Yemen Protests

  • April 25, 2011  

    Two months of uprisings against the 33-year reign of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh have left at least 140 people dead. Margaret Warner discusses the political upheaval and what’s next for Yemenis with Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Barbara Bodine, former U.S. ambassador to Yemen. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2011  

    As thousands of Yemeni protesters crowded streets Monday calling for President Saleh to step down, at least two more protesters were killed — bringing the death toll to at least 140 in two months. Meanwhile, Saleh signaled that he could leave power within a month if he and relatives are granted immunity from prosecution. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2011  

    Yemen’s longtime ruler, President Ali Abdullah Saleh, faces a growing opposition movement as several top military, diplomatic and political officials defected to join protesters demanding his resignation. Ray Suarez discusses the unrest with Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2011  

    In other news Friday, snipers opened fire on huge crowds of protesters after Friday prayers in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital. Doctors said at least 46 people were killed, but the government placed the death toll at 25. In Syria, security forces attacked protesters in several cities, and witnesses said at least three people were killed. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, police in Yemen opened fire on demonstrators, injuring at least 50 as protests continued across the Middle East. In Bahrain, three Shiite groups said they formed a movement to turn the Sunni monarchy into a republic. Coptic Christians in Egypt rallied in Cairo for an end to discrimination against them. Continue reading

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