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Yemeni protest leaders agree to talks in Saudi Arabia

As discussed previously, Yemeni opposition leaders were reluctant to take part in the GCC-sponsored discussions with President Saleh’s until there was a guarantee that he would step down immediately.

Senior Yemeni officials have said in recent days that the United States and the European Union are pressing for a plan — in conjunction with the Gulf Cooperation Council — that would have Mr. Saleh hand over his powers immediately and formally leave office within the next three months.

Mean while, 15 more protesters were shot by security forces.  That incident is explained in more detail in this New York Times article, which covers the GCC talks as well.


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