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Demonstrators Rally in Yemen, Clashes in Taiz

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s security forces clashed with opposition tribesmen near the southern city of Taiz overnight and thousands turned out after Friday prayers to protest continuing political paralysis in the country. The fighting near Taiz began late Thursday and continued through the night between forces loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh and tribesmen allied with demonstrators […]

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US Airstrikes Kill 7 Islamist Militants in Southern Yemen

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security officials say U.S. drones and fighter jets attacked suspected Islamist militants in the southern province of Abyan Thursday, killing at least seven fighters in a police station they had taken over. The airstrikes took place before dawn in the town of Mudiya. Dozens of Islamist fighters rushed to the scene to evacuate the […]

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Airstrikes Kill 6 Islamist Militants in Southern Yemen

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security officials say airstrikes on Islamist militants in the southern province of Abyan have killed at least six fighters. The airstrikes took place before dawn Thursday, hitting a police station taken over by militants earlier this year in the town of Mudiya. Dozens of Islamist fighters rushed to the scene to evacuate the wounded […]

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Airstrikes Kill 3 Islamist Militants in Southern Yemen

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security officials say airstrikes on Islamist militants in the southern province of Abyan have killed at least three fighters. The officials say the airstrikes happened before dawn Thursday, hitting a police station seized by the militants earlier this year in the town of Wudiya. There were conflicting reports about whether U.S. or Yemeni warplanes […]

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US Envoy Meets Yemeni VP to Press for Power Transfer

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. counterterrorism chief John Brennan has met with Yemen’s vice president in Sana’a, as part of a U.S. effort to press the Yemeni government to accept a swift transition to democratic rule. Brennan held talks with Yemeni Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Monday, a day after meeting Yemen’s wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh […]

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US Official Meets Yemen’s Saleh, Urges Signing of Transition Plan

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. counterterrorism chief John Brennan has met with Yemen’s wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh to urge him to agree on a plan that requires him to step down as part of a transition to democratic rule. Brennan visited Mr. Saleh Sunday at a Saudi hospital in Riyadh, where the Yemeni leader has been receiving treatment […]

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Rival Rallies in Yemen Following President’s Speech

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Yemenis turned out for rival demonstrations on Friday, a day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh made his first public appearance since being injured in a June attack. Pro-government rallies took place in several cities, including the capital Sana’a, where the Associated Press says Mr. Saleh’s supporters gathered outside of his vacant presidential palace. […]

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Rival Rallies Across Yemen After President Appears on TV

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Yemenis are rallying on Friday, a day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh made his first public appearance since traveling to Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for injuries. Yemeni state-run television says pro-government rallies are underway in several cities while a Western news report says government opponents are holding rival demonstrations. The nation remains […]

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Yemen’s Wounded President Appears on TV

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh appeared on television Thursday for the first time since traveling to Saudi Arabia where he is being treated for injuries from an attack on his palace compound last month. During a pre-recorded address, Mr. Saleh said he underwent more than eight “successful operations” at a hospital in the Saudi capital, […]

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Yemen’s Wounded President Appears on TV

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh delivered his first video address on Thursday since traveling to Saudi Arabia to be treated for injuries from an attack on his palace compound last month. During the recorded address, Mr. Saleh said he was burned in the attack and has undergone more than eight operations in Saudi Arabia, which […]

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