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2006-04-19 04:09:54

SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni court jailed 14 Yemeni Islamists on Wednesday for planning to kidnap Americans to negotiate the release of prisoners. The state security court in Sanaa handed down jail terms of between 18 months and seven years to the men, who were also convicted of plotting to attack military and security installations in Yemen. The defendants were not charged with belonging to al Qaeda. "Unjust, invalid!" screamed some of the defendants' relatives as the judge...

2006-02-23 02:53:36

SANAA (Reuters) - The United States has formally asked Yemen to arrest a prominent hardline Yemeni cleric who is on U.S. and U.N. lists of terrorism suspects, state Web sites said on Thursday. The Web site of Yemen's ruling party, Almotamar.net, said the request came in a letter from President George W. Bush to his Yemeni counterpart Ali Abdullah Saleh. It said the letter requested Yemen freeze the assets of Sheikh Abdul-Majid al-Zindani, a leader of a main Islamic opposition party,...

2006-02-07 11:57:58

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen has launched an intensive search in the capital and other parts of the country to try to recapture a group of at least 13 convicted al Qaeda members who fled from prison last week, an official said on Tuesday. Dozens of the fugitives' relatives and friends have been detained for questioning, said the official, who did not wish to be identified. "The combing operation is taking place in areas seen as strongholds of extremist groups," the official said. "There...

2006-02-05 13:06:29

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Interpol issued a global security alert on Sunday over the escape of at least 13 convicted al Qaeda militants who tunnelled their way out of a jail in Yemen, calling them a "clear and present danger to all countries." The world police body circulated a warning to its 184 member states over the missing prisoners, including the leaders of attacks on U.S. and French ships in 2000 and 2002, and urged them to take extra precautions at their borders....

2005-12-28 14:39:49

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - A former German government minister, his wife and three children were kidnapped in Yemen on Wednesday, local officials said, and one of their captors said their lives would be at risk if Yemen used force to free them. Germany's Foreign Ministry said former junior Foreign Minister Juergen Chrobog and four family members were missing in Yemen. A Yemeni official said the group were seized during a trip to the eastern Shabwa province from the port...

2005-12-23 23:47:03

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen on Saturday freed two Austrian tourists who were kidnapped last week, a Yemeni official said. He said the Austrians were in good health and were now with police in the mountainous Marib province, where they were seized on Wednesday.

2005-07-21 16:32:32

By Mohamed Sudam SANAA (Reuters) - Eleven people were killed and scores were injured on Thursday in a second day of clashes between Yemeni security forces and rioters protesting against fuel price rises. In the capital Sanaa, tanks and armored vehicles took up positions round the presidential palace, government ministries and oil sector offices. It was the first time tanks had been seen in Sanaa since the rioting broke out on Wednesday. Analysts said the riots posed a challenge to the...

2005-07-21 12:31:11

By Mohammed Sudam SANAA (Reuters) - Nine people were killed and 20 were injured in a second day of clashes on Thursday between Yemeni security forces and rioters protesting against fuel price rises. In the capital Sanaa, tanks and armored vehicles took up positions round the presidential palace, government ministries and oil sector offices. It was the first time tanks had been seen in Sanaa since the rioting broke out on Wednesday. Analysts said the riots posed a challenge to the...


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