Thursday, January 20, 2011

YemenWatch: Thursday January 20, 2011

Students in Sana'a have been protesting the Yemeni government for the last 5 days.  The GPC seems to be getting a little nervous from all the protests.  They have backed down on some of their constitutional amendments.

Al-Qa'eda has released the latest issue of its English-language magazine (h/t @IbnSiqilli).

A Yemeni man set himself on fire in Al-Bedea province.

Protesters and soldiers were injured in Aden, at a separatist protest.  This is the 2nd protest in 2 days.

Several people died when a 5-story building collapsed in Sana'a.

The woman who was jailed because she wanted to marry an inappropriate man has been released, after agreeing not to marry him.  Why is he inappropriate?  Because his ancestors were butchers.  Yemen Times has an interview with the former fiance.

The Yemen Observer web site is missing.  There's a message that says "This account has been suspended."

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