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WikiLeaks cable links defecting Yemeni general to smuggling rackets

WikiLeaks cable links defecting Yemeni general to smuggling rackets | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
US diplomatic cables reveal powerful army chief behind moves to oust president is seen as unwelcome successor to Saleh
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Wave of top Yemen officials and generals quit after crackdown

Wave of top Yemen officials and generals quit after crackdown | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Three top generals in Yemen declared their support for anti-government protests Monday as a wave of officials, including the deputy speaker of parliament, announced their resignations.
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Yemen president fires cabinet

Yemen president fires cabinet | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
State media says president Saleh sacks the cabinet after weeks of pro-democracy protests demanding his resignation.
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Yemen President's Own Tribe Demands He Resign

Yemen President's Own Tribe Demands He Resign | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of Yemenis have gathered in Sana'a for funerals of anti-government protesters shot dead by loyalists of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose own tribe has joined opposition calls for his resignation. The large crowd of mourners attended funerals Sunday for some of the 52 people killed when pro-Saleh gunmen opened fire on opposition activists at a protest site near Sana'a University on Friday.
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Civil unrest boils in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria

Civil unrest boils in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Large protests calling for changes in government and political reform are gaining steam in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Syria. So far only leaders in Syria have made any concessions to the increasing popular pressure. DW-WORLD.DE: German and European news, analysis and multimedia from Deutsche Welle - in 30 languages
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Yemen protests: Evidence snipers shot to kill

Yemen protests: Evidence snipers shot to kill | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Photographs and amateur video footage have provided the first compelling evidence that professional snipers shot to kill when they opened fire on an anti-government demonstration in Yemen that left at least 52 protesters dead.
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Yemen's leader fails to stop uprising

Yemen's leader fails to stop uprising | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
SANAA, Yemen - A crackdown that killed dozens failed to stop massive demonstrations against Yemen's U.S.-backed president, as crowds of thousands clashed Saturday with security forces smashing their protest camps and even seized control of one southern city.
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Yemeni police storm protest camp in Aden

Yemeni police storm protest camp in Aden | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Police stormed a protest camp in southern Yemen on Saturday, firing live rounds and tear gas that wounded at least 13 people as President Ali Abdullah Saleh's crackdown on dissent grows increasingly deadly.
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Yemen opposition activists clash with police

Yemen opposition activists clash with police | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Security forces open fire in southern city of Aden, a day after emergency was declared following a bloody crackdown.
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Yemen police massacre 45 protesters

Yemen police massacre 45 protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Death toll rises as government forces start to use live rounds in increasingly violent crackdown on nationwide protests
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33 killed in Yemen clashes

33 killed in Yemen clashes | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
At least 33 people were killed and more than 100 hurt Friday in clashes between tens of thousands of anti-government protesters and security forces outside Sanaa University in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, medical officials on the scene said.
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Tribes Raise the Stakes in Yemen

Tribes Raise the Stakes in Yemen | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As violence rises in protests in San'a, opposition ranks are swelling with members of the nation's vast tribal network from outside the capital, complicating the challenge President Ali Abdullah Saleh faces in quelling unrest.
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Yemeni Government Loyalists Attack Protesters in Sana'a

Yemeni Government Loyalists Attack Protesters in Sana'a | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Witnesses say the activists were attacked early Thursday by masked assailants they described as pro-government
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In Yemen: 'Virtually No Support' For President Among Key Institutions

In Yemen: 'Virtually No Support' For President Among Key Institutions | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The unrest there greatly worries counterterrorism experts because Yemen is home to one of al-Qaida's most active affiliates and to radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
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Yemen president fires entire cabinet as protests escalate

Yemen president fires entire cabinet as protests escalate | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Calls for Ali Abdullah Saleh to stand down grow louder as tens of thousands turn out for mass funeral
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Top Yemen officials resign after deadly protests

Top Yemen officials resign after deadly protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Two top Yemeni officials resigned this weekend, sources said, to protest a government crackdown on protesters that left 52 people dead last week.
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Huge turnout for Yemen funerals

Huge turnout for Yemen funerals | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of people have turned out in Yemen at funerals for dozens of protesters shot dead on Friday. Mourners in the capital, Sanaa, gathered in a square near Sanaa University, the scene of the crackdown.
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Bahrain and Yemen declare war on their protesters

Bahrain and Yemen declare war on their protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Abrutal counter-revolution is sweeping through the Arabian Peninsula as Bahrain and Yemen both declare war on reform movements and ferociously try to suppress them with armed force.
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In Yemen, Opposition Leaders Show Support for Protestors

In Yemen, Opposition Leaders Show Support for Protestors | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A show of support came a day after the worst violence by government supporters since the protests began about a month ago.
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Security forces blanket Yemen capital to enforce state of emergency

Security forces blanket Yemen capital to enforce state of emergency | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Hundreds of soldiers set up checkpoints in Sana'a as two prominent members of ruling party resign in protest
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Yemen troops on streets as two party members quit

Yemen troops on streets as two party members quit | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
(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.
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Yemen gov't snipers slay 46

Yemen gov't snipers slay 46 | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
SANA'A, Yemen -- Snipers hidden on rooftops fired methodically on Yemeni protesters yesterday, mowing down 46 people, including three children.
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Yemen Protest Crackdown Kills Dozens, Emergency Declared

Yemen’s security forces fired on protesters in Sana’a in the most violent crackdown in two months of political unrest, and President Ali Abdullah Saleh declared emergency rule as the opposition urged wider protests.
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Yemen: 'Chaos by design'

Yemen: 'Chaos by design' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Abdulghani al-Iryani, a Yemeni political researcher and analyst, talks about the challenges facing his country.
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Yemeni Demonstrators Clash With Police, Leaving 80 Injured

Yemeni Demonstrators Clash With Police, Leaving 80 Injured | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Yemeni security forces clashed with anti-government protesters in the southern governorate of Taiz today and 80 people were injured, a human rights group said.
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