(Associated Press: 0519 PST, April 20, 2011) Security forces opened fire on protesters in Yemen Tuesday, killing at least three. And on Wednesday gunmen on motorcycles strafed demonstrators in a port city, killing another, according to an opposition activist.
Protests Spur International Efforts to Resolve Yemen Crisis
(Euronews: 2334 PST, April 19, 2011) The United Nations has called for restraint and political dialogue as it discussed the escalating violence in Yemen for the first time. But no public statement was released despite anti-government protests having continued there for the past three months.
The instability has also galvanized foreign ministers of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council to try to get direct talks between the Yemeni government and opposition groups back on track.