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BBC says journalist attacked in Yemen protests

LONDON — A BBC journalist and his cameraman were deliberately attacked in Yemen Monday by government supporters while reporting on violent protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the broadcaster said. Abdullah Ghorab, the BBC’s Arabic correspondent in Yemen, was left cut, bruised and with a bleeding nose in the incident…

Yemeni police block protesters’ march on palace

SANAA (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters clashed with police blocking them from marching to Yemen’s presidential palace in Sanaa on Sunday, witnesses said. The clashes occurred while President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the main opposition group were preparing for talks that the government hoped would help avert an Egyptian-style revolt in…

To appease US, Yemen arrested dozens sans evidence, cable reveals

Diplomatic cables released by secrets outlet WikiLeaks reveal that the Republic of Yemen detained 28 alleged Al Qaeda members on behalf of the United States, despite an investigation that found no evidence they were involved in terrorist acts. The 28 detained Yemeni citizens were arrested after returning to Yemen from…

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