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A source from AQAP told the Yemen Times Al-Khalidi was released in exchange for a ransom, and that the group backed down on earlier demands for their “brothers” to be freed in Saudi Arabia.

Three years after kidnapping, AQAP releases Saudi official

Published on 2 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 3—Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the former Saudi deputy counsel Monday morning after three years of captivity.

Islah leaders kidnapped, accused by Houthis of Al-Qaeda ties

Published on 2 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 2—The Islah Party accused the Houthis on Sunday evening of kidnapping four of its leaders earlier that day. The Houthis claim the men were Al-Qaeda operatives.

Houthis, GPC: No talks outside Sana’a

Published on 2 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 1—On Sunday the Houthis denied reports in local media that they had agreed to political talks outside Sana’a. The group said the move would be a waste of time.

A snapshot of Al-Bukhaiti's article (albkyty.blogspot.com)

Former Houthi spokesperson: Houthis to dissolve Islah Party

Published on 2 March 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, March 2—The Islah Party responded to allegations that the Houthis intend to dissolve the party, telling the Yemen Times on Monday that the Houthis do not have the legitimacy to dissolve any party.

A tribal leader in Al-Zaher district, which the Houthis entered on Feb. 17, claims the Houthis are occupying schools and giving Friday sermons at mosques.

Al-Baida tribesmen claim Houthis breaching agreement

Published on 2 March 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, March 1—Brief clashes broke out Saturday in Al-Zaher district of Al-Baida governorate between Houthis and tribesmen. The Houthis entered the district on Feb. 17 as part of a deal made with the tribesmen, who now claim the Houthis are violating the agreement.

Negotiations ongoing for release of kidnapped women

Published on 25 February 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in News

SANA’A, Feb. 25—Negotiations began Wednesday evening for the release of two women kidnapped in central Sana’a on Tuesday.

Houthis prevent politicians from meeting Hadi

Published on 25 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Mohski in News

SANA’A, Feb. 24—The Houthis have detained several Cabinet members and other prominent politicians to prevent them from meeting Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi in Aden.

Mass casualties reported as Houthis take SSF camp

Published on 25 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Feb. 25—Houthi militants took control of the Special Security Forces (SSF) camp in Subaha area, west of the capital Sana’a, early Wednesday morning after heavy fighting.

Opinion remains divided as to whether Hadi is the legitimate president of Yemen. The Houthi Revolutionary Committee called him a fugitive and illegitimate, but many politicians and lawyers argue otherwise.

President or fugitive? Houthis reject Hadi’s letter to Parliament

Published on 25 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Feb. 24—The Houthis have rejected the retraction of Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi’s resignation as president and promised reprisals, while members of Parliament remain divided over its legality.

Tuesday’s killing of Colonel Manaa is the latest in a string of assassinations in Lahj’s Al-Hawta city since the beginning of the year. AQAP has claimed responsibility for many of the attacks.

Assassinations spike in Al-Hawta city, Lahj

Published on 25 February 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Feb. 25—Two gunmen assassinated Colonel Saif Hassan Zaid Manaa, office director of Lahj’s security chief, in Al-Hawta city of Lahj governorate on Tuesday. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have claimed responsibility.

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