Chaos, fatal battles spread outside Yemeni capital

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, attends an interview with selected media in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh issued messages of hard-line defiance Wednesday even as intense battles raged in the heart of the capital for a third day, saying he will not step down or allow the country to become a “failed state.” (AP Photo/Mohammed Hamoud)

SANAA, Yemen — Fighting that rocked Sanaa for the past five days spread beyond the capital on Friday as Yemeni tribesmen opposed to the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh seized a Republican Guard military camp in battles that left dozens dead and prompted airstrikes by government warplanes, according to a tribal leader. Continue reading

After Countries Doing So, Yemen to Evacuate Nationals in Egypt

Yemen decided to evacuate its nationals in Egypt, an African country being rocked by unprecedented protests against the ruling regime.
Yemen News Agency Saba reported on Sunday that President Saleh had ordered the authorities to transport Yemenis in Egypt to their country after many of them, especially those stranded at airports, appealed to the government to take action and help ease their travel. Continue reading