The prospect of a breakdown in law and order after nearly two months of protests against the 32-year rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh has caused most foreign embassies to encourage their citizens to leave Yemen. There have been no outward signs of progress in talks over a transfer of power and on Sunday security forces and regime loyalists clashed with protesters in the southern city of Taiz, making a breakthrough even less promising.
One of Yemen's most influential political figures, Hamid al-Ahmar, has told the BBC, that the country's president Ali Abdullah Saleh must not only stand down, but leave the country as well. His comments come as anti-government demonstrations calling for the president's resignation have been taking place in several major cities.
In Yemen, talks to broker a transition away from the 32-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh have stalled and there are fears that the country could slide into chaos. The breakdown in order was shown in tragic detail by a massive explosion at an ammunition factory near the southern town of Jaar, a day after it had briefly been taken over in a raid by a group of armed men.
SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's embattled U.S.-backed president pledged to step down more than a year early but refused to immediately resign on Tuesday, infuriating tens of thousands of demonstrators demanding his ouster.
Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh warned defecting generals that they risk dragging the country into a “bloody civil war,” and signaled he’s ready to quit this year if the uprising eases and elections are held.
(Reuters) - Top generals, ambassadors and some tribes threw their support behind Yemen's anti-government protesters on Monday in a major blow to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's efforts to ride out demands for his immediate exit.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh clung to power by a thread after country’s most powerful military commander threw his support behind protesters and opposition groups seeking Saleh’s ouster and defections mounted.
SAN'A, Yemen—Police fired live ammunition and tear gas in an effort to disperse antigovernment demonstrators in the southern city of Taiz on Sunday, leaving scores wounded, amidst a continuing stalemate in discussions between President Ali Abdullah Saleh and those calling for his resignation.
At first glance, the FOX News headline, “al Qaeda: Yemen province now an Islamic Emirate,” is pretty disturbing. But it’s not remotely true. The US media is getting played by the King of Spin, President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his legion of Baghdad Bobs, again.
SANAA, Yemen -- Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters packed the streets of cities throughout Yemen on Wednesday, demanding the president's ouster and blaming him for a munitions factory blast that left at least 100 people dead.
Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh said he would offer no more concessions to his opponents and warned that his nation faces chaos, as a senior military official and former ally of the embattled leader called for him to step down.
SANAA, YEMEN — Clinging to power despite weeks of protests, Yemen's president scrapped an offer Sunday to step down by year's end, and Islamic militants taking advantage of the deteriorating security took control of another southern town.
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he was prepared to step down if allowed a dignified departure, but the opposition accused him of maneuvering to hold on to power.
SANA, Yemen — As antigovernment demonstrators planned a new round of rallies on Friday, President Ali Abdullah Saleh was engaged in serious negotiations over the timing and conditions for the end of his 32-year rule, Yemeni and American officials said Thursday.
Complaining of neglect, southerners have said they want to secede and minority Shi'ites in the north have staged several rebellions against the perennial survivor, who is now in the biggest fight of his political life.
A contingent of Yemen's key military commanders defected to the political opposition, the most significant challenge yet to the ability of the country's president, a U.S. ally against al Qaeda, to hold on to power.
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