Category Archives: Yemen

THE UNBIASED OBSERVERS, Issue 36


From 1 September 2011 this newsletter service is subscription only. See Balkan News Service for details. Monday, 22 August 2011 Politics and others: Bulgaria A Bulgarian Dissident of the 1980-s Runs as an Independent in the Presidential Vote 1.5 T of Metals … Continue reading

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British Warship Wards Off Pirate Attack In Red Sea


The bulk carrier MV CARAVOS HORIZON was attacked and boarded by pirates in the Red Sea yesterday. Forces brought in from the Royal Navy frigate HMS MONMOUTH were able to clear the ship of the pirates. The 63,000 ts ship, … Continue reading

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Warplanes Strike Al-Qaeda in Yemen


The Yemeni air force conducted air strikes against al-Qaeda positions in the southern province of Abyan yesterday, killing ten militants and injuring 20 more. Yemen’s air forces attacked al-Qaeda hideouts on 31 July’s evening in the volatile province of Abyan, … Continue reading

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Middle East & Balkans News Brief – 30 July 2011


News Summary Three killed, 15 injured of the Al-Jamahiriya television as a result of a NATO strike; Libyan rebel Abdel Fatah Younis shot dead; According to Gaddafi, Younis was killed by Al-Qaeda; Gunmen launch an attack a terminal on the … Continue reading

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Middle East & Balkans News Brief – 25 July 2011


News Summary NORTH AFRICA Tripoli (Libya). Germany said it was making available to the Libyan rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) up to 100 million euros ($144 million) in loans for civilian and humanitarian purposes. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini met … Continue reading

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Middle East & Balkans News Brief – 22 July 2011


News Summary MIDDLE EAST Cairo (Egypt). Protests in Egypt continue despite the new Cabinet. A new cabinet has been sworn in by Egypt’s ruling military council as it tries to appease protesters demanding faster reforms and a deeper purge of … Continue reading

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Middle East & Balkans News Brief – 21 July 2011


News Summary NORTH AFRICA Tripoli (Libya). Libyan FM Al-Obeidi “Libya welcomes Russian assistance”; Meanwhile, rebels launch an offensive. Libya will support any Russian assistance in the peaceful mediation of the crisis in the country, Libyan Foreign Minister Abdul Ati al-Obeidi … Continue reading

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