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Yemeni Govt. Forces Shell Pro-Opposition District, 4 Killed

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni tribal and security sources say government forces have shelled a residential area north of the capital, Sana’a, killing four civilians, three of them children. The tribal and security officials say troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh fired artillery into a gas station in Arhab district on Sunday, killing the civilians and wounding at […]

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Clinton Meets Yemeni Nobel Laureate

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met with the Yemeni women’s rights activist who was awarded, along with two other women, this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Clinton met Tawakkul Karman Friday at the State Department, where she praised Karman’s commitment to democracy and human rights. Clinton said the U.S. wants to be a good […]

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Top Yemeni Police Commander Killed in Car Bombing

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Yemeni security official says a top police commander has been killed in a car bombing, the latest in a series of attacks in south Yemen during the popular movement to oust longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The official says at least two other people were wounded in the blast Friday in the coastal city […]

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Massachussetts Man Goes on Trial on Charges of Supporting Al-Qaida

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An American man is on trial in the northeastern state of Massachusetts on charges helping al-Qaida to promote holy war on the Internet. Prosecutors opened their case in a Boston court Thursday, accusing 29-year-old Tarek Mehanna of answering a call for violent jihad from former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. They say Mehanna, a Muslim, […]

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Air Strike Kills Suspected Yemeni Militants

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say an air strike has killed three suspected militants in southern Yemen. Officials said Thursday that six other people were injured in the strike which took place in the village of Shaqra. The village is part of a region where Yemeni security forces have been waging ongoing battles against al-Qaida-linked militants. As President […]

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At Least 19 Killed in Fighting in Yemen

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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At least 19 people have been killed in overnight violence in Yemen, despite a cease-fire declared by the government and forces loyal to a dissident general. Medical officials said Wednesday the victims of clashes in the cities of Sana’a and Taiz included civilians, tribal fighters and government soldiers. In the capital, Sana’a, security forces fired […]

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Operations Resume at Damaged Pipeline in Yemen

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Production is set to resume, Wednesday, at a gas pipeline in Yemen that was attacked by suspected militants. Earlier this month, officials suspended operations at the Balhaf terminal on the Gulf of Aden after an explosion damaged the facility. Meanwhile, news organizations say intense gunfire could be heard in cities of Sana’a and Taiz late […]

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Gunfire, Explosions Heard After Yemeni Troops, Rivals Declare Cease-fire

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s government and forces loyal to a dissident general declared a cease-fire Tuesday, but residents in the capital later said they heard explosions and gunfire. Officials from both sides confirmed the agreement started at 3:00 p.m. local time . However, people in Sana’a’s Hasaba district heard fighting after that. Several previous truce accords have failed […]

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Gunfire, Explosions Heard After Yemeni Troops, Rivals Declare Cease-fire

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s government and forces loyal to a dissident general declared a cease-fire Tuesday, but residents in the capital said they later heard explosions and gunfire. Officials from both sides confirmed the agreement started at 3:00 p.m. local time, however, people in Sana’a’s Hasaba district heard fighting after that. Several previous truce accords have failed to […]

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Gunfire, Explosions Heard After Yemeni Troops, Rivals Declare Cease-fire

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s government and forces loyal to a dissident general declared a cease-fire Tuesday, but residents in the capital said they later heard explosions and gunfire. Officials from both sides confirmed the agreement started at 3:00 p.m. local time . However, citizens in Sana’a’s Hasaba neighborhood heard fighting after the cease-fire took effect. Several previous truce […]

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