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Concern over armed presence in Taiz
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
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TAIZ, Feb. 1 — People in Taiz have become concerned since armed figures started appearing in the city over the last couple days. Some roads were also closed during this time. Mohammed Sa'eed, a shopkeeper, speaking with the Yemen Times, said, “We had started feeling everything was returning to normal

American drone strikes provoke Yemenis against interim government
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
ABYAN, Feb. 1 — Many Yemenis, and especially those in Abyan governorate, are blaming the new government for a loss of sovereignty after a US drone strike killed 11 Al-Qaeda members on Yemeni soil on Monday. The drones fired four missles; two exploded and the remaining two are still 'active' and “may explode at any time,” eyewitnesses – who have been present for such strikes in the past - told the Yemen Times

Training course for English teachers in rural areas
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
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SANA’A, Feb. 1 — A three-day training session for 100 English teachers in rural areas concluded its activities on Monday in Sana’a. Speaking about future plans for the nation, Yemen's Deputy Minister of Education said, “The ministry will be in need of 12,000 new English teachers nationwide.” During the three-day session, teachers worked on writing and reading teaching skills in order to improve their ability to help students acquire the English language

Insecurity profile in Aden during January
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
ADEN, Feb, 1 — An unidentified armed group of men intercepted the Saudi Deputy Consul in Aden, Abdullah Al-Khaledi, as he traveled home from work on Monday. The men forced the Saudi diplomat to exit his vehicle while on his way to his home in Aden's Al-Mansoura city. The men, armed with assault rifles and machine guns, confiscated the diplomat's car and some personal belongings

Yemen postpones new weekend
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
SANA’A, Jan. 29 – The new Friday-Saturday weekend, scheduled to begin in February, has been delayed until March, according to the Minister of Civil Service and Insurance. “It has been delayed but is expected to be in place in March,” state-run Al-Jumhorya newspaper quoted Nabil Shamsan as saying on Wednesday

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Yemen's Saleh Still Acting Presidential in Threat to Gulf Peace Agreement
(Bloomberg) 2011-11-30 - Retrieved at: 2011-12-01 09:10:00 GMT

Last week, Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh pardoned those who committed “stupiditiesâ€
[source: International sources (through Google)]

Yemen's Saleh Still Acting Presidential in Risk to Gulf Accord
(BusinessWeek) 2011-11-30 - Retrieved at: 2011-12-01 09:10:00 GMT

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Last week, Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh pardoned those who committed “stupiditiesâ€
[source: International sources (through Google)]

25 injured in fighting between opposition protesters, separatists in south Yemen
(Shanghai Daily (subscription)) 2011-11-30 - Retrieved at: 2011-12-01 06:10:00 GMT

SANAA, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- At least 25 people were wounded in fierce fighting flared late Wednesday in a sit-in square in Yemen' s southeast province of Hadramout between protesters demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh's prosecution and
[source: International sources (through Google)]

Suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen clashes, officials say
(CNN) 2011-11-30 - Retrieved at: 2011-12-01 06:10:00 GMT

(CNN) -- At least 11 suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in Yemen's southern province of Abyan in clashes that erupted Tuesday night and continued for at least 14 hours, according to officials and local residents. A senior security official in
[source: International sources (through Google)]

Thousands rally in Yemen for renewed independence
(Business Recorder (blog)) 2011-11-30 - Retrieved at: 2011-12-01 06:10:00 GMT

Thousands of Yemenis rallied in the main southern city of Aden on Wednesday to call for secession from the north as they commemorated the day the formerly independent south won freedom from Britain. "The people want to liberate the south," the
[source: International sources (through Google)]

Fighting flares up in Yemen
(Investor's Business Daily) 2011-11-30 - Retrieved at: 2011-12-01 06:10:00 GMT

Shiite rebels and Sunni Islamists fought pitched battles, wounding dozens in N. Yemen. The new PM is working on a new gov't as part of a plan for Pres. Ali Abdullah Saleh to exit after 33 years. The plan, put together by the neighboring Gulf states,
[source: International sources (through Google)]

Yemen Islamists decry 'siege' by Shiite rebels
(AFP) 2011-11-30 - Retrieved at: 2011-12-01 03:10:00 GMT
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SANAA — Thousands of Sunni Islamists rallied Wednesday in the Yemeni capital protesting against the alleged siege of a religious school by Shiite rebels in the north. The Huthi rebels attacked the Salafist Dar al-Hadith institute in the rebel
[source: International sources (through Google)]

Yemen Islamists decry 'siege' by Shiite rebels
(Africasia) 2011-11-30 - Retrieved at: 2011-12-01 03:10:00 GMT
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Thousands of Sunni Islamists rallied Wednesday in the Yemeni capital protesting against the alleged siege of a religious school by Shiite rebels in the north. The Huthi rebels attacked the Salafist Dar al-Hadith institute in the rebel stronghold of
[source: International sources (through Google)]

Yemen: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
(Huffington Post (blog)) 2011-11-30 - Retrieved at: 2011-12-01 03:10:00 GMT

Following 10 months of popular protests calling for his resignation, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed an agreement last week to transfer power to his vice president. It's unlikely, though, that a piece a of paper will bring a peaceful
[source: International sources (through Google)]

Yemen: Taiz Shelled, At Least 3 Killed
(Huffington Post) 2011-11-30 - Retrieved at: 2011-12-01 03:10:00 GMT

SANAA, Yemen — Thousands of residents fled the central Yemen city of Taiz Wednesday when government forces shelled the city, killing one person, and two guards were shot dead in the south by Islamist militants,
[source: International sources (through Google)]



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