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Yemeni leader Saleh determined to set the terms of his exit

Yemeni leader Saleh determined to set the terms of his exit | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
How and when Yemeni leader Saleh leaves office and what role he plays after that will determine whether a transition leads to stability or chaos, analysts say.
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Yemen stalemate stifles economy

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.
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Yemen protests: Learning to speak without fearing

Yemen protests: Learning to speak without fearing | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Thousands of anti-government protesters in Yemen have been calling on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down - and they have not given up despite arrests, beatings and fatal shootings.
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Yemen leader 'should leave country'

Yemen leader 'should leave country' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Yemen's president clings to power

Yemen's president clings to power | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Blast at Factory Follows Yemeni Forces’ Pullout

Blast at Factory Follows Yemeni Forces’ Pullout | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
An explosion tore through an abandoned government factory, killing at least 110 people. In recent days, forces have abandoned their posts across the country.
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Yemen transition talks stalled

Yemen transition talks stalled | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ruling party recommends forming new government as negotiations on president's departure are halted.
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Ali Abdullah Saleh Vows to Stay in Power

Ali Abdullah Saleh Vows to Stay in Power | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In his latest pivot in negotiations over a transfer of power, President Ali Abdullah Saleh disputed news reports that he was ready to leave.
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Yemeni President Saleh Nears Deal to Resign

Yemeni President Saleh Nears Deal to Resign | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Yemen's president and the country's top general are hashing out a settlement in which both would resign from their positions within days, in favor of a civilian-led transitional government.
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Yemeni leader says he'll step down by year's end

Yemeni leader says he'll step down by year's end | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Saleh Warns Yemen Rebels of Civil War, Vows Early Departure

Saleh Warns Yemen Rebels of Civil War, Vows Early Departure | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Top Yemeni generals back democracy protesters

Top Yemeni generals back democracy protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
(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.
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Yemen’s leader battens down the hatches as defections mount

Yemen’s leader battens down the hatches as defections mount | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Clashes in Yemen as President Resists Calls to Step Down

Clashes in Yemen as President Resists Calls to Step Down | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Yemen opposition coalition unveils plan to end month-long unrest

Yemen opposition coalition unveils plan to end month-long unrest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The plan outlines an arrangement under which Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh would step down with his powers transferred to the vice president; there has been no reaction from the ruling party.
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Yemen's Saleh plays the al Qaeda card

Yemen's Saleh plays the al Qaeda card | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Huge Yemeni crowds press on for president's ouster

Huge Yemeni crowds press on for president's ouster | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Saleh Rules Out More Concessions, Says Yemen Is ‘Time Bomb’ Near Civil War

Saleh Rules Out More Concessions, Says Yemen Is ‘Time Bomb’ Near Civil War | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Yemen's president drops offer to leave by year's end

Yemen's president drops offer to leave by year's end | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Yemen close to transition of power deal: minister

Yemen close to transition of power deal: minister | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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President Saleh of Yemen Is in Talks on Exit

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.
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Yemen's Saleh offers elections as pressure mounts

Yemen's Saleh offers elections as pressure mounts | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Yemen's leader offered to step down next year, source says

Yemen's leader offered to step down next year, source says | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Yemen's embattled president told the country's largest opposition bloc he would step down at the beginning of next year, a ruling party official told CNN.
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Yemeni opposition rejects gradual transfer of power

Yemeni opposition rejects gradual transfer of power | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Yemen's political crisis deepened Tuesday as opposition groups rejected an offer by President Ali Abdullah Saleh to negotiate a gradual transfer of power.
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Yemeni Ruler Teeters as Top Officers Defect

Yemeni Ruler Teeters as Top Officers Defect | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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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