Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Unrest In Yemen -- News Updates May 312, 2011

Cease-Fire in Yemen Capital Breaks Down -- New York Times

SANA, Yemen — The field of battle expanded again in Yemen on Tuesday as a cease-fire between government forces and opposition tribesmen in the capital broke down, renewing fears that the country’s continuing political stalemate could drag it into civil war.

The fighting came a day after the government pounded a major coastal city with airstrikes to dislodge Islamic militants and, to the west, smashed the country’s largest antigovernment demonstration in clashes that killed at least 20 protesters.

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More News On The Unrest And Violence In Yemen

Yemen security official: Islamists kill 5 soldiers -- Yahoo News/AP
Deadly clashes in Yemen capital as troops kill 7 in Taez -- Yahoo News/AFP
Dozens Die in Yemen Protests -- Wall Street Journal
Continuing fierce battles erupt in Yemen's capital, breaking truce deal -- Xinhuanet
Yemen Fighting Intensifies on More Fronts, At Least 20 Killed -- Voice of America
Yemen truce ends in blasts, stokes civil war worries -- Swiss Info/Reuters
Yemen unrest: UN says 50 killed in Taiz since Sunday -- BBC
Yemen: 'Over 50 Killed By Govt Troops' -- SKY news
UN: 50 Dead in Taiz Crackdown -- Voice of America
More than 50 killed in Yemen city of Taiz: U.N. -- Reuters
20 feared dead as Yemeni security forces storm protest camp -- Washington Post

Yemen security official: Islamists kill 5 soldiers -- Seattle PI/AP
Eight Yemen soldiers dead from ‘Qaeda’ clashes -- Khaleej Times/AFP
Al-Qa'ida fighters kill Yemeni troops -- The Australian
YEMEN: Civilians flee violence in the south -- IRIN
UN rights chief deplores ‘reprehensible’ violence against Yemeni civilians -- UN News Centre
Foreign Office urges Britons to leave Yemen while they can -- The Independent

Yemen's Saleh cedes Al Qaeda hotbed to militants. Why? -- Christian Science Monitor
The implosion in Yemen -- Khaleej Times editorial
Jihadists Threaten to Seize Yemem -- Max Boot, Commentary

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