Posts tagged ‘Ali Abdullah Saleh’

2011/03/01

Yemen Cleric: ‘An Islamic State Is Coming’

In Yemen today, thousands continued to demonstrate throughout the country, one day after opposition groups rejected President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s offer to form a unity government. Demonstrators and opposition groups are calling for an immediate end to Saleh’s three-decade rule.

Tens of thousands filling Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, chanted “the people want the downfall of the regime.” Other cities, including Ibb and Taiz, also reported demonstrators numbering in the tens of thousands.

Saleh lashed out at the United States today, accusing it of instigating protests and coordinating with opposition groups and complained of Washington’s pressure on Arab leaders to respond to protesters with restraint.

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2011/02/19

Rage, Rap and Revolution

Bobby Ghosh, the author of the below analysis, which focuses on the connections of the younger generation that has just toppled two tyrants, just gave an excellent interview on the Charlie Rose show. One important point he made on the show that is not included in the article is the military’s role in each of the countries experiencing protests.

In Egypt, the Army has traditionally seen its role as the protector of the country. In other states, however, the military’s role is the protection of the regime.

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2011/02/18

Riots In Yemen, At Least 3 More Dead

Tens of thousands of Yemenis are taking part in anti-government demonstrations across the country, with pro-government supporters also rallying in several cities.

Three people have been killed in the demonstrations with one of the deaths taking place after a hand grenade was thrown at anti-government protesters in the city of Taiz on Friday.

Riots also flared overnight in the southern port city of Aden with protesters setting fire to a local government building and security forces killing one demonstrator, local officials said. Seventeen people were also confirmed to have been injured in those clashes.


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Protesters across the country are calling for president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 32 years in power, in a movement that has now entered its eighth day in Yemen.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in the cities of Sanaa, Taiz and Aden for a ‘Friday of Fury,’ as it was termed by protest organizers.

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2011/02/16

Report: First Death In Yemen Protests

At least one man has died during a sixth day of anti-government protests in Yemen according to reports cited by the BBC.

The victim was reportedly hit when police fired shots into the air to try and break up around 500 protesters in the southern port of Aden.

In the capital Sanaa several people were injured during clashes between pro- and anti-government supporters.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been in power for almost 32 years in Yemen, the poorest Arab nation.

The president has already said he will not seek another term in office or hand over power to his son.

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2011/02/02

Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh Seems To Get The Message That Mubarak Doesn’t

One day before a planned “Day of Rage,” Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced today that he will not seek an extension of his presidency when his term expires in 2013, and ruled out the possibility of his son replacing him.

“No extension, no inheritance, no resetting the clock.”

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