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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

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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VIDEO: Yemen votes to end of Saleh rule

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 10:18

People in Yemen are voting to elect a new president to replace veteran leader Ali Abdullah Saleh. Voters are expected to rubber-stamp Vice-President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who is the only candidate
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BBC slams Yemen reporter attack

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 18:09
related places: Sana`

The BBC condemns an attack on its Yemen reporter and urges the authorities in Sana to ensure the safety of all journalists in the unrest-hit country.
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Yemeni minister 'survives attack'

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 18:16
related places: Sanaa

Yemeni Information Minister Ali al-Amrani has escaped an assassination attempt in the capital, Sanaa, witnesses and officials say.
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Yemen air strike 'hits al-Qaeda'

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 10:29

At least 13 people have been killed in an air strike on al-Qaeda militants in southern Yemen, residents say.
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VIDEO: The most dangerous place on Earth?

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 23:51

Yemen is in political turmoil, with signs that Islamist groups linked to terrorist organisations, are growing in influence.
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Veteran president 'leaves Yemen'

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 19:08
related places: Sanaa

Yemen's veteran President Ali Abdullah Saleh has left the country, after making a farewell speech officials say.
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Yemen MPs approve Saleh immunity

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 10:36

Yemen's parliament approves an immunity from prosecution for President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who recently signed a deal to formally step down next month.
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Yemen 'amends Saleh immunity law'

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 17:22

A Yemeni minister says a draft law granting President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution has been amended to limit protection for his aides.
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Is al-Qaeda gaining ground in Yemen?

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 15:16

Al-Qaeda on the move in Yemen as political turmoil continues
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Yemen unrest 'may delay election'

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 12:11

Yemen's foreign minister warns that the presidential election scheduled for next month may have to be postponed, amid fears of growing instability.
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US defends immunity law for Saleh

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 18:08
related countries: United States United States

The US defends a draft Yemeni law granting President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his aides immunity from prosecution over the deaths of protesters
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Yemen 'finds Paleolithic tombs'

Monday, January 9th 2012, 23:39

A collection of tombs dating back to the Paleolithic period are discovered in the al-Mahwit region of Yemen, local media reports say.
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Yemen drafts Saleh immunity law

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 23:22

Yemen's cabinet approves a draft law to grant President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity in exchange for stepping down as part of a transition deal.
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