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Yemeni Shi’ite Rebels Attack Sunni Targets in North, 21 Killed

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security and tribal sources say Shi’ite rebels have attacked a Sunni Islamist school and other sites in the northern province of Saada, killing at least 21 people and wounding about 50 others. A provincial security official and local Sunnis told foreign news agencies that the Shi’ite Zaidi rebels known as Houthis shelled Sunni targets […]

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Yemen Sets Presidential Election Date

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen has announced a February 21 date for presidential elections, just days after President Ali Abdullah Saleh accepted a deal that calls for him to transfer power to a subordinate. Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi issued a decree on Saturday for the early voting. On Wednesday, Mr. Saleh and Yemeni opposition leaders signed a […]

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A Look At Major Events in Yemen’s Anti-Government Unrest

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A timeline of this year’s anti-government unrest in Yemen: 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 apparently were inspired by the protests that led to the ouster of Tunisia’s president. March 1: Tens of thousands […]

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Yemen Sets Presidential Election Date

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen has announced a February 21 date for presidential elections, just days after President Ali Abdullah Saleh accepted a deal that calls for him to transfer power to a subordinate. Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi issued a decree on Saturday for the early voting. On Wednesday, Mr. Saleh and Yemeni opposition leaders signed a […]

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Yemen’s President Orders Probe Into Deadly Violence

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered a probe into deadly violence in the capital, Sana’a, Thursday, a day after he agreed to a Gulf Cooperation Council plan that calls for him to relinquish power. Witnesses said five people were killed and at least 34 wounded after Mr. Saleh’s loyalists opened fire on protesters who were […]

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Yemen’s President Orders Probe Into Deadly Violence

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered a probe into deadly violence in the capital, Sana’a, Thursday, a day after he agreed to an Arab League plan that calls for him to relinquish power. Witnesses said five people were killed and at least 34 wounded after Mr. Saleh’s loyalists opened fire on protesters who were upset […]

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Yemen’s President Condemns Deaths, Orders Probe

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered a probe into deadly violence in Sana’a on Thursday, a day after he agreed to an Arab League plan that calls for him to relinquish power. Earlier Thursday, witnesses said five people were killed after loyalists to Mr. Saleh opened fire on protesters who were upset over a provision […]

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5 Protesters Dead as Peace Eludes Yemen

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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At least five anti-government protesters are dead in renewed violence in Yemen. Witnesses say gunmen loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire on protesters who were upset over a power transfer deal that gives Mr. Saleh immunity from prosecution. The shooting in the capital Sanaa comes less than a day after Mr. Saleh […]

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Yemen President Signs Transition Deal, Protests Continue

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh and opposition leaders signed a long-awaited agreement Wednesday to transfer power to the country’s vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and hold early presidential elections. Following a signing ceremony in Saudi Arabia, Saudi King Abdullah said that a new page in Yemen’s history has been turned. He urged the Yemeni […]

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Yemen President Signs Transition Deal, Protests Continue

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh and opposition leaders signed a long-awaited agreement Wednesday to transfer power to the country’s vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and hold early presidential elections. The agreement could end months of protests against his 33-year rule. Mr. Saleh and the opposition signed the agreement during a ceremony in Saudi Arabia. […]

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