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Yemen's President Drops Offer To Leave Early
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Yemen's President Drops Offer To Leave Early

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Yemen's President Drops Offer To Leave Early

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Yemen's president, clinging to power despite weeks of protests, scrapped an offer to step down by year's end on Sunday. The withdrawal indicates an attempt to negotiate a transfer of power to end the crisis has failed.

LINDA WERTHEIMER: Elsewhere in the region, unrest continues in Yemen, where President Ali Abdullah Saleh has withdrawn his offer to resign at the end of the year. His opponents want him to resign immediately and they want members of his family banned from serving in the government.

Dozens of anti-government protestors have been killed in Yemen in the last two weeks.

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