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  • Yemen counters rebels' offer with own preconditions

    02/01/2010 1:05:38 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 156+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/31/2010 | CNN
    Yemen's government said Sunday it will accept a truce offer only if the rebels operating in the country's north comply with six previously laid-out conditions. The Shiite Muslim rebels, known as the Houthis, had indicated Saturday that they were open to a cease-fire and to accepting the government conditions. But they demanded an end to military operations first. The intractable stance on both sides means the conflict, which had lasted more than five years, is likely to continue. In August, Yemen laid out cease-fire terms that included removing checkpoints, ending banditry, handing over all military equipment and weapons, and releasing...
  • Yemen's president open to dialogue with al-Qaida

    01/10/2010 9:05:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 361+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/2010 | Associated Press via Yahoo News
    Yemen's president said he is ready to talk to al-Qaida members who renounce violence, suggesting he could show them the same kind of leniency he has granted militants in the past despite U.S. pressure to crack down on the terror group. Yemen is moving cautiously in the fight against al-Qaida, worried over a potential backlash in a country where anger at the U.S. and extremism are widespread. Thousands of Yemenis are battle-hardened veterans of past "holy wars" in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya and Iraq, and though most are not engaged in violence now they preserve a die-hard al-Qaida ideology. "Any movement...
  • Mullen Outlines U.S. Military Role in Yemen

    01/10/2010 7:09:23 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 289+ views
    Yemen has posed a concern as a potential terrorist safe haven for some time, and the United States will continue to work with its government to prevent that from happening, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the Naval War College here today. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said the U.S. military has no plan to conduct combat operations in Yemen, nor does the Yemeni government want U.S. combat forces in the country. Rather, he said, the U.S. military will help the Yemeni military with equipment and training. U.S. military officials have been concerned about the country long...
  • Yemen in 'Unprecedented' Push Against Al Qaeda

    01/04/2010 12:36:22 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 506+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/04/2010 | Fox News
    The Yemeni government ordered an "unprecedented" number of troops into a region controlled by a branch of Al Qaeda, as the U.S. and Britain, concerned about the threat of terrorism, both closed their embassies in the capital of Sana. The Obama administration increased the pressure on Islamic militants in Yemen Sunday after the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for plotting the failed attempt to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day. The White House's top counterterrorism official didn't rule out U.S. military action. Yemen deployed troops into provinces east of the capital to combat a growing...