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Yemen promised aid from West, Middle East

From: CBC

Western and Middle Eastern ministers met in London Wednesday to offer support for Yemen’s faltering economy and aid the Arabian country in its fight against the terrorist group al-Qaeda.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called the meeting after a Yemen-based wing of al-Qaeda said it was behind the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt on a U.S.-bound plane with over 300 people aboard.

Ministers from about 20 nations said in a joint declaration after the two-hour meeting that the issues facing Yemen could affect the stability of the Arabian Peninsula. In addition to al-Qaeda, Yemen is also grappling with a Shia insurgency in the country’s north, and a secessionist movement in the south.

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Source: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/01/27/yemen-london-conference.html


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