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Radical U.S. born cleric Awlaqi ‘killed’ in Yemen

Radical US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi has been killed with several other suspected Al-Qaeda operatives, the Yemeni defense ministry said on Friday. The ministry did not elaborate on the circumstances of Awlaqi’s death in a statement released to the media. But tribal sources told AFP that Awlaqi, who is wanted by Washington, was killed in an…

Yemen’s Saleh out of intensive care: state media

SANAA (AFP) – Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is out of intensive care in neighbouring Saudi Arabia where he is being treated for bomb blast wounds, state media said, prompting celebratory gunfire by his supporters that left dozens wounded. Fireworks rang out over the Yemeni capital during Wednesday night as…

Official: Yemen’s President Saleh alive and well after being reported dead in attack

SANAA (Reuters) – Shells struck Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s palace in Sanaa on Friday, wounding three senior officials, but a Yemeni official said Saleh was “well.” Fierce fighting engulfed the Yemeni capital, where residents cowered in their homes as explosions rocked the city. Two Yemeni officials said Saleh escaped…

Yemeni troops on streets as two party members quit

SANAA (Reuters) – Two prominent members of Yemen’s ruling party resigned on Saturday in protest against the killing of dozens of anti-government protesters, while troops enforced a state of emergency in the capital. Defying the crackdown, the opposition vowed to keep up its “peaceful revolution” in the poor Arabian peninsula state, a…

Yemen security forces kill more than 30 protesters in Sanaa

SANAA (AFP) – More than 30 anti-regime protesters were shot dead and over 100 wounded during a demonstration in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, medics and witnesses said. According to witnesses, pro-regime “thugs” opened fire on protesters calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh from houses close…

Huge protest in Yemen as Saleh blames US, Israel

SANAA – Huge crowds poured onto the streets of the Yemeni capital on Tuesday in what the opposition hailed as the biggest protest yet against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s three-decade rule. Saleh, whose supporters staged a large counter-demonstration, dismissed the rally as a copycat action mimicking protests in other Arab…

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