Latest Yemen Stories

2006-02-09 08:44:55

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - An audacious al Qaeda jail break in Yemen bears the hallmarks of an "inside job" and raises questions about the effectiveness of a key Arab partner in the war on terrorism, U.S. and European security officials say.

2006-02-08 17:42:33

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen with a $5 million bounty on his head for alleged links to an al Qaeda cell in New York state was among 23 prisoners who escaped from a Yemeni prison last week, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

2006-02-07 11:57:58

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen has launched an intensive search in the capital and other parts of the country to try to recapture a group of at least 13 convicted al Qaeda members who fled from prison last week, an official said on Tuesday.

2006-02-06 12:16:30

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - The escape of 13 al Qaeda inmates, including two convicted for deadly attacks on a U.S. warship and a French supertanker, was a serious blow to Yemen's fight against the Osama bin Laden network, diplomats said on Monday.

2006-02-06 09:24:25

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni forces hunted on Monday at least 13 al Qaeda convicts who tunneled out of jail and diplomats said the dramatic escape was a major setback for the government's fight against Osama bin Laden's network.

2006-02-05 13:06:29

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Interpol iss

2006-02-04 07:40:37

SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni state security court on Saturday began the trial of 14 Yemeni men accused of attempting to kidnap Americans to negotiate the release of prisoners. "The 14 accused ...

2006-02-03 14:47:23

SANAA (Reuters) - Twenty-three suspected al Qaeda members broke out of a prison in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, a state-run Web site said.

2006-01-24 10:59:47

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen has detained 19 people on suspicion of planning attacks against Westerners on the orders of the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a state-run Web site said on Tuesday.

2006-01-21 03:25:15

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh left for Germany on Saturday for a medical check-up, the official news agency Saba said, without giving further details. The president, who is in his 60s, underwent medical tests in Germany in 2001 and 2002.

Latest Yemen Reference Libraries

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

2007-12-21 13:32:44

The Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus arabs), is a mammal of the order Carnivora. It is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which was once found throughout the Arabian Peninsula, but now only lives in small pockets in Southern Israel, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their ears are proportionately larger in relation to body size when compared to other species, an adaptation needed to disperse body heat. This subspecies is unusual, as it is not known to howl. Arabian wolves are unique among gray...

2007-02-19 03:25:41

The Veiled Chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus, is a species of chameleon found in the mountainous regions of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It is also called the Yemen Chameleon. These are expert tree climbers and tree dwellers. They have feet specially designed to grasp limbs and branches. The male veiled chameleon has a green base color and, depending on mood, this green will range from a bright lime green to a dark olive drab. The green base color is marked with stripes and spots of yellow,...

2005-06-15 13:34:08

The Veiled Chameleon is a large species of chameleon found in the mountain regions of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It is also sometimes referred to as the Yemeni Chameleon. The male veiled chameleon has a green base color and, depending on its mood, this green will range from a bright lime green to a drab, dark olive color. The green base color is marked with stripes and spots of yellow, brown, and blue. Non breeding females as well as juvenile chameleons are generally a uniform green color...

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  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]