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Clashes Between Yemeni Forces, Militants Kill 30

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni defense officials say at least 30 soldiers and suspected militants have been killed in clashes in the southern Abyan province. The defense ministry said Saturday that 18 militants and 9 soldiers were killed in fighting in Zinjibar. Witnesses say the fighting continues in the city, which had been seized by suspected al-Qaida militants last […]

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30 Dead After Forces, Militants Clash in Yemen

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni defense officials say at least 30 soldiers and suspected militants have been killed in clashes in the southern Abyan province. The defense ministry said Saturday that 18 militants and 9 soldiers were killed in clashes in Zinjibar. Suspected al-Qaida militants had seized control of the city last month. The ministry says three suspected al-Qaida […]

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Yemeni Leader’s Health Described as ‘Bad’

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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There are new reports that the health problems of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh are so significant that he is not likely to return anytime soon from his hospital stay in Saudi Arabia. The Yemeni leader left his homeland a week ago after sustaining burns over 40 percent of his body in a bomb attack […]

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Thousands Gather for Rival Demonstrations in Yemen

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people have turned out for rallies across Yemen, where some called for the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and others voiced their support for the injured president. The largest demonstrations took place in the capital, Sana’a, on Friday. Chanting anti-government protesters urged Vice President Abd al-Rab Mansur Hadi to set […]

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Rival Rallies Unfold in Politically-Charged Yemen

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Rival rallies are unfolding across Yemen where supporters of President Ali Abdullah Saleh are cheering his reported recovery from injuries while opponents are calling for the formation of a transitional government without him. Mr. Saleh’s loyalists are celebrating word from Saudi Arabia that the president has been moved out of intensive care there. He is […]

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Yemeni Jets Attack Islamic Militants, Killing at Least Three

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Yemen say an air raid on suspected Islamic militants in the southern part of the country has killed at least three people. Few details of the attack near the town of Jaar were immediately available. One official told the French News Agency the strike killed three relatives of an al-Qaida militant. Suspected al-Qaida […]

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Yemen Braces for Rival Protests as Saleh Leaves Intensive Care

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen is preparing for rival protests Friday after officials said President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been moved out of intensive care at the Saudi military hospital where he is being treated for wounds suffered in last week’s attack on his compound. Saudi and Yemeni officials in Riyadh said Thursday that Mr. Saleh’s condition had stabilized […]

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In President’s Absence, Yemen, US Step Up Al-Qaida Fight

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen authorities said Thursday that government troops have killed at least suspected 10 al-Qaida members in a troubled southern region as the nation struggles with an Islamic militant insurgency in the wake of the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Meanwhile, a major American newspaper reports that the U.S. government has intensified its covert war […]

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New York Times Says US Intensifying Covert War in Yemen

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 12:11 am (UTC-5)
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A major American newspaper is reporting that the U.S. government has intensified its covert war in Yemen in recent weeks, deploying armed drones and fighter jets to attack militant suspects seeking to undermine the shaky Sana’a government. Citing U.S. officials, The New York Times said that after nearly a year-long pause in American airstrikes, the […]

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Yemen’s Interim Leader Urged to Start Power Transition

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Anti-government protesters in Yemen are urging the country’s interim leader to form a transition council that would create a new government, while President Ali Abdullah Saleh recovers from serious injuries in Saudi Arabia. Demonstrations continued on Wednesday outside of Vice President Abd al-Rab Mansur Hadi’s residence in the capital, Sana’a. However, soldiers moved in and […]

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