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Yemenis Protest Law Granting President Immunity

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Yemenis gathered in the capital Sana’a on Sunday to protest the passage of a law giving President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution. Yemen’s parliament formally approved the law on Saturday. It grants Mr. Saleh complete immunity from legal and judicial prosecution for any alleged crimes committed during his 33-year rule, in return […]

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Yemen Approves Immunity for Saleh

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s parliament has formally approved a law giving President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution, in return for leaving the office he has held for more than three decades. The law, brokered by neighboring Gulf nations, grants Mr. Saleh complete immunity from legal and judicial prosecution for any alleged crimes committed during his 33-year rule. […]

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Yemen Approves Immunity for Saleh

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s parliament has formally approved a law giving President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution, in return for leaving the office he has held for more than three decades. The law, brokered by neighboring Gulf nations, grants Mr. Saleh complete immunity from legal and judicial prosecution for any alleged crimes committed during his 33-year rule. […]

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Yemen Approves Immunity for Saleh

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s parliament has formally approved a law giving President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution, in return for leaving the office he has held since 1978. The law, brokered by neighboring Gulf nations, grants Mr. Saleh complete immunity from legal and judicial prosecution for any alleged crimes committed during his 33-year rule. It is part […]

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UN: Record Number Cross from Horn to Yemen in 2011

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency says a record number of people — 103,000 — crossed from the Horn of Africa to Yemen last year, fleeing violence, poverty, and the regional drought. The number of crossings nearly doubled from 2010, and is 25,000 higher than any other year in the agency’s records. UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said […]

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Yemeni Foreign Minister Warns of Possible Election Delay

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s foreign minister says next month’s planned election to replace embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh may be delayed because of security problems in the country. In an interview broadcast Tuesday on al-Arabiya television, Abu Bakr al-Qirbi said it will be “difficult” hold the election on February 21 if Yemen does not resolve its security issues. […]

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Yemeni Foreign Minister Warns of Possible Election Delay

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s foreign minister says a presidential election planned for next month may have to be delayed because of security problems in the country. In an interview broadcast Tuesday on al-Arabiya television, Abu Bakr al-Qirbi said if Yemen does not deal with the security issues it will be “difficult” hold elections on February 21. His comments […]

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Yemeni Government Approves Immunity for President

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s interim government has agreed to grant immunity to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his administration, clearing the way for his departure in line with a Gulf-brokered agreement. The government on Sunday approved the law that grants Mr. Saleh immunity from “legal and judicial prosecution” for any alleged crimes committed during his 33-year rule. Yemen’s […]

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Yemeni Official: President Saleh Scraps Plan to Visit US

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Yemeni minister says President Ali Abdullah Saleh has scrapped a plan to travel to the United States after ruling party members urged the outgoing leader to remain in the country. Deputy Information Minister Abdo al-Janadi said Wednesday some lawmakers want Mr. Saleh to stay to ensure the success of a Gulf-sponsored plan for the […]

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US Considering Medical Visit for Yemen’s Saleh

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is considering whether to allow Yemen’s outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to undergo medical treatment in the U.S. for injuries sustained in an attack on his palace in June. A senior U.S. official said Monday that Mr. Saleh’s office recently requested that he be allowed to receive specialized treatment in the United […]

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