Yemen’s Saleh due to sign transition deal

30.04.2011                      26.Nisan, 5771                      Kedischim; Tag 11 des Omer

Jemen:

Yemen's Saleh due to sign transition deal

Yemen's President to sign agreement Saturday to quit power in exchange for immunity and opposition to sign accord Sunday; Fresh violence could derail the deal.

Yemen's president was to sign an agreement on Saturday to quit power in a month's time in exchange for immunity, a deal rejected by street protesters demanding his immediate ouster and prosecution.
Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state for nearly 33 years, has in principle accepted the agreement negotiated by the six-state member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)….