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27 Mar 2016

Massive rally in Yemen’s Sanaa to mark war anniversary

Ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh calls for peace talks with Saudi Arabia as tens of thousands gather in Yemeni capital. Tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of the capital Sanaa on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the war between a coalition led by Saudi Arabia against Iran-allied fighters who had overthrown the government. The gathering, one of the biggest in Yemen since mass protests in 2011 forced President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down, took place ahead of a ceasefire and UN-sponsored peace talks next month.
Ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh calls for peace talks with Saudi Arabia as tens of thousands gather in Yemeni capital....

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26 Jan 2015

Houthis violently disperse sanaa protest

Houthi fighters have violently dispersed a protest against their takeover of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, wounding several people, witnesses have said. The Houthis reportedly arrested several demonstrators in Sanaa on Sunday, after firing rounds in the air to break-up the rally by their opponents
Houthi fighters have violently dispersed a protest against their takeover of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, wounding several...

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22 Jan 2012

Yemen’s Saleh leaves for U.S., opponents protest

Thousands of Yemenis protested Sunday against Saleh's immunity and demanded he be put on trial for the killing of hundreds of demonstrators during a year of unrest that brought the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country to the verge of civil war.
Thousands of Yemenis protested Sunday against Saleh's immunity and demanded he be put on trial for the killing of...

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25 Dec 2011

Yemenis rally across country over latest deaths of protesters, denounce vice president

Yemenis are rallying to express their anger over the latest deaths of protesters and to demand the resignation of the country's vice president for failing to bring the killers to justice. Tens of thousands marched Sunday in the capital Sanaa past the office of Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, denouncing him as a "tool in the hands" of outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Yemenis are rallying to express their anger over the latest deaths of protesters and to demand the resignation of the...

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24 Dec 2011

Yemenis march to ‘bring down regime’

Thousands of protesters in Yemen have been walking from the southern city of Taiz to the capital Sanaa to demand President Ali Abdullah Saleh face trial and to denounce a new government that would spare him prosecution. Saleh has agreed to hand over power, but in return he has been granted immunity from prosecution. The marchers want the outgoing Saleh prosecuted for his involvement in the 11 months crackdown on anti-government protests.
Thousands of protesters in Yemen have been walking from the southern city of Taiz to the capital Sanaa to demand...

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2 Dec 2011

Several killed in Yemen’s Taiz city

At least three people have been killed in the Yemeni city of Taiz, activists and medical workers said, as thousands gathered for an anti-government rally in the city. Residents blamed the deaths on government troops, saying tanks had shelled Taiz from the surrounding mountains on Friday for a fourth straight day.
At least three people have been killed in the Yemeni city of Taiz, activists and medical workers said, as thousands...

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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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27 Oct 2011

Yemen women burn veils in Sanaa in anti-Saleh protest

Hundreds of women have set fire to their traditional veils in Yemen in protest at the violence used against anti-government demonstrators. The women, in the capital Sanaa, made a pile of veils in the street which they then doused with petrol and set alight.
Hundreds of women have set fire to their traditional veils in Yemen in protest at the violence used against...
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26 Sep 2011

Fresh protests rock Yemen after Saleh speech

Thousands of protesters in Yemen have returned to the streets of the capital, Sanaa, amid renewed clashes between tribesmen and government forces, a day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh delivered a defiant speech aimed at ending the country's escalating unrest.
Thousands of protesters in Yemen have returned to the streets of the capital, Sanaa, amid renewed clashes between...
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25 Sep 2011

UN calls for end to violence in Yemen

The United Nations Security Council has called for an end to violence in Yemen, where forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh have attacked opposition protesters and clashed with defected soldiers loyal to the Yemeni people's revolution, leaving scores dead or injured.
The United Nations Security Council has called for an end to violence in Yemen, where forces loyal to President Ali...

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25 Sep 2011

Yemen unrest ‘Dozens dead’ in Sanaa clashes

Many people have been killed in clashes in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, as protests continue against President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Demonstrators camped out on Change Square - the focus of protests - have been caught in fighting between the army and dissident soldiers, a journalist in the city told the BBC.
Many people have been killed in clashes in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, as protests continue against President Ali...

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22 Sep 2011

Yemen’s fragile ceasefire breaks as protesters mourn their dead

Outside the gates of one of the main hospitals in Yemen's capital, tens of thousands of men, women and children stood in silence. The crowd had gathered to mourn the deaths of 83 protesters, shot dead by Yemeni security services over the past three days. It was the worst bout of violence in the eight-month uprising.
Outside the gates of one of the main hospitals in Yemen's capital, tens of thousands of men, women and children stood in...
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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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19 Sep 2011

Dozens of protesters shot dead in Yemen

Troops loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemeni president, have opened fire on protesters in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least 26 people and injuring hundreds. Tens of thousands of protestors calling for an end to president Saleh's 33-year rule took to the streets of the capital a day after protesters stormed Yemen's main university
Troops loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemeni president, have opened fire on protesters in the capital, Sanaa, killing...

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30 Jul 2011

Thousands protest in Yemen amidst tensions

Tens of thousands of opponents and supporters of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, convalescing in Saudi Arabia, have held rival rallies in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Friday's anti-regime protests also took place in several provinces, including Yemen's second largest city of Taez, in Ibb, Shabwa, Saada and Marib, witnesses said.
Tens of thousands of opponents and supporters of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, convalescing in Saudi Arabia, have held...

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13 May 2011

Yemen protesters shot as Saleh vows defiance

Three protesters have been killed and at least 15 wounded after government forces opened fire at demonstrators in the southern Yemen city of Ibb. The soldiers began shooting after protesters surrounded a building where the troops had taken shelter after a clash earlier on Friday.
Three protesters have been killed and at least 15 wounded after government forces opened fire at demonstrators in the...

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13 May 2011

Protesters wounded in Yemen clashes

Yemeni government forces have opened fire at protesters in the city of Taiz, wounding dozens, according to witnesses and medics. Security forces, using machine guns mounted on military vehicles, fired in the air as demonstrators were setting up roadblocks along a main street in the city on Thursday, a Reuters reporter said.
Yemeni government forces have opened fire at protesters in the city of Taiz, wounding dozens, according to witnesses and...
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12 May 2011

Several protesters killed in Yemen cities

At least nine peole protesting against the rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's president, have been killed by security forces and snipers after they opened fire on thousands of anti-government demonstrations in several cities across the country.
At least nine peole protesting against the rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's president, have been killed by security...

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6 May 2011

Saleh defiant as thousands rally in Yemen

Yemeni opposition leaders have dismissed the country's president's stance on a revised Gulf-backed plan to ease him out of power, as massive demonstrations keep up pressure on Ali Abullah Saleh to resign.
Yemeni opposition leaders have dismissed the country's president's stance on a revised Gulf-backed plan to ease him out...
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29 Apr 2011

Massive rally in Yemen urges Saleh to go

Vast crowds have taken to the streets across Yemen to demand the immediate resignation of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the president, rather than the phased handover of power envisaged by a Gulf Arab plan expected to be signed on Sunday.
Vast crowds have taken to the streets across Yemen to demand the immediate resignation of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the...

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25 Apr 2011

Protesters keep up pressure on Saleh

Thousands of anti-government protesters are standing their ground in the capital of Yemen, despite a deal that would see the president step down. Protesters occupying a permanent camp in Sanaa say they don't trust President Ali Abdullah Saleh to keep his promise to leave office.
Thousands of anti-government protesters are standing their ground in the capital of Yemen, despite a deal that would see...

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20 Apr 2011

Fresh violence breaks out in Yemen

One person has been killed after a gunman on a motorcycle fired at a Yemeni anti-government protest camp in the coastal town of al-Hudaydah. The attack happened as Muslim dawn prayers were being held in al-Nasr Square on Wednesday, witnesses said.
One person has been killed after a gunman on a motorcycle fired at a Yemeni anti-government protest camp in the coastal...

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20 Mar 2011

Yemen’s President Said to Have Fired Cabinet

Yemen's president Ali Abdullah Saleh was reported to have fired his cabinet on Sunday, as protests demanding Mr. Saleh's ouster intensified and Yemen s ambassador to the United Nations joined the growing list of officials who have quit their posts in a sign of widening alarm at the government's response to the demonstrations.
Yemen's president Ali Abdullah Saleh was reported to have fired his cabinet on Sunday, as protests demanding Mr. Saleh's...

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19 Mar 2011

In Yemen, Opposition Leaders Show Support for Protestors

For the first time since demonstrators began camping out in front of Sana University calling for an end to the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country s opposition leaders attended the protest as a group on Saturday afternoon to voice their support.
For the first time since demonstrators began camping out in front of Sana University calling for an end to the rule of...

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3 Mar 2011

Anti-Saleh protests sweep Yemen

A growing wave of protests across Yemen is mounting pressure on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to end his 32-year rule. A day earlier, Saleh accused the US of instigating the mounting protests against him, but the gambit has failed to halt demands for his ouster.
A growing wave of protests across Yemen is mounting pressure on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to end his 32-year rule. A...
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27 Feb 2011

Major Yemen tribes join protesters

Pressure on Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's president, to resign has increased after the leaders of two of the country's most important tribes abandoned the president and joined the anti-government movement. Tribal leaders, including those of the Hashid and Baqil, pledged on Saturday to join protests against Saleh at a gathering north of Sanaa, the capital.
Pressure on Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's president, to resign has increased after the leaders of two of the country's...

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20 Feb 2011

Five killed at anti-government rallies

At least five people have been killed during widespread anti-government demonstrations in Yemen. Four people were killed in the southern port city of Aden by gunfire as police moved to disperse protesters, medical officials and witnesses said.
At least five people have been killed during widespread anti-government demonstrations in Yemen. Four people were killed...

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19 Feb 2011

Yemen observes ‘Friday of Fury’

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have taken part in anti-government demonstrations across the country, with pro-government supporters also rallying in several cities. Three people have been killed in the demonstrations with one of the deaths taking place after a hand grenade was thrown at anti-government protesters in the city of Taiz on Friday
Tens of thousands of Yemenis have taken part in anti-government demonstrations across the country, with pro-government...

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17 Feb 2011

Protesters killed in Yemen clashes

Police shot and killed two protester in Yemen's main southern city of Aden, medics said, while unrest in the capital Sanaa against the rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the president, continued for a sixth straight day. Mohammed Ali Alwani, 21, was shot dead after clashes broke out between police and demonstrators, his father said. The other victim has not yet been identified.
Police shot and killed two protester in Yemen's main southern city of Aden, medics said, while unrest in the capital...

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