Yemen unrest: Nine killed as UN action looms

Nine Yemenis, including five protesters, were killed in a new upsurge in violence in the capital Sanaa.


Reuters October 17, 2011

SANNA: Nine Yemenis, including five protesters, were killed in a new upsurge in violence in the capital on Sunday, hospital officials and witnesses said, and President Ali Abudllah Saleh said he expected China and Russia to block UN moves to end his rule. The two countries joined forces to veto a European-sponsored resolution against Syria earlier this month but were not expected to block the resolution on Saleh which is due to go to the Security Council this week, diplomats in New York have said. Yemeni security forces fired on protesters, killing at least five people in the capital Sanaa on Sunday, hospital officials said, in violence which took the death toll in two days to at least 20.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 17th, 2011

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