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Houthi Tribesmen Continue to Pose a Risk to Yemen
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-23
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Sep.22.2014  Houthi tribesmen light up the evening sky with endless gunfire in downtown Sana’a. Everyone is really frightened. The Houthis have moved into the capital, taken over government buildings and a TV station as a show of force to press action from President Hadi. They want a better share of the proposed 6 state solution to new Yemen because they want to group their people together, gain oil resources and also secure access to the sea

Yemen rebels raid army commander house
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-23
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Sep.22.2014  Houthi rebels in Yemen have raided the houses of a powerful military commander and his allies in the capital Sanaa.The raid on the home of Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, an adviser on defence and security affairs for the president, came a day after the signing of a UN-brokered peace deal between the government and the Shia rebel group

Houthis get huffy
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-22
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Sep.22,2014  IT IS almost exactly a decade since the death of Hussein al-Houthi, a radical cleric who hoped to revive the Zaydi Shia Islam unique to north Yemen. Mr Houthi left behind a movement that had few followers outside his home province of Saada and a few university students in the capital, Sana’a

Yemen Rebels Gain Concessions From Government After Assault on Capital
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-22
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  Sep.22,2014    An assault on Yemen’s capital rocked the transitional government on Sunday as fighters from a Shiite rebel group stormed through the city, seizing government buildings, state media facilities and military bases. The military broke apart, some units appeared to side with rebels, and the prime minister abruptly resigned

Yemeni leaders, rebels sign ceasefire calling for new government
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-22
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Sep.22,2014   Yemen's president, a powerful rebel group and representatives of major political parties signed a ceasefire Sunday, the government announced."The document calls for an immediate ceasefire and ending all forms of violence," the written statement said. "It also calls for the formation of a technocratic national government, which will work to enhance government transparency, implement economic reforms, in addition to continuing military and security

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Al Qaeda group kills Defense Ministry aide in latest Yemen attacks
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-14 23:16:00 GMT
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May 14,2014More than 20 people have been killed in clashes in Yemen. The latest fighting came as the country's army had taken the offensive against al Qaeda-linked groups. 
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen Army clashes with Al Qaeda militants, kills 16
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-14 23:16:00 GMT
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May 14,2014The Yemeni Army repelled a dawn attack by Al Qaeda fighters seeking to recapture a restive southern town in intense clashes that killed seven soldiers and 16 militants on Wednesday, security officials said.
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen and UN sign an action plan to end and prevent the recruitment of children
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-14 23:16:00 GMT
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May 15,2014 In a landmark development for the protection of children today, the Government of Yemen signed an action plan with the United Nations to end and prevent the recruitment of children by the Yemeni Armed Forces. “We stand by the commitment we make today to ensure that government forces are free of children,” said Prime Minister Mohamed Salem Basundwah
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen tribesmen free German hostage
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-14 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-14 20:16:00 GMT
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May 14,2014Yemeni tribesmen have freed a German in his 60s whom they kidnapped in the capital in late January and who reportedly needs urgent medical treatment, state media said on Tuesday.
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen takes step to set up secure rehab for Guantanamo detainees
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-14 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-14 20:16:00 GMT
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May 14,2014 Yemen is to formally look into building a secure rehabilitation center for Islamist militants - a move that could hasten the return of its citizens held in the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention center on Cuba. The announcement, which came in a presidential decree carried by state media on Wednesday, is a significant step forward for the project, which is influenced by a similar center in Saudi Arabia
[source: Yemen Online]

U.S. had no warning Yemen would expel American journalist
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-14 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-14 20:16:00 GMT
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May 14,2014WASHINGTON — The State Department said Tuesday that it was not told in advance that Yemen planned to expel McClatchy contributor Adam Baron and that once U.S. diplomats learned he was to be deported, they’d attempted to offer him consular assistance. Baron, however, had already left the country
[source: Yemen Online]

More militant attacks in Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-12 17:17:00 GMT
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May.12,2014More violence from suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen continued Sunday in two separate attacks. At least 13 Yemeni soldiers were killed and nine others were injured when the militants ambushed a military police headquarters in the southern Yemeni province of Hadramout, two Interior Ministry officials told CNN
[source: Yemen Online]

UK troops working with US military at base for Yemen drone operations
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-12 17:17:00 GMT
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May.12,2014British liaison staff are embedded with US forces in the Horn of Africa, the Ministry of Defence has revealed, as concern grows about redeployment of the UK squadron of 10 armed Reaper drones.Although three British officers are based at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti – the US base from which unmanned strikes are launched against al-Qaida groups in Yemen – the MoD denies they are involved in co-ordinating such attacks
[source: Yemen Online]

Aden region could serve as basis for a thriving Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-12 17:16:00 GMT
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May.12,2014Earlier this year, Yemen was declared a federal state. This was the most prominent outcome of the National Dialogue Conference, which had stated that the central state was one of the main factors of the deterioration of the country. The objection by intellectuals and activists (and even politicians) did not prevent the continued enforcement of this urgent decision, with the blessing of the international community and the regional states sponsoring the Gulf Initiative for Yemen,
[source: Yemen Online]

After anti-Qaeda offensive, Yemen militants signal resilience
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-11 23:17:00 GMT
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May12,2014DUBAI (Reuters) - Attacks on top Yemeni government targets blamed on al Qaeda suggest a vigorous army counter-terrorism campaign has failed to dent the militants' ability to humiliate the authorities with acts of brazen violence. After months of militant raids on security forces, foreigners and government officials, Yemen's army launched a concerted air-and-ground campaign late last month against militant bastions in Abyan and Shabwa provinces
[source: Yemen Online]



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