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  • A Yemeni protester wears the colors of his national flag painted on his body and an Arabic phrase that reads, "The people want the butcher to be executed," during a rally to demand the prosecution of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

    Yemen forms national unity government to replace Saleh

    Yemen's vice president announced the formation of a national unity government Wednesday as part of a power transfer deal to ease embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh out of power and end months of political turmoil, the state news agency said.


  • Defected army soldiers stand guard on a vehicle while protesters march during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, on Nov. 24, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Fierce clashes in Yemen leave 2 dead despite deal

    Heavy fighting between rival army units shook Yemen's capital Friday, killing two soldiers in what could signal the start of a power struggle just days after autocratic President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to end his 33-year rule.


  • A wounded protestor is carried from the site of clashes with security forces in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Yemen power-transfer deal fails to stop violence

    President Ali Abdullah Saleh's agreement to step down failed to halt anti-government demonstrations or prevent violence Thursday as regime supporters killed five protesters demanding that the ousted leader be put on trial for crimes ranging from corruption to bloodshed during the current uprising.


  • ** FILE ** In this April 15, 2011, file photo, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh waves to his supporters, not pictured, during a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, after returned from medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

    Yemen president of 33 years quits amid uprising

    Yemen's authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Wednesday to step down amid a fierce uprising to oust him after 33 years in power. The U.S. and its powerful Gulf allies pressed for the deal, concerned that a security collapse in the impoverished Arab nation was allowing an active al-Qaida franchise to gain a firmer foothold.


  • Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, signs an agreement to step down on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Uprising forces Yemeni president to step down

    Yemen's authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Wednesday to step down amid a fierce uprising to oust him after 33 years in power.


  • Associated Press. A scene during a demonstration in Sanaa Yemen.

    SHARP & MALAIKAH: On the brink of breakthrough

    Let's face it, Yemen is a mess. Civil war has begun in Sanaa, and violence and unrest are ongoing outside the capital. It needs elections sooner rather than later. The United States and the international community should monitor the process for fairness but must not lead it. After 10 months of back-and-forth negotiations, it is clear that Yemen can only ever be really fixed by the hardy Yemeni people. Once they begin that vital process, starting with elections, they will need substantial outside assistance and investment.


  • Briefly: Middle East

    Yemeni government forces opened fire Tuesday on protesters in Sanaa, killing seven, a medical official said, a day after the capital witnessed its worst fighting in weeks.


  • Female protesters hold a banner that translates from the Arabic as "Yemeni children are targets of rockets and guns" and "The regime is the kiss of death for children" during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Yemeni officials say 18 killed in clashes

    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.


  • A protester (center) with the colors of Yemen's national flag painted on his face and Arabic writing on his chest that translates as "Saleh, you're better off leaving," chants slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Mohammed Hamoud)

    Yemen's Saleh: Diplomats spreading falsehoods

    Embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh charged Sunday that foreign diplomats have been misled by the country's opposition and are conveying false information about the situation in Yemen.


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