Qaeda militants blow up Yemen gas export pipeline: local officials

Al Qaeda militants blew up Yemen’s only gas export pipeline on Monday, local officials said, in a further blow to a moribund but vital piece of infrastructure for an impoverished country battered by 20 months of war. The explosion occurred in the remote desert area of al-Uqla in the southern province of Shabwa, the officials […]

5 al-Qaeda operatives killed by US drone in Yemen

Drone campaign has killed 18 AQAP operatives in recent weeks. Five operatives of the Yemen-based al-Qaeda branch were killed when a US drone strike targeted their vehicle in Yemen’s central province of al-Bayda on Tuesday, a military official told Xinhua. The military source confirmed that missiles fired from the unmanned US aircraft destroyed a vehicle […]

Yemen resumes oil output, exports from Masila fields – agency

Yemen hopes to resume exporting oil and natural gas from Ras Isa port, on the Red Sea, and Balahaf on the Gulf of Aden, but gave no details on timing or quantity. Yemen has resumed production and exports from its Masila oilfields for the first time since a civil war began more than 16 months […]