Chronology: Yemen

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2001

Oct. 31: An estimated 30,000 Yemenis turned out for a demonstration calling for jihad against the United States. [WSJ, 10/ 31]

Nov. 3: The Yemen Observer reported that the termination of visa facilitation at Sana`a' international airport was a part of Yemen's increasing security procedures to control terrorist elements at Yemeni points of entry. [BBC, 11/5]

Nov. 8: During a symposium held about Yemeni-American relations, Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu-Bakr al-Qirbi confirmed that Yemen would continue its cooperation with the United States in fighting terrorism and adopting new principles for the enhancement of justice, freedom, and human rights. [BBC, 11/9]

Nov 12: The Yemen Times reported that around 500 men suspected of being active members of Islamic fundamentalist movements had been arrested by security forces the previous week. Most of the men were "Arab Afghans." [BBC, 11/13]

Nov. 26: Political sources in San`a' denied reports published by some US media that Yemen could be a target of US military strike. The sources said that these reports do not reflect the US official position, and pointed out that the US Administration had expressed its satisfaction with Yemen's cooperation in the war against terrorism. [BBC, WNC, 11/27]

Yemeni President 'Ali 'Abdallah Salih began an official visit to the United States, where he was scheduled to meet his counterpart and other high-ranking officials to discuss security cooperation. …