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News: Yemen

We have started to collect the most important news related to Yemen in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Yemen: news

Clashes hit Yemen's second city

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 12:58

Yemeni troops clash with opponents of President Abdullah Saleh in the second city, Taez, as deadly violence threatens a power-transfer deal.
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VIDEO: Yemen's Saleh remains in spotlight

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 21:48

Yemen's Vice-President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has named a senior opposition figure, Mohammed Basindwa, as interim prime minister, but many questions remain over the role of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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Yemen names Basindwa interim PM

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 21:34

Senior Yemeni opposition figure Mohammed Basindwa is asked to form an interim government by Vice-President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
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Yemen sets presidential poll date

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 18:22

Yemeni Vice-President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi signs a decree for presidential elections to be held in February, as part of a transition deal.
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Protesters 'shot dead' in Sanaa

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 14:30
related places: Sanaa

At least five protesters are reportedly shot dead by Yemen government loyalists in Sanaa, after President Saleh signs a power transfer deal.
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VIDEO: Deal signed for power shift in Yemen

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 20:56

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a deal under which he will step down after months of unrest.
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Pitfalls ahead despite Yemen deal

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 18:23

Yemen deal on president's power could yet fail
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Yemen leader signs deal to quit

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 17:52

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a Gulf Arab-brokered deal, which will see him stand down after months of unrest.
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Yemen leader 'to sign power deal'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 10:20
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in Saudi Arabia to sign a deal which will see him stand down after months of unrest, Yemen's state media say.
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Frenchwoman held in south Yemen

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 22:49

A Frenchwoman and two Yemenis working for the Red Cross are taken hostage in the south of Yemen.
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Yemen power transfer deal 'ready'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 14:56

Yemen's government and the opposition have agreed to a deal that will see President Saleh step down and to the formation of a national unity government, a UN envoy says.
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Freed French hostages arrive home

Monday, November 14th 2011, 23:04
related countries: France France

Three French aid workers, kidnapped in Yemen in May, return home to France after having been released by their captors.
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French hostages 'freed in Yemen'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 1:27
related countries: France France

Three French aid workers, kidnapped in Yemen in May, have been released by their captors, the French authorities say.
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'Eleven killed' in Yemen shelling

Friday, November 11th 2011, 15:01

At least 11 people are reported to have been killed in fighting in the Yemeni city of Taiz, as a visiting UN envoy presses for a peace deal to be implemented.
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Yemen airport shut after blasts

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 20:07
related places: Sanaa

Yemen shuts its international airport in the capital Sanaa after explosions are reported at an adjacent air force base.
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Yemen women burn veils in protest

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 16:08
related places: Sanaa

Hundreds of Yemeni women have set fire to their traditional veils in Sanaa in protest at the violence used against anti-government demonstrators.
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Twelve killed in Yemeni violence

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 4:04
related places: Sanaa

At least 12 people are killed in clashes between government troops and a renegade army unit in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday.
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UN urges Yemen president to quit

Friday, October 21st 2011, 21:43

The UN Security Council urges Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after months of anti-government protests, but activists are critical.
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Yemen forces fire on protesters

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 15:37
related places: Sanaa

Medical officials in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, say at least seven people were killed when government forces opened fire on protesters demanding that President Saleh step down.
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Heavy fighting in Yemeni capital

Monday, October 17th 2011, 22:02
related places: Sanaa

Fierce fighting resumes in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, between forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his opponents.
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VIDEO: Yemen protests turn violent

Monday, October 17th 2011, 11:25
related places: Sanaa

There has been heavy fighting in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, between troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and forces opposed to his rule.
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Protesters 'shot' in Yemen march

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 10:58

Security forces in Yemen have opened fire on protesters for a second day, killing four people and wounding several, witnesses say.
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VIDEO: Yemen protests turn deadly

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 19:50
related places: Sanaa

Security forces in Yemen have shot dead at least 12 people and wounded 80 others during protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital, Sanaa.
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Deadly protests in Yemen capital

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 18:56

Violent protests against Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh erupt in the capital Sanaa, with at least 12 people killed and 80 wounded.
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Tawakul Karman: 'New face of Yemen'

Monday, October 10th 2011, 18:13

Tawakul Karman's Nobel victory brings world recognition to Yemen
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VIDEO: Will President Saleh stand down now?

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 21:58

The Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said he will step down in the coming days.
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Yemen leader to resign 'in days'

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 15:46

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will step down from power "in the coming days" in a speech broadcast on state television.
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