Yemen Newslinks 6 June 2011: Factbox: Saleh family entrenched in Yemen security, business

6 June 2011 —

3 Killed as Violence Returns to Yemen’s Capital
Voice of America
Photo: AP Armed tribesmen, loyal to Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, the head of the powerful Hashid tribe, stand guard in a street corner around al-Ahmar’s house, during clashes with Yemeni security forces in Sanaa, June 6, 2011. Opposition tribesmen in Yemen …—123214708.html

DFA raises alert level in Sanaa in Yemen to ‘4’
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised the crisis alert level in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa to “4″ because of the worsened politico-security situation in the city. Alert level 3 is still in effect in other areas of Yemen. …

Soccer-Yemen switches Olympic qualifier to Australia
SYDNEY, June 6 (Reuters) – Australia will host both legs of their Olympic soccer qualifier against Yemen later this month because of the political turmoil in the Middle Eastern state, the Football Federation Australia (FFA) said on Monday. …

Who will lead Yemen now?
Christian Science Monitor
With President Saleh in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, Yemen’s various opposition groups may have achieved their aim of ousting him, but they have divergent post-Saleh goals. An anti-government protestor, center, reacts as he and other protestors …

“Yemen revolution brainchild by Al-Houthi, a student of Imam Khomeini”
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Yemeni scholar hailed the effect of Imam Khomeini (RA) on Yemen revolution attributing the revolution to Hussein Al-Houthi who was a student of Imam Khomeini (RA). Mohammad Bin Ibrahim al-Wazir, Yemeni Shia cleric hailed late …

Kiwi braves gunfire in Yemen with her sights set on helping humanity
CAUGHT IN CONFLICT: New Zealander Melany Markham, 38, learning Arabic at a language school in violence-ridden Yemen, has clearly made a friend. A New Zealander caught in the crossfire in Yemen is not planning to flee her “Arabian fairytale” – instead, …

Factbox: Saleh family entrenched in Yemen security, business
But the struggle for Yemen’s future could be bloody as Saleh’s family members remain in key political, security and economic positions. Below is a list of Saleh family members in senior security and military roles and another of relatives who hold …

UNHCR worried about refugees and displaced people in strife-torn Yemen
NewDesignWorld (press release)
(NewDesignWorld Press Center) – Two refugees are among those killed in recent clashes in Yemen that have displaced thousands of Yemenis and refugees alike. The UN refugee agency has expressed alarm at the deteriorating situation, which is affecting its …

Israeli defense minister: Syrian regime doomed
The Associated Press
Barak says: “I think Assad will fall.” He added that in the current unstable environment, there is no prospect for renewing the moribund Israeli-Syrian peacemaking. The Israeli defense minister said he believes leaders of Yemen and Libya will also be …

Anti-government protests in Yemen
The Star-Ledger –
By Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger Yemeni soldiers and anti-government wave their national flags as they protesters celebrate the departure of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh after four-month protests demand his ousting, in Sana’a, Yemen, 05 June 2011. …

Analysis: Yemen chaos could boost al-Qaida – Army News | News from …
By The Associated Press
CAIRO — Even at the best of times, Yemen looks like a nation about to unravel.

Fighting in Yemen After President’s Exit – The Daily Beast
Yemeni troops were fighting off gunmen who stormed the presidential palace on Sunday, a day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh left the country for Saudi A.

Fireworks in Yemen’s ‘Change Square’ –
As protesters celebrated the departure of Yemen’s president, who was evacuated to Saudi Arabi for medical treatment, fireworks filled the sky over the protest camp in the capital, Sana.

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Acting Yemen President, Offer To Withdraw …
By The Huffington Post News Editors
SANAA, June 5 (Reuters) -Yemen’s acting president asked a powerful tribal federation on Sunday to abide by a truce intented to stop deadly street fighting in the capital, opposition leaders told Reuters on Sunday.

What’s Next in the Yemen Crisis? – National Security Experts
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh had a close call on Friday when opposition tribesmen shelled his presidential compound. Yemen’s opposition is cheering his departure for Saudi Arabia for treatment, but confusion abounds over who’s in …

Yemen unrest: Yemen chaos gives Al Qaeda more space, U.S. says …
The escalating violence in Yemen is hampering critical U.S. counter-terrorism operations and has given Al Qaeda’s most active affiliate increased …

Rocket wounds Yemen president, escalating fight –
President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded when rebellious tribesmen struck his palace with rockets.

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