» 04/05/2011, 00.00
YEMEN – BAHRAIN
More deaths in Yemen as US ditches Saleh
Police kill two men in Hudaida during a demonstration to protest the killing of 15 people in Taiz yesterday. The Gulf Cooperation Council offers to mediate. Washington now views Saleh’s 33-year reign as a liability.
Saudi troops in Bahrain, Manama says thanks, Tehran complains
Gulf Cooperation Council members send security forces to help Sunni-led Bahrain. The Shia-dominated opposition protests and issues warnings, backed by Iran’s foreign minister who demands “respect” for the rights of demonstrators.
04/09/2008 GULF – IRAN
Gulf Council backs UAE against Iran
Six Arab countries call on Tehran to remove illegally built offices on Abu Musa Island and open talks over sovereignty. Iran’s reply is full of scorn.
Sanaa: escape from a city at war, hopes for a political solution
Residents are fleeing the capital by the thousands as bloody clashes continue between President Saleh’s followers and tribesmen. More than 60 are dead. The Gulf countries are willing to resume mediation that was interrupted on 22 May by Saleh.
04/03/2011 YEMEN – BAHRAIN – SAUDI ARABIA
Anti-govt protests end with 2 deaths in Yemen as unrest bubbles up in Bahrain and S Arabia
Calls for social reforms and democracy continue to be heard in the Persian Gulf. In Bahrain, there is hope for talks between the opposition and the Sunni king. In Saudi Arabia, two days of rage are called for 11 and 20 march. Soldiers fire on demonstrators in northern Yemen.
22/03/2011 YEMEN – BAHRAIN
Yemen President Saleh warns of “Civil war” as ministers and generals abandon him
The situation of the Arabian Peninsula nation appears increasingly unstable as a growing number of military and political leaders join the pro-reform camp. In Bahrain, the government with the backing of its anti-Shia regional allies tightens the screws on the opposition. Kuwait sends warships to help the Sunni-led government.
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