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Can Al-Assad be like Saleh?

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The New York Times revealed a plan that shows that the US President Barack Obama is seeking to remove Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad from power similar to what happened in Yemen, in an attempt to stop the blood bath in Syria that has been taking place for more than a year. But Syria is not Yemen, so will this work?

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Now Saleh is gone, will North and South Yemen separate?

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The risks that threaten the Yemeni Unity as it enters its twenty-three years seems to be huge, while some forces in the South are seeking to secede and the army is seeking to drive out Al-Qaeda militias from the areas they control in the South, Al-Houthi rebels have Sa’ada province under control and some other areas in the North.

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2011 in Yemeni history – an overview

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2011 unfolded to be an exceptional year in Yemen’s history, a year that carried the dreams of millions of people throughout the country. Dreams of building a civilized country, free of tyranny. The Yemeni Revolution came as an extension to the Arab Spring which was able to topple three dictators up till now. Yemenis drew a unique picture for their revolution. Their struggle came peaceful, unarmed, and was lead by women and youth. The young revolutionists were able to create innovative methods to address their demands and make their voices reach the whole world.

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Yemen’s perseverance: two million people march for revolution

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Yemen’s Life March of the 24th of December shows that Yemeni protesters have not given up on the fight. In the morning of the 24th of December Sana’s woke up to the sound of hundreds of thousands of youngsters knocking on the city’s doors, after a march of almost 300 kilometers that went from the city of Taiz to Sana’a. The youth of Taiz came out more revolutionary than ever before. They decided that they would hold a march called the ‘Life March’ towards the city of Sana’a, passing by three main cities, Yareem, Ibb and Dhamar. As they climbed mountains and walked down valleys, their determination and persistence fueled the youth in those cities, and as they passed by each city the number of participants increased rapidly.

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