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11 May 2014

2 Yemenis Shot by Americans Are Linked to Al Qaeda Cell

The Obama administration's counterterrorism strategy in Yemen aims to help President Hadi overhaul his nation s military to combat the Qaeda franchise in its strongholds in large parts of the country s south. And it calls for the United States and Yemen to work together to kill or capture about two dozen of Al Qaeda s most dangerous operatives, who are focused on attacking America and its interests.
The Obama administration's counterterrorism strategy in Yemen aims to help President Hadi overhaul his nation s military...
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18 Oct 2012

Qaeda Branch Leader Said to Be Among Dead in Yemen Drone Strike

A drone aircraft fired into a group of people preparing to attack Yemeni troops on Thursday, killing a man identified as a leader of the local branch of Al Qaeda and at least eight other potential attackers, according to Yemeni and security officials, who said the drone was American-operated.
A drone aircraft fired into a group of people preparing to attack Yemeni troops on Thursday, killing a man identified as...
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21 May 2012

Attacks in Yemen Raise Concerns About Qaeda Affiliate

Yemen was rocked by its worst terrorist bombing in years on Monday when a suicide attacker disguised as a Yemeni soldier blew himself up in the midst of a military parade rehearsal near the presidential palace in Sana, the capital. The Yemen Defense Ministry said more than 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded.
Yemen was rocked by its worst terrorist bombing in years on Monday when a suicide attacker disguised as a Yemeni soldier...

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7 May 2012

Qaeda Attack Kills 20 Yemeni Soldiers

Al-Qaida militants staged a surprise attack Monday on a Yemeni army base in the south, killing 20 soldiers and capturing 25 just hours after a U.S. drone strike killed a senior figure in the terror network wanted in connection with the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen.
Al-Qaida militants staged a surprise attack Monday on a Yemeni army base in the south, killing 20 soldiers and capturing...

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21 Feb 2012

Saleh Cedes Authority in Yemen, but Hopes to Retain Influence

A day before a national vote that will signify the formal end of his presidency, Ali Abdullah Saleh signaled his hope to be an anomaly in the Arab Spring: a toppled autocrat who can preserve some degree of influence in his nation s governance
A day before a national vote that will signify the formal end of his presidency, Ali Abdullah Saleh signaled his hope to...

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29 Jan 2012

Yemeni Leader Arrives in U.S. for Medical Treatment

President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who left Yemen last week to seek medical treatment in the United States for injuries sustained when the presidential palace was bombed in June, arrived in the country Saturday night, Yemeni officials said.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who left Yemen last week to seek medical treatment in the United States for injuries...

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27 Dec 2011

Path Cleared for Saleh of Yemen to Get Care in U.S.

The Obama administration has decided in principle to allow the embattled president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to enter the United States for medical treatment, subject to certain assurances, two administration officials said Monday.
The Obama administration has decided in principle to allow the embattled president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to...

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24 Dec 2011

Yemen’s Saleh Says to Go to U.S., Let Government Function

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he would go to the United States in order to allow an interim government to prepare for an election to replace him, but did not specify when he would leave. Saleh, speaking to reporters after forces loyal to him fired at protesters demanding he face trial for killing demonstrators over 11 months of protests, said he had no designs on staying in power.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he would go to the United States in order to allow an interim...

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28 Nov 2011

Yemen’s President Orders Amnesty Despite Ceded Power

Ignoring calls by his opponents to stop announcing decisions that affect the country, President Ali Abdullah Saleh declared a general amnesty on Sunday for people who had committed "follies" during the uprising and political crisis that began in Yemen 10 months ago.
Ignoring calls by his opponents to stop announcing decisions that affect the country, President Ali Abdullah Saleh...

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24 Nov 2011

5 Protesters Die In New Violence in Yemen

Protesters fought with adversaries anew on Thursday and five people were reported killed, despite an agreement signed a day earlier by President Ali Abdullah Saleh, immediately transferring power to his vice president and raising hopes for an end to a political crisis that brought this impoverished nation to the brink of collapse.
Protesters fought with adversaries anew on Thursday and five people were reported killed, despite an agreement signed a...

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15 Oct 2011

Yemeni Security Forces Fire on Protesters

Airstrikes, believed to be carried out by American drones, killed at least nine people in southern Yemen, including a senior official of the regional branch of Al Qaeda and an American, the 17-year-old son of a Qaeda official killed by the United States last month, according to the government and local reports on Saturday.
Airstrikes, believed to be carried out by American drones, killed at least nine people in southern Yemen, including a...

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19 Sep 2011

Fighting Erupts for Second Day in Yemeni Capital

Violence convulsed the streets of Yemen s capital for a second day on Monday as government security forces battled soldiers who have joined antigovernment protesters. It was the worst violence since March in Yemen, the Arab world's most impoverished country and a haven for Islamic militants.
Violence convulsed the streets of Yemen s capital for a second day on Monday as government security forces battled...

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2 Jul 2011

Ali Abdullah Saleh Unlikely to Return Soon, Says Official

A senior Yemeni official who was briefed on the health of President Ali Abdullah Saleh said that the president s injuries will leave him unfit to perform his duties for months, throwing a new degree of uncertainty into a political standoff that has trapped this impoverished desert nation.
A senior Yemeni official who was briefed on the health of President Ali Abdullah Saleh said that the president s...

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21 Jun 2011

Despite Protests, Yemen’s Leader Has His Fervent Followers

Out of the ancient, ornate mud brick buildings and across the narrow alleyways where barefoot children play, a chant emerges frequently in the old walled city here in the capital. Seemingly at random, someone will raise his voice to announce: 'The people want Ali Abdullah Saleh!'
Out of the ancient, ornate mud brick buildings and across the narrow alleyways where barefoot children play, a chant...

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7 Jun 2011

Yemeni Leader Was Severely Burned in Attack

President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen suffered injuries far more extensive than previously known in an attack on his presidential palace last week, with burns over 40 percent of his body, Yemeni officials and Western diplomats said Tuesday.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen suffered injuries far more extensive than previously known in an attack on his...

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30 May 2011

Islamists Seize Yemeni City, Stoking Fears

Islamist militants consolidated control over a second city in southern Yemen on Sunday, seizing banks, government offices and the security headquarters as government forces responded with mortar fire.
Islamist militants consolidated control over a second city in southern Yemen on Sunday, seizing banks, government...

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