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

Saleh refuses to quit as battles rage in Yemen

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh said yesterday that he will not step down or allow the country to become a "failed state", as battles raged and protests, left, continued in the capital for a third day.

Tribal fighters barricade Yemeni capital

Fighters from Yemen's largest tribe clashed with government forces in the heart of Sanaa yesterday. The Hashid militiamen sealed off key buildings and barricaded streets as the revolt against President Ali Abdullah Saleh sharply escalated.

Fierce gun battle as Yemeni tribe defects

A heavy gun battle erupted between embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's security forces and fighters from Yemen's most powerful tribe yesterday, which defected to the opposition.

British and American ambassadors seized

Several hundred gunmen loyal to Yemen's President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, held the British and American ambassadors captive in a siege lasting more than two hours yesterday.

Qatar quits Yemen mediation attempt

Qatar has pulled out of the effort to mediate an end to Yemen's political crisis, blaming the country's embattled president for the impasse.

Yemen snipers shoot protest crowd

Yemeni security forces fired on thousands of anti-government protesters marching to the cabinet building today, killing one and injuring at least 40.

Brutal new breed of contenders wait to take Bin Laden crown

The next generation of al-Qa'ida commanders will be considerably more brutal than Osama bin Laden, according to intelligence experts, including the man who once led the CIA's battle to capture the terror network's founder.

Yemeni government cracks down on protest in south

Security forces opened fire on demonstrators and launched rocket-propelled grenades at an office building yesterday, as they cracked down on a protest in the flashpoint city of Taiz in Yemen's south.

Bin Laden 'was actively involved' in plots

Osama bin Laden was still actively involved in planning and directing al-Qa'ida's terror plots at the time he was killed, US officials have said.

Two mid-level al-Qa'ida leaders killed in Yemen

Two mid-level al-Qa'ida leaders were killed in Yemen, Osama bin Laden's ancestral homeland today, the defence ministry said.

Yemen and Somalia are last strongholds of terror network under siege

Somalia and the Horn of Africa are probably the best places for al-Qa'ida to gain in strength

Yemeni leader backs out of negotiated pact to leave power

A Gulf-brokered deal to ease Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh out of power neared collapse yesterday after he refused to sign, raising the threat of increased instability in the Arabian Peninsula state.

Yemen's Saleh due to sign transition deal

Yemen's president was to sign an agreement today to quit power in a month's time in exchange for immunity, a deal rejected by street protesters demanding he step down immediately and face prosecution.

Robert Fisk: I may need 'space' to get over this linguistic crime

My favourite comic (before I moved on to the War Picture Library) was always the Eagle.

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Forces loyal to Yemen's embattled President opened fire at protesters demanding his removal yesterday, killing two demonstrators at two separate rallies and wounding at least 10 people at a third protest, activists said.

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