2011 in Yemen

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See also: Other events of 2011
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The following lists events that happened during 2011 in Yemen.




  • January 3 - Two boats capsize off the southern coast of Yemen with a total of 80 people missing. Only three have been found alive.[1]
  • January 14 - At least 10 people arrested in clashes between police and protesters.[2]
  • January 24 - Yemen frees a female activist accused of inciting disorder after protests demanding her release.[3]
  • January 27 - Tens of thousands of people protest in Sana'a calling for an end to the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.[4]
  • January 29 - Clashes take place outside the Egyptian embassy between supporters of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's government and opposition supporters expressing sympathy with the situation in Egypt.[5]


  • February 2 - President Ali Abdullah Saleh backtracks on his plan to rule Yemen for life and to then allow his son to inherit his rule during an emergency session of parliament ahead of tomorrow's "day of rage" against his three-decade rule.[6]


  1. ^ "Africa migrants drown off Yemen as boats sink". 3 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Ten protestors arrested in south Yemen". 15 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Yemen frees protest activist". 24 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Yemen: Tens of thousands call on president to leave". 27 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  5. ^ "New protests erupt in Yemen". 29 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Yemen president not to extend term". 2 February 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
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