Yemen Soldiers Foil Al-Qaeda Plot

Today soldiers from Yemen foiled a plot by an Al-Qaeda-linked cell before it carried attacks inside the capital Sanaa and seized 40 belts packed with explosives. The Defense Ministry said that seven militants were detained in the southern town of Jaar, where a suicide bomber...

Terrorist Attack in Yemen Left Near a Hundred of Casualties

Today a suicide explosion in Yemen left 96 soldiers dead and more than 300 wounded. The attack occurred when the troops were practicing for a national day parade in the capital Sanaa. Over a dozen of ambulances rushed to the scene to get the wounded to hospitals. Apparently the...

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...

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...

New Demonstrations Occur in Yemen After Saleh Speech

Thousand of demonstrators in Yemen have taken the street of the capital, Sanaa, amidst the clashes between tribesman and government forces. The altercations occurred a day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh gave a defiant speech aimed at ending the country’s growing unrest. After...

Saleh Calls for Ceasefire in Yemen

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemeni president, called for a truce and to resume negotiations after his return to Sanaa. Saleh has been absent for three months, time in which the demonstrations of the opposition groups spread through the capital. Saleh has called on all political and...

Officials Speed Power Transfer as Violence Rages in Yemen

This Monday several officials from the United Nations (UN) and the Gulf Cooperation Council met in Sanaa, Yemen. Their purpose was to organize a peaceful transfer of power because of the growing reports of violence in the streets. The medical staff in Change Square informed that...