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Yemeni soldiers battle 'al-Qaeda' fighters

Yemeni soldiers battle 'al-Qaeda' fighters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Sixteen anti-government fighters and four soldiers killed in clashes outside the capital of southern Abyan province.
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Yemen youths defiant despite power transfer deal

Yemen youths defiant despite power transfer deal | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

SANAA — President Ali Abdullah Saleh's inking of a power transfer deal has failed to convince thousands of Yemeni youths who are still staging a sit-in demonstration, proclaiming their revolution far from over.

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Yemeni Shiite Rebels Attack Sunni School, Killing 20, AFP Says

Twenty people were killed and 70 wounded when Yemeni Shiite rebels attacked a Sunni Islamist school near the northern city of Saada yesterday, Agence France Presse reported, citing an unidentified tribesperson.
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Yemen's Dangerous Power Vacuum After President Saleh

Yemen's Dangerous Power Vacuum After President Saleh | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Yemen’s dictator has stepped down. Bruce Riedel on the warring factions looking for power.
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Yemen’s Leader Is Reported to Accept Yielding His Powers

Yemen’s Leader Is Reported to Accept Yielding His Powers | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
President Ali Abdullah Saleh traveled to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to sign an agreement that would require him to immediately transfer his powers to his vice president.
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Official: Yemen’s military kills 7 al-Qaida-linked fighters in battle for key southern city

Official: Yemen’s military kills 7 al-Qaida-linked fighters in battle for key southern city | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni troops killed seven al-Qaida-linked militants — including an Iranian, a Pakistani and two Somali nationals — in the latest fighting in a turbulent southern province, a security official said Wednesday.
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UN envoy: Yemen president should transfer power

UN envoy: Yemen president should transfer power | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Yemen's embattled president must speed up reforms and begin a transfer of power according to a plan backed by the international community, said a U.N. envoy on Monday.
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Yemen uprising binds women from many walks of life

Early in Yemen's uprising, about 20 women with banners demanding equal rights marched into the heart of the capital, joining the thousands who were calling for the ouster of the president. They were greeted with cheers.
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The trouble in Yemen

The last news most Americans noticed out of Yemen was great -- last month’s drone-killing of terror kingpin Anwar al-Awlaki.
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Heavy fighting in Yemen after U.N. resolution

SANAA, Yemen — At least 10 people were killed in clashes Saturday between Yemeni government forces and opposition fighters in the capital, Sanaa, residents and witnesses said.

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Sec’y Clinton praises Yemeni Nobel winner, calls for revolution to bring democracy

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has heaped praise on the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and is calling for her revolution to succeed in bringing democracy to Yemen.
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An American Teenager in Yemen: Paying for the Sins of His Father?

An American Teenager in Yemen: Paying for the Sins of His Father? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A drone strike took the life of Anwar al-Awlaki and another took that of his 16-year old son. Collateral damage from such U.S.
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Awlaki video urges U.S. Muslims to join al Qaeda

Awlaki video urges U.S. Muslims to join al Qaeda | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S.-born al Qaeda militant Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in a CIA drone strike in September, posthumously called on U.S.
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Yemen's Next Crises: Giving Saleh the Push May Have Been the Easy Part

Yemen's Next Crises: Giving Saleh the Push May Have Been the Easy Part | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
There was widespread rejoicing when the President chose to sign an agreement easing him out of power.
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Yemen sets presidential poll date

Yemen sets presidential poll date | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Yemeni Vice-President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi signs a decree for presidential elections to be held in February, as part of a transition deal.
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Yemen clashes rage on after president quits

Yemen clashes rage on after president quits | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
At least five people were killed in Yemen when pro-government gunmen shot at anti-government protesters, medics in Sanaa's Change Square said Thursday.
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Change Square seeks to be genesis for a new Yemen

They marched out of their tent camp in the heart of Yemen's capital, holding hands and dancing to patriotic songs blaring from loudspeakers. Several walked with canes, others carried plastic flowers.
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UN envoy in Yemen says compromise possible

SANAA — UN envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, said Tuesday that a compromise is possible between the regime and the opposition despite outstanding issues between both sides after months of bitter conflict.
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Warring factions divide Yemen’s capital

Warring factions divide Yemen’s capital | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Life deteriorates as rivals in the country’s civil conflict draw battle lines in Sanaa, neighborhood by neighborhood.
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Yemen army kills five Qaeda suspects: officials

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Five al-Qaeda suspects were killed in artillery shelling by Yemen’s army in the country’s restive southern city of Zinjibar, officials said on Saturday.

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Rights group: Hundreds of protesters abducted, tortured in Yemen

More than 200 youth protesters were abducted by the Yemeni government during a march two weeks ago, Yemen's most prominent human rights organization claims. The group also contends that hundreds of youths are being tortured in government custody.
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A Nobel laureate challenges Obama

Tawakkol Karman, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner from Yemen, is frustrated by the "ambiguous" policies of the Obama administration toward the Arab Spring.
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Car Bomb Kills Maj. Ali al-Haji, Yemen Counterterrorism Head

Maj. Ali al-Haji was killed in Aden, in southern Yemen, which has not seen as much of the urban warfare that is common in the capital, Sana.
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