Yemen's change to democracy hindered by humanitarian crisis, U.N. says

Yemen's change to democracy hindered by humanitarian crisis, U.N. says

SANAA, Yemen, June 9 (UPI) --Yemen's fragile democracy is vulnerable to severe humanitarian needs, a United Nations official said of the Middle East's poorest country.
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UN Security Council passes resolution on Yemen's political transition

UN Security Council passes resolution on Yemen's political transition

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The UN Security Council passed a resolution Wednesday on Yemen that commends the National Dialogue Conference and urges timely political transition.
JC Finley

U.N. passes 'forward-leading' measure on Yemen

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Security Council resolution that sets up a committee to sanction individuals interfering with Yemen's progress is "forward-leaning," the U.S. envoy said.

Yemen reorganized into six-region federation

SANA, Yemen, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Yemen will become a six-region federation as part of its political transformation, its state-run news agency reported Monday.

Yemen to hold off on commission of inquiry

SANAA, Yemen, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi said he would delay opening a commission of inquiry into past government abuses until at least June.

Four explosions rock Yemen capital

SANAA, Yemen, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Four explosions rocked the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Monday, causing some injuries, YemenOnline reported.
President Obama congratulates Yemeni president on National Dialogue

President Obama congratulates Yemeni president on National Dialogue

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama telephoned Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi on Monday to congratulate him on the conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference.
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Yemen concludes National Dialogue Conference

Yemen concludes National Dialogue Conference

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Yemen concluded its National Dialogue Conference on Saturday.
JC Finley

Al-Qaida wages assassination war against Yemen's spy services

SANAA, Yemen, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Dozens of top intelligence and military officers have been assassinated in recent months in a savage campaign widely attributed to jihadists, while complex attacks have been conducted against key military installations, all indicating that al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is still a force to be reckoned with despite recent setbacks.

Al-Qaida said behind attack on Yemen military compound that killed 52

SANA, Yemen, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- An attack on the defense ministry headquarters in Sana, Yemen, that killed 52 people was conducted by al-Qaida militants, pro-al-Qaida websites said Friday.

U.S. committed to Yemen, embassy still closed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. government said it remained a steadfast political and military ally in full support of democratic transition under way in Yemen.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.
By United Press International
Erase amnesty law, HRW tells Yemen

Erase amnesty law, HRW tells Yemen

SANAA, Yemen, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Middle East director for Human Rights Watch Sarah Leah Whitson called on Yemeni lawmakers to endorse a measure to erase an amnesty law from the books.

Yemen's progress frustrates EU

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The European Union said Monday it welcomed Yemeni efforts on political reforms but was mindful of a wide range of national security challenges.

Help yourself first, IMF tells Yemen

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Yemen needs to do more at home to support its political transformation because donor support is slow to develop, the International Monetary Fund said.
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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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