Troops of Yemen's elite Republican Guard, led by the son of ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, attacked the defence ministry on Tuesday, leaving five people dead and sparking US expressions of concern.
- 22 September, 2011 -- Fresh clashes shake Yemen capital
Renewed explosions and gunfire shake the Yemeni capital Sanaa as government troops battle forces opposing President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
- 9 March, 2011 -- Police open fire at Yemen protest
Security forces in the Yemeni capital Sanaa open fire on protesters calling for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, injuring at least 50.
- 23 December, 2011 -- Yemen protesters attacked by regime loyalists
Soldiers and other supporters of Yemen's president have attacked anti-government protesters in the capital. A medic says 10 protesters were injured, including one with serious gunshot wounds.
- 31 December, 2011 -- Yemeni president’s son leads crackdown on officers
A Yemeni military official says the son of outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh is leading a crackdown within the powerful Republican Guard, which he commands, to purge it of rebellious officers.
- 31 December, 2011 -- Yemeni president now plans to stay in country
Yemen's president now plans to remain in the country even after he steps down because protests that have spread to include employees of government agencies are threatening the rest of his regime, a senior member of the ruling party said Saturday.