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Yemen

Yemen  03/01/11

Ruling party paves way for Saleh to be president for life

Moves by Yemen’s ruling party to enable Saleh to remain president for life are likely to further increase calls for secession in the south....
Yemen  16/12/10

Yemen to go ahead with poll amid row

Yemen’s ruling party’s announcement that it plans to go ahead with the parliamentary elections in April 2011 has infuriated the opposition....
 
Yemen  01/12/10

Wikileaks US Cables compromise Yemeni government’s position

The Yemeni government’s position is severely compromised by the release of diplomatic US cables by wikileaks....
Yemen  02/11/10

Plane bombs originate from Yemen

The parcel bombs originating from Yemen reflect that AQAP are now operating beyond the borders of the country....
 
Yemen  18/10/10

Fighting intense in south as Al Qaeda announces formation of "Aden-Abyan Army"

Al Qaeda’s announcement that it is forming an "army" to "liberate" the country from the regime leads to the conclusion that the central government’s grip of the situation is being lost....
Yemen  20/09/10

Al Qaeda threatens 55 Yemeni security officers by name

Al Qaeda in Yemen appears to have infiltrated the security forces in the south as the group strengthens its grip in areas in south Yemen....
 
Yemen  03/09/10

Al Qaeda threat surges as government declares emergency

Fighting between Al Qaeda and the Yemeni government has escalated to levels not seen before. The government publically acknowledged that the Al Qaeda threat is now country-wide....
Yemen  17/08/10

New major gas discoveries in various governorates

Discoveries of gas in various Yemen governorates will help the country generate more income as its oil resources, the main source of income, rapidly dwindle....
 
Yemen  02/08/10

Fragile truce in Saada appears to be collapsing as clashes intensify

The truce between the Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government appears to be cracking after several days of fighting....
Yemen  16/07/10

Al Qaeda and separatists intensify attacks against government

Sustained attacks by Al Qaeda and mass demonstrations in the south put further pressure on the Yemeni regime....
 
Yemen  01/07/10

Clashes reported in Aden as Yemeni forces hunt intelligence HQ attackers

The eruption of clashes between alleged Al Qaeda and southern separatists on one side against the government make south Yemen an Al Qaeda-sympathetic state....
Risk Watch  16/06/10

Clashes hit south Yemen as prominent leader calls for Southern president

The situation in south Yemen has deteriorated rapidly as armed clashes are reported between separatists and government forces....
 
Bahrain  17/05/10

Iran launches naval Gulf excursuses as GCC states strengthen defenses

Naval exercises by Iran in the Straits of Hormuz have prompted GCC leaders to strengthen their joint defenses and call for a united effort against Iran....
Yemen  17/05/10

Deputy PM survives assassination attempt in South after Awalik talks

The assassination attempt against Yemen’s deputy prime-minister underpins the size of the challenge the Yemeni government faces as it combats widespread support for Al Qaeda....
 
Yemen  03/05/10

UK ambassador escapes assassination attempt

The assassination attempt against the UK ambassador in Yemen indicates that Al Qaeda are capable of striking in the Capital, Sana’a....
Yemen  19/04/10

US announces it will target American-Yemeni cleric and tribe stands by him

The US announcement that it will target a US-Yemeni Al Qaeda leader in Yemen and the subsequent announcement by his Yemeni tribe puts the Yemeni government in a very difficult position....
 
Yemen  01/04/10

Southern leaders sentenced to long prison terms in politicized trial

The highly politicized Yemeni judiciary has sentenced two prominent southern leaders to prison, amid increasing resentment from southern MP’s, seen as closest to the Yemeni regime....
Yemen  18/03/10

Yemeni government closes Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya offices as riots rage

The Yemeni government has shut down the offices of major Arab broadcasters Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya, who provide the main source of news to the Yemenis....
 
Yemen  01/03/10

State of emergency declared in southern Yemeni provinces

The Yemeni government has declared a state of emergency in the south after policemen were killed. This was followed by widespread riots across the south....
Yemen  01/03/10

Gazprom may invest in Yemen

Russian Gazprom has indicated it might be interested in oil exploration in Yemen. With Yemen’s economy heavily reliant on oil revenues, which is rapidly dwindling, new finds are vital....
 
 

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