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Yemen Votes Tuesday for President Saleh’s Replacement

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, stepping down after 33 years in office, has urged voters to turn out in large numbers to elect his successor in Tuesday’s single-candidate election. Mr. Saleh said Monday the poll was a moment to move the country towards peace and stability after the year-long popular uprising that forced him from […]

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Yemen Votes Tuesday for President Saleh’s Replacement

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, stepping down after 33 years in office, has urged voters to turn out in large numbers to elect his successor in Tuesday’s single-candidate election. Mr. Saleh said Monday the poll was a moment to move the country towards peace and stability after the year-long popular uprising that forced him from […]

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Violence Hits Yemen Before Presidential Poll

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Attackers in Yemen blew up a polling station and nearby gunfire killed a soldier in the rebellious south Monday, one day before Yemenis cast votes for a new president in a one-candidate election. The violence in the port city of Aden underlines the security vacuum in the Arab world’s poorest country after a year-long popular […]

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Airstrike Kills 12 in Southern Yemen

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Tribal chiefs in southern Yemen say an airstrike has killed at least 12 people, including several local al-Qaida leaders. The tribal leaders said Tuesday the overnight strike was in the town of Lawdar in Abyan province, about 200 kilometers east of Taiz. Al-Qaida-linked militants have been fighting to control parts of southern Yemen. There was […]

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Embattled Yemeni President Arrives in US

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh has arrived in the United States Saturday to seek medical treatment. Mr. Saleh arrived at an unspecified location in the United States late Saturday after a stop in London. His staff has said he is to be treated for injuries suffered during the assassination attempt last June, […]

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Violence in South Yemen Kills 6

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security officials said Saturday a high-ranking police officer, a soldier, and four Islamist militants were killed in the south of the country in the last 24 hours. The officials said the head of a criminal investigation unit in Hadrawamout province was gravely wounded late Friday when unidentified gunmen attacked him near his house with […]

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Yemen’s President Remains in Oman, Departure for US Uncertain

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Outgoing Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh remains in the Persian Gulf sultanate of Oman and it is unclear when his planned trip to the United States for medical treatment will take place. An official at the Yemeni embassy in Washington told VOA Thursday he has no information on when Mr. Saleh might arrive. Mohammed Albasha […]

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Yemen’s Saleh Leaves for US Medical Visit

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Outgoing Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is heading to the United States for medical treatment after asking his people to forgive him for any “shortcomings” during his 33-year rule. Mr. Saleh departed the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, Sunday on a jet for the Persian Gulf sultanate of Oman, where he is expected to stay for a […]

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US Grants Yemeni Leader ‘Limited’ Medical Visit

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it will allow outgoing Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to come to the U.S. for a limited time to undergo medical treatment. A State Department release Sunday noted that Mr. Saleh’s travel request had been approved for the sole purpose of such treatment, and that his expected stay in the U.S. […]

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Saleh Leaves Sana’a to Seek Treatment in US, Vows Return to Yemen

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say President Ali Abdullah Saleh has left the country to seek medical treatment in the United States while vowing to return to Yemen continue leading his ruling party. The officials say Mr. Saleh flew out of the capital, Sana’a, on Sunday en route to Oman, where he would stay for a brief period […]

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