YEMEN CONFLICT: Embattled president fires UAE ambassador

The embattled president of Yemen, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, has ordered the dismissal of the Yemeni ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, who is also the son of the previous president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Zee News reports via the news service Reuters today. Hadi, who fled the country for Saudi Arabia via the port of Aden this week, was unseated in a rebellion led by rebels known as the Houthis, Yemeni Shi’as said to be supported by Iran. The Houthis have already taken control of the capital Sana’a and other major cities and have placed a bounty on Hadi’s head. Embed from Getty Images A Yemeni official told the news agency Reuters that the UAE ambassador was fired, … Continue reading YEMEN CONFLICT: Embattled president fires UAE ambassador

YEMEN AIR STRIKES: Al-Qaeda militants killed by drone

Five militants believed to be allied with Al-Qaeda have been killed in an air strike in Yemen, according to a report today by The Guardian newspaper. A general map of Yemen’s governorates. Abyan, where five AQAP fighters died last week, is shown in bright red. The men were targeted by an unmanned drone while travelling in the southern area of Abyan, said to be a stronghold of Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni branch. A missive from the Yemeni interior ministry stated that the five were killed in two air strikes this past Thursday, but did not say whether it was Yemen or the … Continue reading YEMEN AIR STRIKES: Al-Qaeda militants killed by drone