Yemeni al-Qaeda chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi speaks at an unknown location in this still image taken from video obtained by Reuters TV. Al-Qaeda in Yemen said its leader,  al-Wuhayshi, was killed in a US bombing, in major blow by the United States against the global militant group’s strongest branch. Photograph: Reuters TV

The deputy leader of al-Qaeda, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, has been killed in a US bombing in Yemen, the group said on Tuesday, removing the director of a str(...)

A Yemeni soldier checks a pickup car at a checkpoint in the country’s capital, Sana, as authorities tighten security measures. Photograph: EPA/Yahya Arhab

United States drones and Yemeni counterterrorism forces killed more than three dozen militants linked to al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen over the wee(...)

A  Yemeni soldier stops a car at a checkpoint in a street leading to the US embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. The US military evacuated non-essential US government personnel from Yemen yesterday, due to the high threat of attack by al-Qaeda. Photograph: Hani Mohammed

Yemeni security forces have been put on high alert amid warnings of an imminent attack by al-Qaeda in Sana’a, as the US and Britain withdrew embassy(...)

An army trooper looks on, while manning a checkpoint in Sanaa  Yemen. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

The United States and Britain have withdrawn staff from Yemen today due to security concerns. The US has told its citizens in Yemen today to leave the(...)

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(...)