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Yemen’s Saleh to Transfer Power, Protests Continue

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a Gulf initiative that calls for him to transfer power to a deputy, a move designed to end months of swelling protests against his 33-year rule. Mr. Saleh signed the agreement, crafted by the Gulf Cooperation Council, during a ceremony in Saudi Arabia Wednesday. Under the plan, Mr. […]

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A Look At Yemen’s Power Transfer Agreement

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed an agreement designed to end months of anti-government unrest. Here is a look at the main provisions in the plan crafted by the Gulf Cooperation Council: -Mr. Saleh transfers powers to his vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. -Hadi works with opposition leaders to form a national unity […]

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A Look At Major Events in Yemen’s Anti-Government Unrest

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A timeline of this year’s anti-government unrest in Yemen: January 22: Hundreds of students and other protesters gather at Sana’a University, calling for an end to the 32-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The demonstrators apparently were inspired by the protests that led to the ouster of Tunisia’s president. March 1: Tens of thousands […]

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Yemen’s President Signs Power Transfer Deal

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a Gulf initiative to transfer power to a deputy, a move designed to end months of swelling protests against his 33-year rule. Mr. Saleh signed the agreement, crafted by the Gulf Cooperation Council, during a ceremony in Saudi Arabia Wednesday. Under the plan, Mr. Saleh is handing power […]

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Yemen’s President Set to Sign Exit Deal, Protests Continue

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in Saudi Arabia where he is expected to sign a deal that calls for him to hand over power, but protests seeking his immediate ouster continue in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a. Mr. Saleh arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday to sign a Gulf Cooperation Council initiative that calls for him […]

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Yemen’s Saleh in Riyadh to Sign Gulf-Backed Power Transfer Deal

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in Riyadh for the signing of a Gulf-sponsored plan for him to hand over power to a deputy and allow the formation of a national unity government that would try to end the country’s 10-month-long political crisis. Mr. Saleh arrived in the Saudi capital, Wednesday. Yemeni state media said […]

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Yemen’s Saleh in Riyadh to Sign Gulf-Backed Power Transfer Deal

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in Riyadh for the signing of a Gulf-sponsored plan to hand over power to a deputy and allow the formation of a national unity government that would try to end the country’s 10-month-long political crisis. Mr. Saleh arrived in the Saudi capital, Wednesday. Yemeni state media said he will […]

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UN Envoy: Yemen Leaders Agree To Power Transfer

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations envoy to Yemen says negotiators have reached an agreement on a plan that calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in a bid to end the country’s political crisis. Jamal bin Omar said Tuesday that political leaders involved in talks had agreed to an initiative from the Gulf Cooperation Council. […]

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UN Envoy Says Yemen’s Leader Agrees To Transfer Power

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations envoy to Yemen says negotiators have reached agreement on a plan that calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in a bid to end the country’s political crisis. Jamal bin Omar said Tuesday that political leaders involved in talks had agreed to an initiative from the Gulf Cooperation Council that […]

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UN: Record Numbers of Somalis, Ethiopians Flee to Yemen

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says a record number of refugees have fled Ethiopia and Somalia for Yemen, despite the instability there. The U.N. refugee agency reports that nearly 85,000 refugees from the Horn of Africa countries have boarded smuggler boats and made the risky trek across the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea this year. That […]

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