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Yemen’s Saleh says willing to quit under conditions

SANAA (Reuters) – President Ali Abdullah Saleh said Friday he was ready to cede power to prevent more bloodshed in Yemen but only to what he called “safe hands” as a massive “Day of Departure” street protest against him began. Western countries are alarmed that al Qaeda militants entrenched in…

Yemen President Ali Saleh announces plan to retire in Jan. 2012

SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave office after organizing congress elections by January 2012, refusing to hand over power without knowing who would succeed him, an aide said on Tuesday. “President Ali Abdullah Saleh said he will hand over power through (parliamentary) elections and the formation…

Yemen security forces kill more than 30 protesters in Sanaa

SANAA (AFP) – More than 30 anti-regime protesters were shot dead and over 100 wounded during a demonstration in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, medics and witnesses said. According to witnesses, pro-regime “thugs” opened fire on protesters calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh from houses close…

Yemeni police block protesters’ march on palace

SANAA (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters clashed with police blocking them from marching to Yemen’s presidential palace in Sanaa on Sunday, witnesses said. The clashes occurred while President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the main opposition group were preparing for talks that the government hoped would help avert an Egyptian-style revolt in…

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