BREAKING NEWS: Yemen Conflict


Breaking news below video of Yemen’s protests:

04/06/2011

BREAKING NEWS: US Defense Secretary Gates will met with Saudi King to discuss Yemen.

BREAKING NEWS: Tens of thousands of Yemeni protesters have flooded the streets of the southern city of Taiz, calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down amid a continuing bloody crackdown on demonstrators.

BREAKING NEWS: Yemen Protester Death Toll: 120

04/05/2011

BREAKING NEWS: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh in a telephone call that he sent a small team to determine how the United Nations could best help quell tensions.

BREAKING NEWS: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh accepted an invitation from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to hold talks in Saudi Arabia with opposition representatives.

BREAKING NEWS: Al-Ahmar’s troops have stationed themselves close to the central square near Sanaa University to protect thousands of anti-Saleh protesters who have been camping for weeks.

BREAKING NEWS: Clash erupted as a convoy of about 30 cars with armed tribesmen from Saleh’s Sanhan tribe arrived at the headquarters of the 1st Armored Division in western Sanaa to meet with its commander, Maj. Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, who had earlier joined the opposition.

BREAKING NEWS: The European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton issued a statement Tuesday saying Yemen’s political transition “must begin without delay.” The U.S. echoed the call.

03/21/2011

BREAKING NEWS: Republican Army tanks moved into position around key government institutions such as the presidential palace and central bank. The elite army force is led by Saleh’s son, Ahmed Ali.

BREAKING NEWS: Yemen’s top military commander, Major General Ali Muhsin al-Ahmar, along with 2 other top military commanders by stating that his troops in the country’s northwestern region would protect the demonstrators.

BREAKING NEWS: Yemen’s defense minister said the army would protect Saleh against a “coup against democracy,” stoking fears of a standoff between members of Yemen’s divided military.

BREAKING NEWS: Yemen’s Ambassador to Canada joined dozens of high-level military, diplomatic and political leaders Monday demanding that President Ali Abdullah Saleh resign and avoid further bloodshed.

BREAKING NEWS: The death of more than 40 protesters on Friday saw demonstrations escalate over the weekend and on Monday.

BREAKING NEWS: Army chief deserts Yemen leader

03/20/2011

BREAKING NEWS: Protest leaders who joined tens of thousands on the streets of Sanaa Sunday for a mass funeral for the victims called for Saleh to be tried for war crimes following Friday’s “massacre.

03/18/2011

BREAKING NEWS: Government crackdown killed more than 50 demonstrators and wounded hundreds.

BREAKING NEWS: Snipers shot into the crowd of protestors following midday prayers and government forces reportedly created walls of burning debris to prevent others from fleeing the chaos.

02/23/2011

BREAKING NEWS: 2 students have been killed and 20 more injured in Yemen after more than 1,000 anti-government protesters rallied near Sanaa University. Witnesses said supporters of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemeni president, opened fire at the protesters late on Tuesday night.

BREAKING NEWS: Clashes broke out as a crowd of about 4,000 anti-government protesters moved close to where Saleh’s loyalists were bunkered down.

BREAKING NEWS: About 1,000 students had spent a second night camped at a square near Sanaa University, dubbed Al-Huriya (Liberty) Square, where they have erected a huge tent.

BREAKING NEWS: Across the country, tens of thousands rallied on Tuesday calling for Saleh’s resignation.

02/21/2011

BREAKING NEWS: A teenager was killed and 4 people wounded in a clash with soldiers in the country’s southern city of Aden.

BREAKING NEWS: Officers stood by as demonstrators marched in the eastern town of al-Shiher, chanting “Down, down with Saleh”.

BREAKING NEWS: In Taiz, Yemen’s second-largest city, thousands of protesters marched in the Safir Square. An activist, Ahmed Ghilan, said hundreds have been camping in the square for more than a week, renaming it “Freedom Square”.

BREAKING NEWS: In Aden, schools closed, most government employees were not working and many shops were closed as hundreds gathered for another round of protests.

But mounting pressure has so far yielded little result as Saleh insists he will only step down after national elections are held in 2013.

BREAKING NEWS: Saleh said on Monday that he had ordered troops not to fire at anti-government protesters, except in self-defense, but medical officials say at least 12 people had been killed in demonstrations before the latest deaths were reported on Tuesday.

02/19/2011

BREAKING NEWS: In Aden, around 400 protesters staged a peaceful sit-in, brandishing banners proclaiming “No to oppression. No to corruption.”

BREAKING NEWS: In south Yemen, where the President has struggled to contain a secessionist movement, dozens of men in the town of Karish shouted slogans calling for the fall of the regime. Police  used their cars to try to block the main road between the city of Taiz, where many thousands of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets, and the southern port of Aden.

BREAKING NEWS: An anti-government protester was killed and another seven injured in the capital, Sana’a, during pitched street battles with supporters of Ali Abdullah Saleh.

02/17/2011

BREAKING NEWS: Demonstrators are continuing to protest in the southern city of Taiz.

BREAKING NEWS: A group of clerics in Yemen have called for the formation of a national unity government to demand a transitional unity government that would see the opposition represented in key ministries, followed by elections in 6 months.

BREAKING NEWS: Pro-government demonstrators have told CNN they are there out of their own volition and are not being paid.

02/16/2011

BREAKING NEWS: On Wednesday, two protesters were killed Aden, a southern port city, while protesting against the rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the president.

BREAKING NEWS: At least 20 people were injured in clashes between stone-throwing pro- and anti-government demonstrators in Yemen’s capital Sanaa.  Police at the scene did not try to intervene but did fire bullets into the air.

BREAKING NEWS: The Aden protest drew thousands of demonstrators, mostly students, to the city’s Al Mansoora district for a sixth straight day.

BREAKING NEWS: In Sanaa, students at Sanaa University rallied inside the gates of the campus in a demonstration organized by the head of the university’s student union. The students started out calling for an improved curriculum, for removal of the university dean and for security forces to remain off-campus. But about 90 minutes into the event, the mood turned anti-government.

More students showed up, both Al-Nihmi and Al-Janadi said, and the protesters began chanting anti-government slogans such as “The people want the fall of the regime” and “Oh Ali, son of Saleh, your regime is no good.” They also chanted, “Our protests are peaceful and we don’t have weapons.” At least 5 people were wounded.

BREAKING NEWS: Human rights activist and lawyer Khaled al-Ansi told Amnesty International security forces attacked him with electric shock batons during yesterday’s demonstration in Sana’a and he heard other protesters screaming “Electricity!” as they were beaten.

BREAKING NEWS: Loyalists & plainclothes police attack protesters in Sanaa and Taizz today.

02/15/2011

BREAKING NEWS: Despite a day of fewer clashes than before, Yemeni protesters vowed to press their street revolt until Saleh steps down.

BREAKING NEWS: Several checkpoints have appeared on the streets leading to Sanaa’s presidential palace, and many have been blocked with razor wire.

BREAKING NEWS: Protesters have been using social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, in an attempt to mobilize people throughout Yemen.

BREAKING NEWS: Thousands of people have protested in Sanaa, Yemen for a fifth consecutive day to demand political reforms and the overthrow of the country’s president. 3 people were hurt.

BREAKING NEWS: US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Clinton warns of USA support for Revolutionaries using internet to protest and encourages government officials to keep the internet turned on.

BREAKING NEWS: Yemen’s Government has been describing the pro-democracy protesters as traitors and accusing them of pushing foreign agendas. Pro-democracy protesters are saying that they will continue their fight to bring down this regime and to bring about a change.

BREAKING NEWS: Heavy police force and about 2,000 pro-government supporters positioned themselves at the city center.

BREAKING NEWS: Regime loyalists and plainclothes policemen attack approx 3000 protesters, mainly students in Sanaa, with taser guns.

02/14/2011

BREAKING NEWS: Saley has postponted a visit to the United States that had been planned for later this month, after the opposition agreed on Sunday to resume talks suspended since October.

BREAKING NEWS: Local and international journalists are being attacked and beaten by police and government supporters in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

BREAKING NEWS: Yemenis protest against president for 4th day.

02/13/2011

BREAKING NEWS: Massive protest planned for Monday.

BREAKING NEWS: Police are firing on civilians.

BREAKING NEWS: Security forces put up a barbed wire barricade and blocked the protesters’ path about two miles from the palace. At that point, the situation intensified as protesters turned away and attempted to reach the palace through side streets.

BREAKING NEWS: Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched toward a presidential palace in Yemen on Sunday chanting, “First Mubarak, now Ali”.

02/12/2011

BREAKING NEWS: The Central Bank of Yemen, has launched the country’s first sukuk issue and plans to issue additional Islamic bonds worth $500 million this year. Used to finance three local road projects.

BREAKING NEWS: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has promised to resign when his term is over in 2013.  Demonstrations calling for his immediate resignation have continued despite his promise to relinquish power in the future.

BREAKING NEWS: Opposition members vowed Saturday to continue the protests, which they are calling “the coffee revolution,” in honor of Yemen’s famous export.

BREAKING NEWS: Small antigovernment protest in the capital, Sana, quickly drew 2,000 supporters before they were attacked by pro-government forces with knives and clubs.

BREAKING NEWS: Protests began when a group of Sana University students gathered in front of the campus, writing banners in support of the Egyptian uprising.

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