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New Truce in Yemen to End Unrest

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Separately, government and opposition leaders say security forces have withdrawn from the southern city of Taiz, a flashpoint of anti-government protests. The Reuters news agency quotes an opposition leader as saying looting and other unrest have been spreading in the city since the forces pulled out. The ongoing conflict between forces loyal to Mr. Saleh […]

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Yemen: From Jasmine Revolution to Widespread Unrest

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (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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Yemen Says Wounded President Remains in Country

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Yemeni government is denying reports that President Ali Abdullah Saleh is among a group of high-level officials who have gone to Saudi Arabia for treatment for wounds suffered in a rocket attack on the presidential compound Friday. A government official said Saturday that Mr. Saleh is undergoing treatment at a military hospital in the […]

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Yemen’s Government Denies Reports President Is in Saudi Arabia

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Yemeni government is denying reports that President Ali Abdullah Saleh is among a group of high-level officials who have gone to Saudi Arabia for treatment for wounds suffered in a rocket attack on the presidential compound Friday. A government official said Saturday that Mr. Saleh is undergoing treatment at a military hospital in the […]

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Saleh’s Forces Shell Opposition Leaders’ Homes in Yemen Capital

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Fighting broke out again in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a Saturday, with the forces of President Ali Abdullah Saleh shelling the homes of anti-government leaders. Sporadic rocket fire and firefights erupted in the al-Hasaba district of northern Sana’a, the home base of dissident tribesman Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar. He is a leader of what Mr. Saleh […]

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Yemen’s President Blames ‘Gang’ for Attack

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has blamed a “gang of outlaws” for a rocket attack on Friday that killed seven people and left him wounded. Yemeni state television broadcast his audio message late Friday, hours after rockets hit his presidential compound in the capital, Sana’a. Mr. Saleh said that he was well and in “good […]

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Yemen’s President Survives Challenges From Protesters, Tribes and Al-Qaida

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s president, wounded Friday in a rocket attack on his compound, has survived three decades of challenges. President Ali Abdullah Saleh has ruled Yemen since the country’s unification in 1990. He had served as leader of North Yemen since 1978 and played a key role in the merger between the North and the communist South. […]

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Wounded Yemeni President Makes No Public Appearance After Compound Attack

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has made no appearance in public after being wounded by rockets fired into the presidential compound in the capital, Sana’a. Yemen state media had said the president would address the nation Friday, just hours after the attack – possibly to refute a report aired by an opposition-controlled television station that […]

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Wounded Yemeni President Yet to Appear in Public After Compound Attack

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has yet to appear in public after being wounded by rockets fired into the presidential compound in the capital, Sana’a. Yemen state media had said the president would address the nation Friday, just hours after the attack – evidently to refute a report aired by an opposition-controlled television station that […]

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Attack Wounds Yemeni President

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been wounded by a shelling attack on the presidential compound in Sana’a, the capital. Yemeni officials say Mr. Saleh would make a national address shortly . The announcement came after an opposition television station claimed he had been killed in the incident. Several other high-ranking officials, including Prime Minister […]

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