A senior U.S. official acknowledged Wednesday that the United Arab Emirates had paid money to tribal leaders in Yemen to rout al-Qaida militants from their strongholds in the war-torn county.
The U.S.-backed coalition's string of secret deals with al-Qaida to withdraw from areas the militants controlled in southern Yemen focused on three main areas — the city of Mukalla and the provinces of Abyan and Shabwa, an Associated Press investigation found.
Their mothers and sisters cried with joy while women from the neighborhood ululated as 46 Yemeni detainees walked free on Tuesday after months — and some even years — spent in detention in one of several prisons controlled by the United Arab Emiratis in southern Yemen.
With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated after he and at least three other detainees were freed from prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year.
With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated Monday after he and at least three other detainees were freed from prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year.
The torturers followed a schedule.
The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind head dresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates.
The baby twitches his legs in pain in the video.
A civil war within a civil war has broken out in Yemen.
U.N. sources say Yemen's Houthi rebels have banned over 35 U.N. and international agencies and relief groups from working in the territory under their control, citing lack of proper clearance.
A top politician says that a former Egyptian army chief of staff will contest the upcoming presidential elections in March, as other candidates have faced heavy pressure to drop out.
Family members and a detainee say Yemeni security forces this week opened fire on detainees in the southern port city of Aden, wounding 12.
An international rights group says Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has given a "green light" to systematic torture inside detention facilities, allowing officers to act with "almost total impunity."
Libyan security officials and militia members say that the country's struggling government in Tripoli has paid militias implicated in trafficking to now prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, under a deal backed by Italy.
Yemeni security officials say the Saudi-led coalition has carried out airstrikes, hitting a small hotel near the capital of Sanaa and killing dozens of Shiite Houthi rebels and civilians.