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Nine people were killed in fierce clashes between gunmen and security forces outside the Interior Ministry in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Tuesday, Interior Ministry officials told CNN.

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AQAP claims responsibility for Yemen attacksupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 21:31:00

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has taken responsibility for a series of attacks on Yemeni security forces in recent days that killed more than 180 troops.

Huge death toll doubles in Yemen 'slaughter'updated: Tue Mar 06 2012 17:32:00

The death toll from a sophisticated attack by Islamic extremists against soldiers in Yemen jumped to 184 Tuesday, three Yemeni officials told CNN.

After U.S. visit, Yemen's Saleh returns to Sanaaupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 21:23:00

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to his residence in Sanaa, a spokesman for the country's embassy in Washington said late Friday.

Yemen holds presidential election with one candidateupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 06:15:00

Hundreds of voters voted Tuesday in Sanaa's old town section to replace Yemen's longtime ruler, Ali Abdullah Saleh, in an election marred by sporadic violence.

Yemen holds election with one candidateupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 06:15:00

Despite having only one candidate on the ballot, voters in Yemen are hoping for change. Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Air force protests erupt in Yemenupdated: Sat Jan 28 2012 13:50:00

Thousands of Yemeni air force personnel rallied in the capital Saturday to demand the removal of the president's half-brother as the country's air force commander.

Yemen marchers attacked in Sanaaupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 12:49:00

Activists say Yemen protesters have been attacked. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports that 10 are believed killed.

U.N. official abducted in Yemen released unharmed, officials sayupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 12:49:00

A Norwegian U.N. official snatched from the streets of Yemen's capital city of Sanaa by armed tribesmen nearly two weeks ago was released unharmed, officials said Friday.

Yemen youth march 'shows true spirit of revolution'updated: Mon Jan 16 2012 06:13:00

Like many other Yemenis, I was overwhelmed by the news of the Life March which was set off from Freedom Square in Taiz late December 2011. Thousands of youths walked for almost five days, covering more than 250 kilometers by foot.

Norwegian U.N. official kidnapped in Yemenupdated: Sun Jan 15 2012 15:33:00

Armed tribesmen snatched a Norwegian U.N. official from the streets of Yemen's capital Sunday, demanding the release of a jailed tribal leader, Norwegian and Yemeni officials said.

Yemeni revolutionary wins Nobel Prizeupdated: Sat Dec 24 2011 16:06:00

Tawakkol Karman is Yemen's most recognizable revolutionary, braving threats and arrest to call for change.

A 'war zone' emerges during Yemen protestupdated: Sat Dec 24 2011 16:06:00

At least 10 people died when security forces in Yemen's capital assaulted thousands of marchers with gunfire, water cannons, and tear gas Saturday, eyewitnesses and activists said.

Yemen after Saleh: Still a treacherous road updated: Thu Nov 24 2011 06:13:00

After months of bloodshed, intrigue and revenge that made Yemen seem like an Arabian version of Hamlet, President Ali Abdullah Saleh has finally transferred his powers to his vice president, and elections are to be held in three months.

Yemeni women burn veils in protestupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 06:13:00

Yemeni women defiantly burn traditional veils to protest Ali Abdullah Saleh's brutal crackdown on protesters.

Hundreds defect from Yemen's militaryupdated: Sat Nov 19 2011 19:47:00

More than 400 troops defected from the Yemeni military Saturday evening, saying they would no longer attack unarmed protesters.

Blast near Yemeni airport diverts flightsupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 16:55:00

Flames and thick black smoke filled the skies above Sanaa International Airport on Sunday after an explosion struck a nearby air base, senior officials said.

Cease fire declared in Sanaa, but clashes continueupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 15:22:00

A cease fire announced Tuesday in Yemen's capital city of Sanaa did not appear to be holding, but a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said it nevertheless constituted a "good step" towards ending violence in the country.

Witnesses: Yemeni forces target family of tribal leaderupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 06:41:00

Yemeni government forces targeted compounds of the family of a tribal leader in Sanaa early Saturday, residents and witnesses said.

Yemenis hope online video will keep spotlight on uprisingupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 14:11:00

Young anti-government activists in Yemen have launched a new online video campaign to remind people that their months-long uprising is continuing, and that they have no intention of backing down.

Al Qaeda's spokesman killedupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 14:11:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the killing of a radical cleric who inspired al Qaeda followers by preaching in English.

11 killed in Yemen clashes, hospital official saysupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 11:44:00

Eleven people were killed Tuesday during clashes with Yemeni security forces after anti-government protests again filled the streets of the country's capital, according to a hospital official.

Women march in Yemen's capitalupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 14:24:00

Thousands of women demonstrated Monday in front of Yemen's foreign ministry in the capital, Sanaa, demanding U.N. intervention in the ongoing unrest in the Persian Gulf nation, residents and eyewitnesses said.

What's behind escalating Yemen violence?updated: Mon Oct 17 2011 14:24:00

At least 14 people have been killed in clashes between Yemeni security forces and protesters this weekend.

'Sad day' as Yemen protests turn deadlyupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 20:56:00

At least 10 protesters are killed by Yemeni police during demonstrations in Sanaa on Saturday, activists say.

Heavy gunfire, explosions reported in Yemeni capitalupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 20:56:00

Constant gunfire and loud explosions reverberated early Monday in the capital of Yemen, residents and eyewitnesses said.

Security forces fire on protesters in Yemenupdated: Sat Oct 15 2011 13:10:00

Yemeni security forces unleashed a deadly assault on anti-government protesters in the nation's capital on Saturday and deadly fighting raged between government forces and tribal fighters, witnesses said.

Protests continue as Yemen goes to Security Councilupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 18:11:00

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Sanaa on Wednesday, marching, chanting and calling for the United Nations to come out with a firm resolution in support for change in the country.

Yemen: Thousands of women demonstrate, dozens injuredupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 17:06:00

Days after a prominent Yemeni human rights activist became the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, dozens of women were injured after gangs attacked during a march in her honor, witnesses in the city of Taiz said Monday.

Women inspired to protest in Yemenupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 17:06:00

Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkul Karman inspires women to protest in Yemen. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Yemeni protesters seek world backingupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 18:12:00

Anti-government demonstrators took to the streets in the Yemeni capital in two massive protests Tuesday, and the throngs chanted for international support, witnesses said.

Fresh clashes rock Yemeni capital updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 08:30:00

Fighting erupted Thursday morning between government troops and fighters loyal to a tribal leader in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a.

Dozens dead as clashes, protests simmer in Yemen updated: Sun Sep 25 2011 11:21:00

Nearly 40 people were killed in Yemen's capital on Saturday as protesters took to the streets and government Republican Guards clashed with Yemeni soldiers who support the opposition.

Yemeni president returns homeupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 11:56:00

Yemen's embattled president returns to his country after a long absence. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Blood of the Yemeni revolutionupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 12:53:00

Civilians are in hiding in the Yemeni capital as protesters and government forces struggle for control on the streets of Sanaa.

Deadly Yemen clashes as protester funerals heldupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 10:52:00

Opposition forces mourned their dead Wednesday, as 30 of the 83 protesters medical sources say were killed this week by government forces were buried.

Report: Yemen VP calls for cease-fire amid deadly unrestupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 16:13:00

Yemeni Vice President Abdu Rabu Hadi has called for a cease-fire from all sides after a third day of bloody unrest, the state-run Saba News Agency reported Tuesday.

Violence escalates again in Yemenupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 16:13:00

Violence claims dozens of lives in Yemen. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Violence stokes fears of civil war in Yemenupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 17:38:00

A violent crackdown by Yemeni authorities has left dozens dead at protests, witnesses and medical officials said Monday.

Deadly clashes in Yemenupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 17:38:00

Laura Kasinof reports on security forces in Yemen opening fire on anti-government protesters in Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

Dozens killed as international pressure mounts on Yemenupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 16:19:00

Officials from the United Nations and the Gulf Cooperation Council were in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday, hoping to help organize a peaceful transfer of power as witnesses reported violence in the streets.

Attacks target security offices in Yemenupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 20:02:00

Explosions rocked two government security offices Thursday morning in Aden, Yemen. The first explosion occurred at the city's political security headquarters, while the other was at al-Mualla police station, witnesses said.

10 killed in government air attacks outside Sanaa, Yemenupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 16:30:00

At least 10 people were killed Tuesday on the outskirts of Yemen's capital as government forces bombarded residential areas, witnesses said, in the latest example of what a U.N. report calls a "deteriorating humanitarian situation" in the country.

More protests demand ouster of Yemen's leaderupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 11:01:00

More than a million anti-government youth gathered for protests in virtually all of Yemen's provinces, witnesses said Friday, a day the protesters dubbed "Friday of victory from God."

Tensions rising in Yemen; pro-government gunmen gather outside capitalupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 13:01:00

Heavy explosions could be heard Sunday in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and government forces were on high alert as tensions rose.

Yemen opposition considers using military to oust President Salehupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 20:49:00

More than 2 million anti-government protesters gathered on Friday in Changes Squares across Yemen calling on revolutionary forces to take decisive action against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime and at any costs.

Senior Yemen official dies from palace attack injuriesupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 14:00:00

The third most powerful political figure in the Yemeni government has died from wounds he received in the presidential palace attack in Sanaa last June.

Marchers in Yemen condemn protester deathsupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 23:57:00

Tens of thousands of anti-regime demonstrators marched through Yemeni streets on Tuesday to condemn what they said were government attacks on protesters the day before.

At least 5 killed in Yemen, tribal leaders sayupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 10:20:00

Five Yemeni civilians were killed and 18 others were injured Tuesday in government air raids just outside Sanaa, tribal leaders and eyewitnesses said.

Injured Yemeni president getting better, embassy saysupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 14:25:00

Yemen's injured president "continues to improve" after he was hurt in a strike Friday at the mosque in the presidential compound in Sanaa, the Yemeni Embassy in Washington said Wednesday.

Tribal leader agrees to call to end fighting in Yemenupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 18:51:00

A tribal leader battling Yemen's government agreed to a truce with the country's interim leader Sunday while embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh was undergoing medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, the tribal leader's spokesman said Sunday.

When will Yemen violence end?updated: Sat Jun 04 2011 18:41:00

CNN's Rosemary Church talks to Mohammed Jamjoom about new violence that's broken out in Yemen's capital.

Official: Powers transferred to VP after attack on President Salehupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 18:41:00

Effective Saturday night, Yemeni Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi took over Ali Abdullah Saleh's responsibilities as president, Yemeni government spokesman Abdu Ganadi told CNN.

Fresh battles reported in Yemen's capitalupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 23:14:00

Government troops fought fresh battles with opposition fighters in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, early Friday as the country's embattled president tried to put down a tribal revolt.

Crisis deepens in Yemenupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 23:14:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on explosions and gunbattles in Yemen that have left many dead.

Government forces fighting tribesmen in Yemen's capitalupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 01:46:00

Fighting continued Wednesday into Thursday between government forces and tribesmen in Yemen's capital, as Sanaa residents reported hearing explosions near the presidential palace, a government source said.

Explosions reported in Yemen's capitalupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 01:46:00

Fighting in Yemen's capital of Sana'a has intensified and residents say they're hearing explosions.

Unrest rocks Yemenupdated: Tue May 31 2011 13:05:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on the recent unrest in Yemen.

8 killed in Yemen violence, at least 50 dead in Taiz since Sundayupdated: Tue May 31 2011 13:05:00

A fourth day of bloody clashes between Yemeni security forces and tribal groups left at least five tribesmen dead Tuesday, as a leading tribe commandeered more government buildings in the capital city, according to a spokesman for the leader of the powerful Hashed faction.

Explosions, gunfire erupt in Yemen's capital city, witnesses sayupdated: Mon May 30 2011 21:35:00

Sanaa residents reported hearing heavy explosions and sporadic gunfire for several hours early Tuesday, one day after security forces set fire to tents and tore through demonstrators' camps in Freedom Square in Taiz with bulldozers, an activist and eyewitnesses said.

Sporadic gunfire fills Yemeni capital after mediation efforts failupdated: Sat May 28 2011 13:33:00

Sporadic gunfire erupted in the Yemeni capital early Saturday evening, just moments after a mediation deadline expired without a peace agreement between the country's long-time president Ali Abdullah Saleh and tribal factions, according to witnesses and a senior tribal leader involved in mediation efforts who was not authorized to speak to the media.

Fresh explosions ring out in Yemeni capitalupdated: Fri May 27 2011 18:35:00

Five loud explosions rung out early Saturday in the Yemeni capital, residents said, amid a surge of violence pitting tribal forces against those loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Violence flares in Yemenupdated: Fri May 27 2011 18:35:00

Yemen's president battles for survival as tribal militias clash with government troops. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Defense official: Dozens killed in Yemen blast as battles rageupdated: Thu May 26 2011 19:20:00

Government troops fought street battles with one of Yemen's leading tribes in the capital Thursday, leaving dozens dead as prosecutors sought the arrests of several tribal leaders.

Clashes near Sanaa airport lead to restrictions on flightsupdated: Wed May 25 2011 15:45:00

Clashes between tribesmen and government forces near Sanaa International Airport led Wednesday to restrictions on flights into and out of the Yemeni capital.

Protesters shot, sprayed in Yemenupdated: Thu May 12 2011 05:35:00

Video shows a protester being carried away after getting shot and protesters being sprayed by water cannons.

Activist: Death toll rises to 13 in clashes in Yemenupdated: Thu May 12 2011 05:35:00

The death toll from clashes between Yemeni security forces and protesters rose to 13, an activist said.

11 reported dead in clashes between Yemeni protesters, security forcesupdated: Wed May 11 2011 18:03:00

Live ammunition fired by Yemeni security forces left 11 protesters dead in Sanaa and Taiz on Wednesday, witnesses said, as a human rights group called for an end to the use of deadly force by government troops.

Unrest in the Middle East and Africaupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 08:38:00

Demonstrations have spread across parts of the Middle East and North Africa. Here is the latest from each country and the roots of the unrest.

Security forces open fire on protesters in Yemen, sources sayupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 15:28:00

Thirteen anti-government protesters were killed and more than 100 were injured Wednesday in Sanaa, Yemen, after they were attacked by security forces, two medical sources told CNN.

Yemen protester: 'They shot at us directly;' at least 3 deadupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 09:03:00

Government forces in Taiz and Sanaa fired on crowds of people protesting the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, leaving dozens wounded and at least three dead, eyewitnesses and medical sources said Tuesday.

Witnesses: Dozens wounded at Yemen protestsupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 16:19:00

Dozens of protesters were injured Sunday by Yemeni security forces as thousands packed into anti-government demonstrations, witnesses and medical personnel said.

Protests in Yemen turn deadlyupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 09:58:00

Five people were killed in clashes between rival forces in the Yemeni capital Sanaa as nationwide protests against the government continued Wednesday.

Security forces injure hundreds trying to disperse Yemeni protestersupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 05:37:00

One person died and at least 830 people were injured Sunday when Yemeni security forces attacked protesters at a square in Taiz, according to information from a field hospital. A local governor denied that there were any deaths.

Five injured in clashes as opposition unveils transition planupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 17:20:00

Yemen's largest opposition bloc unveiled its vision for a peaceful transition of power at a news conference in the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday.

Emergency declared in Yemen as violence ragesupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 16:10:00

At least 40 people were killed and more than 100 hurt Friday in clashes between tens of thousands of anti-government protesters and security forces outside Sanaa University in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, medical officials on the scene said.

Yemen's youth find their voiceupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 11:09:00

Young people in Yemen's capital Sana'a and elsewhere across the country have been taking to the streets to demand government reforms.

Witnesses describe use of force outside Sanaa Universityupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 18:11:00

Dozens of anti-government demonstrators were wounded Tuesday when security forces fired into the air and shot tear gas into a crowd of tens of thousands of protesters who had massed in front of Sanaa University, witnesses said.

Yemen's president compares protests to 'influenza'updated: Mon Feb 21 2011 12:05:00

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh rejected demands Monday that he step aside, comparing the anti-government protests in his country to a virus sweeping through the region.

Violent protests in Yemenupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 12:05:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on the wounded during anti-government rallies in Yemen after gunfire broke out.

Large crowd takes to Sanaa streetsupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 13:48:00

Hurling rocks and brandishing sticks, demonstrators march through Sanaa, Yemen.

Obama condemns crackdowns as thousands march in Yemenupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 13:48:00

Hurling rocks and brandishing daggers and sticks, supporters of longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh plunged into a crowd calling for his ouster in Sanaa on Friday as rising momentum in Yemen sprouted similar protests in other towns.

1 dead, many hurt in Yemen clashes, protester, opposition figure sayupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 15:09:00

One person was killed and more that two dozen were hurt in a fresh round of anti-government protests in Yemen on Thursday, eyewitnesses and an opposition lawmaker reported.

Yemen's dagger cultureupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 15:09:00

If everyone is packing a dagger, will protests turn into knife fights? CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Witnesses say 1 dead in Yemen protest; no immediate confirmationupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 13:49:00

One person was killed in an anti-government protest in the Yemeni city of Aden on Wednesday, eyewitnesses reported, while human rights activists accused pro-government demonstrators of beating students after a similar protest in the capital, Sanaa.

Why Yemen isn't Egyptupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 13:49:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on rising unrest in Yemen and what that could mean for the country's future.

What's next for Egypt?updated: Sat Feb 12 2011 15:10:00

Arab affairs analyst Mona Eltahawy talks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the changes for the Egyptian people.

Fresh clashes in Yemen over support for governmentupdated: Sat Feb 12 2011 15:10:00

Brief clashes erupted Saturday in Yemen between hundreds of pro- and anti-government demonstrators who staged rival rallies in the capital.

No one hurt in attack on U.S. Embassy vehicle in Yemenupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 18:33:00

An vehicle carrying U.S. Embassy personnel in Yemen was attacked this week, but nobody was injured, the State Department said Thursday.

Qat crops threaten to drain Yemen dryupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 15:04:00

On a bright and sunny day just outside of Yemen's capital Sana'a, Mohammed and his family work their fields and tend their crops, not knowing it is precisely their effort to earn a decent living that is helping create a very big problem for this country.

Qat crops draining Yemen dryupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 15:04:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Yemen, where qat crops are exacerbating a water crisis.

UK says Yemen embassy car was targetedupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 09:39:00

The British ambassador to Yemen said Thursday the embassy car attacked in Sanaa a day earlier was probably targeted because it was a diplomatic vehicle.

Bloody attacks in Yemenupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 21:46:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on terrorist attacks in area of the British embassy in Sanaa, Yemen.

Major plane crashes in the past 20 monthsupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 13:07:00

The plane crash in China Tuesday was at least the ninth major deadly airline crash since January 2009.

Visiting historic Yemenupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 06:52:00

CNN photogropher Todd Baxter takes us on a tour of the old city in Sanaa while on assignment in Yemen.

10 suspected al-Qaeda militants arrested in eastern Yemenupdated: Sun Jul 11 2010 10:51:00

Yemen security services arrested 10 al Qaeda terrorists Sunday in Hadramout province, east Yemen, according to the Ministry of Interior.

Time.com: In Yemen, a Massacre of Americans Is Avertedupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 18:30:00

Yemeni officials believe Wednesday's shoot-out thwarted a plan to storm the U.S. embassy in Sana'a

13 hurt in Yemen attack; U.S. Embassy thought targetupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 20:07:00

The American Embassy in Yemen was the target of a mortar attack Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said, contradicting a suggestion from the Yemeni government the attack targeted a school where 13 were injured.

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