Al-Qaeda militants are holding a South African couple abducted last month in Yemen's central city of Taiz, a top security official has said.
Yemen gave a qualified welcome on Sunday to US president Barack Obama's promise to lift a ban on repatriating Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
South Africa's ambassador to Saudi Arabia is in Yemen to try and secure the release of two South Africans kidnapped in the town of Taiz.
Unidentified gunmen have seized two South African citizens in the Yemeni city of Taiz, an interior ministry source has said.
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At least five militants have been killed and three soldiers wounded in Yemen in fighting near a damaged oil pipeline east of the capital, Sana'a.
Yemen's army has seized the al-Qaeda strongholds of Jaar and Zinjibar, more than a year after the jihadists captured most of Abyan province.
Ali Khousrof -- judo fighter -- has been training for the London Olympics, even though he was shot in the abdomen during Yemen's Arab Spring uprising.
US drone attacks have killed at least 20 al-Qaeda-linked fighters including some of their leaders, say tribal sources.
Yemen's new president has been inaugurated, saying the impoverished Arab state faced a "complex and difficult phase" ahead.
Violence has marred Yemen's presidential election, which ended three decades of rule by the US's key ally in the region, Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Yemen has gone to the polls with the sole candidate to succeed ousted President Saleh looking for a strong mandate from voters to rebuild the country.
An air raid by "unknown forces" has struck an al-Qaeda outpost in Yemen, killing about 15 people -- including a long-hunted regional leader.
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Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen have seized a town close to Yemen's capital Sana'a, seizing an ancient citadel and mosque.
Yemen's Cabinet has approved a law granting President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and anyone who has worked under him, immunity from prosecution.
Liberia's President and Africa's first female head of state, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has said that she was eager to see a woman in the White House.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh has agreed to step down after a nine-month fierce uprising calling for his ouster and an attempted assassination.
After backing down three times from a deal to step down, Yemen's embattled President Saleh is in Saudi Arabia to sign a deal to transfer power.