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January 20, 1986 | United Press International
Rebels and government supporters both claimed control of South Yemen today, but Westerners evacuated from the strategic pro-Soviet Arab state reported new fighting in the nation's capital. There were conflicting reports on the whereabouts of President Ali Nasser Hasani, who various news reports Sunday said had fled to Ethiopia, North Yemen or the Soviet Union.
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June 9, 2011 | By Jeb Boone, Los Angeles Times
Hundreds of Yemeni and foreign fighters, including members of an Al Qaeda affiliate, are pouring into a provincial capital after government forces fled in chaos, according to a local official and a fighter who described himself as an Al Qaeda member. The situation in Zinjibar, capital of the southern coastal province of Abyan, reflects the paralysis in Yemen's security and political structure as President Ali Abdullah Saleh struggles to remain in power. Saleh, who has faced months of pro-democracy protests, was wounded last week in a rocket attack by clan rivals and is receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia.
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NEWS
January 25, 1987 | From Reuters
The government has released 220 people detained since last January for their roles in interfactional fighting which toppled strongman Ali Nasser Hasani, officials said Saturday. A total of 4,600 people have now been freed.
WORLD
May 18, 2010 | By Haley Sweetland Edwards, Special to The Times
There is war talk along the southern Yemen coast and the flag of rebellion is painted on the stocks of guns. The separatists call this land South Arabia, and villagers say it's only a matter of time before insurgency erupts. "We are ready to fight. All of us. Men, women and children," said Zahra Saleh Abdullah, a separatist leader, sitting in a living room with a dozen would-be rebels in Yafa, a restive tribal territory in the south. "Yemen is not our country. South Arabia is our country."
NEWS
April 29, 1994 | Associated Press
Hundreds of Yemeni soldiers were killed or wounded in fierce clashes between northern and southern troops at a joint military camp near the capital, southern authorities and Western diplomats said Thursday. But northern security officials put the casualty toll much lower--at dozens killed and hundreds wounded. The conflicting estimates could not immediately be reconciled.
NEWS
January 14, 1986 | Associated Press
Persian Gulf sources said today that President Ali Nasser Hasani of Marxist South Yemen was critically injured in a coup attempt. In London, the Foreign Office and Western diplomatic sources said heavy fighting kept up for a second day today in South Yemen, a key Soviet ally in the Mideast. A gulf shipping executive, who spoke on condition he not be identified, told the Associated Press, "We have information received by wireless from the port of Aden about (the) president . . .
NEWS
May 30, 1986 | From Reuters
Former President Ali Nasser Hasani will be tried on charges of crimes against the people and the country, officials said Thursday. They said the ruling Yemeni Socialist Party Central Committee has instructed judicial authorities to complete legal and constitutional procedures for the trial. No date has been fixed for the hearing. Hasani, ousted in January after bitter factional fighting, is believed to be in Yemen or Ethiopia.
NEWS
January 15, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
South Yemen at a glance: Geography: 112,075 square miles, or about the size of Nevada; bounded by Yemen to northwest, Saudi Arabia to north, Oman to northeast, Arabian Sea to south. People: Population estimated at 2 million. Arabs make up 75%, Indians and Somalis the rest. Religion 91% Sunni Muslim, 9% Christian or Hindu. Arabic is principal language, English widely understood, a legacy of colonial days. Literacy 39%. History: Territory known as Aden was held by British from 1869 to 1967.
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October 6, 1985 | PHILIP SHEHADI, Reuters
Oman's decision to establish diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union may have been prompted by Muscat's rapprochement with the Soviet-backed government in South Yemen, diplomats in the region say. South Yemen, Moscow's closest Middle East ally, backed a 10-year rebellion in Oman's southern Dhofar province that ended in 1976. Diplomats said Muscat's agreement to establish ties with Moscow, announced Sept.
NEWS
January 23, 1986 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
British and Soviet ships began evacuating most of the estimated 1,200 foreigners still trapped in South Yemen on Wednesday as Marxist rebels appeared to be on the verge of routing forces loyal to President Ali Nasser Hasani from Aden, the capital. Reports trickling out of Aden from refugees and other sources indicated that fierce fighting is continuing in the southern and northeastern sectors of the city.
WORLD
July 6, 2008 | Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writer
A brutal insurgency rages in the northern highlands. Separatist discontent grows in the south. Al Qaeda is moving in, targeting oil facilities and foreigners as well as ordinary Yemenis. In the latest unrest, at least five people were killed Saturday in an explosion at a post office in the northern town of Sadah, one of numerous hot spots in this Arabian Peninsula country of 23 million.
NEWS
October 17, 2001 | BOB DROGIN and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. government officials said Tuesday that new cooperation from Yemen's government since Sept. 11 is adding to mounting evidence linking last year's bombing of the destroyer Cole in Aden harbor to both the suicide hijackings in America and the 1998 attacks on two U.S. embassies in East Africa. FBI and intelligence officials have complained bitterly over the last year about Yemen's lack of assistance in the Cole inquiry. But several U.S.
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October 24, 2000 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The battered white Toyota bumped slowly down the alley. The driver leaned out the window searching each face for something safe and familiar. He hit the brakes after spotting a family friend, a lean old man with skin like coffee and teeth of gold. The two spoke discreetly before ducking into a stairwell and shouting up the steps. "Who are you?" a voice called down nervously. "It's OK," they said. "We are from the south." "Come," the voice said.
NEWS
October 13, 2000
About the Country Population: 16.9 million Area: 205,908 square miles (about the size of California and Pennsylvania combined). Climate: Hot, arid, except in mountainous west. Humid coast. Literacy rate: 38% Trading partners: United States, Western Europe, South Korea, Saudi Arabia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1994
Our students deserve our elected officials' support of the metric system. U.S. students and eventually everyone will be better off as a result of the switch. Education in this country seems to be continually under fire for a variety of reasons. One such reason is the degree of technical literacy achieved by most of our students compared with students of other countries. Currently U.S. students spend time learning "scientific" units, such as the meter, liter, kilogram and degrees Celsius.
NEWS
July 8, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Northern Yemeni forces Thursday gained total control of their southern foe's last bastion, Aden, crushing a bid to recreate an independent state. But fleeing southern leaders vowed to continue the war. Fighting ended at daybreak for the 500,000 people of Aden. By afternoon, they were lining the streets flashing V-for-victory signs at northern troops.
NEWS
January 18, 1986 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
The British Foreign Office announced Friday that it is evacuating British and other Western nationals from South Yemen, where heavy fighting over five days after an attempted coup has turned the capital of Aden into a battlefield. A Foreign Office spokesman said the evacuation is being carried out using the royal yacht Britannia, which was in the area on its way to New Zealand. Three British warships, including a frigate, are also standing off South Yemen.
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May 21, 1994 | From Reuters
Southern Yemeni leaders said they were seceding from Yemen and declared a separate state today, four years after northern and southern Yemen united. The announcement was made in a statement read on Aden television and radio by Yemeni Vice President Ali Salim Bidh, the country's southern leader. Bidh said the new separate state would be called the Democratic Republic of Yemen and that general elections would be held a year from now.
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June 18, 1994 | Associated Press
Northern Yemeni forces bombarded the besieged southern stronghold of Aden, reportedly killing at least 36 people, as 900 foreigners who fled the city by ferry reached safety Friday in Africa. The heavy fighting came despite northern President Ali Abdullah Saleh's announced willingness to agree to a cease-fire. But five previous truces declared during the 6-week-old civil war have failed within hours.
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