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Seven Protesters Killed in Yemen Capital

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security forces opened fire on protesters in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least seven people and wounding dozens of others. Officials say the shootings occurred as thousands of protesters marched through the city calling for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Reports say security officials used live rounds and tear gar to disperse […]

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Son of Radical Cleric Killed in Yemen Airstrike

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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The son of slain U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was among seven suspected al-Qaida militants killed in a recent airstrike. Tribal leaders say Abdul Rahman al-Awlaki was killed Friday, along with four other members of the Awlaqi clan, in a suspected U.S. strike in southeastern Shabwa province. Earlier, Yemen’s Defense Ministry said the media chief for […]

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Seven Militants Killed in Yemen Airstrike

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Yemen say an airstrike has killed seven al-Qaida militants, including the group’s media chief. The Defense Ministry says Egyptian-born Ibrahim al-Bana was killed along with six others in the strike Friday in southeastern Shabwa province. Officials say in the strike was one of several launched against militant positions in the area. Yemeni authorities […]

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Rival Protests Erupt in Yemen Over President’s Power

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Supporters and opponents of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh have staged rival rallies as the United Nations considers a resolution that could call for the president to relinquish power. State media report Mr. Saleh’s supporters massed across the country Friday. In the capital, Sana’a, some loyalists hoisted huge photos of the embattled leader. Meanwhile, the […]

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Yemeni Government Opponents Call for UN Support

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the capital, Sana’a, where they urged the U.N. Security Council to take action against President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The mass protests took place on Tuesday, as Britain’s U.N. envoys discussed a possible draft resolution on Yemen with Security Council members. The measure would urge Mr. Saleh to support a […]

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Yemen’s Opposition Urges UN Action Against Saleh

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the capital, Sana’a, where they urged the U.N. Security Council to take action against President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The mass protests took place on Tuesday, as U.N. envoys prepare to discuss a resolution drafted by Britain. It urges Mr. Saleh to support a Gulf Cooperation Council initiative that calls […]

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Yemeni Women Injured During Protest March

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni activists and medics said Monday that at least 22 women were hurt during a previous day’s demonstrations after government loyalists threw rocks and other objects at them. The women had gathered in the southern city of Taiz to demand the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and to celebrate last week’s awarding of the […]

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Yemeni Women Injured During Protest March

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni activists and medics said Monday that at least 22 women were hurt during a previous day’s demonstrations after government loyalists threw rocks and other objects at them. The women had gathered in the southern city of Taiz to demand the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and to celebrate last week’s awarding of the […]

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Yemen’s Leader Vows to Resign Soon

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he is ready to give up power and will do so “in the coming days.” He made the announcement in a speech broadcast by state-run television on Saturday. Mr. Saleh, Yemen’s ruler for 33 years, said he does not want power and will relinquish it soon. In addition to […]

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Yemen’s Leader Vows to Resign Soon

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he is ready to give up power and will do so “in the coming days.” He made the announcement in a speech broadcast by state-run television on Saturday. Mr. Saleh, Yemen’s ruler for 33 years, said he does not want power and will relinquish it soon. In addition to […]

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