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Kidnappers in Yemen Free 3 French Aid Workers

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says three French aid workers kidnapped in Yemen nearly six months ago have been freed with help from the sultan of Oman. In a statement Monday, Mr. Sarkozy thanked the Omani leader for his “decisive help,” but did not elaborate on the details of the release. The three hostages – two […]

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Yemeni Forces Kill 9 Militants

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials said Sunday government troops and allied tribesmen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida-linked militants in overnight clashes in southern Abyan province. The officials said the clashes took place near the provincial capital, Zinjibar. They said five of the militants, including a Saudi national, were killed in shelling on the city’s northern edge, while […]

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Yemeni Forces Kill 6 Militants

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni government troops have killed six suspected al-Qaida militants in overnight clashes in southern Abyan province. Local officials said Saturday at least three gunmen were wounded in the fighting in the provincial capital, Zinjibar. The killings came a day after Yemeni forces renewed shelling in the country’s second largest city of Taiz, leaving at least […]

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Yemeni Forces Kill 11 During Protests

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni government forces have killed at least 11 civilians in one of the country’s largest cities, a day after a United Nations envoy started a mission to urge President Ali Abdullah Saleh to hand over power. Medical officials and witnesses say civilians were killed early Friday when Yemeni forces renewed shelling in Taiz, where demonstrators […]

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Yemeni Forces Kill 9 During Protests

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni government forces have killed at least nine civilians in Taiz, one of the country’s largest cities. Medical officials and witnesses say the civilians were killed early Friday after forces renewed shelling in Taiz, where demonstrators have been calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s departure. News reports say pro-government forces opened fire near Freedom Square, […]

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Yemeni Government Forces Kill 6 Civilians

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni government forces have killed at least six civilians in Taiz, the country’s second largest city. Medical officials and witnesses say the civilians were killed early Friday after forces renewed shelling in Taiz, where protesters have been calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s departure. They say a government raid in the city on Thursday left […]

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EU Envoy: Yemen’s President Shows ‘Readiness’ to Step Aside

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A European Union diplomat tells VOA that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has “indicated a readiness” to empower his deputy to manage a political transition to a new leadership for the country. EU ambassador to Yemen Michele Cervone D’Urso said Wednesday he believes the government and opposition can finalize details of that transition as soon […]

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Fighting in Yemen’s Taiz Kills 9 People, Wounds 40

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni medics and activists say fighting between government forces and opposition fighters in the country’s third-largest city has killed at least nine people. They say troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh fired tank and mortar shells at several neighborhoods in the southern city of Taiz on Wednesday. Taiz has been a hub of a […]

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Five Killed in Clashes in Yemen

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Activists say fresh clashes between Yemeni government forces and opponents of President Abdullah Saleh left at least five people dead on Wednesday. They violence occurred in the flashpoint city Taiz after fighting erupted between pro-government forces and tribesmen who support the opposition. Also, residents say there is heavy shelling in the city, after troops moved […]

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Blast at Yemen Air Base Temporarily Shuts Sana’a Airport

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Several large explosions shook an air base outside the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, prompting authorities to temporarily close the city’s nearby international airport Sunday. Yemeni authorities said mortar shells landed at the al-Daylami air force base, a few kilometers from the airport, causing a massive blast and sending up huge plumes of smoke. Flights were temporarily […]

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