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"Key Partner" In War On Terror Is In Chaos, Top General Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama prepared the nation in September for yet another military engagement in the Middle East, he made sure to cit...

Yemen Urgently Needs a Lifeline: My Trip Report from Sana'a

Michael Shank | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Michael Shank

This week in Yemen - with foreign reporters getting deported and the blood of dead Yemeni soldiers staining the grounds of the presidential palace - i...

A Noble Gesture: First Arab Woman To Win Nobel Peace Prize Donates $500,000 Award

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact

Tawakkul Karman, the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, has donated all $500,000 of her award money. Dubbed the “mother of the revolu...

Yemen: Political Interference in Massacre Probe

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Sanaa) – Investigators never questioned top officials in the criminal investigation by Yemen’s previous government into the shooting of d...

Nobel Laureate Slams U.S. Drone Strikes

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

DOHA, May 30 (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize-winning Yemeni opposition activist Tawakul Karman said on Wednesday U.S. drone strikes were ineffective ...

Yemen: Unlawful Attacks, Denial of Medical Care in Taizz

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

US, EU, Gulf Should Reject Immunity for Saleh, Aides (New York) – Yemeni security forces stormed and shelled hospitals, evicted patients at gunp...

Russia Seeks a Win-win Formula in Syria

Sami Moubayed | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

The only places capable of pushing for change, they believe, are Cairo, Riyadh, New York and Moscow. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wants to keep it that way, making sure that neither the Turks nor the Americans get a real say in how Syria develops in the months ahead.

Saleh Heads For The States

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 03.23.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh left his battered nation Sunday on his way to the U.S. for medical treatment after passing po...

Yemeni Protesters: Saleh Will Not Escape Punishment

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Tens of thousands of Yemenis held demonstrations around the country Friday to demand their longtime president face trial for the ...

U.S. Weighs Whether To Let Yemeni President Into Country For Medical Treatment

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2012 | World

* US weighing whether to accept embattled Yemeni leader * White House denies report he will be allowed in (Adds White House comments) ...

Will Saleh Step Down? Yemeni President Says He May Be Willing To Resign

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 12.08.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- President Ali Abdullah Saleh made vague comments Saturday that he is willing to leave power in his first major speech since returning ...

Yemeni President Wriggles Out Of Power Transfer

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.13.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni military airstrikes on anti-government tribesmen killed seven civilians, medical officials said, as hundreds of thousands ...

Ali Abdullah Saleh Negotiating His Future

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.12.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's president on Monday delegated his vice president to negotiate with the opposition over a long-standing power transfer dea...

Yemen Clashes Kill 7 Islamists, 1 Soldier

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 09.05.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni security forces clashed with Islamist fighters near a southern town overrun by militants, leaving seven Islamists and a so...

Yemeni Clerics Call For Presidential Elections

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.18.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — More than 100 influential religious clerics and tribal leaders called for the Yemeni president's ouster and elections to choose a...

Yemen Sees Largest Protests Since President Left

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis demonstrated in nearly every major city of the country on Tuesday, demanding trial for the famil...

Officials: Clashes, Shelling In Yemen Kill 19

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.07.2011 | World

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...

Yemen: The Bidding Begins

Michael Brenner | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

We have no candidate of our own in a wide open contest for the next Yemini strongman. So we revert to our rote formula. The great game that we call the 'war on terror' goes on -- and on.

Acting Yemen President Offers To Withdraw Troops From Sanaa

Posted 08.05.2011 | World

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 ...

Yemen's Vice President Reportedly Takes Over As Acting President

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2011 | World

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has taken over as acting president and supreme commander of the armed forces, Al J...

Yemen's President Wounded In Rocket Attack

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and LEE KEATH | Posted 08.03.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded when rebellious tribesmen struck his palace with rockets Friday, targeting him for the f...

Yemen Presidential Palace Shelled During Fighting

Posted 08.03.2011 | World

SANAA, June 3 (Reuters) - The Yemeni presidential palace was hit by at least two shells on Friday as street fighting in the civil-war-threatened c...

Armed Tribesmen Prepare To March On Yemen's Capital

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and LEE KEATH | Posted 08.02.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Thousands of tribesmen threatened Thursday to descend on Yemen's capital to join the battle against forces loyal to President Ali...

Yemeni Militia Warns Of Looking Civil War

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Fighting spilled across Yemen's capital and frightened residents fled or cowered in basements Thursday as a powerful militia alli...

Yemen's President Vows No Retreat As Battles Rage

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 07.25.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed Wednesday he would not step down or allow his impoverished nation to become ...