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Yemeni Troops Kill 7 Protesters in Sana’a

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has promised to leave his country for the United States, hours after security forces loyal to him shot and killed nine opposition protesters taking part in a giant march to the presidential compound. In a news conference Saturday, Mr. Saleh said he will travel to the United States in the […]

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Yemeni Troops Kill 7 Protesters in Sana’a

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni government forces in Sana’a have shot and killed at least seven opposition protesters participating in a giant march to the compound of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Witnesses and medics say Yemeni troops opened fire to stop the march by tens of thousands of anti-government activists who reached Sana’a on Saturday, after a four-day […]

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UN Envoy Says Yemen Faces Huge Challenges

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ envoy to Yemen says the transitional government faces the huge challenge of wresting control over parts of the country from al-Qaida. Jamal Benomar told the Security Council Wednesday that the situation in Yemen is highly fragile, with a number of areas in the hands of government opponents, including al-Qaida. Benomar said the […]

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Yemen Swears In National Unity Govt.

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s national unity government was sworn in in the capital, Sana’a, Saturday as part of a deal for the country’s embattled president to step down after nearly a year of anti-government protests that have killed hundreds. The new 35-member Cabinet is headed by veteran opposition politician Mohammed Basindwa. The ministerial posts are equally divided between […]

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Yemen’s VP Calls for United Cabinet

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s vice president has urged members of the new unity government to forget their political differences and focus on major issues. Abd al-Rabuh Mansur Hadi made the plea on Saturday, shortly after the new government was officially sworn in during a ceremony in the capital, Sana’a. According to the state-run SABA news agency, he also […]

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Yemen Gets Unity Government

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s new unity government is in place, tasked with guiding the volatile country toward a critical presidential election in February. The state-run Saba news agency said the unity government was officially sworn-in Saturday in the capital, Sanaa. The Reuters news agency reports the new government then met for the first time, chaired by Yemeni Vice […]

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Yemeni VP Forms New Unity Government as Fighting Rages

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni Vice President Abd al-Rabuh Mansur Hadi issued a decree Wednesday to set up a national unity government to transfer power from loyalists of embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh and prepare for presidential elections. The decree approves the formation of a new 35-member Cabinet headed by veteran politician Mohammed Basindwa. The ministerial posts are equally […]

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Yemen VP Forms New Unity Government

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s state news agency reports that Vice President Abd al-Rabuh Mansur Hadi has set up a unity government to transfer power from loyalists of embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The Saba agency says the vice president issued a decree approving formation of the government headed by newly-appointed Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa, who is from the […]

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Yemeni Government Forces Shell Taiz

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Shells and mortar fire rained down on the Yemeni city of Taiz on Thursday, killing five people and wounding at least 20. Residents of several Taiz neighborhoods said government forces launched the attack early in the day. Medical officials confirmed the death toll and said some of those wounded were in critical condition. Taiz residents […]

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Yemen Names New PM as Continued Violence Kills 24

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s Vice President Abd al-Rab Mansur al-Hadi has named opposition leader Mohammed Basindwa as the new prime minister. The country’s official Saba news agency said Sunday Basindwa is to form a new national unity government under the Gulf-sponsored agreement signed by President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, last week to transfer power […]

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