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UN to Assess Human Rights in Yemen

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says it is sending a mission to Yemen next week to look at human rights issues. The U.N. said Friday the three-member delegation would arrive in Yemen on Monday for a 10-day fact-finding mission. The U.N. said the group would attempt to assess the state of affairs in the turbulent country as […]

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US Envoy Demands ‘Immediate’ Power Transfer in Yemen

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. envoy Thursday called for an “immediate” power transfer in Yemen U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, visited top Yemeni officials in the capital, Sana’a, to try to broker an end to Yemen’s political crisis. Feltman later told reporters that beleaguered President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is recovering in […]

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Al-Qaida Militants Escape Southern Yemen Prison

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Security officials in Yemen say about 60 al-Qaida-linked militants have escaped from a southern prison after gunmen attacked the facility. Officials say the attackers and escaping prisoners clashed with guards Wednesday at the prison in Mukalla, leaving one guard dead and two others wounded. The escape came as a senior U.S. envoy met in Sana’a […]

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Dozens of Militants Escape Southern Yemen Prison

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Security officials in Yemen say dozens of al-Qaida militants have escaped from a prison after an attack on the facility in the country’s south. Officials say the militants clashed with guards Wednesday at the prison in Mukalla, leaving one guard dead and two others wounded. The militants included both prisoners and a band of armed […]

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Tens of Thousands Protest in Yemen’s Capital

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Yemenis are demonstrating in the capital, Sana’a, to demand that relatives of embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh vacate key government posts and leave the country. Protesters on Monday called for the removal of Mr. Saleh’s family from security leadership roles. The protesters focused on the removal of the president’s son, Ahmed […]

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Clashes in South Yemen Kill 12 Militants, 2 Soldiers

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Military officials in Yemen say clashes have killed 12 al-Qaida-linked militants and at least two Yemeni soldiers in the south, where insurgents have launched several attacks during the country’s political unrest. Authorities say Sunday’s clashes occurred outside the city of Zinjibar, the capital of the al-Qaida stronghold, Abyan province. Militants seized Zinjibar and another southern […]

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Dueling Rallies Underway in Yemen

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Yemenis are taking to the streets across the country, with demonstrators renewing calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s removal from office and others voicing support for the embattled leader. Thousands of anti-government protesters massed after midday prayers on Friday. Some chanted and waved the Yemeni flag. Meanwhile, Yemen’s state-run television says loyalists have gathered in […]

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Militants Launch More Attacks in Southern Yemen

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Armed militants have renewed attacks against government buildings near the southern Yemeni town of Houta, which they had assaulted on Wednesday. Residents said the attackers in Thursday’s raid briefly took over a security headquarters and council offices in Masameer, which is close to Houta, before retreating. Also Thursday, Yemen’s Defense Ministry said two people were […]

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Militants Launch More Attacks in Southern Yemen

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Armed militants have attacked government buildings near the southern Yemeni town of Houta, which they assaulted on Wednesday. Residents told Reuters news agency the attackers in the Thursday assault briefly took over a security forces administrative building and council offices before retreating. On Wednesday, the al-Qaida-linked group Ansar al-Sharia, or Supporters of Sharia , attacked […]

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Militants Attack Southern Yemeni Town

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Several hundred al-Qaida linked militants in Yemen have raided government buildings in the southern town Houta and briefly seized key areas of the provincial capital. The armed group, Ansar al-Sharia, or Supporters of Sharia , launched the attack before dawn Wednesday. Witnesses and medics say two security personnel were killed and at least three wounded […]

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