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UN sanctions Saleh, two Yemeni rebel leaders

The United Nations Security Council imposed targeted sanctions on Friday on Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and two senior Houthi rebel leaders for threatening the peace and stability of the country and obstructing the political

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Yemen parliament approves $12.9bn spending plan

Yemen's parliament approved the transitional government's 2.77 trillion rials ($12.9 billion) 2013 spending plan on Saturday, four weeks after it was passed by the cabinet, after the former president's party withdrew objections to so

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Yemen army chief killed in suicide blast

The commander of military forces in the south of Yemen was killed by a suicide bomber in the port city of Aden on Monday, days after troops drove Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda from their southern strongholds. The killing of Major G

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US military trainer shot in Yemen

Unidentified assailants shot and seriously wounded a US military instructor in Yemen on Sunday, while the army closed in on a town controlled by al Qaeda-linked fighters in heavy fighting that killed at least 27 people, local officials said.

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Yemen troops ground jets over air chief's sacking

Members of Yemen's air force shut down the capital's airport on Saturday, stopping all flights in protest at the sacking of their commander, a half brother of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, an aviation official said. Military

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Hadi replaces Saleh as Yemen president

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi took the constitutional oath to become Yemen's new president on Saturday, formally removing Ali Abdullah Saleh from power after a year of protests that paralysed the impoverished Arabian Peninsular country. Hadi

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Saleh departs US after medical visit

Yemen's outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who had medical treatment in the US, left the country on Thursday after an uncontested election transferred power to his deputy. A Yemeni official confirmed Saleh had left the US, but gave no

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Yemen to seal Saleh's exit in one-candidate vote

After a year of protests, diplomatic wrangling and an assassination attempt, Yemenis will draw a line under Ali Abdullah Saleh's three-decade rule on Tuesday by voting in an uncontested election to install his deputy as president. In the

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Yemen grants Saleh immunity to end crisis

Yemen's parliament approved a law on Saturday granting outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution, part of a deal for him to step down after nearly a year of unrest. Protesters and the opposition have accused the secur

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US mulling Saleh travel request

The US government would only allow Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to travel to the United States for "legitimate" medical treatment, and is now considering the request, a senior Obama administration official said on Monday. The offici

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