The US government is trying to ratchet up pressure on Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to reach a deal with the opposition that would ultimately lead to his handing over power, US officials said.
A deal to remove Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh looked doomed after he refused to sign, raising the threat of more instability in the Arab state.
Yemen's ruling party held open the possibility that President Ali Abdullah Saleh would sign a deal that would soon ease him out of office as Washington heaped pressure on the entrenched leader to transfer power.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has agreed to sign a Gulf-brokered power transition, called for early elections to prevent bloodshed as three months of protests raged on in the fractious country.
Yemeni loyalist forces fought a gunbattle with opponents of entrenched President Ali Abdullah Saleh one day after he backed out of a Gulf-brokered accord for him to step down.
Yemeni loyalist forces fought street battles with guards from a powerful tribal federation whose leader has sided with protesters demanding an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule, witnesses said
Renewed fighting in Yemen's capital between a powerful tribal group and President Ali Abdullah Saleh's forces has killed at least 19 people this week and rocked Sanaa with explosions, officials said.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was recovering from an operation in Saudi Arabia to remove shrapnel from his chest while a truce between his troops and a tribal federation appeared to be holding.
Talks between Yemen's vice president and the opposition stalled today after the country's acting leader ignored the opposition's demand that President Ali Abdullah Saleh quit immediately.
At least 26 people were shot dead and hundreds wounded today when security forces fired on demonstrators who charged police lines in Yemen's capital Sanaa, in a dramatic escalation of protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Raging battles between heavily armed loyalists and foes of Yemen's president killed 10 people in the capital as a crisis over a violent state crackdown on popular unrest drifted towards civil war.
Yemen's defense minister survived a suicide bomb attack on his convoy in the south today, while thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital repeating their calls for the president to quit.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed a Gulf initiative today to hand over power to his deputy as part of a proposal to end months of protests that have pushed the Arab country to the brink of civil war.
The United Nations called on all factions in Yemen today to cease deadly attacks on civilians and urged the government to allow access for aid supplies and UN human rights monitors.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said today he would leave for the United States and give way to a successor, hours after his forces killed nine people demanding he be tried for killings over nearly a year of protests aimed at his ouster.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived in the United States for medical treatment today, a week after leaving Yemen for Oman under a plan for him to step down to end a year of protests against his rule.
Yemen pushed Ali Abdullah Saleh from power after 33 years today, voting to install his deputy as president with a mission to rescue the nation from poverty, chaos and the brink of civil war.
A suicide bomber killed 63 soldiers at a military parade rehearsal in the Yemeni capital Sanaa today, a police sources said.