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A mobile phone video appears to show three men shot dead while dancing after guest with AK-47 loses control of gun

Angry protests over Saleh's immunity deal to stand down

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of cities throughout Yemen yesterday to denounce the granting of immunity to President Ali Abdullah Saleh as part of a deal under which he would leave office after 30 days.

Yemen president becomes third autocrat to be forced out

Yemen's embattled President agreed last night to a proposal by Gulf Arab mediators to step down within 30 days and hand over power to his deputy in exchange for immunity from prosecution. It is a major about-face for the autocratic leader who has ruled for 32 years.

Video: Yemeni police fire on protesters

Yemeni police open fire on protesters in Sanaa as anti-government activists step up campaign to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Yemen pulls envoy from Qatar in row over Gulf plan

Yemen today called home its envoy from Qatar amid a dispute over a Gulf Arab plan for Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down, as anti-government protesters again marched in Aden and Taiz.

Yemen tribesmen clash with soldiers

Tribesmen loyal to Yemen's embattled president have clashed with a group of soldiers whose commander has sided with the opposition, leaving three tribesmen dead, according to tribal elders and military officials.

Troops fire on Yemen protest

A doctor and witnesses say Yemeni troops opened fire on protesters demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in a southern city, killing one and wounding more than 30.

Accidental explosion at Yemen arms factory kills 100

A powerful blast at an ammunition factory in southern Yemen left more than 100 people dead yesterday after forces loyal to the embattled President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, appeared to have been driven out of the area by Islamist militants.

Blasts at Yemen bullet factory kills at least 110

A series of blasts at a bullet factory in south Yemen killed at least 110 people on Monday when residents broke in to steal ammunition a day after clashes between militants and the army in the town, doctors said.

Yemen leader scraps offer to quit

Yemen's president, clinging to power despite weeks of protests, has scrapped his offer to step down by the end of the year.

Militant attacks raise fear of Yemeni power vacuum

Militants clashed with the Yemeni army in a southern town yesterday, fuelling Western fears that the country could descend into chaos which would benefit al-Qa'ida if President Ali Abdullah Saleh is forced out.

Yemen: President 'to step down' to secure peaceful transition

A deal on a peaceful transition of power in Yemen is imminent and will be based on an offer by President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down by the end of the year, the Foreign Minister, Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, said yesterday.

Yemen President offers to yield to 'capable hands'

Yemen's beleaguered President Ali Abdullah Saleh offered to cede power yesterday but only to "capable hands" as tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets to demand his immediate removal.

Hague tells Britons to leave Yemen now ahead of mass protest

British nationals in Yemen have been urged to leave "without delay". William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, warned that their safety could no longer be guaranteed and said plans for a military evacuation had been prepared. His announcement came as opposition leaders in Yemen rejected an offer from the embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down at the end of the year, insisting he leaves office immediately.

Yemen: Leader offers to step down by end of year

Yemen's president offered to step down by the end of the year in a bid to appease mounting demands for his resignation yesterday, but opposition groups showed no sign of easing up on efforts to force him out.

Yemen imposes emergency rule

Yemen brought in sweeping emergency laws today after the president asked for new powers of arrest, detention and censorship to crush the uprising demanding his removal.

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