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US, Europe Engage Yemeni Officials as Saleh Recovers

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni government and opposition officials met separately with U.S. and European diplomats Sunday as President Ali Abdullah Saleh recovered from a successful operation in Saudi Arabia to remove shrapnel from his chest. Mr. Saleh was wounded in a rocket attack Friday on his presidential compound. He was later flown to a military hospital in Riyadh […]

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Yemen: From Jasmine Revolution to Widespread Unrest

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A timeline of how Yemen has plunged from protests to near full-fledged civil war: January 22: Hundreds of students and other protesters gather at Sana’a University, calling for an end to the 32-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The demonstrators were apparently inspired by the protests that led to the ouster of Tunisia’s President. […]

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Celebrations Mark Departure of Yemen’s President

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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There were celebrations in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, on Sunday, after word spread that embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh had left the country. Mr. Saleh was wounded in Friday’s rocket attack on the presidential compound. He and several high-ranking officials were flown to Saudi Arabia Saturday for medical treatment. There is no official word on his […]

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Yemen’s President Survived Many Challenges During 33-Year Rule

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s president, wounded Friday in a rocket attack on his compound, had survived three decades of challenges to his rule before injuries forced him to leave for medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. President Ali Abdullah Saleh had ruled Yemen since the country’s unification in 1990. He had served as leader of North Yemen since 1978 […]

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Yemen: From Jasmine Revolution to Widespread Unrest

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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A timeline of how Yemen has plunged from protests to near full-fledged civil war: January 22: Hundreds of students and other protesters gather at Sana’a University, calling for an end to the 32-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The demonstrators were apparently inspired by the protests that led to the ouster of Tunisia’s President. […]

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Celebrations Mark Departure of Yemen’s President

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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There were celebrations in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, on Sunday, after word spread that embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh had left the country. Mr. Saleh was wounded in Friday’s rocket attack on the presidential compound. He and several high-ranking officials were flown to Saudi Arabia Saturday for medical treatment. There is no official word on his […]

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Gunmen Attack Yemen Presidential Palace

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Yemen’s second-largest city say gunmen have killed four soldiers near the presidential palace. Officials say one of the attackers also was killed in the violence Sunday in Taiz. The assault comes a day after Yemen’s authoritarian president left the country to receive medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of anti-government protesters in Sana’a […]

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Gunmen Attack Yemen Presidential Palace

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Yemen’s second-largest city say gunmen have killed four soldiers near the presidential palace. Officials say one of the attackers was also killed in the violence Sunday in Taiz. The assault comes a day after Yemen’s authoritarian president left the country to receive medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of anti-government protesters in Sana’a […]

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Yemen’s Injured President Arrives in Saudi Arabia

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials say Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in Saudi Arabia for treatment of injuries he received in a rocket attack Friday. Yemeni state media said Saturday the country’s prime minister and at least four other high-ranking officials had traveled to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment after they were wounded in the attack on […]

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Yemen’s Injured President Arrives in Saudi Arabia

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials said Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has arrived in Saudi Arabia for treatment of injuries he received in a rocket attack on Friday. Yemeni state media said Saturday the country’s prime minister and at least four other high-ranking officials had traveled to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment after they too were wounded in […]

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