Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Yemen

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Yemen

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July 22: At least 18 people died when a block of apartments was destroyed in a blast that was apparently caused by a fire in an explosives store in Hababa, Omran province. [BBC, 7/22]

Aug. 5: At least 40 people were killed in fighting between the Yemeni army and supporters of opposition cleric Shaykh al-Houthi, a rebel cleric in the north of Yemen. [BBC, 8/5]

Aug. 24: Eleven soldiers were killed in fighting with supporters of Shaykh Husayn al-Houthi in Sa'ada province in northern Yemen. [BBC, 8/24]

Aug. 28: A Yemeni court sentenced 15 men on terror charges, including their role in the bombing of the French Limburg tanker and a plot to kill the US Ambassador to Yemen. One of the defendants was sentenced to death; the others received jail terms of up to 10 years. [BBC, 8/28]

Sept. 2: The US Government lifted an embargo it had imposed 14 years ago on selling weapons to Yemen. [AN, 9/2]

Sept. 10: Yemen announced that its forces had killed Shaykh Husayn al-Houthi. This ended an offensive that lasted more than a month. [BBC, 8/10]

Sept. 15: A Sana'a court issued a decision to close the opposition paper Al-Shoura and to jail its chief editor, Karim al-Khaweini, for one year. …

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