Former Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh assassinated
The former President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has been killed in clashes with rival Houthi fighters, the country’s Houthi-controlled interior ministry confirmed.
Houthi-controlled al-Masirah TV cited Houthi officials as announcing the “end of the crisis of the treason militia and the killing of its leader”.
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Yemen’s Ansarullah movement has accused former President Ali Abdullah Salih of staging a coup, after he said he was open to talks with Saudi Arabia.
Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he was ready for a “new page” in relations with the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen if it stopped attacks on his country. (Photo: © Khaled Abdullah / Reuters)
Amid a growing problem of malnutrition and cholera outbreaks caused by the Saudi-led war on Yemen, the two branches of the northern Yemeni government have split and are fighting one another.
Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was forced to resign as a result of a year-long set of protests 2011-2012, had allied with the Houthis as a way of regaining some of his lost authority.
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The collective punishment of Yemenis for the Houthis’ intransigence will lead to two scenarios: a humanitarian catastrophe and an unprecedented number of allegiance to the Houthis. Despite the pressure, Eritrea will remain neutral in the conflict.
, Al Jazeera
YEMEN’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has formally announced an alliance with Houthi fighters for the first time, after the Arab coalition launched two air strikes on his home in the capital, Sanaa.
Saleh, who was forced to step aside in 2012 following a year of deadly nationwide protests against his three-decade rule, escaped unharmed after the attacks early on Sunday.
He was not at home during the bombing, which killed three guards and destroyed three buildings.
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Five high-profile Yemenis, including former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, may face UN-imposed sanctions for derailing the country’s transition
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AL JAZEERA has learned that the UN is preparing to impose sanctions on five high-profile Yemenis including the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
A UN panel of experts found that the individuals had been undermining Yemen’s democratic transition. Three of those named are leaders of the Houthi rebel group that has seized large parts of the country over the last month.
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