Presidential troops block a road leading to the presidential palace in Sanaa.  Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Shiite Houthi rebels have shelled the residence of the country’s president and also swept into the presidential palace in the capital, according to th(...)

Dust thrown up by shelling is seen near the presidential palace during clashes between the Yemeni army and Houthi fighters in Sanaa . Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

The Yemeni army and Houthi fighters waged artillery and gunbattles near the presidential palace in Sanaa on Monday in the most intense clashes since t(...)

Smoke rises from the Defence Ministry’s compound after an attack, in Sana’a today. The Yemeni Defence Ministry said the attack had targeted a hospital inside the complex and the situation was now under control. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

At least 20 people were killed in a car bomb and gun battle at the Yemeni defence ministry compound in the capital Sana’a in one of the most seriou(...)

A flag flutters outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Nir Elias /Reuters

The Obama administration’s decision last week to close nearly two dozen diplomatic missions and issue a worldwide travel alert came after the United S(...)