Brigadier General Abdel Latif el Sayed survived the assassination attempt but at least four people were killed by the car bomb.
The Arab world’s poorest country has been in the midst of a perpetual humanitarian disaster for years but the situation can get even worse.
Following the contentious designation of the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation, the State Department and aid organisations are confronted with challenges on how to keep the aid flowing in Yemen without fuelling the Houthi war machine.
The war-torn country announced a power-sharing government this weekend, but it excludes women for the first time in 20 years.
Dawn attack on the Security Belt separatist force near Lawdar city blamed on suspected Al Qaeda gunmen.
The separatist non-state actor operates under Emirati patronage and could find itself pressured into warming up to Israel.
Southern separatists say they withdrew from talks over a Saudi-sponsored power-sharing deal with the government due to ongoing military escalation in flashpoint province of Abyan.
Talks between Saudi-backed government and UAE-backed separatist rebels reach a dead-end as both sides gather troops to prepare for further battles deepening rift between Riyadh and its ally Abu Dhabi.
The Gulf allies are backing two different sides adding another layer of complexity to year-long conflict.
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