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Yemen's main airport reopens after military protest

Yemen’s main airport has now re-opened after a protest by air-force troops caused a cancellation of all flights on Saturday. Sanaa airport was

Yemen’s main airport has now re-opened after a protest by air-force troops caused a cancellation of all flights on Saturday. Sanaa airport was

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Planes grounded on the tarmac after top brass sacked

The airport in the capital of Yemen has been closed in protest at the sacking of the commander of the country’s air force General Saleh al-Ahmar. He

The airport in the capital of Yemen has been closed in protest at the sacking of the commander of the country’s air force General Saleh al-Ahmar. He

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Yemen protesters demand army reunification

Thousands of protesters marched in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday, demanding a reunification of the army. Some units defected during the

Thousands of protesters marched in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday, demanding a reunification of the army. Some units defected during the

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Yemen pushes out Saleh and elects a new leader

Yemen turned a new page on Tuesday as 80 per cent of eligible voters came out to elect a new president. It means the former leader, Ali Abdullah

Yemen turned a new page on Tuesday as 80 per cent of eligible voters came out to elect a new president. It means the former leader, Ali Abdullah

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Vice president seeks approval in Yemen elections

As people in Yemen go to the polls, it is hoped a high turnout will give uncontested vice president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi the legitimacy he needs to

As people in Yemen go to the polls, it is hoped a high turnout will give uncontested vice president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi the legitimacy he needs to

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Yemen president Saleh has medical treatment in US

After arriving in the US, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will be treated in a New York hospital – possibly for the injuries he got during an

After arriving in the US, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will be treated in a New York hospital – possibly for the injuries he got during an

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Saleh set for medical treatment in US

Yemen’s outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh has said he is set to leave the country for medical treatment in the United States. He added he would

Yemen’s outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh has said he is set to leave the country for medical treatment in the United States. He added he would

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Revised immunity law angers Yemeni opposition

Human rights groups and the opposition in Yemen have condemned a draft law granting immunity to outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The bill

Human rights groups and the opposition in Yemen have condemned a draft law granting immunity to outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The bill

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Clashes after Yemen's cabinet backs Saleh amnesty

There have been clashes in Yemen after the cabinet approved a draft law that would give President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution. His

There have been clashes in Yemen after the cabinet approved a draft law that would give President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution. His

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Saleh vows to leave Yemen for the United States

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday vowed to leave Yemen shortly for the United States. Saleh signed a peace deal last month to hand

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday vowed to leave Yemen shortly for the United States. Saleh signed a peace deal last month to hand

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Sanaa soldiers on the move

A military withdrawal from the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, is underway, in the first real test of the ceasefire agreed between troops loyal to President

A military withdrawal from the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, is underway, in the first real test of the ceasefire agreed between troops loyal to President

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Fighting in Yemen as new Government sworn in

Yemen’s new unity government had its first meeting on Saturday, following a power transfer brokered by its gulf neighbours. It is now tasked with

Yemen’s new unity government had its first meeting on Saturday, following a power transfer brokered by its gulf neighbours. It is now tasked with

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Yemen PM warns power deal at risk amid fresh violence

More fatal clashes have been reported in Yemen’s second largest city of Taiz – the scene of a surge of unrest in recent days. The latest violence

More fatal clashes have been reported in Yemen’s second largest city of Taiz – the scene of a surge of unrest in recent days. The latest violence

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Yemen's unity government hangs in the balance

Twenty-one people, including a young girl, have been confirmed dead as fighting in south Yemen continues. Meanwhile, the transfer of power between

Twenty-one people, including a young girl, have been confirmed dead as fighting in south Yemen continues. Meanwhile, the transfer of power between

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New Yemeni interim prime minister named

Senior opposition figure Mohammed Basindwa has been named as Yemen’s interim prime minister ahead of planned elections in February, according to

Senior opposition figure Mohammed Basindwa has been named as Yemen’s interim prime minister ahead of planned elections in February, according to

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Saleh resignation fails to pacify Yemen

The announcement that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is to step down has failed to quell unrest in the country. At least five people have been

The announcement that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is to step down has failed to quell unrest in the country. At least five people have been

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Yemenis joyful but wary as Saleh steps down

Yemenis have been celebrating the announcement that their president is to step down, but have vowed to maintain their street protests until Ali

Yemenis have been celebrating the announcement that their president is to step down, but have vowed to maintain their street protests until Ali

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Yemen's Saleh signs deal to leave power

Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh on Wednesday agreed to stand down in an attempt to end months of protests against his 33-year rule. Saleh signed the deal

Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh on Wednesday agreed to stand down in an attempt to end months of protests against his 33-year rule. Saleh signed the deal

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French hostages freed in Yemen

Three French aid workers held hostage in Yemen since May have been freed. The three, two women and a man had been kidnapped in the south of the

Three French aid workers held hostage in Yemen since May have been freed. The three, two women and a man had been kidnapped in the south of the

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Yemeni govt announces ceasefire agreement

The Yemeni government has said it has signed a ceasefire with a military general from the opposition after months of protests that have pushed the

The Yemeni government has said it has signed a ceasefire with a military general from the opposition after months of protests that have pushed the

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UN Security Council calls on Yemen's Saleh to go

The UN Security Council has called on Yemen’s president to quit power and end repression. A British-drafted resolution, passed unanimously

The UN Security Council has called on Yemen’s president to quit power and end repression. A British-drafted resolution, passed unanimously

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Bloody weekend in Sanaa as UN debates Yemen

Machine gun fire and shelling rocked the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight as a bloody weekend drew to a close with a confrontation between government

Machine gun fire and shelling rocked the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight as a bloody weekend drew to a close with a confrontation between government

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Tension rises as Yemen expects UN decision on Saleh

The violence in Yemen continues as the country waits for Tuesday’s UN Security Council decision on whether to formally urge the President to step

The violence in Yemen continues as the country waits for Tuesday’s UN Security Council decision on whether to formally urge the President to step

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Security forces shoot protesters in Yemen

At least 15 people have been killed in anti-government protests in Yemen, with some reports claiming the death toll is more than 20. Tens of

At least 15 people have been killed in anti-government protests in Yemen, with some reports claiming the death toll is more than 20. Tens of

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Yemen's President Saleh renews vow to step down

In his first major speech since returning to Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will step down in the coming days. He did not say exactly

In his first major speech since returning to Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will step down in the coming days. He did not say exactly

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Yemen calls for Saleh to be tried

The demands of thousands of protesters in Yemen have escalated. It is not enough for President Saleh to step down, they now want him to be put on

The demands of thousands of protesters in Yemen have escalated. It is not enough for President Saleh to step down, they now want him to be put on

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Yemeni troops 'open fire' on protesters

Thousands of Yemeni opposition protesters marched through Sanaa’s Change Square on Monday. Amateur footage purports to show fellow demonstrators

Thousands of Yemeni opposition protesters marched through Sanaa’s Change Square on Monday. Amateur footage purports to show fellow demonstrators

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Yemeni women protest against President Saleh

Yemeni women on Monday protested in the capital Sanaa to call on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. Demonstrators first took to the streets

Yemeni women on Monday protested in the capital Sanaa to call on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. Demonstrators first took to the streets

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Yemeni president addresses the nation

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh made no pledge to step down on Sunday, calling for early elections instead. It was Saleh’s first speech to

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh made no pledge to step down on Sunday, calling for early elections instead. It was Saleh’s first speech to

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Fights and dead in the Yemeni capital

At least 40 dead as forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh battled pro-opposition soldiers and moved to clear the protest camp at a Sanaa

At least 40 dead as forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh battled pro-opposition soldiers and moved to clear the protest camp at a Sanaa