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Latest Yemeni Government Items
Dozens of Syrian opposition members on Sunday called on President Bashar Assad to end his deadly six-month crackdown or face an escalation in peaceful protests, as security forces fired warning shots to disperse high school students calling for the regime's downfall.
Yemeni government forces in the capital opened fire with anti-aircraft guns and automatic weapons on tens of thousands of anti-government protesters demanding the ouster of their longtime ruler. At least 12 demonstrators were killed and dozens wounded, witnesses said.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has left a hospital in Saudi Arabia more than two months after being severely wounded in an attack on his palace compound in Sanaa, the capital, Yemen's state news agency said Sunday.
Yemeni government forces shelled a southern town overrun by radical Islamists, killing at least 20 militants in the past two days, residents said Tuesday.
Preparing for a worst-case scenario in Yemen, the United States is building a secret CIA air base in the Persian Gulf region to target al Qaeda terrorists there, in case anti-American factions win the current power struggle and shut U.S. forces out, the Associated Press has learned.
Embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia on Saturday for urgent medical care for burns and other wounds suffered in a rocket attack on his palace. The abrupt departure of a key U.S. ally in the war against terror threatened to deepen the crisis in his impoverished nation shaken by months of protests against his 33-year rule.
Of all the uprisings and protests that have swept the Middle East this year, none is more likely than the one in Yemen to have immediate damaging effects on U.S. counterterrorism efforts.
Protests for democratic reforms spread Thursday from Tunisia and Egypt to Yemen, where thousands of people gathered in the capital, Sanaa, to demand that the impoverished country's longtime president step down.