» 06/03/2011, 00.00
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.
05/04/2011 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.
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.
Yemen, Saleh has left power after 33 years. And may go into exile
Ali Abdullah Saleh, leader of one of the poorest countries in the Arab world has ceded powers under the agreement guaranteed by the Cooperation Council of Gulf countries. A new constitution, and parliamentary and presidential elections in 2014.
Assad grants general amnesty, but security forces continue to kill
The announcement of a general pardon for all crimes committed before 31 May came as three other civilians are killed in Rastan and Dara. Opponents of the regime say the move was "too little, too late." US: Assad's position becomes “less tenable” day by day.
Saleh returns to Yemen. Fighting continues in Sanaa
The Yemeni president has returned home after more than three months of treatment in Riyadh. On 3 June, he was the victim of an attack. Loyalist forces in the capital and opponents clash for a week: more dead over night. Negotiations for the transition stalled.
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