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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Salih Out of Hospital: Will He or Won't He Return to Yemen?

Now that Yemeni President ‘Ali ‘Abdullah Salih is out of the hospital, there is much speculation about his future. The official SABA news agency says he will return to Yemen "following a specified period of convalescence" (specified to him perhaps, but not specified to us, apperently); butSaudi Arabia's Al-Sharq al-Awsat claims that American diplomats have said that he has been persuaded by the US not to return.

Take your choice. We will find out in due time.

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