Yemen Newslinks 5 June 2011: Yemen may become threat to UK security, says Hague

5 June 2011 —

Timeline: Saleh’s 33-year rule in Yemen
(Reuters) – Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounded in an attack on his presidential palace on Friday, has flown to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment. Below is a timeline of Saleh’s 33-year rule. July 1978 – Saleh takes power in then-North Yemen …
Yemen may become threat to UK security, says Hague
The Independent
By Joe Churcher, PA Yemen risks becoming “a much more serious threat” to UK national security, Foreign Secretary William Hague warned amid fears it could descend into chaos. Mr Hague accepted that the troubled Middle East country risked falling to …

Celebration in Yemen…Israeli gunfire into Syria
9&10 News
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of protesters are celebrating after Yemen’s
authoritarian leader flew to Saudi Arabia to receive medical treatment. He
was wounded in an attack on his palace. The protesters slaughtered three
cows today to celebrate …

Fear of power vacuum as Yemeni president flees
Financial Times
Fears are growing of a power vacuum in Yemen after the president, Ali
Abdullah Saleh, and several senior government ministers fled to Saudi
Arabia on Saturday. The president, prime minister, speakers of both houses
of parliament, and several senior …

From Yemen to Saudi…No confirmation…Arizona firefights
9&10 News
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The embattled president of Yemen is said to be in
Saudi Arabia for medical care after he was wounded in a rocket attack on
his palace. The departure of Ali Abdullah Saleh (AH’-lee ahb-DUH’-luh
sah-LEH’) from Yemen follows intense …

Yemen: Saleh injured but still in power
Yemeni soldiers who joined sides with anti-regime protesters flash the
V-sign for victory during a demonstration calling for the ouster of
President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa on June 3, 2011. (Ahmad Gharabli
/AFP/Getty Images) SANAA, Yemen — The …

Vice-President meets the American ambassador to Yemen
Almotamar Net – Sana’a- In his meeting in Sana’a on Sunday with the
American ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein, vice-President Abed Rabou
Mansour Hadi discussed several issues and topics related to the current
developments in the Yemeni arena and …

A man in his fourth floor building watching al-Hasabah bombs
National Yemen
However, his evasion to sign the deal this time was a piece of bizarre as
it was him who asked Mr Ziani to come to Yemen after affirming his
willingness to put his signature. Above and beyond, it marked a stalemate
by which the situation in Yemen could …

Russia to pull diplomats out of Yemen
Press TV
Amid escalating violence in the chaotic Yemeni capital, Russia is set to
evacuate 14 diplomats from Sana’a to Moscow. “Considering the complex
situation in the Republic of Yemen… we will send 14 diplomats by the next
plane to Moscow,” Reuters quoted …

Yemen increasing efforts against illegal drugs
The National
Oman has a 1700-kilometre-long coastline that stretches from Yemen to the
UAE. Smugglers from Pakistan, India and Iran use the sea to smuggle in
drugs under cover of the night, a border official said. “It is extremely
difficult to police a coastline …

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Yemen’s Vice President, Now Reportedly …
By The Huffington Post News Editors
DUBAI (Reuters) – Yemen’s Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has taken
over as acting president and supreme commander of the armed forces, Al
Jazeera said Saturday after the country’s president suffered injuries in a
rocket attack.

Yemen’s power struggle intensifies as president treated abroad — RT
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has allegedly left the country after
suffering burns and other wounds in a rocket attack on his palace that took
place on Friday. Protesters are still calling for him to step down.

Yemen: States Should Freeze Officials’ Assets | Human Rights Watch
By Human Rights Watch
(Tunis) – The Yemeni government’s escalating violence against largely
peaceful protesters and medical workers should prompt countries around the
world to freeze foreign assets of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his top
security …

Yemen’s President May Have Left Country – The Daily Beast
Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh may have been wounded worse than he’s
letting on. Sources tell the BBC News that he had a three-inch-long piece
of shr .

The Saudis Take Charge in Yemen – Global Spin –
By Bobby Ghosh
With the Obama administration’s feeble attempts having failed, the task of
brokering a peaceful end to Yemen’s civil war has fallen to Saudi Arabia.

Rocket wounds Yemen president, escalating fight – Yahoo! News
President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded when rebellious tribesmen struck
his palace with rockets Friday, targeting him for the first time in a
dramatic …

Yemen president leaves country for Saudi Arabia – World news …
A flurry of conflicting reports about the Yemeni president’s whereabouts
and condition spread through the Middle East on Saturday after Saudi King
Abdullah …

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