Ex-Yemen Leader Saleh to Exile to Ethiopia

By: Monday February 27, 2012 8:55 am

In Yemen, new President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was sworn in over the weekend, replacing the 33-year rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh unexpectedly showed up at the swearing-in. But there are now promising reports that, instead of staying in Yemen to head a political party, Saleh will seek exile in Ethiopia: Aides to Ali Abdullah [...]

One-Candidate Election Ends Saleh’s Presidential Rule in Yemen

By: Tuesday February 21, 2012 10:54 am

The one-candidate Presidential election in Yemen happened today. You’ll never guess who won! Yemenis voted Tuesday to instate their U.S.-backed vice president as the new head of state tasked with steering the country out of a crisis created by an anti-government uprising that has raged for a year. The vote can hardly be called an [...]

Yemen Holds One-Candidate Presidential Election Tomorrow

By: Monday February 20, 2012 10:55 am

An unusual election will take place tomorrow in Yemen. After 33 years of having Ali Abdullah Saleh in power, a new President will be selected. However, we already know the name of that President, because there is only one candidate on the ballot. The election, in which Saleh’s deputy Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is the only [...]

Saleh Leaves Yemen, Will Come to US for Medical Treatment

By: Monday January 23, 2012 7:35 am

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the President of Yemen, left the country for Oman over the weekend, en route to the United States for medical treatment on wounds suffered during an assassination attempt last year. This has been rumored for many weeks, but Saleh did not leave until the Yemeni Parliament approved an immunity law on Saturday, [...]

Saleh Stays in Yemen; Arab Parliament Asks Monitors to Leave in Syria

By: Monday January 2, 2012 6:52 am

A couple interesting developments in the Middle East kicked off the 2012 edition of the Arab uprising: • Saleh decides to stay put. There was reason to be concerned about the potential entry of Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh into the United States to seek medical treatment. The parallels with the entry of the Shah [...]

US Poised to Admit Yemen Dictator Saleh to New York for Medical Treatment

By: Tuesday December 27, 2011 8:15 am

The Obama Administration, according to the New York Times, will allow Ali Abdullah Saleh into the country for medical treatment, in a move eerily similar to the Carter Administration allowing the Shah of Iran to seek medical help. A visa has not been submitted for Saleh, and the ultimate outcome is subject to certain conditions. [...]

Saleh Announces Intention to Travel to US for Medical Treatment

By: Monday December 26, 2011 8:07 am

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the either current or former leader of Yemen, depending on who you talk to, vowed to leave the country for the United States to receive treatment for injuries suffered in an assassination attempt this June. The US has not yet responded to the request to allow Saleh to enter the country. Mr. [...]

Yemen’s Saleh Vows to Step Down “In the Coming Days,” Which Means Months or Never

By: Monday October 10, 2011 8:15 am

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the embattled President of Yemen, who has survived mass protests and an assassination attempt that left him wounded and disfigured, said he would step down “in the coming days” in a speech on state television. Considering that Saleh has agreed to a transfer of power on three separate occasions, stopping short of [...]

Saleh Calls for Early Elections in Yemen

By: Monday September 26, 2011 6:55 am

The Obama Administration was completely taken off guard by Ali Abdullah Saleh’s return to Yemen from Saudi Arabia. They figured their pressure and the pressure of the Saudis for a transfer of power would keep Saleh out of Sanaa. It didn’t work out that way, and in Saleh’s first television address to the nation, he [...]

Saleh Returns to Yemen

By: Friday September 23, 2011 8:55 am

Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh made an unexpected return to the capital, Sanaa, after spending months in Saudi Arabia recuperating from an attempted assassination attempt. Yemen TV said President Saleh arrived in the capital, Sanaa, by private plane at dawn. Hours after his arrival, a presidential official said Mr Saleh was calling for a “truce [...]

Report: US Convinces Saleh to Not Return to Yemen

By: Monday August 8, 2011 12:10 pm

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been convinced to stay out of Yemen by US officials, according to the Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Saleh, who has been recuperating in Saudi Arabia from wounds sustained in an assassination attempt at his palace mosque months ago, has left the hospital. However, he has not returned to Yemen, [...]

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