The blasts hit moments after ministers from a new unity government landed and were captured on live TV.
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The conflict in Yemen is a dire, tangled mess, with IS, al-Qaeda, government troops backed by United Arab Emirates, and a Saudi-led coalition backed by the US all mounting regular attacks.
The soldiers had been visiting family in Aden and were returning to their base when they were kidnapped and killed by firing squad by suspected al-Qaeda militants.
Dozens of al Qaeda fighters have taken control of Ahwar, a strategic coastal city in Yemen that links two areas already seized by the militant group.
A suicide bomber reportedly rammed his vehicle into a convoy, killing the governor of the key Yemeni port city and at least six members of his entourage.
A multi-year drought is killing off animals in the Horn of Africa, making life hell for the livestock herders who depend on them.
The Qasr hotel has been the base of the government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi since its return from exile in Riyadh over recent weeks and the expulsion of Houthi fighters in July.
As a Saudi-led naval blockade has slowed the flow of humanitarian aid into Yemen to a trickle, desperate people packed aboard cattle boats are being ferried by the hundreds to Somalia.
Leaked UN Email on Yemen Shows Difficulty of Negotiations — and Fears Over Al Qaeda's Growing Presence
VICE News obtained a leaked note that casts new light on negotiations to end Yemen's brutal war. The UN has now said it is “disturbed” by the leak but did not question the authenticity of the email itself.