Yemen Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 28 February, 2011

28 February, 2011 —

Background: Saleh’s eroding support
Yemen’s president seems to be losing support among the northern tribes, currently his major power base. Anti-government protests in Yemen could come to a head in the coming days, as president Ali Abdullah Saleh competes for tribal support with the …

Suspected Qaeda gunmen kill two Yemen soldiers
ADEN, Yemen — Gunmen killed two soldiers in the southern Yemen town of Zinjibar on Monday in separate shootings which a local official blamed on Al-Qaeda. The attacks came in different neighbourhoods of Zinjibar, the capital of restive Abyan province, …

Al-Qaeda in Yemen Urges Revolts against Arab Rulers
Yemen Post
In an audio tape posted on the Internet, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, AQAP, urged Muslims to revolt against Arab rulers and establish governments based on Islamic law. The speaker was Ibrahim Al-Rubeish, a former detainee at the Guantanamo Bay …

UK aid budget refocuses ‘on areas of greatest need’, including Yemen
The Guardian
Aid to Yemen, regarded by Britain as a failing state whose lack of economic development provides a fertile recruiting ground for al-Qaida, will instead be doubled from £46.7m this year to £90m by 2015. The changes will be announced by Andrew Mitchell, …

Germany warns against travel to Yemen amid political unrest
Monsters and
Berlin – Germany warned its citizens on Monday against travel to Yemen, amid reports of political unrest which had led to several deaths in recent days. Germany was following developments in the Gulf state with ‘great concern,’ as the situation was …

Three anti-regime protesters injured in clashes in south Yemen
Focus News
At least three anti-regime protesters were wounded when anti-riot police attempted to disperse hundreds of protesters by batons in Yemen’s southeast province of Hadramout on Sunday, Xinhua News Agency informs. “Three protesters were injured by batons …

One Nation, Under Repression: The Arab World And The ‘Palestine effect’
Eurasia Review
The amount of information and images constantly becoming available from Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Jordan and elsewhere is almost impossible to digest in its entirety. We are truly experiencing a remarkable moment. When uprisings in Tunisia …

Yemen and the Arab Awakening by Justin Raimondo —
By Justin Raimondo
In northern Yemen, there has been a revival of Zaydism, promoted by the powerful Houthi clan, and this has morphed, over the years, into a full-scale political movement. Houthis complain that the central government neglects the north, …

Yemen’s parties to join anti-president protests | The Associated …
By The Associated Press
Yemen’s opposition parties said Sunday they are joining young protesters in their push to bring down the country’s beleaguered president.

More Violence in Yemen | Human Rights Now – Amnesty International …
By Alireza Azizi
More groups are joining demonstrators across Yemen asking for the president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. In addition to young people now tribesmen and others are joining anti-government demonstrators in various cities in Yemen. …

China’s Libya challenge. Yemen next.
By ben
But more important than Libya will be events in Yemen given how important the Suez Canal is for China’s container trade with Europe and oil trade with the Middle East. Somalia is already a threat to that trade. Yemen might be next if …

Yemen’s largest opposition bloc calls for protests (in support of …
Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) — The largest opposition bloc Yemen will hold protest rallies on Tuesday, the group announced Sunday. Leaders of Yemen’s Joint Meeting Parties are calling on the group’s followers to protest in support of …×4750728

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