Fighting has broken out between government forces and opposition supporters in Yemen. Six people are reported dead.
It is the first violence in the capital Sanaa since President Ali Abdullah Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia for treatment after an attempt to assassinate him in June. Opposition groups have become increasingly frustrated with their inability to force Saleh to quit.
In the south a military offensive went into it’s third day to retake a provincial capital seized by Islamist militants. The army claims to have killed 20 fighters.
International concerns over al-Qaeda exploiting the turmoil have spurred on attempts to get Saleh to accept a transfer of power.