Category Archives: Yemen

Arab Spring Hits Washington….

….well not exactly. The Arab Spring is a hot topic around Washington D.C., and below are summaries of recent Middle East related events that I found interesting. First, this is a video of a joint anti-Bashar and anti-Gaddafi protest outside the White … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/19

Picture: King Abdullah of Jordan Jordan: – This week King Abdullah gave a speech outlining political reforms that could take place. The full text can be found online. The speech came a week before the King is set to visit … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/11

Picture: The Siege of Misrata (Foreign Policy) Libya: – This fighting intensified in Misrata, a city that has been under siege by Qaddafi’s troops for two months. At least 17 were killed. – The international community is taking a mixed … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/5

Saleh Leaves Yemen- Change Square Celebration (by Amel Ahmed) Yemen – Violence continued to rage in Sana’a this week, but in Tiaz the government was also cracking down hard. At least 50 people were killed, and a number of them … Continue reading

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100+ Days of the Yemeni Revolution

This first report and the picture come from Amel Ahmed, a freelance journalist on the ground in Sana’a.  She spoke with officers and activists about events on the night of June 1st.  Below is a list of conflict zones, as … Continue reading

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Tribal Violence Erupts in Yemen

Photo by Amel Ahmed. See more further down. Last Sunday President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to sign an agreement aimed at removing him from power, and two days later attacked the house of a prominent Sheikh while a mediation session … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 5/28

Yemen: – Great timeline of the Yemeni revolution up until May 22nd, which was the anniversary of the 1990 unification of North and South Yemen. – On May 22nd Saleh was supposed to sign the GCC agreement, which called for … Continue reading

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