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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,…

Yemen dictator heads to U.S. for medical treatment

Veteran Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh flew to the United States for medical treatment on Wednesday as his country prepared for elections next month for his successor, an Omani official said. Saleh had been in the Gulf sultanate since Sunday with his wife and five of his children amid mounting speculation about his future.…

Qaeda gunmen pull out of Yemen town: witnesses

Al-Qaeda gunmen have withdrawn completely from the central Yemen town of Rada, which they overran nine days ago, tribal sources and witnesses said on Wednesday. “They have left the town,” located 130 kilometres (85 miles) southeast of Sanaa, one tribal source said hours after a senior military official said there had…

Yemen president en route to U.S.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh was en route to the United States formedical treatment, Yemen’s state news agency said on Monday, after a dramatic farewell speech that left his opponents wary. The announcement came a day after Saleh in a televised address apparently marking the end of his rule appealed for forgiveness from the Yemeni people…

U.S. defends draft amnesty law for Yemen’s Saleh

WASHINGTON — The United States on Monday defended a draft amnesty law for Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, saying a Gulf Arab deal granted him protection from prosecution in order for him to leave power. It said the deal brokered last year by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which Saleh…

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…

Yemen ‘unity’ government sworn in

Yemen’s national unity government, headed by the opposition, was sworn in Saturday to lead a three-month transition period until early polls are held and President Ali Abdullah Saleh formally steps down. The official Saba news agency said the swearing-in ceremony took place at the Republican Palace in the capital Sanaa…

Yemen’s Saleh out of intensive care: state media

SANAA (AFP) – Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is out of intensive care in neighbouring Saudi Arabia where he is being treated for bomb blast wounds, state media said, prompting celebratory gunfire by his supporters that left dozens wounded. Fireworks rang out over the Yemeni capital during Wednesday night as…

Yemen opposition vows to keep out injured Saleh

SANAA (AFP) – Yemen’s opposition vowed Sunday to prevent the return of wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh from a Saudi hospital, as tens of thousands of protesters celebrated despite doubts over who holds the reins of power in Sanaa. “We will work with all our strength to prevent his return,”…

Yemen’s Saleh evacuates to Saudi Arabia, VP in power for now

RIYADH — Yemen’s beleaguered President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounded in shelling of his compound in the capital Sanaa, arrived late Saturday in Riyadh for treatment but has not stood down, a Saudi official said. “President Saleh has arrived in Riyadh for treatment, but he will return to Yemen,” the official…

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