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Yemen's Saleh not returning for 33rd anniversary

07-16-2011 08:20 BJT

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An official in Yemen says injured President Ali Abdullah Saleh will stay in Saudi Arabia, until doctors declare him fit. Friday's statement refutes reports that the longtime leader could return home, to mark this weekend's 33rd anniversary of his rise to power.

Meanwhile, at least 10 people were killed in the northwest city of Taiz, during fighting between government forces and opposition tribesmen. The forces fired tank and artillery shells into the city.

Thousands of people have staged fresh demonstrations in both Taiz and Sanaa, to demand Saleh's resignation. But other Yemeni citizens say they want the President to remain in power. Saudi Arabia and the US have been trying to end the political stalemate in Yemen, as they fear growing chaos could strengthen the regional influence of Al-Qaeda.

Yemen's embattled president has appeared publicly for the first time since he was in injured in a blast at his palace compound early last month. In a brief video aired on Thursday on Yemen state TV, Ali Abdullah Saleh said he is ready to share power with other parties within the framework of the Yemeni constitution.

Yemen's embattled president has appeared publicly for the first time since he was in injured in a blast at his palace compound early last month. In a brief video aired on Thursday on Yemen state TV, Ali Abdullah Saleh said he is ready to share power with other parties within the framework of the Yemeni constitution.

Yemen's embattled president has appeared publicly for the first time since he was in injured in a blast at his palace compound early last month. In a brief video aired on Thursday on Yemen state TV, Ali Abdullah Saleh said he is ready to share power with other parties within the framework of the Yemeni constitution.

 

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

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