Ali Abdullah Saleh http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30216/all en Yemen on brink of political collapse: Nobel laureate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/yemen-brink-political-collapse-nobel-laureate <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 Nobel peace laureate Tawakkul Karman warned in an interview with AFP that her country's transition process is on the brink of collapse and demanded ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh be banned from politics. </p> <p>The activist, who was a leading figure during the youth uprising in Yemen in 2011, also claimed that President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi is unable to implement his plans to reshape Yemen's security forces because he does not control the army.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/yemen-brink-political-collapse-nobel-laureate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Politics Yemen AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:45:52 +0000 5746251 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 Yemenis celebrate uprising's second anniversary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/yemenis-celebrate-uprisings-second-anniversary-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>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 Sitin street, a capital artery that was the scene of frequent protests and confrontations between anti-regime demonstrators and police and militiamen backing the former leader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/yemenis-celebrate-uprisings-second-anniversary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Politics War Yemeni uprising AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:01:20 +0000 5753044 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 Yemen: the road to national dialogue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/yemen-the-road-national-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>Key dates in Yemen since a transition accord was signed by the regime and the opposition in November 2011 calling for a national dialogue which starts on Monday in Sanaa.</p> <p>The accord, signed in Riyadh following an 11-month popular revolt in which hundreds of people were killed, results in president Ali Abdullah Saleh's ouster after 33 years in power and his replacement by his deputy Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.</p> <p>2011</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/yemen-the-road-national-dialogue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Government Politics War AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 04:30:20 +0000 5784132 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 Opponent of Yemen's ex-President Saleh urges him to stay abroad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/opponent-yemens-ex-president-saleh-urges-him-stay-abroad <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>SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's ousted president arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for medical tests, and a government official said he should stay in exile as his presence provoked separatists and rebels in a nation struggling to regain stability.</p> <p>Ali Abdullah Saleh, who stepped down in a Gulf-brokered deal in 2012 after a year of protests against his rule, remains influential in the impoverished Arab country. Gulf neighbours and Western nations fear the wily leader's continuing sway may tip a delicate political transition into chaos.</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/130402/opponent-yemens-ex-president-saleh-urges-him-stay-abroad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Health Politics Technology War Yemen Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:00:24 +0000 5799392 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen frees 17 activists held since Saleh-era http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130606/yemen-frees-17-activists-held-saleh-era <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 authorities released on Thursday 17 of 58 political activists held since the 2011 uprising against former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, an AFP correspondent witnessed in Sanaa.</p> <p>As they came out of the central prison's compound, youth activists who have been pressing for their release raised their hands chanting: "Revolt, revolt -- it will go on."</p> <p>The former detainees quickly left with their families, who had been waiting outside.</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/130606/yemen-frees-17-activists-held-saleh-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Ali Abdullah Saleh Arab Spring AFP Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:49:21 +0000 5852108 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen youth demand Saleh trial over uprising killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/yemen-youth-demand-saleh-trial-over-uprising-killings <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>Hundreds rallied in Yemen's capital on Tuesday, anniversary of the 2011 killing of 45 protesters against Ali Abdullah Saleh, demanding that the former president and aides be tried for their deaths.</p> <p>On March 18, 2011, dubbed the "Friday of Dignity," gunmen loyal to Saleh shot dead 45 protesters, most of them university students, and wounded another 200 in just three hours, according to figures compiled by Human Rights Watch.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/yemen-youth-demand-saleh-trial-over-uprising-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Ali Abdullah Saleh Politics AFP Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:55:12 +0000 6098510 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen youth demand Saleh trial over uprising killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/yemen-youth-demand-saleh-trial-over-uprising-killings-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>Hundreds rallied in Yemen's capital on Tuesday, anniversary of the 2011 killing at least 45 protesters, demanding that former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and aides be tried for their deaths.</p> <p>Amnesty International meanwhile called for revoking the immunity granted to Saleh under a UN-brokered deal through which he stepped down in 2012, and for an independent probe into human rights violations committed the year before.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/yemen-youth-demand-saleh-trial-over-uprising-killings-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Ali Abdullah Saleh Yemen AFP Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:36:03 +0000 6098948 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen's Saleh denies theft, challenges accusers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140602/yemens-saleh-denies-theft-challenges-accusers <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 Yara Bayoumy</p> <p>SANAA (Reuters) - Other Yemeni officials may have looted public funds, but former president Ali Abdullah Saleh says he was not one of them and he has challenged his authorities to find one dollar acquired inappropriately and hold him to account.</p> <p>His critics in Yemen, an impoverished country of 25 million where 40 percent of the population live on less than $2 per day, accuse him of embezzling billions of dollars during his 33 years in power. </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, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140602/yemens-saleh-denies-theft-challenges-accusers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Politics Technology War Yemen Thomson Reuters Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:14:14 +0000 6164660 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemeni forces seek to wrest Sanaa mosque from ousted president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140617/yemeni-forces-seek-wrest-sanaa-mosque-ousted-president <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 Khaled Abdullah</p> <p>SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni forces have surrounded a sprawling mosque complex in the capital Sanaa amid suspicions that backers of ousted autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh might use it as a launchpad to attack the presidential palace. </p> <p>The operation, in its fourth day on Tuesday, is the most dramatic standoff yet between current President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and Saleh's supporters since he was forced to step down in 2011 following mass protests after 33 years in power.</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, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140617/yemeni-forces-seek-wrest-sanaa-mosque-ousted-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Abdullah Saleh Asia Government Politics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:08:02 +0000 6179208 at http://www.globalpost.com