Yemen Newslinks 29-30 June 2011

30 June 2011 —

Yemeni VP unsure about Saleh’s return.
Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) — The Yemeni government has lost control over five provinces, and security in the country is deteriorating, the nation’s acting president told CNN in an exclusive interview Wednesday. In his first interview with a Western TV network …

Strategic Site Is Captured by Militants in Yemen
New York Times
By LAURA KASINOF SANA, Yemen — Islamic militants linked to Al Qaeda
gained ground on Wednesday in fierce fighting with security forces just
outside the southern port city of Zinjibar. At least 47 people were killed
in the clashes, including 5 …

Yemen: Thinking outside the AQAP box
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Yemen have caused al-Qaeda more damage than
Ali Abdellah Saleh’s government ever did. Young protesters taking to the
streets of Yemen have caused al-Qaeda more damage than Ali Abdellah Saleh’s
government, …

Which law to book Somali pirates under? Jamnagar cops clueless
Times of India
RAJKOT: The Jamnagar police along with other central agencies, who have
been interrogating 21 Africans – which include 18 Somali nationals, two
Yemen nationals and one Tanzanian – are yet to decide under which section
of the law they could be booked. …

US drone targets two leaders of Somali group allied with al-Qaeda, official says
Washington Post
The airstrike makes Somalia at least the sixth country where the United
States is using drone aircraft to conduct lethal attacks, joining
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq and Yemen. And it comes as the CIA is
expected to begin flying armed drones …

Russia vows to “unlimitedly” support Yemen in preserving stability
SANAA, June 29 (Xinhua) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said
Wednesday the Russian government would “unlimitedly” support Yemen in
preserving stability, security and unity, official Saba news agency
reported. “This unlimitedly support would …

UN officials inspect human rights situation in Yemen
People’s Daily Online
Investigators of the UN commission on human rights met on Wednesday with
Yemeni government officials and opposition leaders as well as protesters in
Yemen’s capital in order to inspect human rights situation. The delegation,
which arrived in Sanaa on …

Actions, Not Words Needed in Yemen
Palestine Chronicle
Although her every word applies to Yemen’s revolution, never has Ali
Abdullah Saleh been flayed like this. Only six months ago a smiling Clinton
shook his hand in Sana’a, wrongly believing that she had diffused a
political crisis sparked by Saleh’s …

Amnesty demands info on jailed NZ journalist
3News NZ
Amnesty International has weighed in on the case of a New Zealand
journalist jailed in war-torn Yemen. Glen Johnson, 28, a King Country
freelance journalist, was arrested and imprisoned last week in the Lahj
province. The organisation, along with his …

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen President, Orders Talks On Deal To End …
By The Huffington Post News Editors
SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s president, hospitalized in Saudi Arabia after an
attack nearly a month ago on his palace, has instructed his deputy to hold
talks with political opponents on a deal to transfer power and end the
nation’s spiraling …

Yemen Airstrike Kills Four Civilians as Military Again Fails to …
By Jason Ditz
Yemeni warplanes launched an air strike near the port city of Zinjibar
today, killing at least four civilians and wounding 12 others. The strike
was part of the latest offensive which failed to retake the city. …

Muftah » Youth in Post-Revolution Yemen: A View from the Ground
By admin
The Yemeni revolution, which began in January 2011, has brought hundreds of
thousands of youths to the streets, transforming these individuals into
grassroots political activists and ending many years of youth
disenfranchisement in …

Mike Mullen | Failed States | Yemen | National Security | The …
By Michelle Stein
Mullen links failed states to national security | ‘For several years I have
worried a great deal about Yemen really as the potential next place for
al-Qaida central’

War News Updates: Heavy Fighting Between Yemen Soldiers And Al …
By War News Updates Editor
ADEN/SANAA (Reuters) – At least 26 Yemeni government soldiers and 17
Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda were killed on Wednesday in heavy
fighting for control of a stadium near the southern city of Zinjibar,
officials said. …

Yemen: UN experts to conduct human rights mission
The United Nations will send a mission to Yemen next week to assess its
human rights situation after hundreds of persons have died this year during
clashes …

29 June 2011

Hundreds of Yemeni troops defect to rebels – opposition
Reuters UK
An anti-government protester sits atop a lamp post during a rally to demand
the ouster of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa June 28, 2011.
By Mohamed Sudam and Mohammed Mokhashaf SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) – More than
300 members of Yemen’s …

15 troops killed by al-Qaida in south Yemen: official
SANAA, June 29 (Xinhua) — At least 15 Yemeni soldiers were killed in a
bombing attack carried out by al-Qaida militants on a military barracks in
the al-Qaida-seized Zinjibar city in southern province of Abyan on
Wednesday, an official of the Interior …

Six suspected al-Qaida members arrested in Yemen
Channel 6 News Online
ADEN, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) — The Yemeni government on Tuesday announced that
six suspected al-Qaida members were arrested in the port city of Aden, the
state-run Saba news agency reported. The six individuals were labeled as
most-wanted al-Qaida elements …

Indian evacuees from Yemen return, face more problems
Daily News & Analysis
Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI A harried group of 22 nurses and three children
evacuated from strife-torn Yemen by the Indian embassy in Sanaa was in for
more trouble when they landed at the city airport and have blamed officials
of the mission and the …

No ‘Arab Spring’ in Yemen
Jewish Tribune
Yemen, the poorest Arab state, with a gross domestic product per capita of
little more than $1000 a year, has descended into political chaos. At the
southwestern edge of the Arabian peninsula, the present-day Yemeni state
was formed in 1990, …

Yemeni official says 3 French aid workers abducted in May are alive
Winnipeg Free Press
By: AP SANAA, Yemen – A Yemeni government official says three French aid
workers abducted in eastern Yemen in May are still alive. Deputy
Information Minister Abdu al-Janadi told reporters Tuesday that authorities
have determined the trio’s whereabouts …
Concerns for New Zealand Journalist Imprisoned in Yemen (press release)
He was arrested for entering Yemen illegally, a charge his parents have
questioned in an interview with the New Zealand Herald. New Zealand foreign
ministry officials have not yet been able to contact Johnson, though his
parents have received …

Somalia’s al-Shabaab Moves Fighters to Yemen, Will Help Reinforce Gains Made …
Weasel Zippers
(IPT) — Extremists from Somalia’s Al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab have
evacuated more than 70 troops to Yemen, according to All Headline News. The
effort is also a reinforcement of al-Qaida gains in Yemen, where discontent
has paralyzed the central …

Tonight on Mosaic: Yemen’s Saleh offers to transfer power to parliament
Link TV (blog)
By Mosaic News Yemen: Deputy Minister of Information Abdu al-Janadi says
President Ali Abdullah Saleh will soon address the nation. Saleh will be
interviewed by Saudi state television in Riyadh, where he has been staying
for the past three weeks for …

Yemen Regime Escalates Attacks, Eyes Strikes on Tribesmen — News …
By Jason Ditz
After a failed attempt to retake Zinjibar, the Yemeni military is
committing growing numbers of forces in the south to hold onto the key port
city of Aden. At the same time, military warplanes are attacking northern
villages in …

Yemen bombs anti-government tribal area | The Associated Press …
By The Associated Press
Yemeni government warplanes and artillery pounded several villages of
anti-government tribes north of the capital on Tuesday, killing at least
three people, a senior tribal leader said.

EA WorldView – Home – Yemen Feature: The Looming Humanitarian …
By Scott Lucas
While Yemen’s political crisis stagnates — a popular uprising has stalled
and a wounded president has not been seen publicly for weeks — its
economic crisis has only grown worse. The breakdown of public services,
shortage of fuel and …

Yemen’s Saleh to reappear as violence grips south – World news …
Wounded Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, not seen in public since an
attack on his palace in early June, is well enough to return to Yemen soon
and will …

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