Thursday, May 26, 2011

YemenWatch: Thursday May 26, 2011 (in brief)

BBC News has a good overview about the problems Yemen is facing.  And the US is pulling most of its diplomats from Yemen.

And of course, more fighting means more deaths, many of them in Sana'a, leading many to wonder if this is basically turning into a civil war now.

President Saleh is trying to arrest Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmer of the Hashid tribe, who are opposing him.

The Yemeni government attacked and shut down the Suhail TV channel, owned by al-Ahmer's brother, last night.  They also attacked al-Sahwa newspaper, owned by the Islah party.

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