Yemen Protests

  • Yemeni officials say 18 killed in clashes 18-10-2011 12:24 AM

    Sanaa: Clashes between troops loyal to Yemen's embattled president and his rivals on Monday left at least 18 people killed and 30 wounded in the capital Sanaa and the city of Taiz, according to medical, security and tribal officials. They said eight followers of a powerful tribal leader who defected...
  • At least 25 killed in anti-Saleh march in Yemen 19-09-2011 01:21 AM

    Sanaa: At least 25 people were shot dead and hundreds wounded on Sunday when demonstrators camped in a square in Yemen's capital Sanaa tried to charge police lines in a dramatic escalation of protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh. A witness saw security forces firing at protesters from buildings overhead...
  • Yemeni clerics call for presidential elections 19-06-2011 08:12 AM

    Sanaa: More than 100 influential religious clerics and tribal leaders called for the Yemeni president's ouster and elections to choose a new leader, adding their weight to the opposition movement seeking to end nearly 33 years of autocratic rule by Ali Abdullah Saleh. The president, who has clung to power...
  • Saleh defiant, day after agreeing to quit 25-04-2011 02:21 PM

    Sanaa: Yemen's veteran president Ali Abdullah Saleh has struck a defiant tone in an interview, a day after his government said he had accepted a Gulf Arab plan to hand over power within weeks. Saleh has faced down three months of street protests as well as pressure to go from...
  • Yemen president vows to remain amid protests 20-04-2011 11:39 PM

    Sanaa: Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh told a group of supporters he would remain steadfast and would not accept "conspiracies or coups." "Those who want power or to gain the seat of power should do it by heading to the ballot box. Change and departure will be through voting...
  • Yemen forces clash in Sanaa, violence kills 5 14-04-2011 07:44 AM

    Sanaa: Rival Yemeni forces clashed in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing two people, as the opposition awaited clarification from Gulf Arab mediators on the timeframe for a proposed transfer of the president's powers. Three people were killed in violence elsewhere in Yemen, including two shot dead in the southern...
  • US concerned over violence in Yemen 05-04-2011 07:42 AM

    Washington: The United States has expressed strong concern over the unabated violence in Yemen and called for an "open process" to address the legitimate needs and aspirations of the Yemeni people. "We are concerned about and are monitoring the situation in Yemen. We've seen reports of further violence, and that...
  • Dozens of Yemen protesters wounded in new clash 03-04-2011 05:21 PM

    Sanaa: Dozens of Yemeni protesters were wounded on Sunday when police used live rounds, tear gas and batons to try to break up demonstrations against President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Taiz, a medical source said. About 10 people had been hit by live bullets but most were suffering asphyxiation from...
  • Yemeni forces block protesters from capital 25-03-2011 02:48 PM

    Sanaa: Witnesses say Yemeni forces are trying to prevent anti-government protesters from reaching the capital Sanaa. The troops are manning checkpoints on roads leading to Sanaa, trying to identify protesters. Witnesses say they have prevented some from entering. The witnesses declined to be named, fearing retribution. Protesters are trying to...
  • Yemen's youth leaders set out their demands 25-03-2011 10:29 AM

    Sanaa: The youth groups that began a monthlong uprising said on Thursday that they wanted a new constitution and the dissolution of parliament, local councils and Yemen's notorious security agencies in addition to the immediate ouster of the president. A top military official who defected to the opposition this week...
  • Top Yemen officials quit after crackdown 21-03-2011 09:11 PM

    Five top Yemeni diplomats resign after government crackdown on protesters that left at least 52 people dead. Earlier in the day three top generals in Yemen declared their support for anti-government protests Monday as a wave of officials, including the deputy speaker of parliament, announced their resignations. One of the...
  • Tanks deploy in Sanaa as top army general defects 21-03-2011 04:34 PM

    Sanaa: Three army commanders, including a top general, defected today to the opposition calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down as army tanks and armoured vehicles deployed in the streets of the Yemeni capital. The most senior of the three officers is Maj Gen Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, a...
  • Yemen's UN envoy quits over violence to protesters 20-03-2011 08:19 PM

    Sanaa: Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations Abdullah Alsaidi has resigned, the latest high-ranking member of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's government to quit in protest against the killing of dozens of demonstrators. Snipers killed up to 42 protesters among crowds that flocked to a sit-in at Sanaa University after Friday...
  • Protests in Yemen escalate 10-03-2011 10:09 AM

    Pressure is mounting on president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down as anti government protests spread across Yemen. ...