Global Politics

'Al-Qaeda' Wreaks Yemen Carnage

More than 90 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a military parade rehearsal in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, defense ministry officials say. An al-Qaeda source told the BBC one of its members had carried out the attack.

Conflict & Justice

Heavy Fighting Rocks Yemen

There have been continued reports of heavy clashes in Yemen between troops and suspected al-Qaida gunmen in the south of the country. Meanwhile, Ali Saleh remains in medical care in Saudi Arabia. The BBC's Lina Sinjab reports from Sanaa.

Conflict & Justice

Clashes in Yemen Leave Dozens Dead

At least 39 people have been killed in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, doctors and officials say. The clashes come as domestic and international pressure continues for President Saleh to step down. Lisa Mullins gets the latest from BBC's Lina Sinjab in Sanaa.


Conflict & Justice

A suicide bomb attack rocks Yemen yet again

Yemen is home to some of the most radical, and effective, affiliates of al-Qaeda. The US has worked with the new Yemeni government to use drones to attack militants. Still, the latest suicide bombing targeted a military hospital in the capital, and killed more than 50 soldiers and civilians.


Western diplomats had 'no Plan B' for Yemen

The Americans, the British and the French closed their embassies in Yemen this week. Iona Craig, who lived in Yemen for years, says that while Western governments were concerned about safety, they were also showing their dissatisfaction with the Houthis, the group that overthrew Yemen's government.


Yemen's capital is wracked by bombings targeting mosques

A day after Houthi forces failed to seize the airport and destroy the presidential palace in Yemen's second city, Aden, several suicide bombers brought violence to the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Amidst the chaos, it is hard to know who orchestrated the attacks.