12 Mar '11, 6am

Yemen police attack protesters

Yemen police attack protesters

SANAA: Police firing live rounds and tear gas killed one person and wounded many others in a dawn assault on an anti-government sit-in in the capital Sanaa, protest organisers told AFP Saturday. Police moved in on protesters who had been camped out in University Square since February 21, they said. One protester was killed and nearly 300 were wounded or affected by the tear gas, the medical committee set up by the protesters said. The crackdown came despite Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Saleh's promise in a speech Thursday that he would protect demonstrators, whether they were for or against his rule. Saleh also pledged on Thursday to devolve power to parliament through constitutional reforms that would be voted on in a referendum later this year. His offer appeared to bow to pressure after more than a month of violent protests, was swiftly rejected by the opposition, whic...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/111...

Tweets

#Yemen police "kill 2, use poison gas" on protests - 3 doctors describe symptoms #YF

#Yemen police "kill 2, use poison gas" on prote...

channelnewsasia.com 12 Mar '11, 12pm

SANAA: Yemeni police killed two protesters, including a schoolboy, and used poison gas on protesters as anti-regime demons...

Azerbaijan detains 50 opposition protesters

Azerbaijan detains 50 opposition protesters

channelnewsasia.com 12 Mar '11, 10pm

BAKU : Police in ex-Soviet Azerbaijan on Saturday detained 50 opposition activists who tried for a second day to stage an ...

Thai opposition protesters stage major rally

sg.news.yahoo.com 12 Mar '11, 7pm

Tens of thousands of anti-government "Red Shirts" protested in Bangkok Saturday in a major show of strength to mark a year...

More than 200 bodies at new site: Japan police

channelnewsasia.com 13 Mar '11, 3am

TOKYO - More than 200 bodies have been found at a new site in northeast Japan, where an earthquake and tsunami caused mass...

Yemen seethes as death toll climbs to 52

Yemen seethes as death toll climbs to 52

channelnewsasia.com 19 Mar '11, 9am

SANAA : Yemen seethed with anger on Saturday as medics raised the death toll from a sniper attack on protesters to 52 and ...

Yemen's human rights minister has resigned in protest to the crackdown on protestors

Yemen's human rights minister has resigned in p...

straitstimes.com 20 Mar '11, 8am

Yemenis protest in the streets of province of Saada, a day after some 52 people were killed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Y...

Yemen protests pick up steam

todayonline.com 27 Feb '11, 10pm

SANAA - Yemen's opposition parties said they are joining young protesters trying to bring down the country's longtime Pres...

Key tribes abandon #Yemen president - Channel NewsAsia

Key tribes abandon #Yemen president - Channel N...

channelnewsasia.com 26 Feb '11, 12pm

SANAA: Pressure on Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign intensified on Saturday when the leaders of two of Yemen's most important ...

One killed as Syrian police fire on demonstrators

One killed as Syrian police fire on demonstrators

channelnewsasia.com 20 Mar '11, 4pm

DAMASCUS: Syrian security forces fired on thousands of demonstrators on Sunday in the town of Daraa, killing one and wound...

US warns citizens against travel to Yemen

US warns citizens against travel to Yemen

channelnewsasia.com 06 Mar '11, 11am

WASHINGTON : The US government warned Americans on Sunday against travelling to Yemen and authorised the voluntary departu...

YahooNews - Thai police seize huge methamphetam...

sg.news.yahoo.com 09 Mar '11, 3pm

BANGKOK – Thai police have made one of their biggest seizures in years of amphetamines in the country's north near the Lao...

Gaddafi told to go as pressure mounts in Yemen,...

channelnewsasia.com 27 Feb '11, 1am

BENGHAZI, Libya - Muammar Gaddafi's grip on Libya slipped further Sunday after his former justice minister announced a tra...

Egypt army apologises for beating Tahrir protesters

Egypt army apologises for beating Tahrir protes...

channelnewsasia.com 26 Feb '11, 2pm

CAIRO: Egypt's ruling military council apologised on Saturday after military police beat protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Squa...

Zombie computers destroy own hard drives in DDo...

straitstimes.com 07 Mar '11, 10am

SIXTY-TWO hard disc drives were destroyed as of Sunday among an estimated 34,000 zombie computers mobilised to carry out m...

DTN Thailand: Malaysia nabs 7 Indonesians after...

sg.news.yahoo.com 10 Mar '11, 2am

Malaysian authorities have arrested seven Indonesians who allegedly tried to rob a tanker off southern Malaysia. First Adm...