Ali Abdullah Saleh http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19582/all en In Yemen's unrest, Al Qaeda attempts comeback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110329/yemen-al-qaeda-explosion-abyan-saleh-protests <p> SANAA &mdash; Giving up control of Abyan province, a center of Al Qaeda activity, Yemen&#39;s president might be out to prove that his ouster would lead to a resurgence of terrorism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110329/yemen-al-qaeda-explosion-abyan-saleh-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Qaeda Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:12:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5634026 at http://www.globalpost.com Protesters killed in Yemen as government authority wanes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110404/yemen-protests-unrest-al-qaeda-saleh <p> Twelve people were killed and scores more injured when security forces and police in civilian clothes again opened fire on anti-government protesters in Yemen on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110404/yemen-protests-unrest-al-qaeda-saleh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring World Leaders Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East Mon, 04 Apr 2011 16:39:39 +0000 Jeb Boone 5635294 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen security forces again open fire on protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110408/yemen-protests-saleh <p> SANAA &mdash; A proposal by Qatar outlined a plan to hand over power to a transitional council and called for elections to be held three months after Saleh&rsquo;s departure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110408/yemen-protests-saleh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring Yemen Middle East Fri, 08 Apr 2011 19:00:32 +0000 Jeb Boone 5636434 at http://www.globalpost.com As Yemen unites, will Al Qaeda fall? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110419/yemen-protests-al-qaeda-saleh <p> SANAA &mdash; The conventional wisdom that Al Qaeda will rise from Yemen&#39;s ashes is being challenged by average Yemenis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110419/yemen-protests-al-qaeda-saleh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Qaeda Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:58:28 +0000 Jeb Boone and Shatha Al-Harazi 5638730 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen's president agrees to step down, with conditions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110424/yemen-protests-saleh <p> SANAA &ndash; The thousands of protesters camped out in what is now being called &ldquo;Change Square,&rdquo; did not budge and did not celebrate at the news.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110424/yemen-protests-saleh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring World Leaders Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East Sun, 24 Apr 2011 12:56:55 +0000 Jeb Boone 5639870 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen: Deal or no deal? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110426/yemen-protests-saleh <p> SANAA &mdash; Neither the political opposition nor anyone else involved in negotiating the deal represent the hundreds of thousands of protesters calling for regime change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110426/yemen-protests-saleh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring World Leaders Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:53:59 +0000 Jeb Boone 5640295 at http://www.globalpost.com With Saleh in their sights, protesters in Yemen plan march on palace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110510/yemen-protests-saleh <p> SANAA, Yemen &mdash; Lacking the large population centers that helped Tunis and Cairo rally the masses, Sanaa&#39;s protesters are finding new tactics to take down President Saleh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110510/yemen-protests-saleh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East Tue, 10 May 2011 20:17:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5643875 at http://www.globalpost.com There's more to Yemen's youth than revolution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/yemen-youth-protests-hip-hop-break-dancing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Young people in Yemen, as in other impoverished communities around the world, embrace hip hop. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Gelling </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Not everything in Yemen is terrorism, tribes and tumult. There&#39;s also hip hop.</p> <p> These days Yemen&#39;s youth are synonmous with the country&#39;s uprising against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled the country, sometimes brutally, for more than 30 years.</p> <p> Yemen is the region&#39;s youngest (and poorest) country and it was the youth that began the peaceful protest in the hours after Egyptians of similar stripes successfully forced the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. And it is the youth, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110512/yemen-protests-youth-revolution-saleh">against all odds</a> &mdash; including <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110408/yemen-protests-saleh">violent security forces</a>, an <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110426/yemen-protests-saleh">entrenched political opposition</a> that has its own agenda, and an international community that wants everyone to just chill &mdash; that continues <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110510/yemen-protests-saleh">to lead the movement</a> toward its ultimate goal: demorcracy.</p> <p> It is a stark contrast when compared to American youth of the same age, most of whom are either gearing up for prom or summer vacation.</p> <p> It is easy to believe that Yemen&#39;s young people are consumed only with poverty, revolution and terror.</p> <p> Alas, there is so much more.</p> <p> Check out (after the jump) this documentary, <a href="http://tomwfinn.wordpress.com/">via GlobalPost reporter Tom Finn</a>, about Yemen&#39;s hip hop and b-boyz community, who is part of a worldwide break dancing movement that is uniting young, impoverished populations around the globe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/yemen-youth-protests-hip-hop-break-dancing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring Yemen Middle East The Casbah Wed, 18 May 2011 15:39:00 +0000 Peter Gelling 5645622 at http://www.globalpost.com US calls Yemen deal "best way forward" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/us-yemen-gcc-deal-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But the people who live in Yemen disagree. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Gelling </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>John Brennan, an adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama, called Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh this morning to urge him to sign and implement an agreement that would allow the president to step down in exchange for his, and his family's, immunity. During the call, Brennan called the agreement the "best way forward" for Yemen.</p> <p>The people who live in Yemen, however, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110426/yemen-protests-saleh">appear to disagree</a>.</p> <p>“They don’t understand. We won’t accept political immunity for Saleh’s crimes against the Yemeni people. We will simply hold more marches and call for more civil disobedience,” Mohammed Bakil, a protester, told <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/jebboone">GlobalPost's Jeb Boone</a> in Sanaa earlier this month.</p> <p>Penned by the Gulf Cooperation Council — a political and economic grouping that includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/saudi-arabia">Saudi Arabia</a> and the United Arab Emirates — the agreement has been hammered out by foreign governments, Saleh and the country's political opposition. But it did not include any representatives from the tens of thousands of protesters who have been camping out in Sanaa's streets since the middle of February.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/us-yemen-gcc-deal-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring World Leaders Yemen Conflict Zones Diplomacy Middle East Saudi Arabia The Casbah Wed, 18 May 2011 20:10:00 +0000 Peter Gelling 5645679 at http://www.globalpost.com Photos: 100 days of protests in Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5646404 Photos of the 100 days since anti-government protests began in Yemen. Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring World Leaders Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East Sun, 22 May 2011 12:46:00 +0000 Iona Craig 5646404 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen on the brink of civil war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110523/yemen-the-brink-civil-war <p> SANAA&mdash; Anti-government forces have stormed, and in some cases seized, government buildings in Sanaa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110523/yemen-the-brink-civil-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring Yemen Conflict Zones Military Middle East Mon, 23 May 2011 16:06:26 +0000 Jeb Boone 5646754 at http://www.globalpost.com Civil war in Yemen inches closer as clashes escalate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110524/yemen-clashes-civil-war-hashid-saleh <p> SANAA &mdash; Government forces shelled the neighborhood where a prominent anti-government tribal leader lived on Tuesday, escalating a conflict that could plunge the country into civil war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110524/yemen-clashes-civil-war-hashid-saleh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring World Leaders Yemen Conflict Zones Military Middle East Tue, 24 May 2011 10:57:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5646995 at http://www.globalpost.com As violence erupts In Yemen, peaceful protesters weigh options http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110526/violence-erupts-yemen-peaceful-protesters-weigh-options <p> SANAA &mdash; As fighting rages between anti-government tribesmen and forces loyal to the Yemeni president, peaceful protesters, now sleeping amid the crack of gunfire, are wondering what is next.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110526/violence-erupts-yemen-peaceful-protesters-weigh-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring World Leaders Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East Thu, 26 May 2011 15:09:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5647555 at http://www.globalpost.com Saleh loses grip on Yemen's tribes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110531/yemen-protests-clashes-saleh-tribes <p> SANAA &mdash; Fighting rages in the capital, but it is the hundreds of thousands of tribesmen in northern Yemen that may ultimately decide the fate of President Saleh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110531/yemen-protests-clashes-saleh-tribes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring Yemen Conflict Zones Middle East Wed, 01 Jun 2011 09:59:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5648403 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen's president targeted in attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110603/yemens-president-targeted-attack <p> SANAA &mdash; In what appears to be an assassination attempt, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and several other officials were targeted during Friday prayers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110603/yemens-president-targeted-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring World Leaders Yemen Conflict Zones Military Middle East Fri, 03 Jun 2011 16:03:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5649072 at http://www.globalpost.com