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96 killed as Yemen soldier turns bomber | AFP

SANAA — A Yemeni soldier packing powerful explosives under his uniform blew himself up in the middle of an army battalion in Sanaa Monday, killing 96 troops and wounding around 300, a military official and medics said. The suicide attack was the deadliest in the country’s capital since newly-elected President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi pledged to oust Al-Qaeda militants from Yemen’s ...

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Yemen: The Amazing Life March Arrives in Sanaa | Global Voices

Yemen’s revolutionaries are not deterred nor did they give up on their demands despite the signing of the strongly rejected Gulf Cooperation Council’s initiative proposed in April and finally signed by Saleh on November 23rd, providing a so called mechanism for him to “relinquish” power. They went out on a 264km march on foot from the city of Taiz in ...

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YEMEN: Fighting escalates in Sana’a | IRIN Middle East

SANA’A, 19 October 2011 (IRIN) – Barricades are going up in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, as fighting intensifies between government forces and protesters supported by sections of the army which have defected. “Each side sees lethal force is the only option to eliminate the other,” said Abdurrahman al-Marwani, chairman of local NGO Dar al-Salam Organization. For the first time in months, ...

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Yemen slides towards all-out war after President Saleh survives rocket attack | The Guardian

Government claims attack on presidential compound was ‘attempted coup’ as fighting intensifies in Sana’a Yemen’s embattled president survived an apparent attempt to kill him on Friday as fighting intensified in Sana’a amid warnings that the country is sliding inexorably into all-out war. Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled Yemen for 32 years, emerged lightly injured but defiant from his compound ...

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Thousands attend rival rallies in Yemen | Al Jazeera English

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, both for and against president Ali Abdullah Saleh, raising fears fresh confrontations between the two sides. State television showed pictures on Friday of thousands of people on the streets near the presidential palace, waving flags and banners in support of the country’s leader. At the same time the ...

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