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Voluntary Recruiting campaign kicks off in Yemen's Amran
[17 January 2018]
Hajjah province deputy kicks off Voluntary recruitment campaign in Shahel
[17 January 2018]
Dhamar Governor inaugurates voluntary recruiting campaign in Dhamar city
[17 January 2018]
Voluntary recruitment campaign kicked off in Mezher of Yemen's Raymah
[17 January 2018]
Voluntary recruitment campaign kicked off in Tahtia of Hodeidah
[17 January 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Saudi-paid mercenaries suffer losses in Jawf
[17 January 2018]
Three Saudi soldiers gunned down in Jizan
[17 January 2018]
12 Saudi airstrikes hit Saada
[17 January 2018]
Ballistic missile hits Saudi Army Operations Center in Najran
[17 January 2018]
Army foils infiltration attempts of mercenaries in Taiz
[16 January 2018]
 
  Reports
Report: Coalition conducts 25 airstrikes on Yemen over Tuesday
[17 January 2018]
Report: Army, committees killed, injured dozens of Saudi soldiers, mercenaries in attacks over Sunday
[15 January 2018]
Report: 2 Yemeni civilians injured in 19 Saudi aggression airstrikes, attacks on Yemen during one day
[15 January 2018]
Report: 23 Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit Yemen over 24 hours
[14 January 2018]
Report: 2 Yemeni civilians murdered in 19+ Saudi aggression airstrikes, attacks on Yemen over Friday
[13 January 2018]
 
  International
UNICEF: Over 3 million Yemeni children born since Saudi wages war
[17 January 2018]
Yemen, WFP sign MoU to rehabilitate Hodeidah port
[16 January 2018]
Yemen calls on UAE occupation forces to stop destroying Socotra
[16 January 2018]
Norwegian Refugee Council calls for reopening Yemen's ports
[15 January 2018]
FM meets UN political affairs official
[15 January 2018]
  Reports
President Saleh says he never refused to sign Gulf initiative
[15/November/2011]
SANA’A, Nov. 15 (Saba)- In an interview with FRANCE 24, President Ali Abdullah Saleh said he intended to step down within 90 days of reaching a deal on a power transfer plan that aims to end the political crisis in the country.

"When the Gulf initiative is agreed upon and signed and when a time frame is set for its implementation, and elections take place, the president will leave,” President Saleh said in the interview.

The President said also he had given power to Vice-President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi to negotiate a deal with the opposition on the formation of a transitional government and organising future presidential elections.

Saleh confirmed he has "never refused to sign the Gulf initiative" but wanted to "read it and work on a mechanism" to implement it.

“I already wanted to leave power in 2006,” Saleh said, citing “exceptional circumstances” that forced him to remain as the head of state. “I have been in power for more than 33 years in Yemen. I’ve overcome lots of problems, there’s been fascinating moments. But as far as I’m concerned anyone that hangs onto power is a madman.”

The President also defended his record and continued to insist that he has clung to power in order to fight off the threat of regional and international Islamic terrorism.

“We have overwhelming evidence that the opposition is working with al Qaeda,” Saleh said.

He also discredited the Arab revolts in neighbouring countries, claiming the movements were backed by "small states" in the region that lacked influence and were vying to assert themselves.

“These countries are sending troublemakers and mercenaries of all kinds. In reality these countries are not supporting Arab revolutionaries. They are seeking to undermine the Arab regimes and their interference is undermining national unity that is fuelling chaos in the region,” Saleh said.

Asked about the overthrow and death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, President Saleh said “I didn’t like the way he died, but that was his fate”.

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UPDATED ON : Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:30:30 +0300