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# yemen - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

Dozens of al-Qaeda fighters escape from Yemeni jail

Daring escape shows al-Qaeda’s growing confidence at challenging authorities in southern Yemen amid country’s unrest.

# yemen - Friday 17 June, 2011

Will Yemeni president stay or go?

It is still not known whether Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will return home after receiving treatment in Saudi Arabia for injuries.

# yemen - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Yemeni president's face was 'quite charred' after attack on presidential palace

Details about the injuries sustained by Ali Abdullah Saleh in last week’s attack have begun to emerge as the government rejected attempts by the opposition to discuss a peaceful transition.

# yemen - Sunday 5 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your bank holiday Sunday Fix: Aer Lingus talks back on tonight; the source of the E. coli outbreak is found; Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ goes on; and did you miss the shuffle of honour for the Queen last month?

Confusion reigns as Yemen's president Saleh arrives in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment

Questions are now being asked as to whether Saleh will return to Yemen as anti-government protesters celebrated his departure on the streets of Sanaa.

# yemen - Friday 3 June, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s Fix: Mladic reacts to “monstrous” charges; Aer Lingus talks continue; new MRSA superbug in Dublin hospitals; and MI6 pull off ‘Operation Cupcake’.

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The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures…

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Yemen president Ali Abdullah Saleh injured in attack on compound

Earlier reports claimed that the president had been killed in a shell attack on his compound.

# yemen - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Airport closes as street battles rage between government and opposition in Yemen

It is reported that the country’s main airport in the capital of Sanaa is closed as fighting continues between government forces and the opposition looking to oust president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

# yemen - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

41 killed in street battles in Yemeni capital

Tribal fighters took control of some government ministries and buildings in Sanaa today amid continuing calls for President Saleh’s resignation.

# yemen - Monday 30 May, 2011

Yemeni troops open fire on protesters, killing at least 20

Yemeni soldiers loyal to the country’s president fired on crowds and bulldozed a field hospital – killing at least 20 people calling for the President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s ouster.

# yemen - Sunday 29 May, 2011

Islamic militants take Yemeni town as president accused of allowing it to happen

Opponents of the embattled Ali Abdullah Saleh claim that he allowed Islamic militants to seize the southern town to stoke Western fears that Al Qaeda would take over if he gave into protesters demands for him to step down.

# yemen - Thursday 26 May, 2011

28 killed in an explosion in Yemen as US diplomats pull out

More than a hundred people have now been killed as the government and opposition forces struggle for power in Yemen.

# yemen - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Four killed in government crackdown on protesters in Yemen

Demonstrations calling on President Saleh to step down continued in the capital Sanaa today, as Saleh turned his back on a deal which would have offered him immunity if he resigned.

# yemen - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Yemen's president Saleh to quit within 30 days

Ali Abdullah Saleh agrees a deal to submit his resignation to parliament, in exchange for immunity from prosecution.

# yemen - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Calls for restraint after four die in Yemen protests

The United Nations has held emergency meetings over the deteriorating situation in Yemen, after four more people were killed in clashes between anti-government demonstrators and security forces.

# yemen - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Three killed in latest clashes in Yemen

Fighting continues as protesters call for President Saleh to step down as head of the country.

# yemen - Monday 28 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our daily wrap-up of what’s going on – including an awesome video of the latest aurora borealis. You’ll want to see this.

Blast at Yemen weapons factory kills at least 70 people

The earlier estimates of 50 people having died were quickly revised and are set to rise again with many more wounded. Meanwhile the president has scrapped his offer to quit by the end of the year.

# yemen - Friday 25 March, 2011

Yemen's leader offers to go - once country is in 'safe hands'

President Ali Abdullah Saleh said that he is ready to step down but only if he can leave the country in “safe hands”.

# yemen - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Parliament in Yemen approves 30-day emergency measures

President Saleh steps up efforts to quell protests calling for his immediate resignation with approval for special powers for security forces.

# yemen - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Yemen's president promises to step down - but won't cede to military

Support for President Saleh is diminishing as key military figures defect and side with protesters, and president now says he’ll step down before the end of the year.

# yemen - Monday 21 March, 2011

Crisis in Yemen as top army generals desert president

Three senior military figures declare their support for anti-government protesters, after the president sacks his cabinet.

# yemen - Saturday 19 March, 2011

Police raid protest camp in Yemen

Yemeni authorities continue to crackdown on demonstrators and reportedly fired tear gas and live rounds when storming a protest camp today.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know: Japan pushes to restore Fukushima plant’s energy supply; gardaí continue to investigate after bodies found in Clare; and it looks like St Patrick was a step ahead of today’s health food culture.

# yemen - Friday 18 March, 2011

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The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

Government forces open fire on protesters in Yemen, 40 dead

At least 40 people have been killed and hundreds more have been injured after government snipers opened fire on anti-government protesters.

# yemen - Monday 14 March, 2011

Indian navy captures 61 pirates in Arabian Sea

A hijacked fishing boat from Mozambique is reclaimed after Indian ships exchange gunfire, a military statement says.

# yemen - Sunday 6 March, 2011

Protesters descend on Bahrain Prime Minister's office demanding reform

The country’s Shiite majority are demanding the prime minister resign. Bahrain holds strategic importance in the Middle East.

# yemen - Thursday 3 March, 2011

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Oil prices rise in response to Libya unrest

The price of crude oil increased in Asian trade today in response to continuing bitter fighting in Libya – and growing unrest in Oman and Yemen.

# yemen - Monday 28 February, 2011

Al-Qaeda demands rise of 'Islamic' states in Middle East

Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden’s second-in-command, wants Islamic law to become the foundation of Egypt and Tunisia.

# yemen - Friday 25 February, 2011

Round-up of today's protests across the Middle East

Escalating unrest in North Africa and the Middle East sees protesters taking to the streets in several countries, from Tunisia to Iraq.

# yemen - Monday 14 February, 2011

Tear gas fired at Iranian protesters

Police and anti-establishment protesters have clashed in Iran, Bahrain and Yemen – as people across the region draw inspiration from the Egyptian protests.

# yemen - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

The Middle East protests: what has happened so far?

Egypt, Tunisia and other countries across the Arab world have been electrified by waves of protest recently as furious crowds demand an end to poverty and repression: read about the unrest that has broken out to date.

# yemen - Friday 28 January, 2011

Egypt plugs out the internet as protests move to Yemen

As Yemen becomes the next Arab nation to see protests on the streets, Egypt stops demonstrators from organising online.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: More health insurance hikes, more debates about debates, but no more fanmail for Hitler’s former bodyguard…

# yemen - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

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Protesters flood the streets in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon

The fallout out from Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution continues: protesters have taken to the streets across Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon in calls for political reform.

# yemen - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Resignations shake Tunisian government as spirit of protest spreads

Tunisia is in chaos today, with four newly-elected ministers resigning and the ‘Jasmine Revolution’ showing no signs of abating – the drive for change also appears to be spreading, with protests breaking out on the streets in Egypt and Yemen.

# yemen - Thursday 25 November, 2010

17 killed in Yemen car bomb attack

Rebels claim that US and Israeli forces are stirring up ethnic and sectarian divisions within the country.

# yemen - Saturday 6 November, 2010

Al-Qaeda in Yemen claims parcel bomb plot

The terrorist group’s arm in Yemen has claimed responsibility for last month’s foiled bomb attack.