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Bomb wounds senior military adviser's aide in Yemen

SANAA (Reuters) - An aide to a senior Yemeni government military adviser and three security guards were wounded when a bomb exploded near his car on Saturday morning, security sources said. It was not immediately clear who planted the device on a road in the capital Sanaa, then detonated it as Fawaz al-Dhibri's vehicle went past, the sources added. All four were in a stable condition in hospital.

Iran rejects Yemen charges of meddling

Iran on Wednesday rejected Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's accusations it was stoking unrest in his country and urged Sanaa to track down the killers of an Iranian diplomat in Sanaa. The accusations are "without foundation", said foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham, quoted by ISNA news agency. Instead, taking an apparent stab at Saudi Arabia, she charged that meddling by "certain countries in the region ... contrary to the interests and security" of Yemen were continuing.

Four killed in Yemen forces' clash with Shiite rebels

Three Shiite rebels and a Yemeni soldier were killed on Saturday in a gunfight on the outskirts of the northern city of Amran, rebels and a security official said. The rebels, known as Huthis or Ansarullah, had travelled to Amran to take part in a demonstration, but a gun battle broke out when they insisted on crossing a checkpoint to the northern entrance to the city with their weapons, the official said. Seven more rebels were wounded in the ongoing clashes, the Huthis said, and the security official said two soldiers were also hurt.

Yemen youth demand Saleh trial over uprising killings

Hundreds rallied in Yemen's capital on Tuesday, anniversary of the 2011 killing at least 45 protesters, demanding that former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and aides be tried for their deaths. Amnesty International meanwhile called for revoking the immunity granted to Saleh under a UN-brokered deal through which he stepped down in 2012, and for an independent probe into human rights violations committed the year before.

Yemen youth demand Saleh trial over uprising killings

Hundreds rallied in Yemen's capital on Tuesday, anniversary of the 2011 killing of 45 protesters against Ali Abdullah Saleh, demanding that the former president and aides be tried for their deaths. On March 18, 2011, dubbed the "Friday of Dignity," gunmen loyal to Saleh shot dead 45 protesters, most of them university students, and wounded another 200 in just three hours, according to figures compiled by Human Rights Watch.

Two dead as Yemen disperses Aden independence protests

Yemeni forces shot dead one protester and wounded 16 others Friday as secessionists in the southern city of Aden defied a ban on protests, hours after another deadly clash. Two years after the ouster of veteran strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh, secessionist leaders called for anniversary demonstrations to press their campaign for the restoration of the south's independence before union with the north in 1990. Thousands of protesters marched on Aden's central government and diplomatic district of Khor Maksar after the main weekly Muslim prayers, an AFP correspondent reported.

Explosion hits bus carrying Yemeni soldiers: police, witnesses

SANAA (Reuters) - An explosion hit a bus carrying Yemeni soldiers in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday causing several casualties, a police source and witnesses said. The police source said eight people had been wounded, three of whom were in critical condition.

Second European abducted in unrest-hit Yemen

Gunmen on Monday kidnapped a European oil employee in Sanaa, hours after Yemen's capital was rocked by overnight explosions, in the second abduction of a Westerner in four days. The renewed violence in the capital comes as the government struggles to end fighting between Shiite Huthis and powerful tribesmen in the north, and seeks to turn the Arab republic into a federation. An oil sector official said the latest kidnap victim was a Briton who worked in the industry, although there was no immediate confirmation of this.

Second European abducted in unrest-hit Yemen

Gunmen on Monday kidnapped a European oil employee in Sanaa, hours after Yemen's capital was rocked by overnight explosions, in the second abduction of a Westerner in four days. The renewed violence comes as the government struggles to end fighting between Shiite Huthis and powerful tribesmen in the north, and seeks to turn the Arab republic into a federation. An oil sector official said the latest kidnap victim was a Briton who worked in the industry, although there was no immediate confirmation of this.

Second European abducted in unrest-hit Yemen

Gunmen on Monday kidnapped a European oil employee in Sanaa, hours after Yemen's capital was rocked by overnight explosions, in the second abduction of a Westerner in four days. The renewed violence comes as the government struggles to end fighting between Shiite Huthis and powerful tribesmen in the north, and seeks to turn the Arab republic into a federation. An oil sector official said the latest kidnap victim was a Briton who worked in the industry, although there was no immediate confirmation of this.
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