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Yemen journalists want more freedom

SANAA, Yemen, May 7 (UPI) -- Yemeni journalists Friday criticized restraints put upon them by their government and urged the abolishment of laws that restrict them from doing their jobs.

Yemen demands U.S. withdrawal from Iraq

SANAA, Yemen, April 25 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh Sunday demanded an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.

Yemen, Russia conclude arms deal

SANAA, Yemen, April 8 (UPI) -- Yemen and Russia concluded an $8 billion arms deal and agreed to keep brokers away from future deals between the two states' defense ministries, reports said.

Yemen wants Sharon's tried as war criminal

SANAA, Yemen, March 23 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh led a massive demonstration Tuesday to protest Israel's killing of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmad Yassin.

Yemen journalists slam colleague's arrest

SANAA, Yemen, March 6 (UPI) -- Yemeni journalists protested Saturday against the arrest of a colleague over the publication of news that the president's son was shot in an armed attack.

Yemeni president's son appears in public

SANAA, Yemen, March 6 (UPI) -- The son of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh appeared in public Saturday, just two days after reports said he was shot and taken to Jordan for treatment.

Yemen President's son shot, moved to Amman

AMMAN, Jordan, March 4 (UPI) -- A military commander Thursday shot and wounded the son of the president of Yemen before he was shot to death, sources told UPI.

Alarm sounded over Yemen stagnant economy

SANAA, Yemen, March 1 (UPI) -- Yemeni businessmen sounded the alarm Monday over the stagnant economy, urging President Ali Abdullah Saleh to introduce more investment incentives.

Yemen, Egypt discuss Iraq, ME

CAIRO, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh and Egypt's Hosni Mubarak Monday discussed increased violence in the Palestinian territories and Iraq at meetings in Cairo.

First Yemen-Iraq Council meeting

SANAA, Yemen, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Yemen Tuesday tacitly recognized the legitimacy of the U.S.-sponsored Iraq Governing Council as officials met with an Iraq's human rights minister in Sanaa.

Yemen plays down Saddam's capture

SANAA, Yemen, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh played down Saddam Hussein's capture Monday saying the Baath regime was terminated when Baghdad fell to U.S. forces.

Yemen pardons al-Qaida suspects

SANA'A, Yemen, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Yemen said Sunday that President Ali Abdullah Saleh has granted amnesty to 92 prisoners suspected of affiliation with al-Qaida organization.

Yemen to release 'extremist' prisoners

SANA'A, Yemen, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh Saturday said he intends to release a number of prisoners suspected of affiliation to al-Qaida.

UPI Hears:

UPI Hears... Pakistan red faced over bugging...Arms supplier case files to be opened...FBI's Mueller pressed for help by Yemen...Saudi dialogue brings jeers...Americans look abroad
JOHN DALY, International Correspondent

Spaniard convicted on terrorism in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh approved a death sentence Thursday against a Spaniard of Syrian origin convicted of planning terror attacks in Yemen.

Yemen releases 34 al-Qaida suspects

SA'NA, Yemen, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Yemeni authorities have released 34 detainees accused of being members of the al-Qaida terror network during the past few days.

Analysis: Yemen-US co-op threatens crisis

The unprecedented cooperation being extended by the government of Yemen to the United States in its war on terror is threatening a political crisis in the conservative Arab and Islamic country, according to analysts and U.S. officials.
RICHARD SALE, UPI Terrorism Correspondent

Bush, Yemen president meet

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- President Bush told his Yemeni counterpart Tuesday that the two countries needed to increase cooperation on intelligence-sharing and law enforcement -- slightly more than a year after Islamic suicide bombers blew up an American destroyer docked in a Yemen
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

Bush, Yemen president meet

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Slightly more than a year after a bomb ripped through the hull of the USS Cole while it was docked in a Yemeni port, President Bush met Tuesday with Yemeni Pres
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

Bush to welcome Yemen president

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The White House on Tuesday said President Bush was happy with Yemen's cooperation in the U.S.-led war on terrorism.
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter
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