Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in a photo provided his office earlier this month. He wears gloves to protect his hands, which were injured during an assassination attempt earlier this year.
November 23, 2011 Now, he reportedly wants to travel to New York for medical treatment.
Protesting Yemeni women burn their veils, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen.
October 26, 2011 A few women removed their Niqaqs, or full face veils, saying "they wanted to die uncovered, proof of the shamelessness" of the president's regime. The protests come after another day of deadly government crackdowns against protesters.
September 30, 2011 With the killing of terrorist spiritual leader Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, President Obama could and did claim yet another significant win Friday in the war against al Qaida. But if the past is any indicator, Obama is unlikely to get much in the way of sustained political credit for his role in bringing the al-Awlaki chapter of the al-Qaida story to an end.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Riyadh on Sept. 19, 2011.
September 23, 2011 More than three months after being seriously injured in a rocket attack and then going to Saudi Arabia for treatment, President Ali Abdullah Saleh made a surprise return to Yemen today.
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June 9, 2011 The newspaper says the U.S. is "exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets."
June 8, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie, and tourism and civil unrest in Yemen. In the second hour Henry Kissinger on China's long history.
June 8, 2011 The Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour is now "almost empty," according to some of the few people still there. A government military campaign against opponents of the Assad regime is expected to begin at any time.
Thousands of Yemeni anti-government protesters demonstrated in the city of Ibb on Monday (June 6, 2011).
June 7, 2011 While government spokesmen say the president plans to return to Yemen after receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, opponents hope he will stay away and talks about a transition can begin.
In the capital, Sanaa, on Sunday, some Yemeni anti-government protesters celebrated Saleh's departure.
June 6, 2011 The Yemeni president underwent surgery in Saudi Arabia, the government there says. Though Yemeni officials say he will come back to his country, many doubt that will happen and many in Yemen are celebrating his departure.
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June 3, 2011 President Ali Abdullah Saleh is alive and will soon go on TV to address his nation, government officials say. Earlier, opposition forces had claimed he was killed.
May 27, 2011 Protests continue in both countries as demands grow for reform and for leaders to step aside.
May 19, 2011 A second agreement between Yemen's leaders to transfer government power has collapsed after President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to sign it.
Anti-government protestors in Sanaa, Yemen on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.
May 18, 2011 Yemen's President, Ali Abdullah Saleh has apparently agreed with opposition leaders to leave power under a transition plan. Al-Arabiya reports the agreement, negotiated with the help of Western mediators and the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (or GCC), is supposed to be signed today.
April 25, 2011 Syrian troops in armored vehicles and tanks stormed the southern town of Daraa early Monday and opened fire, witnesses tell The Associated Press. Some men were shot as they left mosques following morning prayers, activists report.
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Evacuees offer silent prayers for quake and tsunami victims at a shelter in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on April 11, 2011.
April 11, 2011 Japan aftershock; a possible truce in Libya;a possible truce in Yemen; ban on some women's Islamic dress in France;
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