Yemen's parliament approved the transitional government's 2.77 trillion rials ($12.9 billion) 2013 spending plan on Saturday, four weeks after it was passed by the cabinet, after the former president's party withdrew objections to so
The commander of military forces in the south of Yemen was killed by a suicide bomber in the port city of Aden on Monday, days after troops drove Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda from their southern strongholds.
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Unidentified assailants shot and seriously wounded a US military instructor in Yemen on Sunday, while the army closed in on a town controlled by al Qaeda-linked fighters in heavy fighting that killed at least 27 people, local officials said.
Members of Yemen's air force shut down the capital's airport on Saturday, stopping all flights in protest at the sacking of their commander, a half brother of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, an aviation official said.
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi took the constitutional oath to become Yemen's new president on Saturday, formally removing Ali Abdullah Saleh from power after a year of protests that paralysed the impoverished Arabian Peninsular country.
Yemen's outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who had medical treatment in the US, left the country on Thursday after an uncontested election transferred power to his deputy.
A Yemeni official confirmed Saleh had left the US, but gave no
After a year of protests, diplomatic wrangling and an assassination attempt, Yemenis will draw a line under Ali Abdullah Saleh's three-decade rule on Tuesday by voting in an uncontested election to install his deputy as president.
Yemen's parliament approved a law on Saturday granting outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution, part of a deal for him to step down after nearly a year of unrest.
Protesters and the opposition have accused the secur
The US government would only allow Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to travel to the United States for "legitimate" medical treatment, and is now considering the request, a senior Obama administration official said on Monday.
Forces loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire to stop tens of thousands of protesters approaching his compound in the capital Sanaa on Saturday, injuring at least 10 people, witnesses said.
In a separate incident in the s