Yemen Newslinks 8 June 2011

8 June 2011 —

Yemen: Political talks open as Saleh recovers in Riyadh
BBC News
Yemen’s ruling party has opened talks with the country’s main opposition coalition following the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment. Protesters have called on the acting president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, …

Clinton to Discuss With NATO Libya Outlook After Qaddafi as Yemen Unravels
Photographer: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images Armed Yemeni tribesmen
loyal to dissident tribal leader Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar inspect damage at
his house following days of battles between his fighters and government
forces in Sana’a. …

U.S.: Injuries from blast worse for Yemen’s leader
Detroit Free Press
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials said Tuesday that Yemeni
President Ali Abdullah Saleh was injured worse than first thought in a
blast at his compound last week, complicating the US response to growing
instability in a key battleground in …

Army forces regain control of seaport in S Yemen
ADEN, Yemen, June 8 (Xinhua) — Yemeni army forces on Wednesday managed to
regain control of a shipping lane and a seaport seized by al-Qaida
militants during the fierce battles last week in Yemen ‘s southern province
of Abyan, a local military …

Are Somerset Marines poised to help Brits flee Yemen?
This is Somerset
West Royal Marines are poised to help British citizens flee Yemen should
civil war erupt in the increasingly unstable Arab state, according to Naval
sources. Two companies from Taunton-based 40 Commando are said to be on
board Royal Fleet Auxiliary …

Yemen Leader Heavily Burned in Blast
By AP / AHMED AL-HAJ and BRADLEY KLAPPER Tuesday, June 07, 2011 (SANAA,
Yemen) — President Ali Abdullah Saleh was burned over 40 percent of his
body and suffered bleeding in the brain from last weekend’s attack on his
palace, US officials said Tuesday …,8599,2076347,00.html

Looking for the upper hand in AZ…Tribesmen hold part of Yemen city
9&10 News
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Part of Yemen’s second-largest city is now controlled
by hundreds of armed tribesmen. Security officials say the city is quiet
today after two days of fighting during which troops loyal to embattled
President Ali Abdullah Saleh …

Bunkum and Debunk ‘Em
Huffington Post (blog)
The wounded leader of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, left the country over the
weekend for Saudi Arabia. The opposition is thrilled. But the country might
still descend into chaos, and the biggest beneficiary may be the local al
Qaeda chapter. …

Mystery Shrouds Yemen President’s Injuries
The situation in Yemen and the condition of the country’s president remain
murky. Aides to President Saleh say he suffered relatively light injuries
in the bombing of his compound last week. Western diplomats described his
condition as much more …

Saudi Arabia donates 3m barrels of oil to Yemen
Straits Times
‘King Abdullah (above) presented three million barrels of crude oil to
Yemen,’ Saudi Arabia’s Oil Minister was quoted as saying. — PHOTO: REUTERS
SANAA – SAUDI Arabia has donated three million barrels of crude oil to its
impoverished southern …

Attention shifts to Yemen | The Spectator
By David Blackburn
Since last week’s attack on Yemen’s President Saleh and his subsequent
flight, Sana’a has been on the cusp of anarchy. Perhaps as many 400 people
were killed in.

Situation deteriorates in Yemen, while tension builds in Syria …
By Dominic Browne
William Hague has said UK nationals should leave Yemen immediately while
commercial flights are available as Royal Marines are stationed off the

Yemen’s President More Severely Injured Than Thought — Daily Intel
By Noreen Malone
Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemeni president who is recuperating in a Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia, hospital after an explosive detonated in his palace last
week, is more injured than was previously reported, with burns on more than
40 percent of …

Yemen: President Saleh not coming home any time soon
By John Ellis
The Yemeni president’s condition precludes him from returning to Yemen any
time soon. With his face badly charred and burns up and down his back, he
will almost certainly be in a great deal of pain, which would require
sedation at least …

Yemen’s tribal showdown – Global Public Square – Blogs
By amarcnn
Editor’s Note: Charles Schmitz is Associate Professor of Geography at
Towson University, President of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies,
and a scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington. Read more from
Schmitz at …

Yemen president arrives in Saudi Arabia – World news – Mideast/N …
Yemen’s president arrives in the Saudi capital Sunday for treatment a day
after Saudi King Abdullah announced that he had mediated a cease-fire to
end …

Exit of wounded Yemeni leader sets off celebration – Yahoo! News
The departure of Yemen’s battle-wounded president for treatment in Saudi
Arabia set off wild street celebrations Sunday in the capital, where crowds
danced, …

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