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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’s president says he’s ready to step down

Cynthia Johnston and Mohamed Sudam SANAA (Reuters) – Yemeni President Ali Abdullah said on Friday he was ready to cede power, the third Arab ruler who may be forced out by popular protests which began in North Africa and have now spread into the Gulf, Syria and Jordan. Saleh said…

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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