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Yemen’s Leader Vows to Resign Soon

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 12:05 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 President Vows to Step Down Soon

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will step down from power “in the coming days.” He made the announcement in a speech broadcast by state-run television Saturday. Mr. Saleh has led Yemen for 33 years, but the country has been increasingly paralyzed by nearly nine months of unrest, and repeated mass protests have demanded […]

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A Look at Yemeni Woman Who Shares Nobel Peace Prize

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Tawakkul Karman of Yemen, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize announced Friday, is the first Arab woman to win the award. A mother of three from the flashpoint city of Taiz, she has been a key figure in anti-government protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The 32-year-old Karman is the leader of the Women Journalists […]

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A Look at Yemeni Woman Who Shares Nobel Peace Prize

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Tawakkul Karman of Yemen, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize announced Friday, is the first Arab woman to win the award. A mother of three from the flashpoint city of Taiz, she has been a key figure in anti-government protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The 32-year-old Karman is the leader of the Women Journalists […]

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Renewed Clashes Erupt in Yemeni Capital

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Clashes have erupted in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, between government forces and supporters of tribal leaders who oppose President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Witnesses said Thursday that the fighting began late Wednesday. The French news agency quotes witnesses who say the two sides exchanged machine gun and mortar fire. The clashes involve loyalists to General Ali […]

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Artillery Shells Hit Market in Yemeni Capital, 2 Civilians Killed

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni medical officials say artillery shells have slammed into a market in the capital, Sana’a, killing two civilians and wounding at least one other person. It was not clear who fired the shells at the market on Sana’a’s Hayel street on Tuesday. The area has been the scene of fighting in recent weeks between government […]

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Shelling Kills 2 in Yemeni Capital

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses and medical officials in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, say shelling in the city has killed two civilians. The witnesses said the mortar fire Tuesday wounded at least one other person when the shells fell on a market. It was not clear who fired the mortars. Government troops have been fighting followers of tribal leader […]

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Panetta Says Key Al-Qaida Deaths Hurt Ability to Attack

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 1:51 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the recent deaths of key al-Qaida leaders make it more difficult for the terror group to carry out large-scale attacks abroad. Panetta’s comments come days after a U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a key al-Qaida figure, and Samir Khan, a Pakistani-American who produced the […]

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Yemen Denies Killing 25 Soliders in Friendly Fire Incident

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security officials say at least 25 soldiers were killed late Saturday in an apparent “friendly fire” incident and battle with militants in southern Abyan province, but government and military sources deny the reports. Local officials Sunday said a Yemeni air force plane mistakenly bombed an abandoned school where the soldiers were sheltering near the […]

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25 Yemeni Troops Killed by Apparent Friendly Fire, Militants

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security officials say at least 25 soldiers have been killed in an apparent “friendly fire” incident and battle with militants in the southern province of Abyan. Local security officials say a government warplane mistakenly bombed an abandoned school where the soldiers were sheltering near the city of Zinjibar on Sunday. They say militants later […]

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