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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

A protest march in Sanaa against the Yemeni regime of President Saleh

Yemen's ruler finally agrees to go – but will the regime go with him?

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Three French aid workers held hostage in Yemen by al-Qa'ida militants have been freed after nearly six months in captivity.

French aid workers freed in Yemen

Three French aid workers kidnapped in Yemen have been freed, with the help of the sultan of Oman, after nearly six months in captivity, officials in Paris have revealed.

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Yemeni security forces fired tank and artillery shells at the restive central city of Taiz yesterday, killing 11 people, including three women and a nine-year-old boy, a medical official said.

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A car bomb killed the head of the anti-terror force in Yemen's restive southern Abyan province, a Yemeni security official said.

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Suicide bombs kill at least 12 in Yemen

Two suicide bombers killed at least 12 people in separate attacks targeting pro-government tribesmen in Yemen's volatile south on Sunday, local officials and tribal sources said.

America urges Saleh not to return to Yemen

The United States has urged the Yemeni President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, not to return home from Saudi Arabia, where he has been recovering after an assassination attempt during a popular uprising.

Wounded Ali Abdullah Saleh leaves Saudi hospital

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh has left a hospital in Saudi Arabia more than two months after being severely wounded in an attack on his palace compound.

Suicide bomber kills nine at checkpoint checkpoint

A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into an army checkpoint outside Yemen's southern port city of Aden yesterday, killing at least nine soldiers and wounding 21 others.

Briton killed in Yemen car blast

A British man was killed when his car blew up in Yemen's port city of Aden this morning.

Al-Qa'ida threatens cyber-jihad

Al-Qa'ida is pressing followers to mount a "cyber-jihad" against the West following Osama bin Laden's death, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, warned yesterday.

Landfalls, By Tim Mackintosh-Smith

From a long-term Arabist (TMS lives in Yemen), this third volume of a trilogy pursuing the 14th century traveller Ibn Battutah is much less daunting than it sounds. TMS may have gone native but his humour is undilutedly Anglo.

Yemen airstrikes kill nine

Officials in Yemen say airstrikes have killed six militants and three civilians in southern towns seized by Islamist fighters.

Return of wounded president Ali Abdullah Saleh still uncertain

Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was so severely injured in an assassination attempt that it is uncertain when he will return to the country, his Vice-President has said. Mr Saleh was wounded in a bomb attack on his palace in early June amid months of protests against his three-decade rule, and is being treated in Saudi Arabia.

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