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U.N. Council Calls For Power Transfer in Yemen

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has condemned the Yemeni government for its crackdown on dissent and urged President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. The resolution, unanimously passed Friday by the council’s 15 members, is the body’s first resolution on Yemen since widespread anti-government protests began there in the spring. The measure calls Yemen’s use […]

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U.N. Council Calls For Power Transfer in Yemen

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has condemned the Yemeni government for its crackdown on dissent and urged President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. The resolution, unanimously passed Friday by the council’s 15 members, is the body’s first resolution on Yemen since widespread protests began there in the spring. The measure calls Yemen’s use of […]

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U.N. Council Calls For Power Transfer in Yemen

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has condemned the Yemeni government for its crackdown on dissents and urged President Ali Abdullah Saleh to transfer power. The resolution, unanimously passed Friday by the council’s 15 members, was the body’s first resolution on Yemen since widespread protests began there in the spring. The British sponsored measure called Yemen’s use […]

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UN: More Somalis Fleeing to Yemen

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says an increasing number of Somalis are fleeing to Yemen, despite the risky journey across the Gulf of Aden and the instability in Yemen. The agency says that since January, 20,000 new Somali refugees have traveled to Yemen to escape the worsening security and humanitarian situation in their country. The […]

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U.N. Body To Consider Resolution Condemning Yemen

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution, Friday, that condemns the Yemeni government for its crackdown on dissent and urges President Ali Abdullah Saleh to transfer power. U.N. diplomats say the draft resolution reaffirms support for a Gulf Cooperation Council initiative that calls for Mr. Saleh to transfer power to a […]

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Security Council to Vote on Yemen Resolution

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution, Friday, that condemns the Yemeni government for its crackdown on dissent and urges President Ali Abdullah Saleh to transfer power. U.N. diplomats say the draft resolution reaffirms support for a Gulf Cooperation Council initiative that calls for Mr. Saleh to transfer power to a […]

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Yemen’s Opposition Rejects President’s Call for Guarantees

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni opposition leaders have criticized President Ali Abdullah Saleh for saying that he needed certain guarantees in order to sign an initiative that calls for his resignation. Opposition leader Mohammed Qahtan said Thursday that Mr. Saleh’s refusal to sign the plan and step down amounted to a call for “war.” The Gulf Cooperation Council initiative […]

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UN Security Council to Vote Urging Yemen Power Transfer

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Supporters of a United Nations resolution calling for an immediate end to violence and transfer of power in Yemen have circulated a draft measure to Security Council members and are hoping for a vote by early next week. Diplomats said Wednesday the five veto-wielding council members had reached agreement on major elements in the British-drafted […]

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Yemen’s President Demands Foreign Guarantees for Power Transfer

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will sign a Gulf Cooperation Council deal to end his 33 years in power only if he receives guarantees from Gulf states, European nations and the United States. Speaking at a ruling party meeting Wednesday, Mr. Saleh indicated that he wants a timetable for implementing the power transfer […]

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Grenade Attack in Yemen Market Kills 2

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni medics and witnesses say an assailant has thrown a grenade into a market in the southern province of Lahij, killing two people. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Wednesday’s attack in the town of Habilayn. At least 11 people were wounded. Yemen has been plagued by months of violence connected to an […]

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