Ali Abdullah Saleh is no longer Yemen's president, but he is still wielding political clout as the head of the ruling party.
The former Yemeni president is not leaving the country any time soon, his party's spokesman said, calling reports of his departure "fabrications" as a new leader takes over.
After seeing his three-decade rule come to an end, Yemen's former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, will leave the country for Ethiopia this week, ruling party officials said Monday.
Yemen's new president on Saturday promised to continue the fight against al Qaeda, calling it "a religious and national duty" for citizens of his restive nation.
Yemen will swear in its new president Saturday, cementing a power transfer deal reached in November to end months of protests and violence over outgoing leader Ali Abdullah Saleh's longtime rule.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to his residence in Sanaa, a spokesman for the country's embassy in Washington said late Friday.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh left the United States on Thursday, flying from Boston's Logan International Airport to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a Yemeni official told CNN.
A man attempting to attack a voting center in the southern town of Crater died Tuesday when the grenade he was handling blew up in his hands, Yemeni security officials said.
CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on the Yemeni president's request to visit to the U.S.
Yemen's parliament approved a controversial law Saturday that ensures President Ali Abdullah Saleh complete immunity from prosecution.
Yemen's largest opposition coalition blamed President Ali Abdullah Saleh's ruling family for causing chaos in the town of Radda, Baitha province, and said the family intentionally eased the way for al Qaeda militants to take over the town.
Yemeni officials on Tuesday downplayed rumors that next month's presidential elections in Yemen would be delayed, the same day U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faulted the Yemeni president for failing to fulfill his commitment to leave the country.
Like many other Yemenis, I was overwhelmed by the news of the Life March which was set off from Freedom Square in Taiz late December 2011. Thousands of youths walked for almost five days, covering more than 250 kilometers by foot.
The Yemeni cabinet has approved the draft of a law that will give President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his aides immunity from prosecution.
Top loyalists to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh called the Arab nation's vice president a traitor and threatened war, aides to the vice president said Saturday.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has announced he will not travel to the United States for medical treatment, a diplomat in that country said Wednesday.
Embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will be allowed to come to the United States for medical treatment in New York, a senior Obama administration official said Tuesday.
Yemen's embattled president is planning a trip to the United States, a party spokesman said Saturday, even as his country is embroiled in a factional conflict amid protesters' calls for democracy that continue to draw a heavy-handed government response and persistent bloodshed.
Tawakkol Karman is Yemen's most recognizable revolutionary, braving threats and arrest to call for change.
At least 10 people died when security forces in Yemen's capital assaulted thousands of marchers with gunfire, water cannons, and tear gas Saturday, eyewitnesses and activists said.
Two youth activists were killed in Taiz, in southern Yemen, after participating in a massive march Friday in opposition to the ruling family, a medical official said.
At least 15 militants and two government security personnel have died during clashes in a restive southern Yemeni region, two security officials told CNN on Saturday.
CNN's Rima Maktabi reports on the role of Islam in the Arab Spring in Libya and beyond.
At least five people were killed Saturday in the Yemeni city of Taiz amid heavy shelling and ongoing clashes between government forces and opposition fighters, according to witnesses.
Elise Labott talks with Yemeni rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman.
Shelling in the southern Yemeni province of Taiz killed 12 citizens and wounded 45 Thursday, medics said.
At least five people were killed in Yemen when pro-government gunmen shot at anti-government protesters in the capital, medics in Sanaa's Change Square told CNN Thursday.
After months of bloodshed, intrigue and revenge that made Yemen seem like an Arabian version of Hamlet, President Ali Abdullah Saleh has finally transferred his powers to his vice president, and elections are to be held in three months.
Yemeni women defiantly burn traditional veils to protest Ali Abdullah Saleh's brutal crackdown on protesters.
Ali Abdullah Saleh clung to power in Yemen for 33 years, navigating -- and even channeling -- the country's complex tribal power structure.
More than 400 troops defected from the Yemeni military Saturday evening, saying they would no longer attack unarmed protesters.
Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave office "within 90 days" of an agreement with the regional Gulf Cooperation Council, he said in an interview.
Government forces shelled southwestern Yemen on Friday, killing 10 people and injuring 32 others, medics said.
Yemeni anti-government activists have launched a new online video campaign to draw attention to their fight.
Yemeni women defiantly burned their traditional veils Wednesday in protest of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's brutal crackdown on anti-government demonstrations.
Eleven people were killed Tuesday during clashes with Yemeni security forces after anti-government protests again filled the streets of the country's capital, according to a hospital official.
At least 14 people have been killed in clashes between Yemeni security forces and protesters this weekend.
At least 10 protesters are killed by Yemeni police during demonstrations in Sanaa on Saturday, activists say.
Constant gunfire and loud explosions reverberated early Monday in the capital of Yemen, residents and eyewitnesses said.
Yemeni security forces unleashed a deadly assault on anti-government protesters in the nation's capital on Saturday and deadly fighting raged between government forces and tribal fighters, witnesses said.
Days after a prominent Yemeni human rights activist became the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, dozens of women were injured after gangs attacked during a march in her honor, witnesses in the city of Taiz said Monday.
Opposition protesters criticized Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Saleh on Sunday, arguing that the nation's leader has never been serious about stepping down.
Anti-government demonstrators took to the streets in the Yemeni capital in two massive protests Tuesday, and the throngs chanted for international support, witnesses said.
Anwar al-Awlaki was killed exactly one week after President Ali Abdullah Saleh returned to Yemen at the end of a long period of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. Intelligence analysts say that may have been no coincidence, and that with al-Awlaki's killing, Saleh is underlining to the West -- and the Saudis -- that they still need him.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh addressed his violently divided country. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
Yemen protesters want President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Yemen's capital on Monday, rejecting claims President Ali Abdullah Saleh made in a televised address.
Newly returned from three months out of the country, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh addressed his people Sunday, blaming "terrorists" for the deadly violence at anti-government protests.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned home after undergoing treatment in Saudi Arabia, a government spokesman said Friday.
Embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has authorized his vice president to negotiate a transfer of power with opposition parties, the state-run Saba News Agency reported Monday.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh congratulated the nation's security forces for freeing a military brigade from suspected al Qaeda militants after a months-long siege, state media reported.
More than a million anti-government youth gathered for protests in virtually all of Yemen's provinces, witnesses said Friday, a day the protesters dubbed "Friday of victory from God."
President Ali Abdullah Saleh plans to return to Yemen following the investigation into his attempted assassination, a government spokesman said.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh plans to return to Yemen following the investigation into his attempted assassination, a government spokesman said.
The third most powerful political figure in the Yemeni government has died from wounds he received in the presidential palace attack in Sanaa last June.
Efforts to push President Ali Abdullah Saleh out of power in Yemen suffered a setback Saturday when 31 members of a new opposition council quit in a spat over equal representation.
The Yemeni government officially accused Friday two of the biggest opposition figures in the country of planning the assassination plot on President Ali Abdullah Saleh two months ago.
Yemen's opposition groups announced the formation of the National Revolution Council Wednesday, the first significant move toward forming a new government in Yemen.
On a day in which at least 26 people were killed in fighting between local tribes and government forces, President Ali Abdullah Saleh pledged to return to Yemen, and denounced the violence there as inspired by reactionary elements "who want to take the country back" to the days before its independence.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been discharged from a military hospital in Saudi Arabia after being severely wounded in June, a Saudi Foreign Ministry spokesman said Sunday, but it was not clear when he would return to Yemen.
Muslims around the world on Monday ushered in Ramadan, a month of dawn-to-dusk abstinence from food and drinks.
A group of Yemeni protesters criticized a youth transitional council set up over the weekend, marking a major rift in the opposition as it attempts to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa have been swept up in protests against longtime rulers since the January revolt that ousted Tunisian strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. In many cases, these demonstrations and movements have been met with brute force that has escalated into seemingly unending violence. Here are the latest developments and information about the roots of the unrest.
Tribesmen intent on ending the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh fought Friday with government forces, resulting in at least four deaths in the city of Taiz, according to medical staff in Freedom Square.
A group of young Yemeni protesters said Saturday they have set up a transitional council to manage the country's affairs, marking the latest attempt to dislodge President Ali Abdullah Saleh from power.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh will return to his country Sunday, a homecoming that also marks the 33rd anniversary of his rule, a senior ruling party official said Wednesday.
Five Yemeni civilians were killed and 18 others were injured Tuesday in government air raids just outside Sanaa, tribal leaders and eyewitnesses said.
Yemen's badly burned president, appearing on television in his homeland on Thursday for the first time since he was injured in an attack last month, said he's on the mend, welcomed talks with opposition forces and indicated his resolve to strike back at his attackers.
Militants gunned down 10 soldiers at a military checkpoint in southwestern Yemen, authorities said Thursday.
The top general in the Yemeni opposition says he rejects a new proposal that would allow the country's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh to remain in power until a new leader is found.
An exclusive interview between CNN's Nic Robertson and Yemeni General Ali Moshen Al-Ahmer.
CNN's Nic Robertson discusses Yemen's future during an exclusive interview with acting president Abdu Rabu Mansoor Hadi.
The Yemeni government has lost control over five provinces, and security in the country is deteriorating, the nation's acting president told CNN in an exclusive interview Wednesday.
In an exclusive interview with CNN, Yemen's VP says president Ali Abdullah Saleh can return stability to the country.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is being treated in Saudi Arabia after an attack on his compound, will return to Yemen on Friday, senior adviser Ahmed Al-Soufi told CNN.
Ongoing clashes have left seven Yemeni soldiers and 17 Islamic militants dead in the past two days in the southern province of Abyan, a senior security official said Monday.
Yemen's vice president met with opposition parties Monday in Sanaa, as the nation's state news agency said President Ali Abdullah Saleh's health is improving.
A Yemeni colonel and two soldiers were killed in clashes with Islamic militants in the southern province of Abyan Sunday, a security official said.
Deadly fighting between Yemeni government forces and al Qaeda erupted in a restive southern province on Saturday.
Demonstrations swelled in several cities across Yemen on Friday, a week after the country's president was injured in an attack on the mosque at the presidential palace.
Dina El-Mamoun of Amnesty International discusses what losing control of Taiz means for Yemen's absent president.
The fiercest clashes since anti-government demonstrations began in Taiz four months ago erupted overnight Monday between anti-government gunmen and members of government security forces, witnesses said.
Effective Saturday night, Yemeni Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi took over Ali Abdullah Saleh's responsibilities as president, Yemeni government spokesman Abdu Ganadi told CNN.
Hours after surviving the shelling of a mosque at his presidential palace that killed a Muslim preacher and several guards, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Friday insisted he is in good health and blamed "gangsters" for the attack.
Five loud explosions rung out early Saturday in the Yemeni capital, residents said, amid a surge of violence pitting tribal forces against those loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
There may be a silver lining to the recent diplomatic incident in Yemen, in which pro-government mobs blockaded U.S., European and Arab ambassadors inside an embassy as they waited -- in vain -- for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to sign a deal to relinquish power.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh called Tuesday for tribal leader Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar to halt the violence that killed at many as 41 people Tuesday even as opposition groups and tribes blamed Saleh for the carnage.
Persian Gulf states have suspended efforts to ease embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh from office after the president once again balked at signing a deal with opposition leaders, the group announced early Monday.
Yemen's opposition has signed a regionally brokered deal that would result in the departure of controversial President Ali Abdullah Saleh and end the country's grinding political crisis, opposition officials told CNN.
Yemen's political leadership has resolved the hurdles for a regionally-brokered deal that would lead to the departure of the president, a senior Yemeni official told CNN.
The head of the Gulf Cooperation Council has left Yemen without securing an agreement by which President Ali Abdullah Saleh would hand over power to the opposition, officials said Wednesday.
Violence rocked embattled Yemen on Saturday as suspected militants killed government soldiers for the second day in a row and security forces wounded around three dozen anti-government protesters.
Security forces in Yemen killed four people when they opened fire on anti-government protesters on their way to a funeral Friday in southwestern Yemen, medical workers and witnesses said.
One of the backers of a proposal to end the upheaval in Yemen is walking away over Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's reluctance to leave the country to sign the pact.
Live ammunition fired by Yemeni security forces left 11 protesters dead in Sanaa and Taiz on Wednesday, witnesses said, as a human rights group called for an end to the use of deadly force by government troops.
A key outside broker will return to Yemen this week hoping to salvage the power transfer deal that aims to end months of turmoil in the Middle Eastern nation, a senior ruling party official said Sunday.
The head of the Gulf Cooperation Council abruptly left a meeting Saturday with Yemen's president, departing Sanaa without comment and leaving a hard-fought political deal aimed at ending months of turmoil on the verge of collapse, said a senior Yemeni ruling party official.
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