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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

Dutch couple warn of Yemen execution

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 12:51
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch couple kidnapped in Yemen a month ago make an impassioned plea for help, warning they could be executed within 10 days.
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Suicide bomber strikes Yemeni market

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 11:23

A suicide bomber on a motorbike kills two people in Yemen's northern town of Saada, which is under the control of Houthi Shia rebels.
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Alaa Jarban: One of Yemen's first openly gay men

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 3:11

Fears for author of 'I'm Queer' blogpost
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Drone strikes kill seven in Yemen

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 12:30

At least seven suspected al-Qaeda militants have been killed by twin drone strikes in southern Yemen, officials say.
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Why are so many Guantanamo inmates from Yemen?

Friday, May 24th 2013, 20:55

Could Guantanamo's largest detainee group be released?
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Four American drone deaths confirmed

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 10:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2009.
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Yemeni kidnappers release hostages

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 10:01

Kidnappers in southern Yemen free three Red Cross workers and their Yemeni interpreter.
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Jet fighter crashes in Yemen

Monday, May 13th 2013, 15:00
related places: Sanaa

A jet fighter crashes in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, with the pilot reported to have died - the second such incident this year.
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VIDEO: Pilot dies in Yemen plane crash

Monday, May 13th 2013, 14:00

A pilot in Yemen has died after the plane he was flying exploded in mid-air, according to a military official.
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Three Europeans released in Yemen

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 18:57
related countries: Austria Austria, Finland Finland, Oman Oman

Two Finnish nationals and an Austrian man abducted in Yemen in December are freed on the border with Oman.
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Elite Yemen unit commander 'removed'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 21:13

Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi removes an elite army commander, state TV says, in a move seen as extending his control over the army.
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VIDEO: Saudis build 1,000-mile border fence

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 22:07
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is building a fence, over 1,000 miles long, in order to seal off its troubled frontier with Yemen.
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Saudis build Yemen border fence

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 19:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia builds a giant border fence to seal off its frontier with Yemen as security deteriorates after the 2011 uprising, officials say.
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Yemen national dialogue talks begin

Monday, March 18th 2013, 17:27

UN-backed reconciliation talks begin in Yemen aimed at drafting a new constitution and preparing for full democratic elections in February 2014.
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Yemen in pictures: Long road to reconciliation conference

Monday, March 18th 2013, 12:08

The long road to Yemen's reconciliation talks told in pictures
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Yemen suicide bomb attack kills 12

Monday, March 4th 2013, 21:08

Twelve members of a pro-government militia group have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack in south Yemen.
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Kidnappers free Swiss woman in Yemen

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 14:50
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss teacher is freed by her kidnappers in Yemen after nearly a year in captivity, following mediation by the Qatari government.
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Divisions threaten Yemen integrity

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 16:18

Is Yemen heading toward fragmentation?
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Yemen forces fire on demonstrators

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 15:47

Security forces in the Yemeni city of Aden fire on demonstrators calling for independence, killing at least four and wounding many others.
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Fighter plane crashes in Yemen

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 12:41
related places: Sanaa

A fighter plane crashes into a residential neighbourhood of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, killing at least nine people, reports say.
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UN warns Yemen leaders of sanctions

Friday, February 15th 2013, 23:15

The UN Security Council warns Yemen's former president and vice president they face sanctions if they interfere in the country's democratic transition.
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Deaths mar Yemen revolt anniversary

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 0:33

Two people are killed in clashes in Yemen during rallies marking the 2011 uprising that led to the ousting of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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Yemen blames Iran after weapons haul

Friday, February 8th 2013, 5:03
related countries: Iran Iran

Yemen's president calls on Iran to stop backing armed groups in his country after coastguards seized a ship carrying missiles and rockets.
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Al-Qaeda leader 'dies in Yemen'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 20:56

A senior leader of Yemen's local branch of al-Qaeda, Said al-Shehri, dies of wounds he received last November, says the state's government.
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Seven dead in Yemen drone strike

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 12:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Khawlan

A US drone strike in Yemen's Khawlan province kills seven suspected al-Qaeda militants, officials say.
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'US drone' kills Yemen suspects

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 7:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bayda'

At least three suspected al-Qaeda militants are killed by a US drone strike in south-western al-Bayda province, local officials say.
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Three Westerners seized in Yemen

Friday, December 21st 2012, 21:58
related places: Sanaa

Two Finns and an Austrian are kidnapped by masked gunmen in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, security officials say.
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Yemen juvenile execution deplored

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 12:57

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child expresses dismay at the execution in Yemen of a woman who was a minor at the time of her alleged offence.
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