iranian flight landed in the Yemeni capital, a day after officials from the Shiite militia-controlled city signed an aviation agreement with Tehran. The plane delivered medical and other supplies to Sanaa.
    (AFP, 3/1/15)(SFC, 3/2/15, p.A4)

2015        Mar 5, Iran said that a team of special operatives has freed Nour Ahmad Nikbakht, an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen.
    (AP, 3/5/15)

2015        Mar 9, In southern Yemen Al-Qaida militants overran and held the city of Mahfad for hours before an army counterattack pushed them out. Saudi Arabia agreed to host a peace talks with the Houthis requested by Pres. Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
    (AP, 3/9/15)

2015        Mar 12, The World Bank suspended its operations in Yemen as Shiite rebels fired tear gas and started shooting in the air to disperse a demonstration against them Bayda, killing 2 people and wounding seven.
    (AP, 3/12/15)(AFP, 3/13/15)

2015        Mar 13, In Yemen hundreds rallied in the militia-controlled capital of Sanaa to call for presidential elections and demanding the son of ex-strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh to run as a candidate.
    (AFP, 3/13/15)

2015        Mar 14, In Yemen opponents of the Houthi militia announced the formation of a national alliance to restore the authority of the state, in a major shakeup of Yemen's political landscape.
    (Reuters, 3/14/15)

2015        Mar 18, In Yemen Abdel-Karim al-Khewani, a prominent politician and supporter of the country's Shiite rebels, was assassinated by gunmen in front of the family's home in Sanaa.
    (AP, 3/18/15)

2015        Mar 19, In Yemen an unidentified warplane attacked the presidential palace in Aden. Rival forces fought the worst clashes in years. 13 people were killed when forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fought their way into Aden's international airport and wrested an adjacent military base from a renegade officer.
    (Reuters, 3/19/15)

2015        Mar 20, In Yemen bombings targeted two mosques in Sanaa and another in the Huthis' Saada stronghold, where an assailant detonated his explosives belt outside a mosque after failing to get in. At least 137 people were killed at the mosques attended by Shiite militiamen. The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility.
    (AFP, 3/20/15)(Econ., 3/28/15, p.51)
2015        Mar 20, In Yemen unidentified aircraft dropped bombs over an area that includes the residence of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the southern city of Aden but he was unharmed. In southern Yemen Al Qaeda fighters captured al-Houta, capital of the southern Lahj province, killing about 20 soldiers, before they were driven out by the army late today.
    (Reuters, 3/20/15)(Reuters, 3/21/15)

2015        Mar 21, Yemen's Shiite rebels issued a call to arms to battle forces loyal to the country's embattled president, as US troops evacuated the al-Annad air base near the southern city of al-Houta, seized temporarily a day earlier by al-Qaida militants.
    (AP, 3/21/15)
2015        Mar 21, In southern Yemen Houthi forces fired on hundreds of people in Taiz, a mainly Sunni city, protesting against their advance across the country. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
    (AP, 3/21/15)

2015        Mar 22, In Yemen Houthi fighters opposed to the president took over the central city of Taiz. Huthis and their allies also seized the airport in Taez.
    (Reuters, 3/22/15)(AFP, 3/22/15)

2015        Mar 24, In southern Yemen the Shiite rebels known as Houthis fired bullets and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters demanding that the rebels withdraw from Taiz province. At least 6 demonstrators were killed.
    (SFC, 3/25/15, p.A4)

2015        Mar 25, Yemen Pres. Abed Rabu Mansour Hadi fled the country by sea as Shiite rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south.
    (SFC, 3/26/15, p.A4)
2015        Mar 25, The Saudi ambassador to the United States announced that his country had initiated airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Saudi operation was called “Decisive Storm." King Salman gathered a 10-country coalition of Sunni states to bomb the Houthis.
    (AFP, 3/25/15)(SSFC, 4/5/15, p.A4)(Econ, 5/23/15, p.18)

2015        Mar 26, Warplanes from a Saudi-led Arab coalition bombed Huthi Shiite rebels in support of Yemen's embattled president, as regional rival Iran warned the intervention was a "dangerous" move. Egypt participated in the Saudi-led campaign against Shi'ite Houthis militias in Yemen with its naval and air forces. The US military rescued two Saudi pilots who ejected from their jet off Yemen's coast.
    (AFP, 3/26/15)(Reuters, 3/26/15)(AFP, 3/27/15)
2015        Mar 26, Sudan said it is providing ground troops as well as warplanes for a Saudi-led military intervention against Shiite rebels in Yemen.
    (AFP, 3/26/15)

2015        Mar 27, In Yemen at least 21 Shiite rebels were killed when residents in a tribal southern region opened fire at their vehicles. Warplanes targeted Houthi forces controlling Sanaa and their northern heartland and, in a boost for Riyadh, fellow monarchy Morocco said it would join the rapidly-assembled Sunni Muslim coalition against the Shi'ite Muslim group.
    (AFP, 3/27/15)(Reuters, 3/27/15)
2015        Mar 27, Egyptian and Saudi Arabian warships deployed to the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen to secure the strategic sea passage.
    (SFC, 3/28/15, p.A3)

2015        Mar 28, In Yemen a series of explosions rocked an arms depot in Aden, killing at least 14 people as looters swarmed the facility. At least 61 people were reported killed in three days of fighting between Shiite rebels and loyalist militia in Aden.
    (AFP, 3/28/15)
2015        Mar 28, Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters.
    (Reuters, 3/28/15)

2015        Mar 29, In Yemen at least 38 people were killed in clashes between rebel forces and tribes near a southern oil region. Saudi-led warplanes bombed the main international airport and struck a renegade troop base in Sanaa.
    (AFP, 3/29/15)

2015        Mar 30, In Yemen warships, believed to be from Egypt, shelled a column of Houthi fighters and troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh as they tried to advance on the southern port city of Aden. In the north an air strike killed 45 people at the Al-Mazrak camp in Hajja province. Warplanes carried out a fifth night of air strikes around Sanaa.
    (Reuters, 3/30/15)(AFP, 3/30/15)

2015        Mar 31, Saudi-led airstrikes pounded Yemen's Shiite rebels for the sixth day, destroying missiles and weapons depots controlled by the rebels. The UN human rights office in Geneva said that in the past five days, at least 93 civilians have been killed and 364 wounded in five Yemeni cities. Airstrikes hit a dairy factory near Hodeida killing 23.
    (AP, 3/31/15)(Econ., 4/4/15, p.44)

2015        Apr 1, In Yemen Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions in both the north and south, setting off explosions and drawing return fire from anti-aircraft guns.
    (AP, 4/1/15)(SFC, 4/2/15, p.A3)

2015        Apr 2, Yemen's Houthi fighters and their allies seized a central Aden district striking a heavy blow against the Saudi-led coalition which has waged a week of air strikes to try to stem advances by the Iran-allied Shi'ite group. AQAP fighters stormed the central prison in Mukalla and freed 150 prisoners, some of them al Qaeda detainees. AQAP was led by Nasser al-Wuhayshi.
    (Reuters, 4/2/15)(Econ., 4/25/15, p.46)

2015        Apr 3, In Yemen Houthi forces pulled back from a central Aden district. Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition dropped weapons and medical aid to fighters defending the southern Yemeni city. An air strike on a village near Sanaa killed a family of nine in what appeared to be a hit by the Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi militia. Local militia forces said they killed 10 Houthis during the fighting which pushed the Shi'ite movement out of Crater. They also said Houthis killed two medics and two patients when they opened fire on an ambulance ferrying casualties from Aden peninsula to hospital on the mainland.
    (Reuters, 4/3/15)(Reuters, 4/4/15)

2015        Apr 4, Yemeni tribal fighters entered the coastal town of Mukalla, seeking to drive out suspected al Qaeda fighters who took control 48 hours earlier. Houthi fighters took control of the central prison in Dhale and freed more than 300 prisoners. A medical official said fierce fighting for control of Aden has left at least 185 people dead and more than 1,200 wounded, including many civilians.
    (Reuters, 4/4/15)(AP, 4/4/15)(AP, 4/4/15)
2015        Apr 4, A Saudi adviser said Saudi Arabian special forces are involved in the military operation against Shiite Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition pounded rebels in the south and dropped more arms to loyalist fighters.
    (AFP, 4/4/15)

2015        Apr 5, In Yemen warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bombed Sanaa overnight on the eleventh day of a campaign against Iran-allied Houthi. A senior Houthi member said Yemen's Houthis are ready to sit down for peace talks as long as a Saudi-led air campaign is halted and the negotiations are overseen by "non-aggressive" parties. Armed tribesmen deployed in the streets of Mukalla, pushing al Qaeda fighters out of much of the eastern port town three days after the militants overran it. Houthis, along with allied security forces loyal to the ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, carried out a number of overnight raids arresting leading Islah Party members Mohammed Qahtan and Hassan al-Yaeri, along with more than 120 others. Houthi militiamen, supported by army units, gained ground in the southern city of Aden. 
    (Reuters, 4/5/15)(AP, 4/5/15)

2015        Apr 6, In southern Yemen fierce clashes raged between rebels and loyalists, leaving 114 dead in 24 hours. The Red Cross faced delays to urgently needed aid deliveries.
    (AFP, 4/6/15)

2015        Apr 7, In central Yemen warplanes from a Saudi-led air coalition bombed a military base controlled by Houthi fighters and their army allies. A website of the Houthi-run defense ministry said two students were killed at a neighboring school. Suspected al Qaeda militants stormed a remote border post with Saudi Arabia, killing at least two soldiers including the senior border guard officer.
    (Reuters, 4/7/15)

2015        Apr 8, In southern Yemen warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition struck al-Anad airbase overnight and targets in areas around the southern port city of Aden. At least 22 people were killed in tank and mortar shelling by rebel forces on residential areas in Aden. Warships from the Saudi-led coalition blocked a vessel carrying more than 47,000 tons of wheat from entering a Yemeni port, demanding UN guarantees that the cargo would not go to military personnel.
    (Reuters, 4/8/15) (AFP, 4/8/15)(Reuters, 4/10/15)
2015        Apr 8, Iran dispatched a destroyer and another naval ship to waters off Yemen.
    (SFC, 4/9/15, p.A2)
2015        Apr 8, Washington deepened its involvement in the Saudi-led air war in Yemen as aid agencies scrambled to deliver help to civilians caught up in the campaign now heading into its third week.
    (AFP, 4/8/15)

2015        Apr 9, In Yemen Shiite rebels and allied military units defied Saudi-led airstrikes to seize a provincial capital in a heavily Sunni tribal area as their patron Iran called the two-week air campaign a "crime" and appealed for peace talks. At least 20 Shiite Huthi rebels were killed in southern Yemen by Saudi-led coalition air strikes and an ambush by pro-government militia.
    (AP, 4/9/15)(AFP, 4/9/15)
2015        Apr 9, A UN official said children make up a third of fighters in the armed groups in conflict-wracked Yemen, also warning that malnutrition levels in the country were set to explode.
    (AFP, 4/9/15)
2015        Apr 9, The Pentagon said the US has begun daily aerial refueling for planes in the Saudi-led coalition carrying out air strikes in Yemen.
    (SSFC, 4/12/15, p.A4)

2015        Apr 10, In Yemen the first two planeloads of medical aid landed in the Sanaa after weeks of conflict which have killed 600 people and displaced 100,000 others. The UN appealed for a pause in fighting to allow in more aid.
    (Reuters, 4/10/15)
2015        Apr 10, In central Yemen a car bomb detonated outside a security building used by Houthi militiamen, killing at least seven people and wounding dozens. Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition battered southern Yemen overnight in the most intense strikes since the launch of a campaign against Iran-backed rebels last month.
    (Reuters, 4/10/15)(AFP, 4/10/15)
2015        Apr 10, Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed 3 Saudi border guards in a mortar attack in Saudi Arabia’s Najran province.
    (SSFC, 4/12/15, p.A9)

2015        Apr 11, In southern Yemen local militiamen in Aden reportedly captured two Iranian military officers advising Houthi rebels during fighting. Fierce fighting overnight between Iran-backed Shiite rebels and government forces killed at least 25 people.
    (Reuters, 4/11/15)(AP, 4/11/15)

2015        Apr 12, In Yemen suspected Al Qaeda militants killed an army colonel in central Shabwa province. Saudi Arabia dismissed Iranian calls to end air strikes on Yemen as Saudi-led attacks hit a military camp in Taiz, killing 8 civilians. Al Qaeda leader Ibrahim al-Rubaish, released from Guantanamo in 2006, was killed along with others in an apparent US drone strike on a group of militants west of the port city of Mukalla.
    (Reuters, 4/12/15)(SFC, 4/15/15, p.A3)

2015        Apr 13, In southern Yemen militia sources wrested control of an army base loyal to the Houthis after heavy fighting near the Balhaf liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant. Fighters reportedly killed around 40 Houthis and allied soldiers in Dhalea province. In Lahez province fighters attacked a Houthi tank with rocket-propelled grenades and machineguns, killing about 15 rebels.
    (Reuters, 4/14/15)

2015        Apr 14, In southern Yemen operations were suspended at the Gulf of Aden Balhaf plant, the country’s only gas export terminal, after armed tribesmen drove out soldiers guarding the site, accusing them of links to rebel forces.
    (AFP, 4/14/15)
2015        Apr 14, Iran proposed a four-point peace plan for Yemen and called for an end to Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi rebels allied to Tehran. It comprised of a ceasefire, humanitarian assistance, an intra-Yemeni dialogue and the establishment of a broad-based government.
    (Reuters, 4/14/15)(Reuters, 4/15/15)
2015        Apr 14, The UN Security Council adopted a resolution imposing an arms embargo on Yemen's Houthi rebels and demanding they pull back from territory they have captured. Russia abstained from the vote backed by 14 of the 15 members.
    (AFP, 4/14/15)

2015        Apr 15, In Yemen Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel targets in Aden after overnight attacks killed 7 people.
    (AFP, 4/15/15)

2015        Apr 16, In central Yemen heavy fighting broke out in and around Taiz, pitting an army brigade and tribesmen against the Shi'ite Houthi militia and allied army units. In the south Al Qaeda seized control of the Riyan airport outside Mukalla as well as the city’s seaport and oil terminal.
    (Reuters, 4/16/15)(SFC, 4/17/15, p.A2)

2015        Apr 17, In southeast Yemen Al-Qaeda militants seized heavy weapons as they overran a key camp in Hadramawt provincial capital Mukalla. Two suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed overnight in southern Shabwa province in a drone strike believed to have been carried out by the United States. At least 20 rebels were killed, and two tanks and four armored vehicles destroyed, in overnight Saudi-led air strikes on a convoy headed out of the Al-Anad air base. In Taez at least 16 people were killed as soldiers that have remained loyal to exiled Pres. Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi put up fierce resistance to an attack on their base by Houthi Shiite rebels and renegade troops.
    (AFP, 4/17/15)

2015        Apr 18, In Yemen militiamen loyal to embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi besieged the Al-Annad air base, once crucial to the US drone program targeting al-Qaida militants, trying to dislodge the Shiite rebels holding the complex. A US drone killed 3 Al-Qaeda suspects when it targeted a vehicle in Saeed in Shabwa province.
    (AP, 4/18/15)(AFP, 4/19/15)
2015        Apr 18, Saudi Arabia pledged to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Shiite rebels for three weeks.
    (AFP, 4/18/15)

2015        Apr 19, In Yemen Brigadier General Abdulrahman al-Halily of the First Military District announced his support for constitutional legitimacy as represented by President Hadi. He commanded at least 15,000 troops in a vast military district covering half the country's border with Saudi Arabia.
    (Reuters, 4/19/15)
2015        Apr 19, In Yemen Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Houthi positions in Taez. Air strikes on Shiite rebel positions in the southern city of Daleh as well as clashes killed 17 Houthis and 6 southern fighters. 7 more Houthis were killed in an attack by tribesmen in the southern province of Shabwa. In Aden 11 Houthis and 5 pro-Hadi fighters were killed in overnight clashes. All together at least 60 people were killed.
    (AFP, 4/19/15)
2015        Apr 19, A Saudi border guard was killed and two troops wounded by heavy gun and mortar fire from Yemen.
    (Reuters, 4/20/15)

2015        Apr 20, In Yemen Saudi-led air strikes on a missile depot in Sanaa, the rebel-held capital, sparked explosions that left at least 18 people dead and 300 wounded.
    (AFP, 4/20/15)

2015        Apr 21, Saudi Arabia announced that it would end almost a month of air strikes against the Iranian-allied Houthis. Hours later Houthi fighters captured an army brigade base loyal to the government in Yemen's central city of Taiz following heavy fighting. A Saudi air strike hit the brigade headquarters shortly afterwards.
    (Reuters, 4/22/15)

2015        Apr 22, In Yemen rival forces fought on despite a declared halt to a Saudi-led bombing campaign. The Houthi rebel movement said it wanted to return to UN-sponsored peace talks but only after a complete halt to a month of Saudi-led air strikes on the group. The Saudi-led coalition bombed southern Houthi positions carrying out at least 12 air strikes. In Aden 5 Houthi militiamen were killed at a checkpoint while fighting against local forces and 8 other Houthi fighters were killed in heavy clashes in southern Dalea province.
    (Reuters, 4/22/15)(Reuters, 4/23/15)
2015        Apr 22, In Yemen 7 suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in an apparent US drone strike overnight on Mukalla which the jihadists overran earlier this month.
    (AFP, 4/22/15)

2015        Apr 23, Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition pounded Houthi militiamen and military bases with at least 20 air strikes throughout Yemen, despite Riyadh saying it was winding down its campaign.
    (Reuters, 4/23/15)

2015        Apr 24, In Yemen fighting between warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden. The UN said the civilian death toll from the fighting and airstrikes since the bombing started on March 26 has reached an estimated 551 people.
    (Reuters, 4/24/15)

2015        Apr 25, In Yemen Shiite Houthi rebels mobilized hundreds of reinforcements in an effort to wrest control of Aden from militias supporting embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. The port city was hit by dozens of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes.
    (AP, 4/25/15)

2015        Apr 26, In Yemen air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook the country in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia. A group of tribal and Islamist fighters in Taiz took back several districts from the Iran-allied Houthi militia amid heavy fighting that left some 20 civilians dead and dozens wounded.
    (Reuters, 4/26/15)(SFC, 4/27/15, p.A4)

2015        Apr 27, In Yemen Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units in central Yemen and Sanaa despite a formal end to the air strikes.
    (Reuters, 4/27/15)
2015        Apr 27, Yemen's exiled government declared three areas in the country engulfed in fighting between Shiite rebels, their allies and pro-government forces as "disaster" zones, including the southern port city of Aden, and said that the month of violence has claimed 1,000 civilian lives.
    (AP, 4/27/15)

2015        Apr 28, In Yemen heavy clashes overnight were reported in Marib province east of Sanaa, in the city of Taiz in central Yemen, and in the southern port city of Aden. At least 15 people were reported killed in the district of Sirwah and around Marib city.
    (Reuters, 4/28/15)

2015        Apr 29, Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies advanced in the southern city of Aden, capturing parts of an upscale neighborhood and seizing men they accuse of fighting them from their homes.
    (AP, 4/29/15)

2015        Apr 30, In Yemen a new branch of the Islamic State group issued a video showing what it said was the beheading of 4 Yemeni soldiers and the shooting of 10 others.
    (Reuters, 4/30/15)

2015        May 1, In Yemen warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition struck a residential district in Sanaa overnight, killing eight to 10 civilians.
    (Reuters, 5/1/15)
2015        May 1, Saudi Arabia said its forces have killed dozens of Iran-backed rebels from Yemen who launched their first major attack on the kingdom since Saudi-led air strikes began last month.
    (AFP, 5/1/15)

2015        May 3, In Yemen local fighters battling the rebel Houthi militia in Aden stormed areas around the airport in an operation supervised by the Saudi-led coalition, which also provided air support. At least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition, including Yemeni expatriates in shorts, landed in Aden on a "reconnaissance" mission.
    (Reuters, 5/3/15)(AP, 5/3/15)

2015        May 4, In Yemen heavy airstrikes hit several airports across the country, as a Saudi-led military coalition continued to target the country's Shiite rebels and their allied forces.
    (AP, 5/4/15)
2015        May 4, Senegal said it will send 2,100 troops to Saudi Arabia as part of an international coalition combating Houthi rebels in Yemen.
    (Reuters, 5/4/15)

2015        May 5, Saudi King Salman announced the establishment of a center to coordinate humanitarian assistance for Yemen, and invited the United Nations to join in relief work for the Arab country.
    (Reuters, 5/5/15)
2015        May 5, Yemen's Houthi rebels fired mortars and Katyusha rockets at the Saudi city of Najran, killing at least 3 civilians. A husband and wife were killed as a missile from war-torn Yemen struck their building in the Jazan region. Five soldiers were reported captured.
    (AP, 5/5/15)(Reuters, 5/6/15)(AFP, 5/6/15)

2015        May 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck Yemeni provinces near the Saudi border overnight, killing at least 43 civilians. Another 9 people were killed and 18 were wounded in air strikes on a police academy in Dhamar province. Aid agencies warned that fuel shortages could halt their efforts to tackle Yemen's humanitarian crisis. Houthi fighters entered Aden's al-Tawahi district, one of the last strongholds of supporters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Fighting across Yemen killed 120 people, mostly civilians, including at least 40 who were trying to flee Aden in a boat that was struck by Houthi shells.
    (Reuters, 5/6/15)(AFP, 5/6/15)(Reuters, 5/7/15)

2015        May 7, Saudi Arabia offered a five-day humanitarian truce to the Houthi militia it has hit with weeks of air strikes in neighboring Yemen, on condition that fighting across Yemen stops.
    (Reuters, 5/7/15)

2015        May 8, In Yemen the Saudi-led coalition declared the rebel stronghold of Saada a war zone and said its entire territory would from now on be considered a "military target," urging all civilians to leave by 7 p.m. local time.
    (AP, 5/8/15)

2015        May 9, The Saudi-led coalition struck northern provinces of Yemen in a third consecutive night of heavy air strikes. More than 100 air strikes hit areas of Saada and Hajjah provinces, including the districts of Haradh, Maidi and Bakil al-Mir.
    (Reuters, 5/9/15)

2015        May 10, Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies in the country's splintered armed forces said they would accept a five-day humanitarian cease-fire to allow aid to reach civilians after more than a month of daily airstrikes from a Saudi-led military coalition. A coalition aircraft from Morocco crashed in the Wadi Nushur area in Saada. Houthi TV said air defense operated by tribesmen shot it down.
    (AP, 5/10/15)(AFP, 5/11/15)
2015        May 10, In Yemen First Lieutenant Yassine Bahti (26) of Morocco became the first airman to die since a Saudi-led coalition began bombing Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen on March 26.
    (AFP, 5/19/15)

2015        May 11, Saudi-led warplanes pressed air strikes against rebel positions in Yemen, 36 hours before a scheduled five-day pause to allow the delivery of much-needed humanitarian aid. The air strikes on a rocket base in Sanaa killed 90 people and wounded 300.
    (AFP, 5/11/15)(Reuters, 5/12/15)

2015        May 12, In Yemen at least 69 people were killed and 250 others were wounded by explosions after Saudi-led warplanes hit an arms depot a day earlier on the outskirts of Sanaa as bombing continued today.
    (AFP, 5/12/15)

2015        May 13, King Salman doubled Saudi Arabia's aid commitment to Yemen to $540 million on the first day of a humanitarian pause in a bombing campaign it has led. A jet-fighter from the Saudi-led coalition struck a military convoy belonging to Shiite rebels and their allies in southern Yemen, straining the humanitarian, five-day cease-fire.
    (AFP, 5/13/15)(AP, 5/13/15)

2015        May 14, In northern Yemen a helicopter gunship belonging to the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels struck a truck early today, killing 9 people.
    (AP, 5/14/15)
2015        May 14, Yemeni tribesmen, who refer to themselves as "Sons of Hadramawt," distributed pamphlets saying qat chewing is banned and that violators "will be held fully responsible under Shariah law".
    (AP, 5/15/15)

2015        May 15, In Yemen at least 10 people were killed in heavy clashes despite a five-day humanitarian truce. Aid distribution to the millions deprived of food, fuel and medicine by weeks of fighting and air strikes continued.
    (Reuters, 5/15/15)

2015        May 16, In southern Yemen fierce clashes between rebels and pro-government forces killed dozens, threatening to derail a humanitarian ceasefire. The clashes came after overnight fighting killed 26 rebels and militiamen loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh as well as 14 pro-government forces.
    (AFP, 5/16/15)

2015        May 17, In Yemen at least 10 people were killed in overnight battles in Taiz between Houthis and militiamen.
    (Reuters, 5/17/15)

2015        May 18, In Yemen Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels resumed and fierce clashes were underway across the country after a five-day truce expired.
    (AP, 5/18/15)

2015        May 19, Yemeni political factions voiced support for Saudi-led forces fighting Iran-backed rebels, calling for safe zones allowing the exiled government to resume its duties. The UN said that some 1,850 people had been killed and more than 500,000 displaced as a result of the conflict raging in Yemen since late March.
    (AFP, 5/19/15)

2015        May 21, In southern Yemen Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out fresh raids on rebel positions as pro-government tribesmen advanced on Shiite Huthi strongholds in the north. Saudi shells hit an international humanitarian aid office in northern Yemen, killing 5 Ethiopian refugees and wounding ten.
    (AFP, 5/21/15)(Reuters, 5/21/15)

2015        May 24, In Yemen Saudi forces and Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire overnight, which destroyed part of the Haradh border crossing, the main border crossing between the two countries. In Taiz Houthi forces and pro-Hadi fighters fired tank and artillery shells at each other throughout the city overnight, killing 5 civilians. Local fighters combating the Houthis in the south said they killed 8 Houthi fighters in an ambush in Dalea province.
    (Reuters, 5/24/15)

2015        May 25, In Yemen local Sunni Muslim militia ejected Shi'ite Houthi rebels from much of the southern city of Dalea, inflicting the first significant setback on the Iranian-backed rebels in two months of civil war. In Taiz Houthi fighters pushed back Sunni tribal and Islamist militiamen in heavy street combat. Shelling hit a fuel storage tank which set off an explosion, killing 10 people.
    (Reuters, 5/25/15)

2015        May 26, In northern Yemen 7 members of a family were killed in an overnight strike by Saudi-led warplanes on a border village. In the south the Saudi-led air force launched nearly 20 raids on Houthi fighters in the port city of Aden.
    (Reuters, 5/26/15)

2015        May 27, Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia and in the capital Sanaa, the deadliest day of bombing in over two months of war. Two Saudi border guards were killed and five wounded by shells fired from Yemeni territories late today, as the UN said the war's death toll was close to 2,000.
    (Reuters, 5/27/15)(Reuters, 5/28/15)

2015        May 31, In Yemen aircraft from a Saudi-led coalition bombed Houthi outposts throughout the country. Yemen's exiled government in Saudi Arabia said that senior Houthi officials are holding talks with the United States in neighboring Oman to help end the nine-week conflict. Human Rights Watch published new evidence alleging a Saudi-led coalition is using internationally banned cluster bombs in Yemen.
    (Reuters, 5/31/15)(AFP, 5/31/15)

2015        Jun 1, In Yemen at least 8 civilians were killed and 20 wounded in explosions sparked by Saudi-led air strikes on rebel arms depots in Sanaa. Some 15 Houthi fighters were killed in clashes late today with pro-Hadi fighters in Dhalea province.
    (AFP, 6/1/15)    (Reuters, 6/2/15)

2015        Jun 2, In Yemen armed tribesmen killed 18 Houthi fighters in an ambush in the central province of Ibb. 4 people died of dengue fever in the battle-scarred district of Crater.
    (Reuters, 6/2/15)(Reuters, 6/3/15)

2015        Jun 3, In Yemen Saudi-led air strikes killed a group of around 20 Houthi fighters outside the southern port city of Aden and also shook the capital Sanaa in the north.
    (Reuters, 6/3/15)

2015        Jun 4, In central Yemen warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition pounded rebel positions as air raids intensified amid attempts to revive UN-proposed talks in Switzerland.
    (AFP, 6/4/15)

2015        Jun 5, Yemen's exiled government and Huthi Shiite rebels agreed to attend UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva, provisionally set for June 14, aimed at ending a more than two-month war that has cost over 2,000 lives.
    (AFP, 6/5/15)
2015        Jun 5, Four Saudi troops, including an officer, were reported killed after an attack was launched from the Yemeni side on border areas in Jizan and Najran.
    (Reuters, 6/6/15)

2015        Jun 6, Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its army allies fired a Scud missile at Saudi Arabia which the kingdom says it shot down. Eyewitnesses said around 10 Arab air strikes pounded Houthi positions in Aden's northwest suburbs.
    (Reuters, 6/6/15)

2015        Jun 7, In Yemen 20 civilians were among at least 45 people killed in Saudi-led air strikes on the rebel-held armed forces headquarters in Sanaa early today.
    (AFP, 6/7/15)

2015        Jun 9, In Yemen a series of airstrikes from the Saudi-led military coalition targeted the Defense Ministry building, which is under control of Shiite rebels who control Sanaa. The airstrikes also targeted the homes of military commanders allied with the rebels in the northwest Sanaa district of Hamdan.
    (AP, 6/9/15)

2015        Jun 10, In Yemen at least 43 people were killed in heavy fighting overnight and today between supporters of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the country's dominant Houthi group.
    (Reuters, 6/10/15)
2015        Jun 10, Kuwait announced it will send $300 million in humanitarian aid to conflict-hit neighbors Iraq and Yemen.
    (AFP, 6/10/15)

2015        Jun 11, In Yemen a Saudi-led airstrike hit a public bus on a highway north of the southern city of Aden, splitting the vehicle in half and killing at least 20 civilian passengers. Airstrikes over the last 48 hours also hit a family traveling in a private car and a farmer driving a pick-up truck loaded with potatoes, also near Aden.
    (AP, 6/11/15)

2015        Jun 12, In Yemen Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels and their allies destroyed historic houses in the center of, Sanaa, a UNESCO world heritage site. The Saudi-led coalition denied claims that it carried out the strike, suggesting a rebel ammunition cache may have exploded.
    (AP, 6/12/15)    (AFP, 6/12/15)

2015        Jun 13, In Yemen 9 people were killed when Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed a district in Sanaa inhabited by relatives of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh. At least 60 people were reported wounded.
    (Reuters, 6/13/15)
2015        Jun 13, Six Yemeni men, long held at Guantanamo Bay, arrived in Oman. This was the first movement of detainees out of the US prison for terrorism suspects in five months and reduced the Guantanamo prisoner population to 116.
    (AP, 6/13/15)(SSFC, 6/14/15, p.A6)

2015        Jun 14, In northern Yemen Shiite Huthi rebels seized al-Hazm, the main city of Jawf province, 150 km (90 miles) south of the border with Saudi Arabia.
    (AFP, 6/14/15)

2015        Jun 15, A member of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) confirmed the death of Nasir al-Wahishi (aka al-Wuhayshi) in a US air strike in Yemen last week. Wuhayshi (38) had led al-Qaida operations in Yemen since 2002. Military chief Qassem al-Rimi (41) was reported as the new AQAP new leader.
    (AFP, 6/16/15)(SFC, 6/16/15, pA2)     
2015        Jun 15, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the Geneva discussions on Yemen and called for a humanitarian ceasefire with the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
    (Reuters, 6/16/15)

2015        Jun 17, In central Yemen Houthi fighters blew up the Dhamar city home of senior politician Abdel-Aziz Jubari while he was in Switzerland as a member of the exiled government's delegation to peace talks. In Geneva the UN-sponsored talks between the warring factions went into a second day.
    (Reuters, 6/17/15)
2015        Jun 17, Al Qaeda militants in Yemen killed two alleged Saudi spies, accusing them of planting tracking devices which enabled the assassination of the group's leader in a suspected US drone strike last week. Saudi-led air strikes hit a convoy of civilian vehicles killing at least 31 people. Four car bombs hit three mosques and the political headquarters of the Houthi movement in Sanaa killing at least 4 people and wounding at least 60 others.
    (Reuters, 6/17/15)(SFC, 6/18/15, p.A3)

2015        Jun 18, In Yemen around 30 fighters were killed in clashes between Houthi militiamen and tribesmen in the central province of Mareb.
    (Reuters, 6/18/15)
2015        Jun 18, Southern Yemen health officials said thousands of people have been diagnosed with dengue fever. Around 30 fighters were killed in clashes between Houthi militiamen and tribesmen in the central province of Mareb.
    (AP, 6/18/15)(Reuters, 6/18/15)

2015        Jun 19, In Yemen Saudi-led warplanes bombed elite Republican Guard forces allied with the dominant Houthi faction. Houthis reported that 9 civilians were killed in air strikes on the Razeh district of the northern province of Saada. UN-sponsored ceasefire talks broke off in Geneva without a deal to end nearly three months of fighting.
    (Reuters, 6/19/15)

2015        Jun 20, In Yemen a car bomb exploded in Sanaa near the Qiba al-Mahdi mosque, killing 2 people and wounding six others. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Arab air strikes killed 15 people and wounded dozens across the country late today.
    (Reuters, 6/20/15)(Reuters, 6/21/15)

2015        Jun 21, In Yemen rebel shelling of residential areas in Aden killed at least 3 civilians, as air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition also hit the southern city.
    (AFP, 6/21/15)

2015        Jun 23, In Yemen at least 39 people were killed and dozens wounded in 24 hours of clashes in the southern cities of Aden and Dhaleh.
    (AFP, 6/23/15)

2015        Jun 24, Yemen's Shiite rebels launched two late night attacks along the Saudi Arabia border, killing three Saudi soldiers and one from the United Arab Emirates.
    (AP, 6/25/15)(Reuters, 6/26/15)

2015        Jun 25, In Yemen men on a motorbike attacked low-ranking Huthi officer Ibrahim Hassan al-Sharfi near his Sanaa home late today before they fled. Gunmen also assaulted a Huthi checkpoint north of Sanaa with machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades, killing several people. In Dhammar province pro-government fighters attacked Huthi headquarters, killing five.
    (AFP, 6/26/15)

2015        Jun 26, In Yemen air strikes by a Saudi-led force hit military bases across Yemen. 10 people were killed in air raids in Jawf.
    (Reuters, 6/26/15)

2015        Jun 27, Yemeni rebels withdrew some of their forces from the southern city of Aden to reinforce positions elsewhere.
    (AP, 6/27/15)

2015        Jun 29, In Yemen an attack claimed by the Sunni extremist group on Huthi leaders in the rebel-held capital Sanaa killed at least 28 people.
    (AFP, 7/1/15)

2015        Jun 30, A UN report quoted Yemen health officials as saying that 8,000 people had contracted dengue fever in Aden since the crisis began in March. An average of 150 new cases of dengue fever and around 11 deaths were being reported daily.
    (Reuters, 7/1/15)

2015        Jul 1, In Yemen rebel fire on a residential district of Aden killed at least 31 civilians. Loyalist forces in central city Taez launched a manhunt for 1,200 escaped prisoners.
    (AFP, 7/1/15)

2015        Jul 2, In Yemen Saudi-led air strikes killed 8 people in Sanaa. 2 people were killed and 15 wounded in the latest air strikes on Saada.
    (Reuters, 7/2/15)

2015        Jul 3, In southeastern Yemen a drone attacked an army base held by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), killing 4 suspected militants. Saudi-led air strikes and clashes in Aden killed 13 Shiite Huthi rebels and 8 pro-government fighters.
    (Reuters, 7/3/15)(AP, 7/3/15)

2015        Jul 4, In Yemen 5 children were among 12 people killed at a shelter in an Aden kindergarten.
    (AFP, 7/8/15)

2015        Jul 6, In Yemen Saudi-led warplanes bombed the Sanaa headquarters of the party headed by rebel-allied former president Ali Abdullah Saleh overnight. More than 45 civilians were reported killed in a Saudi-led airstrike in Fayoush. Coalition bombing of a market in a Lahj town killed 41 civilians and six rebels. The Huthi-controlled Saba news agency said air strikes killed 124 people in Lahj and other parts of Yemen.
    (AP, 7/6/15)(SFC, 7/7/15, p.A4)(AFP, 7/8/15)

2015        Jul 7, In Yemen at least 30 soldiers were killed in coalition air raids and clashes after troops attempted to defect to Iran-backed rebel ranks near the border with Saudi Arabia. A car bomb exploded outside a mosque in Sanaa, killing at least one person and wounding five. 4 rebels were killed and 10 wounded in a suicide car bombing that targeted a police station in rebel-held Baida.
    (AFP, 7/8/15)

2015        Jul 8, In Yemen some 40 inmates escaped in a jailbreak after coalition jets bombed the area surrounding a prison in Mahawit province, northwest of Sanaa. Rebels fired rockets at a residential district killing 8 civilians, among them 3 children.
    (AFP, 7/8/15)

2015        Jul 9, In Yemen an air strike late today hit a school where internally displaced people have taken refuge in the southern province of Lahj, killing 9 people and wounding 14 others.
    (Reuters, 7/10/15)

2015        Jul 10, Yemen’s main warring factions endorsed a UN-brokered humanitarian truce from midnight today although heavy fighting on the ground and Saudi air strikes carried on relentlessly.
    (Reuters, 7/10/15)
2015        Jul 10, In southeastern Yemen two missile strikes by unmanned American drones killed 10 suspected members of Al-Qaeda, including 3 local chiefs at the port of Mukalla.
    (AFP, 7/11/15)

2015        Jul 11, In Yemen a UN-proposed truce, aimed at delivering desperately needed aid to millions threatened with famine, failed to take hold. The spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels in airstrikes since March said the coalition is not bound by the new truce deal.
    (AFP, 7/11/15)(AP, 7/11/15)

2015        Jul 12, In Yemen at least 10 people were killed in air strikes overnight, as a Saudi-led coalition continued bombing Sanaa in violation of a temporary humanitarian truce.
    (Reuters, 7/12/15)

2015        Jul 13, In Yemen rebels and medical officials said a Saudi-led coaltion airstrike on a residential area of Sanaa killed 25 civilians and wounded at least 50.
    (SFC, 7/14/15, p.A2)

2015        Jul 14, Yemeni forces battling the Shiite rebels in the country's south said they have taken control of the airport in the strategic port city of Aden and that they have driven the rebels into a part of the city jutting out into the sea. The Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes in Sanaa.
    (AP, 7/14/15)

2015        Jul 15, In Yemen loyalists of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, buoyed by their recapture of the airport, seized more ground in second city Aden as they pressed their biggest fightback yet against Iran-backed rebels. Saudi-led warplanes carried out six raids on rebel positions before dawn.
    (AFP, 7/15/15)

2015        Jul 16, In Yemen fighting intensified in the southern port city of Aden as Saudi-backed troops pushed to drive Shiite rebels out of several neighborhoods. The Shiite rebels meanwhile fired rockets at the city's airport, killing at least 3 people. Senior members of the exiled administration flew into Aden to make preparations for the government's return.
    (AP, 7/16/15)(Reuters, 7/16/15)

2015        Jul 17, A Yemeni government spokesman said that government troops are consolidating control of the southern port city of Aden, with only a few "terrorist pockets" of Shiite rebels remaining to be cleared out.
    (AP, 7/17/15)

2015        Jul 18, In Yemen local fighters and army forces wrested two military bases from Houthi forces overnight, building on a week of gains against the country's dominant faction. Islamic State in Yemen issued a statement and several photographs online claiming for the first time to have taken part in the clashes in Aden.
    (Reuters, 7/18/15)

2015        Jul 19, In Yemen the Saudi-led coalition targeted Houthi positions north of Aden and in Dar Saad killing at least 55 rebels. The death toll in Aden reached nearly 100.
    (AP, 7/19/15)(Reuters, 7/21/15)(SFC, 7/21/15, p.A2)

2015        Jul 20, In Yemen a spokesman said local fighters and army units backed by the exiled government have taken control of Tawahi, the last district of central Aden still held by the Iran-allied Houthi militia and its allies.
    (AP, 7/20/15)

2015        Jul 21, Yemeni fighters backed by Saudi-led air strikes battled to take back northern suburbs of Aden from Houthi opponents, a day after completing their capture of the center of the strategic port city. The UN said that over 3,600 people have died during the almost four months of air raids and civil war in Yemen.
    (Reuters, 7/21/15)

2015        Jul 22, In Yemen a Saudi military plane loaded with arms for fighters loyal to Yemen's deposed president landed at Aden airport, the first flight to reach the embattled port city in four months.
    (Reuters, 7/22/15)

2015        Jul 23, Yemeni troops and local militias, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, seized full control of the strategic port city of Aden after repelling Shiite rebels from their last holdout in this southern city and pushed to solidify their gains.
    (AP, 7/23/15)

2015        Jul 24, In Yemen Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed more than 120 civilians and wounded more than 150 after shelling a residential area in the Taiz province.
    (AP, 7/24/15)

2015        Jul 25, Saudi-led coalition forces announced a five-day humanitarian ceasefire would take effect starting July 26 evening at the request of exiled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Southern secessionist forces allied to a Saudi-led coalition captured Houthi military commander Abdul-Khaliq al-Houthi.
    (Reuters, 7/25/15)(Reuters, 7/26/15)

2015        Jul 26, Yemeni forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country's largest air base north of Aden. Residents said forces of the so-called Southern Resistance, a secessionist movement allied with the coalition, had taken and Sabr, a northern district of Aden. The residents reported 25 Houthis and 10 Southern Resistance fighters had been killed. A bomb exploded underneath a passenger bus in Sanaa, killing 3 people and wounding five.
    (Reuters, 7/26/15)

2015        Jul 27, Yemeni military sources Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit positions of pro-government forces in south Yemen by mistake, killing 12 people on the first day of a humanitarian truce.
    (AFP, 7/27/15)

2015        Jul 28, In Yemen Saudi-led warplanes resumed raids on rebels, who clashed with loyalists. Air strikes targeted rebels north of Aden, rebels in nearby Lahj province and a rebel convoy near Sabr. Other raids hit a building occupied by insurgents in Jaawala. An overnight strike hit rebels in Marib east of Sanaa.
    (AFP, 7/28/15)
2015        Jul 28, The UN said the civilian death toll from four months of fighting in Yemen has risen to nearly 1,900, with at least 202 people killed over the past 12 days.
    (AP, 7/28/15)

2015        Jul 29, In Yemen Saudi-led warplanes bombed targets in northerly Saada province. A car bomb exploded outside the Ismaili Al Faydh Alhatemy mosque in an eastern district of Sanaa, killing 3 people and wounding seven. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility. Ismailis are a minority Shi'ite Muslim sect, as are the Zaydi Shi'ites, a community whose interests the Houthi group says it defends. Al-Qaida made 6 captured Houthi fighters, who were in their early 20s, kneel and kiss their hands before shooting them in Dar Saad.
    (Reuters, 7/29/15)(AP, 7/30/15)
2015        Jul 29, From Saudi Arabia Yemen's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi ordered that militias battling Shiite rebels in Yemen be merged with his national army, in an apparent attempt to unify ground forces.
    (AP, 7/29/15)

2015        Jul 30, Yemeni forces backed up by Saudi-led coalition air strikes recaptured positions on the outskirts of Aden used by the Houthi group to fire rockets into the southern port city. Abyan province residents and local officials said 4 suspected members of the al Qaeda affiliated Ansar al-Sharia militant group were killed in an overnight air strike by an unmanned aircraft.
    (Reuters, 7/30/15)

2015        Jul 31, Southern Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led air coalition took more territory from Houthi militiamen, expanding their control around the port city of Aden. They reported 14 Houthis were killed and 40 captured. Local officials said 9 soldiers were killed and 30 wounded in a car bombing at an army base by suspected Islamist militants in southern Hadramout province.
    (Reuters, 7/31/15)

2015        Aug 1, Yemeni PM Khaled Bahah flew to the devastated port of Aden from Saudi exile, two weeks after loyalist forces ousted Shiite rebels from the city. Government forces pressed an advance north and east of Aden to dislodge rebels still entrenched in Lahj and Abyan provinces.
    (AFP, 8/1/15)

2015        Aug 3, In Yemen hundreds of pro-government troops and dozens of tanks and armored personnel carriers pushed north toward the al-Anad military base, as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes cleared the path for their advance. Houthi rebels appeared to have lost most of their heavy weapons in a battle to defend the al-Anad in Lahj.
    (AP, 8/3/15)(AP, 8/5/15)

2015        Aug 4, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said that health services in Yemen were "nearing collapse", with pregnant women dying for lack of transport and hospitals under fire from snipers.
    (AFP, 8/4/15)

2015        Aug 5, In Yemen five civilians were killed in Taiz in clashes between rebels and pro-government troops at a state security building that the Houthis have been using as a base since March.
    (AP, 8/5/15)

2015        Aug 6, Yemeni officials said the local al-Qaida branch has exploited the chaos in this embattled country to capture three towns near Aden, where pro-government forces have been advancing against Shiite rebels in recent weeks.
    (AP, 8/6/15)

2015        Aug 7, Saudi-backed Yemeni officials said pro-government forces have retaken Labouza base, the last military base in the country's south that was held by Shiite rebels known as Houthis.
    (AP, 8/7/15)
2015        Aug 7, Turkey’s official Anatolia news agency reported that the government has frozen the assets of officials from Yemen's former regime including ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, along with Huthi rebel leaders. The freeze will be in place until February 26, 2016.
    (AP, 8/7/15)

2015        Aug 8, In Yemen pro-government forces, strengthened by tanks newly supplied by a Saudi-led coalition, launched an offensive to retake Zinjibar, the rebel-held capital of Abyan province. A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit allied fighters in a friendly fire incident, killing at least 20 fighters on a coastal road as they headed toward Zinjibar.
    (AFP, 8/8/15)    (AP, 8/9/15)
2015        Aug 8, UAE state news agency WAM said 3 soldiers from the United Arab Emirates have been killed while taking part in a Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen's dominant Houthi group.
    (Reuters, 8/8/15)

2015        Aug 9, In Yemen forces loyal to the exiled government recaptured Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province, from Shiite rebels and their allies as they pressed an advance from second city Aden.
    (AFP, 8/9/15)

2015        Aug 10, In Yemen fighters opposed to the dominant Houthi movement seized four districts in the central province of Ibb, bringing the armed resistance closer to the group's stronghold in the capital Sanaa.
    (Reuters, 8/10/15)

2015        Aug 11, In Yemen militiamen clashed with the dominant Houthi group inside the city of Ibb, in their latest significant advance into territory the Houthis had held unopposed for months. Clashes with Houthi forces also raged in the central provinces of al-Bayda and Shabwa. Al Qaeda said it carried out 12 separate gun and bomb attacks on Houthi fighters in the central province on al-Bayda.
    (Reuters, 8/11/15)(Reuters, 8/12/15)

2015        Aug 12, In eastern Yemen a suspected US drone strike killed 5 al Qaeda men in their car while they were traveling on a coast road east of the port of Mukalla.
    (Reuters, 8/12/15)

2015        Aug 13, In Yemen mortar rounds fired by Shiite Houthi rebels killed 6 civilians in the central city of Taiz.
    (AP, 8/13/15)

2015        Aug 14, In Yemen hundreds of women protested in the country's rebel-held capital of Sanaa over a shortage of gasoline.
    (AP, 8/14/15)

2015        Aug 15, In Yemen forces loyal to the exiled government retook a fifth southern province, extending recent gains against Iran-backed Shiite rebels who still control Sanaa. The rebels handed over Shabwa province to government forces and withdrew after being promised a safe route out.
    (AFP, 8/15/15)

2015        Aug 16, In Yemen militia forces loyal to the exiled government fought their way deep into the central city of Taiz, largely pushing out Houthi militiamen from the country's third largest city.
    (Reuters, 8/16/15)

2015        Aug 17, In Yemen heavy fighting between government loyalists and rebels for control of Taez left at least 81 people dead in the past 24 hours.
    (AFP, 8/17/15)
2015        Aug 17, The Saudi military said 2 soldiers have been killed along the border by a missile fired from inside Yemen.
    (AP, 8/17/15)

2015        Aug 18, In Yemen warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition hit the Houthi-controlled Red Sea port of Hodeida, destroying cranes and warehouses in the main entry point for aid supplies to the north. Houthi rebels ambushed pro-government forces. Fighting near the Aqaba-Tharaa area left 65 anti-rebel forces dead along with 15 Shiite rebels. In the north a Saudi-led coalition air strike killed 13 teaching staff and four children in Amran province. 5 Huthis were also killed in the strike.   
    (Reuters, 8/18/15)(SFC, 8/19/15, p.A3)(AFP, 8/20/15)

2015        Aug 20, In Yemen an improvised explosive device went off Gov. Nayef al-Bakry's office in Aden killing 4 people with 10 wounded. Air strikes led by Saudi Arabia killed 43 people in the central city of Taiz. Houthi attacks on the city killed 13 people, including 7 children.
    (AP, 8/20/15)(Reuters, 8/20/15)

2015        Aug 21, In Yemen 3 suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in an apparent US drone strike in Marib province.
    (AFP, 8/20/15)
2015        Aug 21, In Yemen a helicopter from the Saudi-led forces battling anti-government fighters crashed along the Saudi border, killing the two pilots. Huthi rebels said they have shot down a Saudi Apache helicopter. 53 civilians died in Saudi-led air strikes on Taiz that also hit 20 homes.
    (AFP, 8/21/15)(Reuters, 9/1/15)

2015        Aug 22, In Yemen al-Qaida militants took Tawahi district, home to a presidential palace and Aden's main port, and were patrolling the streets, some carrying black banners. The militants also took Crater, Aden's commercial center, and parts of Dar Saad town, just north of Aden, including an army base that they turned into a training camp.
    (AP, 8/22/15)

2015        Aug 23, In Yemen the Saudi-led coalition bombed rebel positions near the Bab el-Mandeb strait to weaken them in preparation for a ground offensive there. 13 Houthi fighters reported were killed in the airstrikes. 4 suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed overnight in an apparent US drone strike in Mukalla.
    (AP, 8/23/15)(AFP, 8/23/15)
2015        Aug 23, The United Arab Emirates said that its military freed British hostage Robert Douglas Semple (64) who was kidnapped 18 months ago by al-Qaida in Yemen. The UAE has military forces in Aden and is part of a Saudi-led coalition of mostly Arab countries that has been bombing the Houthis and their allies since late March.
    (AP, 8/23/15)
2015        Aug 23, In Yemen Iran-backed Houthi rebels fired rockets into a residential district of Taez, killing 14 civilians, mostly women and children.
    (AFP, 8/24/15)

2015        Aug 24, In Yemen unidentified gunmen raided the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Aden, holding staff at gunpoint and stealing cars, cash and equipment.
    (Reuters, 8/25/15)

2015        Aug 25, In Yemen about 100 Saudi forces arrived in Aden to help rebuild the local police force. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it has temporarily suspended its activities in Aden after its office was raided by unidentified gunmen a day earlier. Al-Qaeda dynamited a headquarters of the secret police in Mukalla.
    (Reuters, 8/25/15)(AFP, 8/26/15)

2015        Aug 26, In Yemen al-Qaeda militants blew up an army headquarters and set up checkpoints in the jihadist network's southeastern stronghold of Mukalla, Hadramawt province. Yemeni army units allied to the Houthi militia fired a ballistic missile toward southern Saudi Arabia but the Saudi military said it intercepted it and retaliated with air strikes on Yemeni territory.
    (AFP, 8/26/15)(Reuters, 8/26/15)

2015        Aug 28, The Yemeni army said it has recruited 4,800 southern fighters following a presidential decision to integrate loyalist militiamen who helped push Iran-backed rebels out of second city Aden.
    (AFP, 8/28/15)
2015        Aug 28, In southeastern Yemen witnesses said Al-Qaeda militants have publicly flogged 10 men in Hadramawt province for insulting God and consuming alcohol and drugs. Each man received between 80 and 100 lashes.
    (AFP, 8/28/15)

2015        Aug 29, In Yemen warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition hit rebel positions as reinforcements reached pro-government forces preparing for an anticipated advance towards the capital.
    (AFP, 8/29/15)

2015        Aug 30, In Yemen gunmen on a motorbike shot dead Colonel Abdelhakim al-Sanidi, the director of security operations in Aden. A Saudi-led coalition air raid struck a factory in northern Yemen killing 17 civilians and 14 Shiite Huthi rebels.
    (AFP, 8/30/15)

2015        Sep 1, In Yemen 17 rebels were killed in Saudi-led coalition air strikes that also "mistakenly" left 3 pro-government fighters dead over the past 24 hours in Baihan, a region between the provinces of Shabwa which is government-held, and oil-rich Marib which both sides are fighting to control.
    (AFP, 9/1/15)
2015        Sep 1, The UN said 95 civilians have been killed in the past two weeks in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz where a collapsing health care service and outbreak of dengue fever are compounding a dire humanitarian situation.
    (Reuters, 9/1/15)

2015        Sep 2, In Yemen 2 local Red Cross employees were shot dead in the northern province of Amran by an unknown attacker. At least 32 people were killed and dozens wounded in two bombings near a mosque in a northern district of Sanaa.
    (Reuters, 9/2/15)(AFP, 9/3/15)

2015        Sep 4, In Yemen Iranian-allied Houthis attacked a weapons storage facility in Marib killing 45 soldiers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 5 Bahrainis, 10 Saudis and 4 Yemenis.
    (Reuters, 9/4/15)(AFP, 9/5/15)(Reuters, 9/6/15)
2015        Sep 4, President Barack Obama hosted Saudi Arabia's new monarch for the first time and said that the US shares King Salman's desire for an inclusive government in Yemen that can relieve that impoverished Arab country's humanitarian crisis.
    (AP, 9/4/15)

2015        Sep 6, Saudi-led coalition jets bombed a Houthi military position and army bases in the Yemeni capital Sanaa through the night and into this morning in what appeared to be further retaliation for the killing of dozens of coalition soldiers two days ago.
    (Reuters, 9/6/15)
2015        Sep 6, More than 250 people injured in Yemen's conflict were flown in to Jordan for hospital treatment.
    (AFP, 9/6/15)

2015        Sep 7, Some 1,000 Qatar ground troops arrived in Yemen, escalating Gulf Arab intervention in Yemen's war ahead of a planned offensive against Iranian-backed Houthis holding the capital Sanaa. At least 15 civilians were killed in Saudi-led air strikes.
    (Reuters, 9/7/15)(Reuters, 9/8/15)

2015        Sep 8, In Yemen a Saudi-led alliance launched more air strikes Sanaa and more foreign troops were reported to be moving into the country as the campaign to rout Houthi forces intensified. 15 citizens were reported killed and 77 were wounded in the attacks.
    (Reuters, 9/8/15)

2015        Sep 9, In Yemen warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition bombed Shiite Huthi rebel positions in Sanaa, stepping up attacks in the wake of a deadly missile strike on its troops.
    (AFP, 9/9/15)

2015        Sep 10, In Yemen war planes from a Saudi-led military alliance bombed Sanaa, in what witnesses described as the fiercest attacks on the city in over five months of war. Residents of Mukalla said 3 suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in an apparent drone strike on a vehicle near the airport.
    (Reuters, 9/10/15)

2015        Sep 11, Yemeni security and health officials said two days of airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels killed 7 civilians in Sanaa. Saudi-led raids killed at least 16 civilians nationwide.
    (AP, 9/11/15)
2015        Sep 11, India said the bodies of six Indian seamen missing since their boat was apparently hit by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen have been found and a seventh is still missing. Boats carrying 21 Indian nationals had been hit as they traveled across the Red Sea to the Yemeni port of Mokha on September 8.
    (AFP, 9/11/15)

2015        Sep 12, In Yemen Saudi-led raids killed at least 16 civilians nationwide. A suspected US drone strike killed at least 5 al Qaeda fighters, including mid-level commander Othman al-Sanaani, gathered inside a military base outside the eastern coastal city of Mukalla.
    (Reuters, 9/13/15)

2015        Sep 13, Yemen's exiled government pulled out of UN-mediated peace talks with its Houthi adversaries as troops from the Saudi-led coalition that is seeking to restore it took part in ground fighting in a central province for the first time.
    (Reuters, 9/13/15)

2015        Sep 14, In Yemen Saudi-backed loyalist forces pressed an offensive against Shiite Huthi rebels, the second day of a major campaign aimed at retaking the capital a year after its fall.
    (AFP, 9/14/15)

2015        Sep 15, Yemeni loyalist forces, backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, said they were advancing in a key province east of Sanaa, on the third day of a major offensive against rebels.
    (AFP, 9/15/15)

2015        Sep 16, Yemeni PM Khaled Bahah returned to the southern port of Aden in a step towards restoring a government on home soil after months of working from exile with Gulf Arab allies to fight against Houthi control of the country. The conflict has killed more than 4,500 people over nearly six months.
    (Reuters, 9/16/15)

2015        Sep 17, In Yemen the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels pounded the insurgents' positions with heavy artillery fire on the outskirts of the central city of Marib, part of their push to retake the capital, Sanaa.
    (AP, 9/17/15)

2015        Sep 18, In Yemen at least 14 pro-government troops were killed overnight when a Saudi-led coalition air raid targeted their position "by mistake" in the region of Harib. The United Nations' children's agency said it was "appalled" that vital water supplies, which were intended to help 11,000 people, were destroyed in the bombing of a warehouse used by the agency in southern Sanaa. Raids on the rebel-held capital killed 15 people, 10 of them civilians.
    (AFP, 9/18/15)(AP, 9/19/15)(AFP, 9/20/15)
2015        Sep 18, Saudi authorities said incoming fire from Yemen hit a residence for construction workers in the south, killing at least 3 people and wounding 28.
    (AP, 9/18/15)

2015        Sep 19, In Yemen overnight airstrikes carried out by a Saudi-led coalition against Shiite rebels and their allies killed 29 people, including civilians, in Sanaa.
    (AP, 9/19/15)

2015        Sep 20, Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels released six foreigners whom they were holding hostage. They included three Americans, two Saudis and a British national and flew out of Sanaa to Oman. Saudi-led air strikes on a security complex controlled by Shiite rebels in Ibb province killed 11 people, some of them prisoners.
    (AP, 9/20/15)(AFP, 9/20/15)

2015        Sep 21, In Yemen Saudi alliance raids killed around 50 people.
    (Reuters, 9/22/15)

2015        Sep 22, Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi landed in Aden airport, returning to the southern port city for the first time since he escaped to Saudi Arabia as Houthi fighters closed in six months ago. Saudi alliance warplanes bombed two houses in the capital Sanaa, killing at least 20 people. The Saudi Defense Ministry said that two Saudi soldiers strayed into enemy territory in Yemen and are presumed to be in the hands of the Houthis.
    (Reuters, 9/22/15)
2015        Sep 22, In Yemen an overnight US drone strike killed 2 suspected members of Al-Qaeda on the outskirts of the city of Marib.
    (AFP, 9/22/15)

2015        Sep 24, In Yemen as many as 25 Muslim worshippers performing Eid al-Adha prayers were killed when Islamic State suicide bomber Abu Omar al-Hadidi, disguised as a woman, blew himself up at the al-Balili mosque, run by the Houthi group, just outside the Old City of Sanaa. 4 children and an adult were killed when Houthis and their allies fired mortar shells into a residential neighborhood in the city of Taiz.
    (Reuters, 9/24/15)(AP, 9/24/15)

2015        Sep 25, Yemen officials said airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels as well as fighting on the ground between rebels and pro-government fighters in the central city of Taiz have killed at least 13 people and wounded dozens.
    (AP, 9/25/15)

2015        Sep 26, In Yemen Gulf troops and allied tribesmen continued heavy ground battles with militiamen and their allies in Yemen's army in the desert province of Marib. At least 20 bodies from both sides were seen on the battlefield. Saudi Brigadier Gen. Ibrahim Omar Ibrahim Hamzi died the next day of wounds.
    (Reuters, 9/27/15)
2015        Sep 26, Arab coalition forces waging a military campaign against Houthi fighters in Yemen seized an Iranian boat loaded with weapons in the Arabian Sea on its way to deliver supplies to the group.
    (Reuters, 9/30/15)

2015        Sep 27, Yemen’s Pres. Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi urged Shiite rebels to lay down their arms and resume dialogue to end conflict, as he left for the UN General Assembly. Air strikes by helicopters from a Saudi-led alliance killed 25 civilians in the village of Bani Zela.
    (AFP, 9/27/15)(Reuters, 9/27/15)

2015        Sep 28, In southwest Yemen at least 40 people were killed when a wedding hall was bombarded in a suspected Saudi-led coalition air strike in Wahijah village near Mokha. The death toll was soon raised to 131. The Saudi-led coalition denied it was behind the incident.
    (AFP, 9/28/15)(AFP, 9/29/15)

2015        Sep, Egypt sent 800 men to Yemen to join the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels.
    (Econ, 9/12/15, p.45)

2015        Oct 1, Loyalist Yemeni troops and Gulf Arab forces seized the Bab al-Mandab Strait connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden from Houthi fighters.
    (Reuters, 10/1/15)

2015        Oct 2, The UN backed a Saudi-led resolution to support Yemen in setting up a national inquiry into human rights violations.
    (Reuters, 10/2/15)

2015        Oct 4, Yemeni security officials said fierce battles were ongoing between pro-government fighters clashing with Shiite Houthi rebels and allied military units along Yemen's Red Sea coast. Medical officials in nearby Taiz said at least 14 dead bodies from Houthi forces arrived from the front lines.
    (AP, 10/4/15)

2015        Oct 6, In Yemen unidentified assailants fired missiles at an Aden hotel housing Yemeni officials and at a Gulf military base in Aden. An unknown number of people were killed or injured in the attack. The Islamic State in Yemen claimed coordinated suicide bombings targeting the Yemeni government and the Arab military coalition in the southern city of Aden that killed 15 Arab and Yemeni troops.
    (Reuters, 10/6/15)
2015        Oct 6, In Yemen an evening suicide bombing outside a mosque in the insurgent-held capital of Sanaa killed 7 people.
    (AFP, 10/7/15)
2015        Oct 6, The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) said more than 114,000 people have fled war-torn Yemen, and the figure could reach at least 200,000 by the end of 2016.
    (AFP, 10/6/15)

2015        Oct 7, Yemen's Houthi group and the party of the former president have accepted a peace plan brokered by the United Nations in talks in Oman, paving the way for resuming negotiations to end months of conflict in the country.
    (Reuters, 10/7/15)
2015        Oct 7, In Yemen a suspected Saudi-led air strike killed at least 28 people at a wedding in the rebel-held town of Sanban, Dhamar province. Abdullah al-Sanabani (15), a child prodigy who once dreamed of leading a Yemeni space program, faced the loss of his leg and fingers following the air strike which left him badly burned.
    (AFP, 10/8/15)(Reuters, 10/30/15)

2015        Oct 9, Yemeni security officials said pro-government forces have driven Shiite rebels from the strategic seaside town of Dhubab after three days of heavy clashes that killed nearly 100 fighters. Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition raided positions of the Iran-backed Shiite insurgents in the west of Marib province.    
    (AP, 10/9/15)(AFP, 10/9/15)

2015        Oct 10, In Yemen Al-Qaeda claimed to have killed 4 men suspected of practicing witchcraft and sorcery in an area controlled by the jihadists.
    (AFP, 10/10/15)

2015        Oct 13, In Yemen airstrikes from a Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels killed 8 rebel fighters in a renewed attempt to cut their supply lines to Taiz.
    (AP, 10/13/15)

2015        Oct 14, In southern Yemen thousands called for secession at a demonstration in Aden.
    (Econ, 10/24/15, p.47)

2015        Oct 16, In Yemen an Emirati officer was killed in a drive-by shooting in the southern port city of Aden, the sixth assassination of pro-government troop leaders and officials in recent weeks. Shiite Houthi rebels drove pro-government troops out of southern Bayda province following two months of heavy fighting.
    (AP, 10/17/15)(SFC, 10/17/15, p.A2)

2015        Oct 19, Yemen said it has accepted an invitation from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to for talks with Shiite rebels at the end of this month to discuss the implementation of a UN resolution that calls for the end of the fighting.
    (AP, 10/19/15)

2015        Oct 21, In Yemen at least 22 civilians were killed and several others wounded as rockets allegedly fired by rebels crashed into the city of Taez.
    (AFP, 10/21/15)

2015        Oct 22, In Yemen forces loyal to Pres. Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi killed at least 20 Houthi militia fighters in heavy clashes in Taiz.
    (Reuters, 10/22/15)

2015        Oct 23, Yemeni security officials said heavy fighting between pro-government forces and the Shiite Houthi rebels besieging the western city of Taiz killed 71 people in the past two days.
    (AP, 10/23/15)

2015        Oct 25, In Yemen about 30 Islamic militants stormed a supermarket in Aden, firing into the air and taking hostages.
    (AP, 10/2515)

2015        Oct 26, In Yemen a suspected al Qaeda suicide bomber killed two militiamen at a checkpoint in the southern city of Aden.
    (Reuters, 10/2615)

2015        Oct 26, Yemeni residents reported that a coalition air strike killed Haradh hospital director Yasser Wathab and two people he was traveling with in a car in the northwestern province of Hajja. Several shells fired from Houthi-held north Yemen over the border into the Saudi city of Najran killed 2 foreign residents and wounded a Saudi citizen. A hospital in north Yemen run by medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was bombed in a Saudi-led air strike, wrecking the facility and lightly wounding two staff members.
    (Reuters, 10/27/15)

2015        Oct 28, In Yemen warplanes from a Saudi-led alliance bombed the Iran-allied Houthi movement throughout Yemen and dropped weapons for its allies battling the group in the southwestern city of Taiz. Militants bombed a local college in the southern city of Aden, following previous threats against the school.
    (Reuters, 10/28/15)(AP, 10/28/15)

2015        Oct 31, In Yemen overnight clashes left 19 rebels and 14 Popular Resistance fighters dead in several southern provinces as Saudi-led coalition aircraft targeted the Iran-backed insurgents.
    (AFP, 10/31/15)

2015        Nov 1, In Yemen Cyclone Chapala killed one person, injured nine and seriously damaged or destroyed at least 20 homes on the remote island of Socotra. 3 more people were killed the next day as the cyclone headed for the mainland.
    (AP, 11/1/15)(Reuters, 11/2/15)

2015        Nov 3, Yemeni security officials said fighting between Shiite rebels and their opponents has killed over 33 people in the past 24 hours in Taiz.
    (AP, 11/3/15)
2015        Nov 3, In Yemen Chapala was downgraded to a Category 1 cyclone as it hit the southeastern coastline. Heavy flooding was reported in parts of Mukalla.
    (SFC, 11/4/15, p.A3)

2015        Nov 5, Russia sent a plane to rebel-controlled Yemen carrying what Moscow said was more than 20 tons of humanitarian aid for the conflict-torn country.
    (AFP, 11/5/15)

2015        Nov 6, In southern Yemen at least 19 people were killed in Saudi-led coalition air strikes and clashes between pro-government forces and rebels.
    (AFP, 11/7/15)
2015        Nov 6, A Saudi woman and a child were killed in the border region of Najran by a shell fired from Yemen.
    (AP, 11/7/15)

2015        Nov 8, Yemeni medical sources and residents said more than 50 people were killed in the past two days in fighting pitting an Arab coalition against Houthi fighters backed by troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
    (Reuters, 11/8/15)
2015        Nov 8, In Yemen another cyclone made landfall on Socotra island. At least two people were killed and dozens injured.
    (AFP, 11/8/15)

2015        Nov 11, Qatar reported its first casualty in the conflict in Yemen saying that one of its soldiers was killed fighting with a Saudi-led coalition against Shiite rebels there.
    (AP, 11/11/15)

2015        Nov 12, In southern Yemen Saudi-led coalition air strikes and attacks by pro-government forces killed at least 24 rebels, where the insurgents have been pushing to regain lost ground.
    (AFP, 11/12/15)

2015        Nov 13, In Yemen A bomb exploded during midday prayers at a mosque frequented by Houthi supporters in the northwestern Mahwit region, killing several worshippers and wounding others in Shibam.
    (Reuters, 11/13/15)

2015        Nov 16, Yemeni loyalists and Saudi-led coalition forces launched an offensive to retake the key battleground province of Taez from Iran-backed rebels. Saudi-led airstrikes and clashes killed some 40 Shiite rebels and their allies over the past 24 hours. 25 pro-Hadi fighters were killed in an ambush laid for them by Houthi and Saleh forces at the Bab al-Mandeb. 20 Houthi fighters were killed in fighting and coalition air strikes. A family of 8 were killed in an air strike on Taiz.
    (AFP, 11/16/15)(AP, 11/16/15)(Reuters, 11/17/15)

2015        Nov 17, Yemen's exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned to the southern port city of Aden to rally forces loyal to him in the country's civil war and oversee a campaign to retake the city of Taiz.
    (Reuters, 11/17/15)

2015        Nov 20, In Yemen Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on the army in the eastern region of Hadramawt that a security source said killed at least 19 soldiers and 35 militants.
    (Reuters, 11/20/15)

2015        Nov 22, In Yemen pro-government forces pressed their advance to recapture the southwestern province of Taez but were slowed by landmines planted by Shiite rebels.
    (AFP, 11/22/15)

2015        Nov 26, It was reported that the United Arab Emirates has secretly dispatched hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to the conflict in Yemen. 450 Latin American troops also included Panamanian, Salvadoran and Chilean soldiers.
    (SFC, 11/26/15, p.A8)

2015        Nov 27, Human Rights Watch alleged that at least 10 air strikes carried out by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen broke the laws of war and killed civilians.
    (AFP, 11/27/15)

2015        Nov 28, On the southern coast of Yemen warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition hit two small boats allegedly carrying weapons to Iran-backed Huthi rebels.
    (AFP, 11/28/15)

2015        Nov 29, Yemeni loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition battled to oust Iran-backed rebels from a southern province where they have made gains in recent weeks, with at least 16 reported dead.
    (AFP, 11/29/15)
2015        Nov 29, Three Saudi border soldiers were killed after exchanging fire with "enemy elements" trying to cross the border from Yemen to attack two watch towers.
    (Reuters, 11/30/15)

2015        Nov 30, Dozens of Yemeni Houthi fighters were reportedly killed during an assault on the border with Saudi Arabia.
    (Reuters, 12/1/15)

2015        Dec 2, In southern Yemen Al-Qaeda fighters drove pro-government forces out of the town of Jaar, in fighting that killed 15 people.
    (AFP, 12/2/15)

2015        Dec 5, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi met with a UN envoy in Aden to agree on peace talks with Shiite Houthi rebels set to begin in mid-December.
    (AP, 12/5/15)
2015        Dec 5, In Yemen masked gunmen killed prominent Judge Mohsen Alwan, who was known for sentencing al-Qaida militants to prison in the southern port city of Aden.
    (AP, 12/5/15)

2015        Dec 6, In Yemen General Jaafar Mohammed Saad, the governor of Aden, was killed by a car bomb in the port city. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack that also killed at least 6 members of Saad's entourage.
    (Reuters, 12/6/15)

2015        Dec 9, The UN said more than 170,000 people have fled war-torn Yemen for the Horn of Africa and the Gulf, as they appealed for $94 million in aid.
    (AFP, 12/9/15)

2015        Dec 12, Yemeni officials said a seven-day ceasefire will start Dec 14, the day before planned UN-sponsored peace talks in Switzerland. In southern Yemen 9 rebels and 4 pro-government fighters were killed in clashes late today.
    (Reuters, 12/12/15)(AFP, 12/13/15)

2015        Dec 13, In Yemen saudi coalition warplanes early struck a rebel military convoy between the strategic Taez province and Lahj, killing 7 people. 12 rebels were killed when loyalist artillery hit two rebel vehicles near the city of Damt. Medical and military sources said at least 44 people have been killed in Saudi-led coalition air raids and fighting between Yemeni loyalists and rebels ahead of a possible ceasefire.
    (AFP, 12/13/15)

2015        Dec 14, In Yemen fierce fighting was underway between forces loyal to the internationally recognized government and the country's Shiite rebels just hours before an agreed-on truce was supposed to start at midnight. Saudi Col. Abdullah Mohammed al-Sahyan and Emirati officer Sultan Mohammed Ali al-Ketbi were killed in Taiz.
    (AP, 12/14/15)

2015        Dec 15, In Yemen a ceasefire took effect as warring sides began UN-brokered peace talks in Switzerland. Rebel artillery and tanks killed 7 civilians in residential districts of Taez. The World Health Organization outlined plans to take advantage of a ceasefire to distribute medical supplies across the crisis-hit country.
    (AFP, 12/15/15)

2015        Dec 16, In Yemen clashes were underway along several front lines, claiming at least 42 lives and undermining a day-old cease-fire and peace talks between the internationally recognized government and Shiite rebels taking place in Switzerland. Saudi-led air strikes hit positions of the Iran-allied Houthi group in two conflict zones. Warring parties agreed to exchange hundreds of prisoners in a move aimed at supporting UN-sponsored peace talks.
    (AP, 12/16/15)(Reuters, 12/16/15)

2015        Dec 17, Participants at Yemeni peace talks hosted by the United Nations in Switzerland agreed on the full resumption of humanitarian aid to the city of Taiz.
    (Reuters, 12/17/15)

2015        Dec 18, Yemeni troops loyal to Pres. Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi gained control of Al-Hazm, capital of the northwestern al-Jawf province. Peace talks in Switzerland were halted after the country's Shiite Houthi rebel delegation suspended all meetings.
    (Reuters, 12/18/15)(AP, 12/18/15)

2015        Dec 19, Yemeni negotiators in Switzerland taking part in UN-sponsored peace talks agreed to form a committee to oversee a fragile ceasefire after fresh fighting imperiled their efforts to end Yemen's civil war. Yemeni security officials said clashes in Hajjah Province near the Saudi border between rebel-allied units and pro-government Yemeni forces have killed more than 75 over the past three days.
    (Reuters, 12/19/15)(AP, 12/19/15)
2015        Dec 19, In Saudi Arabia shelling from Yemen killed a Saudi citizen and two Indian workers.
    (AP, 12/19/15)

2015        Dec 20, Yemeni peace talks concluded in Switzerland without an agreement to end nine months of civil war and foreign intervention. Rival factions will resume negotiations on Jan 14.
    (Reuters, 12/20/15)

2015        Dec 21, Saudi Arabia intercepted multiple missiles fired before dawn by Houthi rebels from Yemen towards its southern border region.
    (AFP, 12/21/15)(SFC, 12/22/15, p.A2)

2015        Dec 22, Yemeni officials said a Saudi-led coalition has launched more than a dozen airstrikes against anti-government rebels in Taiz province, killing at least 20.
    (AP, 12/22/15)
2015        Dec 22, In Yemen unidentified gunmen shot dead resistance leader Jalal al-Awbali in the Dar Saad district of northern Aden.
    (Reuters, 12/23/15)

2015        Dec 25, In Yemen assailants shot dead Commander Jarallah Salhi, a senior intelligence officer, in Marib city east of the capital Sanaa.
    (AFP, 12/25/15)

2015        Dec 26, Yemeni officials said overnight fighting between Shiite rebels and pro-government in southwestern Taiz province has killed 31 people, including 8 civilians. Yemeni loyalists killed at least 20 Iran-backed rebels in a pushback against insurgents seeking to retake positions to the northeast of the capital they control.
    (AP, 12/26/15)(AFP, 12/26/15)

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