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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

Yemen air force chief 'concedes'

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 12:58

Yemen's air force chief is reported to have finally agreed to give up his post after months of intense opposition pressure on him to go.
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Aid official kidnapped in Yemen

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 23:58
related countries: France France

A French aid worker has been kidnapped in northern Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
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Yemen militants 'die in assault'

Friday, April 20th 2012, 14:21

At least 18 Islamist militants are killed in an army offensive aimed at capturing the capital of Abyan province, Yemen's defence ministry says.
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Saudi diplomat 'held by al-Qaeda'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 14:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi diplomat kidnapped in southern Yemen in March is being held by al-Qaeda, the Saudi interior ministry says.
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Militants attack Yemen checkpoint

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 13:26

Twelve people are killed in an al-Qaeda attack on a checkpoint in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, police say.
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Attack in central Yemen kills 11

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 15:21

At least eight soldiers and three militants have been killed in an attack by militants on an army checkpoint in central Yemen, officials say.
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Deadly attack on Yemen army base

Monday, April 9th 2012, 20:58

Nearly 60 people are killed in an attack by an al-Qaeda-linked group on an army outpost in Abyan province in southern Yemen.
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Deadly attack on Yemen army base

Monday, April 9th 2012, 20:58

Nearly 60 people are killed in an attack by an al-Qaeda-linked group on an army outpost in Abyan province in southern Yemen.
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Yemen airport open after protest

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 8:35

Yemen's main airport has re-opened after air force troops protested at the sacking of their commander, the half-brother of former President Saleh.
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Saleh troops close Yemen airport

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 11:24

Yemen's main airport closes as air force troops protest at the sacking of their commander, the half-brother of former President Saleh.
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Yemen leader 'fires army chiefs'

Friday, April 6th 2012, 22:38

Yemen's President Hadi dismisses two army chiefs who were close to his predeccessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh, according to official media.
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'Dozens killed' in Yemen clashes

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 14:21
related places: Lahij

Some 30 people are killed in clashes between suspected al-Qaeda militants and the army in the southern Yemeni province of Lahij, officials say.
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Saudi diplomat kidnapped in Yemen

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 15:32
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Gunmen have seized the Saudi deputy consul in the southern Yemeni city of Aden outside his home, police say.
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Three Filipinos seized in Yemen

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 22:16

Three Filipino sailors have been kidnapped by tribal militants in central Yemen, according to the country's interior ministry.
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US teacher 'shot dead in Yemen'

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 15:07
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States

An American teacher, deputy director of a Swedish language centre, is shot dead by gunmen in Yemen's second city of Taiz, officials say.
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Profile: Ansar al-Sharia in Yemen

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 0:58

Al-Qaeda offshoot in Yemen builds support
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Swiss woman seized in west Yemen

Friday, March 16th 2012, 15:30
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss woman is kidnapped in Yemen, Yemeni and Swiss officials say, but it is unclear whether tribesmen or militants are behind it.
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Suicide attack kills Yemen troops

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 19:46

At least three soldiers are killed in a suicide bombing in the south of Yemen claimed by an al-Qaeda-linked group, security officials say.
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Yemen air strikes 'hit al-Qaeda'

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 16:46

Air strikes are launched against suspected al-Qaeda targets in southern Yemen, killing up to 45 militants, reports say.
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Yemeni clashes toll 'passes 100'

Monday, March 5th 2012, 16:16

More than 100 people, both soldiers and militants, are now said to have been killed in fighting near an Islamist-held part of southern Yemen, officials say.
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Yemen soldiers killed in clashes

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 15:47

At least 30 soldiers and a number of militants have been killed in fighting near an Islamist-held part of southern Yemen, military officials say.
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Yemen president Saleh steps down

Monday, February 27th 2012, 16:15

Yemen's president Ali Abdullah Saleh formally steps down and hands power to his deputy after months of protests against his 33-year rule.
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Obama hails Yemen 'new beginning'

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 23:07
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says Yemen's presidential election signals a "new beginning" for the country and pledges US support.
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Yemen car bomb blast 'kills 26'

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 14:58

At least 26 people are killed by a car bomb in southern Yemen, officials say, shortly after the new president was sworn into office.
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New Yemen president Hadi sworn in

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 11:24

Yemen's new President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi takes the oath of office, shortly after his predecessor Ali Abdullah Saleh's return to the country.
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Violence mars elections in Yemen

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 23:29

At least nine people are killed as outbreaks of violence in southern Yemen mar elections to replace longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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VIDEO: View from a Yemen polling station

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 17:49
related places: Sanaa

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports from a polling station in Sanaa, as people in Yemen vote to elect a new president to replace veteran leader Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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