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Yemen’s Saleh arrives in New York for treatment

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is due to step down next month, arrived Saturday in New York on a politically loaded visit to seek medical treatment for bombing wounds. The embattled leader flew from Oman to the United States with a brief refueling stop at Stansted Airport outside London,…

U.S. vows to hold Yemen’s Saleh accountable in power transfer

WASHINGTON — The United States said Wednesday it would hold Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh accountable for transitioning power after February elections, after he canceled a planned trip to America. Saleh provoked a stir late last month when he first mooted a US trip and the United States said it…

Yemenis mass against Saleh in flashpoint city

SANAA – Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis swarmed the flashpoint city of Taez on Wednesday in a fresh call for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign, as world anger mounted over a bloody crackdown on protests. “Leave Ali, leave” and “The people want to overthrow the regime,” the protesters chanted…

Yemen President Saleh vows to stay amid growing protests demanding his ouster

SANAA (AFP) – Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed on Monday not to quit under popular pressure as demonstrations demanding his ouster spread across the country and the death toll in protests rose to 12. Saleh, whose long reign makes him one of the Middle East’s great survivors, said the…

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