Yemen Protests

  • Yemen votes, seals Saleh's exit February 21, 2012

    Aden: Yemen sealed President Ali Abdullah Saleh's exit from power on Tuesday by electing his deputy to shepherd the country away from the brink of civil war. Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the sole, consensus candidate, billed the vote as a way to move on after months of protests against...
  • Yemeni officials say 18 killed in clashes October 18, 2011

    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 to...
  • At least 25 killed in anti-Saleh march in Yemen September 19, 2011

    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 as...
  • Yemeni clerics call for presidential elections June 19, 2011

    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...
  • Saleh defiant, day after agreeing to quit April 25, 2011

    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 his...
  • Yemen president vows to remain amid protests April 20, 2011

    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 under...
  • Yemen forces clash in Sanaa, violence kills 5 April 14, 2011

    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 city...
  • US concerned over violence in Yemen April 5, 2011

    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 April 3, 2011

    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 tear...
  • Yemeni forces block protesters from capital March 25, 2011

    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 gather a...
  • Yemen's youth leaders set out their demands March 25, 2011

    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 met...
  • Top Yemen officials quit after crackdown March 21, 2011

    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 generals who...
  • Tanks deploy in Sanaa as top army general defects March 21, 2011

    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 longtime...
  • Yemen's UN envoy quits over violence to protesters March 21, 2011

    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 prayers....
  • Protests in Yemen escalate March 10, 2011

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