President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced Saturday that he would step down within 30 days in exchange for immunity from prosecution and other conditions, but the deal remains fragile.
A June 7 report from Amnesty International offers photographs of US-made cluster bombs that it says were used in a December attack against suspected Al Qaeda members.
Experts caution that unless Yemen diversifies its approach – which led to success in neighboring Saudi Arabia – increased military action and overt cooperation with the US, which has dramatically increased funding, may ultimately backfire.
Yemen said this weekend it is not hunting Anwar al-Awlaki, the US-born cleric who has been linked to the Fort Hood shooter and Christmas Day underwear bomber. Awlaki was recently added to the CIA's hit list.
As the US focuses more on Yemen after the foiled Christmas Day attack by suspected plane bomber Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Yemeni officials are resisting any suggestion of bringing US military forces into the country.
The government is backing a feature film to warn young Yemenis against radical jihad.