News A still from the video showing guests dancing to Gangnam Style at a wedding in Yemen before one accidentally shoots three dead

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

Protests go on as car bomb kills five in Yemen

Tens of thousands of Yemenis protested in Sanaa in a "Friday of the Revolutionary Will" to underline their drive to oust their wounded president.

Yemeni forces fire on funeral march

Yemeni forces backed by tanks fired on a funeral procession today for a young man beaten to death in police custody, killing at least one person, a medical official said.

Al-Qa'ida stages mass prison escape in Yemen

At least 40 al-Qa'ida prisoners escaped from jail in Yemen today.

US targets al-Qa'ida as Yemen faces civil war

Tribesmen have seized large parts of Taiz, Yemen's second-largest city, forcing government forces back to the palace and hospital

Badly injured Saleh unlikely to return soon

Many fear that if Mr Saleh is given a chance to return, his comeback would reignite the fighting in the capital as opposition tribes try to oust him

Battles rage in al-Qa'ida-held Yemen town

At least 45 people were killed in an al-Qa'ida-held town in the latest violence in Yemen and protesters took to the streets of the capital today to demand that President Ali Abdullah Saleh stay in exile.

Royal Marines prepare to land in Yemen to rescue civilians

A British naval contingent has been stationed off the coast of Yemen in readiness to extract UK nationals and citizens of allied nations amid fears that the country will descend further into chaos and violence following the departure of its beleaguered president.

Yemen braced for power battle as President vows to return

Protesters remain jubilant – but lack of leadership prompts fears of civil war

Yemen still beset by violence



Violence threatened a return to chaos in Yemen today with at least six people killed after a day of jubilation over the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Patrick Cockburn: Crumbling power base will struggle to survive this crisis

Pundits ask if the power vacuum will lead to civil war, but there has always been a vacuum of power in Yemen

Yemen Eyewitness: They sang. They danced. Some even slaughtered cows

The capital's main square erupted in jubilation at the news that the 33-year-long rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh might finally be over. They danced. They screamed. They sang.

Arab Spring claims its third despot

Sanaa, Yemen 05.06.11 - Thousands throng streets as President flees and regime totters

Protesters celebrate departure of leader

Protesters danced, sang and slaughtered cows in the central square of Yemen's capital today to celebrate the departure of the country's authoritarian leader for medical treatment after he was wounded in a rocket attack on his compound.

Gunmen attack presidential palace in Yemen

Military officials and witnesses say dozens of gunmen are attacking the presidential palace at Taiz, Yemen's second largest city, and have killed four soldiers in an attempt to storm the compound.

Yemen may become threat to UK security, says Hague

Yemen risks becoming "a much more serious threat" to UK national security, Foreign Secretary William Hague warned amid fears it could descend into chaos.

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