Yemen

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Tensions between Saudi Arabia and the UAE in Southern Yemen, specially Aden, had entered a military stage two weeks ago but a fragile tranquility prevailed in the region last week.
The US has forced Saudi Arabia to pave the way for the wider presence of the US troops in Southern Yemen under the cover of fighting Takfiri terrorists," Yemeni sources told FNA on Saturday.
Also in southern Yemen, pro-Hadi militiamen fought against the Houthis and their army allies loyal to powerful former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and residents in the port of Aden reported tank shelling and automatic gunfire.
Meanwhile, Al Qaeda fighters captured the capital of a province in southern Yemen, killing about 20 soldiers, before they were driven out by the army late on Friday, local officials and residents said.
Nadhari and three other militants were killed in a January 31 "crusader American drone strike against their car" in Shabwa province of southern Yemen, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said on Twitter.
Even before the Houthis' recent ascendance, a powerful movement in southern Yemen was demanding autonomy or a return to the full independence the region enjoyed from 1967 to 1990.
SUSPECTED al Qaeda militants have fired rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns at a military base in southern Yemen, killing two soldiers who were guarding its gate, a senior military official has said.
Yemen's armed forces are fighting against an Islamist insurgency across southern Yemen after militants took advantage of political chaos during the "Arab Spring" in 2011 to seize control of several towns.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon welcomed the agreement to end the crisis in southern Yemen and establish a new state structure in the Middle East.
Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has met tribal leaders from southern Yemen to try to secure their loyalty and co-oper-ation in the war against al Qaida.
He says that following Bin Laden's killing in Pakistan by US special forces on May 1 2011, the network he founded has been weakened and is now "seeking to establish a safe haven in southern Yemen.
It was the latest in a series of drive-by attacks on security or military officers in southern Yemen, which officials blame on militants believed to be linked to Al-Qaeda.
Southern Yemen has been the scene of clashes between the army and al Qaeda-linked militants who have seized three towns during a popular movement to oust autocratic President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Eight Syrian technicians were martyred and two were injured while they were on a training mission within the framework of experience exchange agreements signed between Syria and some Arab countries, including Yemen, as a Yemeni plane crashed on Tuesday when it was landing in Lahej province in southern Yemen.
drone strike on Wednesday also killed five al Qaeda-linked militants in southern Yemen, government officials said, according to AP.
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