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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

Ousted Yemeni president's loyalists attack airport 

Gunmen loyal to Yemen's ousted president blasted buildings at the country's main airport with anti-aircraft guns today, forcing authorities to shut it down, an airport official said.

Saleh 'must stand trial for killings'

Tens of thousands protested across the country yesterday, demanding that their former President be put on trial.

Swiss woman 'kidnapped in Yemen'

Armed tribesmen have kidnapped a Swiss woman in western Yemen and are demanding the Yemeni government free their jailed relatives in return for her release, an Interior Ministry official said in Sanaa today.

Yemen air strikes kill 15 suspected militants

Yemen's air force killed at least 15 al-Qa'ida-linked fighters in the south including some of their leaders, a government source said today, while the UN refugee agency warned of a new wave of internally displaced people.

Osama bin Laden's devotion to his youngest bride may have been his undoing

Osama Bin Laden's eldest wife may have collaborated with CIA

Osama Bin Laden, physically and mentally frail and holed-up in a secret compound in a Pakistan garrison town, may have been sold out to the Americans by his eldest wife who was furiously jealous of the al-Qa’ida leader’s preference for a younger bride.

Al-Qa'ida kills 107 soldiers at Yemeni army base

Al-Qa'ida militants have launched a surprise attack against an army base in southern Yemen, killing 107 soldiers, seizing weapons and parading 55 troops they had taken captive through the centre of a town under their control, military officials said.

Yemen's Hadi takes oath as car bomb kills 26 in south

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi became Yemen's new president today, formally removing autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh from power, as a car bombing in the south of the country underscored the violence that will be the new leader's greatest challenge.

Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi is unopposed in today’s poll

Yemen marks a new era with vote for first new President in two decades

Yemenis will vote today to elect a new president. And for the first time since the nation's unification in 1990, the name of Ali Abdullah Saleh, against whom vast numbers of the population have fought a bloody 12-month battle to oust, will not appear on the ballot paper.

Yemen polling station blown up one day before election

A Yemeni security official says gunmen have blown up a voting station in the southern city of Aden one day before the country is to go to the polls to rubber stamp the vice president as the new head of state.

Victory in sight for revolution over female genital mutilation

Amid the horrors surrounding female genital mutilation (FGM) there is a quiet revolution, which experts hope could lead to the eradication of the practice.

(L-R) Mohammed Chowdhury, Shah Rahman, Gurukanth Desai and Abdul Miah

Terror gang plotted to blow up the Stock Exchange and Mayor's home

Muslim fanatics were recorded discussing a 'Mumbai-style' atrocity across London

US dismay as Saleh delays Yemeni election

The US has expressed regret at the Yemeni President's failure to comply with an agreement to leave the country and allow elections for a successor.

Huge crowds call for trial of Saleh for protesters' deaths

Large crowds of Yemenis rallied in major cities yesterday, demanding that the outgoing President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, be put on trial for the deaths of protesters killed during the country's uprising.

Yemen troops clash with protesters

Yemen's powerful Republican Guard forces opened fire with guns, tear gas and water cannons today at a march by more than 100,000 protesters demanding that the outgoing president be put on trial.

A defected army soldier backs protesters in Sanaa

Yemen: Violence continues despite Saleh's deal to leave

Less than 24 hours after the embattled Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh signed a deal to leave power, at least five demonstrators were killed and a dozen wounded yesterday when gunmen opened fire on a protest in the country's capital of Sanaa.

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