Yemen wants Sharon's tried as war criminal

SANAA, Yemen, March 23 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh led a massive demonstration Tuesday to protest Israel's killing of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmad Yassin.

Yemen journalists slam colleague's arrest

SANAA, Yemen, March 6 (UPI) -- Yemeni journalists protested Saturday against the arrest of a colleague over the publication of news that the president's son was shot in an armed attack.

Yemeni president's son appears in public

SANAA, Yemen, March 6 (UPI) -- The son of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh appeared in public Saturday, just two days after reports said he was shot and taken to Jordan for treatment.

Yemen President's son shot, moved to Amman

AMMAN, Jordan, March 4 (UPI) -- A military commander Thursday shot and wounded the son of the president of Yemen before he was shot to death, sources told UPI.

Alarm sounded over Yemen stagnant economy

SANAA, Yemen, March 1 (UPI) -- Yemeni businessmen sounded the alarm Monday over the stagnant economy, urging President Ali Abdullah Saleh to introduce more investment incentives.

Yemen, Egypt discuss Iraq, ME

CAIRO, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh and Egypt's Hosni Mubarak Monday discussed increased violence in the Palestinian territories and Iraq at meetings in Cairo.

First Yemen-Iraq Council meeting

SANAA, Yemen, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Yemen Tuesday tacitly recognized the legitimacy of the U.S.-sponsored Iraq Governing Council as officials met with an Iraq's human rights minister in Sanaa.

Yemen plays down Saddam's capture

SANAA, Yemen, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh played down Saddam Hussein's capture Monday saying the Baath regime was terminated when Baghdad fell to U.S. forces.

Yemen pardons al-Qaida suspects

SANA'A, Yemen, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Yemen said Sunday that President Ali Abdullah Saleh has granted amnesty to 92 prisoners suspected of affiliation with al-Qaida organization.

Yemen to release 'extremist' prisoners

SANA'A, Yemen, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh Saturday said he intends to release a number of prisoners suspected of affiliation to al-Qaida.

UPI Hears:

UPI Hears... Pakistan red faced over bugging...Arms supplier case files to be opened...FBI's Mueller pressed for help by Yemen...Saudi dialogue brings jeers...Americans look abroad
JOHN DALY, International Correspondent

Spaniard convicted on terrorism in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh approved a death sentence Thursday against a Spaniard of Syrian origin convicted of planning terror attacks in Yemen.

Yemen releases 34 al-Qaida suspects

SA'NA, Yemen, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Yemeni authorities have released 34 detainees accused of being members of the al-Qaida terror network during the past few days.

Analysis: Yemen-US co-op threatens crisis

The unprecedented cooperation being extended by the government of Yemen to the United States in its war on terror is threatening a political crisis in the conservative Arab and Islamic country, according to analysts and U.S. officials.
RICHARD SALE, UPI Terrorism Correspondent

Bush, Yemen president meet

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- President Bush told his Yemeni counterpart Tuesday that the two countries needed to increase cooperation on intelligence-sharing and law enforcement -- slightly more than a year after Islamic suicide bombers blew up an American destroyer docked in a Yemen
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter
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Ali Abdullah Saleh
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh speaks during a media conference in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, March 18, 2011. UPI\Mohammad Abdullah..

Field Marshal Ali Abdullah Saleh (Arabic: علي عبدالله صالح‎; born 21 March 1942) is the first President of the Republic of Yemen. Saleh previously served as President of the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) from 1978 until 1990, at which time he assumed the office of chairman of the Presidential Council of the Republic of Yemen (unified Yemen). He is the longest-serving president of Yemen, ruling since 1978.

Saleh was born in the town of al-Ahmar, in the Al-Ahmar family — the ruling family of the Hashid tribal confederacy. Saleh is a Zaydi Shia Muslim. He is a "non-Hashimi" Zaydi (not a direct descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad's grandfather), and would not have been eligible to rule under the Zaydi Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen that ruled the country until 1962.

Saleh obtained less than an elementary school education. He joined the North Yemeni armed forces in 1958 and the North Yemen Military Academy in 1960, and became a corporal. Three years later, he was commissioned from the ranks as a second lieutenant. In 1977, the President of North Yemen, Ahmed bin Hussein al-Ghashmi, appointed him as military governor of Ta'izz.

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