Yemen Newslinks for 13 June 2011

13 June 2011 —

Yemen’s opposition ‘in power transfer talks’
Opposition sources in Yemen say that they are in talks with Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the vice president, to discuss a transfer of power within a transitional period. The sources said they are worried that President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s son and …

Militants linked to al-Qaeda emboldened in Yemen
Washington Post
By Sudarsan Raghavan, SANAA, Yemen — Islamist extremists, many suspected of links to al-Qaeda, are engaged in an intensifying struggle against government forces for control of southern Yemen, taking advantage of a growing power vacuum to create a …

Russians leave Yemen
The Voice of Russia
Two planes dispatched by Russia’s Emergency Ministry flew 175 Russians, including 59 children, to Moscow from Yemen on Monday due to escalating violence in the country. Russia has already recalled a number of diplomats from its embassy in Sanaa and …

OFWs in Saudi, Yemen urged: Invest in PHL, gain economic freedom
In time for the country’s 113th Independence Day celebrations on Sunday, the government has urged Filipinos in Saudi Arabia and conflict-stricken Yemen to attain “economic independence” by investing in the Philippines upon their return. …

Syrians storm hotbed town Yemen transition talks fail
Arab Times Kuwait English Daily
Talks to resolve Yemen’s political crisis have failed after the deputy to wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to speak with groups demanding he cede power immediately, opposition figures said. Saleh, forced to seek medical treatment in Saudi …

RAF pilots carried out secret raids in Yemen
RAF pilots carried out unauthorised attacks deep inside Yemen in the 1970s without the advance knowledge of political masters in London, a new book has disclosed. By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent The revelation is likely to cause embarrassment …

Live Updates: Libya, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East
Business and Leadership’s editors will update this blog throughout the day with updates from Libya, Syria, Yemen and Bahrain. A mass grave was uncovered in Syria over the weekend but there have been massive variations in the versions of what happened …

Yemen Revolution Underway
By James McKee Now that Yemen’s revolution is more or less underway it is important to consider the widespread implications of this country’s decision. The country of Yemen is a known haven to some terrorist organizations and as a result many Western …

U.S. Strategy in Yemen Should Fight Hunger (blog)
A report in the New York Times said the United States is launching attacks against Al Qaeda in Southern Yemen. But while the US is stepping up the pressure militarily, it also needs to help Yemenis fight hunger and malnutrition. …

Yemen’s Interim Ruler Refuses Transition Talks — News from …
By Jason Ditz
Yemen’s army has been fighting with various factions over the control of cities, and is still dealing with a very tentative ceasefire with tribesmen who just weeks ago looked prepared to chase the entire government out of the capital. …

Yemen opposition in talks with VP over transition – Haaretz Daily
By haaretz
SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen’s political opposition held talks with the country’s acting leader on Monday in a bid to defuse months of violent political deadlock over the future of veteran leader President Ali Abdullah Saleh. …

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