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Yemen: From Jasmine Revolution to Widespread Unrest

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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A timeline of how Yemen has plunged from protests to near full-fledged civil war: January 22: Hundreds of students and other protesters gather at Sana’a University, calling for an end to the 32-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The demonstrators were apparently inspired by the protests that led to the ouster of Tunisia’s President. […]

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Yemen’s President Survived Many Challenges During 33-Year Rule

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s president, wounded Friday in a rocket attack on his compound, had survived three decades of challenges to his rule before injuries forced him to leave for medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. President Ali Abdullah Saleh had ruled Yemen since the country’s unification in 1990. He had served as leader of North Yemen since 1978 […]

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Death Toll in Syrian Town Rises to 25 as Clashes Continue

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian human rights activists say the death toll in a government crackdown on protesters in the northern town of Jisr al-Shughour has risen to 25. Violent clashes between protesters and government forces began Saturday and continued into Sunday, after thousands of people turned out for the funerals of other anti-government protesters killed in the crackdown. […]

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Israeli Troops Fire at Protesters on Golan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli troops on Sunday fired at pro-Palestinian protesters who rushed the barbed-wire fence between Syria and the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Syrian media report that six protesters were killed, dozens more were wounded. The protesters were marking the 44th anniversary of the Arab defeat in the 1967 Middle East war, defying Israeli warnings to stay clear […]

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Celebrations Mark Departure of Yemen’s President

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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There were celebrations in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, on Sunday, after word spread that embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh had left the country. Mr. Saleh was wounded in Friday’s rocket attack on the presidential compound. He and several high-ranking officials were flown to Saudi Arabia Saturday for medical treatment. There is no official word on his […]

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Gunmen Attack Yemen Presidential Palace

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Yemen’s second-largest city say gunmen have killed four soldiers near the presidential palace. Officials say one of the attackers also was killed in the violence Sunday in Taiz. The assault comes a day after Yemen’s authoritarian president left the country to receive medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of anti-government protesters in Sana’a […]

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Gunmen Attack Yemen Presidential Palace

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Yemen’s second-largest city say gunmen have killed four soldiers near the presidential palace. Officials say one of the attackers was also killed in the violence Sunday in Taiz. The assault comes a day after Yemen’s authoritarian president left the country to receive medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of anti-government protesters in Sana’a […]

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Israeli Soldiers Kill Two Demonstrators in Golan Heights

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian media say Israeli soldiers shot and killed at least two pro-Palestinian demonstrators and wounded several others Sunday in the Golan Heights area. The crowd had gathered at a fence at the Syrian border to mark the anniversary of the Arab defeat in the 1967 Middle East war. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria […]

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Yemen’s Injured President Arrives in Saudi Arabia

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials say Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in Saudi Arabia for treatment of injuries he received in a rocket attack Friday. Yemeni state media said Saturday the country’s prime minister and at least four other high-ranking officials had traveled to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment after they were wounded in the attack on […]

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Yemen’s Injured President Arrives in Saudi Arabia

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials said Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has arrived in Saudi Arabia for treatment of injuries he received in a rocket attack on Friday. Yemeni state media said Saturday the country’s prime minister and at least four other high-ranking officials had traveled to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment after they too were wounded in […]

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