Al-Qaeda Launched Surprise Attack on Yemen Army

Al-Qaeda militants launched a surprise attack against military bases in south Yemen, leaving 107 dead soldiers and stealing heavy weapons they used to kill more troops. Last Sunday, military officials informed that at least 32 al-Qaeda militants were killed in Abyan province....

Saleh Hands Over Yemen to Successor

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the outgoing Yemeni president, has formally handed over his office to the vice-president. During a Sunday ceremony in the capital Sanaa, Saleh congratulated Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, his replacement after 33 years of one-man rule. “All of Yemen’s proud citizens...

Yemen Immunity Law gets Fixed

The Yemeni draft of the bill that grants immunity to the outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, from prosecution for slaughtering demonstrators has been amended to limit the legal protection to his aides and associates. Right groups have seriously criticized the bill since it...

Saleh Gets Immunity from the Yemen Cabinet

Yemen’s interim government granted President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the staff that worked with him, amnesty against prosecution. This treaty paved the way for the end of his government and the deadly demonstrations against Saleh. The Sunday decision came as a surprise to many...

The Arab Spring and its prognosis

It is a fact that the year of 2011 will be remembered as the year that ended the dictatorship of several Middle Eastern countries. The hostilities that led to the disposal of several governments started on January 25 when the people started a non-violent campaign with...

Casualties in Yemen’s Taiz City

So far three people have been killed in the Yemeni city of Taiz, as thousands of demonstrators gathered for an anti-government rally in the city. Residents blamed the deaths on government troops saying that the tanks shelled Taiz from the surrounding mountains for the fourth...

Fighting starts amid Yemeni Protests

Yemeni officials informed that heavy infightings occurred between security forces and army defectors despite the recent signing of the power transfer deal. At the moment one man from each side has perished on November 25, 2011; during the clashes in Sanaa. Many demonstrators have...

Government Loyalists Kill Demonstrators in Yemen

Five protesters have been killed in Sanaa for expressing their contempt. People are protesting in the centre of the city against the power transfer deal that would give President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution. Government loyalists dressed in simple clothing opened...
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