Category: Saleh’s

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Yemen: From civil warfare to Ali Abdullah Saleh’s death

As popular uprisings swept across the Middle East in 2011, people in Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country, also decided to hold mass protests against the three-decade rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh. In power for 33 years, Saleh in 1978 had become the president of what was then North Yemen, before leading the country following its…