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Huge crowds in Yemen as Saleh blames West for unrest

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SANAA, Yemen – Massive crowds rallied in cities across Yemen Tuesday as opposition parties joined street demonstrators to quickly reject embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s offer to form a unity government.

Al Qaeda urges Saudi Arabian citizens to abduct royals and Christians

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Al-Shihri, deputy leader of Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) called on his supporters in Saudi Arabia to kidnap Christians and Saudi princes to press the release of Heila Al Qsayer, a female Al-Qaeda operative, arrested by Saudi forces, Al-Arabiya news channel reported on…

AQAP announced leader’s death

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Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) announced that Nayif al-Qahtani, a senior member of their group who masterminded the failed Christmas Day airline attack, was killed in a joint military operation launched by US-Yemeni troops.

Three killed in Yemen clashes, straining truce

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Reuters: Yemen’s central government agreed a truce in February to halt the northern war, which has raged on and off since 2004. But sporadic violence has swelled in recent weeks, often involving tribesmen who had fought alongside the state during…

Suicide attack targets convoy of British ambassador in Yemen

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Yemeni security sources said that a suicide bomber had blown himself up near the convoy of the British ambassador to Yemen early on Monday. Initial reports say that only the suicide bomber was killed, while ambassador Tim Torlot was not injured. More…