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Arms ship seized by Yemen may have been Somalia-bound: UN

A suicide bomber killed two people in a blast at a market int he northern city of Saada. The US military is rumored to have deployed 1,700 troops to Yemen, including Marines to protect the embassy in Sana'a.

Fears Grow Over Yemenis' Ties to Iran

Tribesmen killed a Yemeni soldier and bombed an oil export pipeline in the Sarwah region near Sana'a. Security forces captured a Yemeni and a Saudi al Qaeda fighter in Sheikh Othman in Aden province.

Security forces captured Omar Ashour, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's commander in the in Ghail Bawazir district, and his son Abdullah, in the Shahir district in Hadramout province. The two were captured at a checkpoint and are thought to have been preparing to leave the country.

The US killed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and five fighters in a drone strike in Al Jawf province. Security guards killed seven Houthis outside of a intelligence headquarters in Sana'a.

US drones kill AQAP commander, 5 fighters in northern Yemen

The strike killed a local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and five fighters as they traveled in Al Jawf province near the border with Saudi Arabia.

At the opening session of the second round of the national reconciliation dialogue, President Hadi warned that "Yemen can no longer bear further crises" as al Qaeda is trying to take over more territory in the south. The dialogue process is aimed at drafting a new constitution and paving the way for a presidential election in February 2014.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is holding two South African hostages who were kidnapped on May 27. The military captured 10 AQAP fighters near Mukallah. AQAP is stealing government cars in Taiz.

The Yemeni military killed two local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders and detained a fighter in Marib; the two AQAP leaders were identified as Anwar al Sanaani and Moamer al Nasheri. The former leader of the Houthis, who was killed nine years ago, was finally buried in Saada after the government returned his body.

Aden, Once The Lively Beach Resort of Yemen, Struggles Under Sway of Al Qaeda

Government forces launched an offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the town of Ghayl Bawazir, near Mukallah in Hawdramout province. Seven AQAP fighters, two civlians, and an Army officer are reported to have been killed. The town is one of several in the area under AQAP control.

US drones killed eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in the Al Mahfad area in Abyan. AQAP fighters gunned down a Yemeni Air Force officer in charge of operations in Hawdramout.

US drones kill 8 AQAP fighters in Yemen strike

The attack struck a "convoy" of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters as they traveled in an AQAP-controlled area of Abyan province in Yemen.

Two South African tourists were kidnapped in the city of Taiz. The Iranian government strongly protested claims by Yemen's foreign minister that it is smuggling weapons into Yemen.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed a captain who commanded the Special Security Forces in Hadramout. The AQAP fighters gunned down the captain from a motorbike with a silenced weapon.

AQAP takes control of villages in eastern Yemen

Obama's new drone policy leaves room for CIA role

Yemen Makes Strides in Transition to Democracy

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took control of several villages outside of Mukallah in Hadramout province. AQAP fighters killed a policeman and a civilian at a checkpoint in Al Shihr in Hadramout.