Ali Abdullah Saleh http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28148/all en UN Security Council envoys in Yemen to bolster peace efforts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/un-security-council-envoys-yemen-bolster-peace-efforts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* British ambassador warns against obstructing transition</p> <p>* Yemen says help needed to reach elections in 2014</p> <p>* Yemen's security international priority</p> <p>By Mohammed Ghobari</p> <p>SANAA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council envoys flew to Yemen amid tight security on Sunday to show support for a U.S.-backed power transfer deal in danger of faltering and plunging the country back into chaos.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/un-security-council-envoys-yemen-bolster-peace-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:45:29 +0000 5740210 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemenis celebrate uprising's second anniversary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/yemenis-celebrate-uprisings-second-anniversary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tens of thousands of Yemenis gathered Monday in Sanaa to celebrate the second anniversary of the launch of nationwide protests that pushed president Ali Abdullah Saleh out of power after 33 years in office.</p> <p>Jubilant Yemenis gathered in the Sitin street, a capital artery that was scene of frequent protests and confrontations between anti-regime demonstrators and police and militamen backing the former leader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/yemenis-celebrate-uprisings-second-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Politics AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:30:52 +0000 5752828 at http://www.globalpost.com HRW seeks independent probe into Yemen 'massacre' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/hrw-seeks-independent-probe-yemen-massacre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Yemen to launch an independent probe into the "massacre" of 45 protesters killed on March 18, 2011 during the uprising against former strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh.</p> <p>HRW said in a report released in Sanaa that an earlier investigation ordered by Saleh into the killings was flawed, calling for a new probe that is "independent, impartial and meets international standards."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/hrw-seeks-independent-probe-yemen-massacre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Ali Abdullah Saleh Government Human Rights Watch Politics AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:15:53 +0000 5753719 at http://www.globalpost.com HRW seeks independent probe into Yemen 'massacre' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/hrw-seeks-independent-probe-yemen-massacre-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Yemen to launch an independent probe into the "massacre" of 45 protesters during the 2011 uprising against ousted autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh.</p> <p>The New York-based watchdog said an earlier investigation ordered by Saleh into the killings was flawed, calling for a new probe that is "independent, impartial and meets international standards."</p> <p>"Several senior former and current government officials appear to have played a role in the massacre but have not been charged," it said in a 69-page report entitled "Unpunished Massacre".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/hrw-seeks-independent-probe-yemen-massacre-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring Human Rights Watch AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:45:57 +0000 5753946 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. Security Council warns against arms transfers to Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/un-security-council-warns-against-arms-transfers-yemen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Yemen seized arms shipment that it says came from Iran</p> <p>* U.N. says ready to consider sanctions on Yemen spoilers</p> <p>* Iran denies any connection to the weapons</p> <p>By Michelle Nichols</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council warned on Friday against attempts to destabilize Yemen with weapons shipments as the country tries to rebuild after two years of upheaval and expressed concern that former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was undermining the process.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/un-security-council-warns-against-arms-transfers-yemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Middle East Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:45:38 +0000 5756973 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.N. Security Council warns against arms transfers to Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-un-security-council-warns-against-arms-transfers-yemen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Yemen seized arms shipment that it says came from Iran</p> <p>* U.N. says ready to consider sanctions on Yemen spoilers</p> <p>* Iran denies any connection to the weapons (Adds British U.N. envoy comment)</p> <p>By Michelle Nichols</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-un-security-council-warns-against-arms-transfers-yemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:00:04 +0000 5757103 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ 7 die as Yemen military aircraft crashes in Sanaa: medics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/urgent-7-die-yemen-military-aircraft-crashes-sanaa-medics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Yemeni military aircraft ploughed into a building in a residential neighbourhood of Sanaa on Tuesday killing at least seven people, mostly civilians, the emergency services said.</p> <p>The pilot and six civilians were killed in the crash which occurred near Change Square, an epicentre of the revolt that ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh. </p> <p>mou/tm/jds/bpz</p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:16:06 +0000 5759723 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen military aircraft crashes in Sanaa, kills 9 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/yemen-military-aircraft-crashes-sanaa-kills-9-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Yemeni military aircraft ploughed into a building in a residential neighbourhood of Sanaa on Tuesday, killing the pilot and at least nine civilians, medics and witnesses said.</p> <p>Medics said the toll, which included two children and three women and left another 22 injured, was expected to rise</p> <p>Several hours after the crash rescue teams were still sifting through the rubble for survivors, the AFP correspondent said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/yemen-military-aircraft-crashes-sanaa-kills-9-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Disaster Yemen Yemeni Air Force AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:00:47 +0000 5759932 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen ex-leader fingers Iran over separatism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/yemen-ex-leader-fingers-iran-over-separatism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh affirmed his support on Wednesday for Yemen's unity in the face of calls by southerners for secession, which he said are backed by Iran.</p> <p>"No to secession... Our people in the south are with unity," Saleh said in a rare public appearance in Sanaa's Sabiin Square before thousands of supporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/yemen-ex-leader-fingers-iran-over-separatism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Politics Social Issues AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:48:16 +0000 5768328 at http://www.globalpost.com Saleh-era officials agree to appear at Yemen bombing trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/saleh-era-officials-agree-appear-at-yemen-bombing-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Yemeni court lifted a freeze on the assets of two former security chiefs on Tuesday after they finally agreed to appear in court over a deadly 2012 suicide bombing in Sanaa, the judge told AFP.</p> <p>It was not immediately clear whether the two men, both appointees of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, would face charges over the bombing, which rocked the capital shortly after the veteran strongman was forced from power, or would merely be required to testify.</p> <p>"We have cancelled the asset freeze after the two men ended their defiance of the court," judge Hilal Mahfal told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/saleh-era-officials-agree-appear-at-yemen-bombing-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Islam Islamic terrorism War AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:01:21 +0000 5773771 at http://www.globalpost.com UN envoy to meet south Yemen leaders before dialogue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/un-envoy-meet-south-yemen-leaders-dialogue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar will meet leaders from the Southern Movement, a separatist group, ahead of a national dialogue that some of them aim to boycott, an aide said said in Dubai on Friday.</p> <p>"Mr Benomar meets Southern Movement leaders in Dubai on Saturday as part of consultations with all Yemeni parties" before a national dialogue is to begin on March 18, Abderrahim Saber said.</p> <p>Saber said various factions of the movement, including that of secessionist Ali Salem al-Baid, have "confirmed their presence for the meeting."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/un-envoy-meet-south-yemen-leaders-dialogue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Politics South Yemen AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:46:32 +0000 5777281 at http://www.globalpost.com South Yemen leaders push for participation in national talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/south-yemen-leaders-push-participation-national-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Yemen leaders vowed at a meeting in Dubai to continue talks on participating in a national dialogue this month to end the country's political crisis, as a separatist faction withdrew from the meeting.</p> <p>"We have decided to continue the meetings to make a decision on our participation" in the UN-brokered talks which will begin on March 18, said Salem Saleh Mohammed on Sunday. He did not say where the meetings would be held.</p> <p>Southern leaders met in Dubai late on Saturday in a gathering attended by UN envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/south-yemen-leaders-push-participation-national-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh North Yemen Politics AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 09:00:24 +0000 5778671 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-Yemeni president in Saudi for treatment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/ex-yemeni-president-saudi-treatment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been accused of meddling in his country's fragile political transition, was in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for treatment, a Yemeni diplomat said.</p> <p>Saleh arrived for medical tests and treatment in the Saudi capital on Monday, his party, General People's Congress (GPC), said. He spent time recovering in a Riyadh hospital in June 2011 after an attack on his compound left him seriously wounded.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/ex-yemeni-president-saudi-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Health Yemeni uprising AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:01:12 +0000 5799162 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen president removes key officer in army shakeup - TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/yemen-president-removes-key-officer-army-shakeup-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mohammed Ghobari</p> <p>SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's president removed the commander of the elite Republican Guard, a powerful political foe, from the military on Wednesday, state television reported, in an apparent move to unify the divided armed forces under his own control.</p> <p>The television read out orders by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointing Brigadier General Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is the son of Hadi's predecessor, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/yemen-president-removes-key-officer-army-shakeup-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Government Politics War Yemen Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:02:15 +0000 5809677 at http://www.globalpost.com Ousted Yemen president's son leaves army, named envoy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/ousted-yemen-presidents-son-leaves-army-named-envoy-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Wednesday named the eldest son of ousted dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh as the country's ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, state television reported.</p> <p>With the decision, Ahmed Abdullah Saleh is to leave the army and a rival of his, General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, becomes adviser to the president for military and security affairs, said the television.</p> <p>In December, Hadi dramatically restructured the military to curb the influence of those linked to the toppled strongman.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/ousted-yemen-presidents-son-leaves-army-named-envoy-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Government Health Politics Yemen AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:02:59 +0000 5809683 at http://www.globalpost.com