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Top German missing in Yemen

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 18:18
related countries: Germany Germany

A high-ranking German diplomat and his family are missing, feared kidnapped, in eastern Yemen.
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Yemen landslide kills 30 people

Thursday, December 29th 2005, 14:31

At least 30 people are dead and dozens are missing after a landslide hits a village in Yemen.
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Yemen captors free German family

Saturday, December 31st 2005, 14:46
related countries: Germany Germany

A German ex-minister and his family are freed in Yemen after being held captive by tribesmen.
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Yemen landslide death toll rises

Saturday, December 31st 2005, 21:57

The number of people killed in a landslide in a Yemeni village rises to at least 56, reports say.
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Italian tourists seized in Yemen

Sunday, January 1st 2006, 21:07

Five Italians are kidnapped in Yemen despite the government pledging more efforts to end abductions.
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Yemen 'besieging' hostage takers

Monday, January 2nd 2006, 12:15

Yemen says it will not negotiate with tribesmen holding five Italians hostage, and has them surrounded.
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Yemenis threaten to kill hostages

Monday, January 2nd 2006, 16:20
related countries: Italy Italy

Yemeni tribesmen holding five Italian tourists say they will kill them if the government uses force against them.
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Somali government set to relocate

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 11:26
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's interim government is close to a deal at talks in Yemen to start relocating to the capital.
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Deal for MPs to meet in Somalia

Thursday, January 5th 2006, 15:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Rival leaders sign a deal to assemble the transitional parliament for the first time in Somalia within 30 days.
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Italian Yemen hostages released

Friday, January 6th 2006, 12:13
related countries: Italy Italy

Five Italian tourists taken hostage by Yemeni tribesmen on 1 January are freed unharmed.
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Hunt on for Yemeni jailbreakers

Saturday, February 4th 2006, 22:32

Security forces in Yemen continue the hunt for 23 suspected al-Qaeda members who broke out of prison.
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Global alert for Yemen escapees

Sunday, February 5th 2006, 16:29

Interpol issues a global alert for 23 jailbreakers in Yemen, including at least 13 linked to al-Qaeda.
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US searches for Yemen fugitives

Thursday, February 9th 2006, 18:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

US Navy ships are patrolling Yemen's coast to try to recapture 23 convicts who broke out of jail on Friday.
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'Al-Qaeda deputy' tried in Yemen

Monday, February 13th 2006, 13:55
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi-born man accused of being al-Qaeda's number two in Yemen goes on trial accused of aiding militants.
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Three die in Yemen flash floods

Tuesday, February 21st 2006, 15:31

Flash floods cause destruction in Yemen, and drown at least three people at the start of the rainy season.
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Yemen executes US hospital killer

Monday, February 27th 2006, 17:04
related countries: United States United States

A man convicted of killing three US missionaries in southern Yemen in 2002 is executed by firing squad.
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Somalis pushed into sea and drown

Tuesday, February 28th 2006, 16:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia

More than 30 passengers drown after being forced into the water off the Yemeni coast from a Somali boat, the UN says.
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Yemen frees 600 Shia insurgents

Saturday, March 4th 2006, 2:26

More than 600 followers of a rebel Yemeni Shia cleric are freed under an amnesty, the government says.
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Yemen editor 'faces death calls'

Wednesday, March 8th 2006, 15:06

Yemeni layers reportedly call for the death penalty for an editor who published the Muhammad cartoons.
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Yacht in pirate scare near Yemen

Sunday, April 16th 2006, 14:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

A US-registered sailing boat sends an SOS after spotting armed people in the Gulf.
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Yemen 'catches al-Qaeda fugitive'

Friday, May 12th 2006, 8:54

One of the top al-Qaeda militants who escaped from prison in Yemen in February is reportedly recaptured.
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Yemen family query jail suicide

Wednesday, June 14th 2006, 19:39

The Yemeni father of a man said to have killed himself at Guantanamo Bay says his son was murdered.
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Deadlock over Yemeni succession

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 12:15

Yemen's governing party again fails to agree on a candidate for presidential elections in September.
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Yemeni president to stand again

Saturday, June 24th 2006, 9:39

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will run for office again, reversing an earlier decision to not stand.
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Yemen opposition finds candidate

Friday, June 30th 2006, 10:04

Yemeni opposition parties nominate a politician from the formerly communist South Yemen as their candidate.
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Three die as Yemen parties clash

Friday, August 25th 2006, 15:12

Three people are killed in Yemen as supporters of the governing party and the Islamist opposition clash.
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Two killed in Yemeni port blasts

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 23:21

Two die in a series of blasts at a weapons storage facility in the Yemeni port city of Aden.
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French tourists seized in Yemen

Sunday, September 10th 2006, 18:01
related countries: France France

Four French tourists are seized by Yemeni tribesmen apparently seeking government concessions.
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Deadly stampede at Yemeni rally

Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 15:22

A stampede at a presidential election campaign rally in Yemen kills and injures dozens of people, reports say.
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Yemen 'foils oil plant attacks'

Friday, September 15th 2006, 9:27

Four suicide attackers are killed while trying to blow up oil installations in Yemen, the authorities say.
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Yemen president leads vote count

Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 22:28

Early results in Yemen's presidential election show the president of 28 years leading with more than 80% of the vote.
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Yemeni leader wins by landslide

Saturday, September 23rd 2006, 21:37

Ali Abdullah Saleh is re-elected in Yemen in a vote dubbed fair by monitors amid opposition fraud claims.
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French tourists 'freed' in Yemen

Monday, September 25th 2006, 8:33
related countries: France France

Four French tourists abducted in Yemen have been freed, says an MP who has been mediating their release.
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