Maintenance. We are currently updating the site. Please check back shortly
Members login
  • TrustLaw
  • Members Portal
Subscribe

Aide says former Yemeni president in hospital for ear problem

Source: Reuters - Thu, 16 Jan 2014 02:04 PM
Author: Reuters
hum-war
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Bookmark Email Print
Leave us a comment

SANAA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been admitted to hospital for an ear operation and is in a stable condition, one of his aides said on Thursday.

The 71-year-old was taken to the Saudi German Hospital in the capital Sanaa, "just for an ear operation," the aide told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

Mass protests in 2011 forced Saleh out of office after more than three decades in power and his deputy Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi replaced him under a Gulf-brokered initiative.

Yemen has suffered from increased lawlessness since the uprising in 2011. Islamist militants seized whole towns and districts in the south before being beaten back by the army. However, they have since regrouped and mounted regular attacks on government officials and installations.

On Thursday suspected al Qaeda members attacked an army base south of Sanaa. (Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari, Writing by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus
TOPICAL CONTENT
Topical content
LATEST SLIDESHOW

Latest slideshow

See allSee all
FEATURED JOBS
Featured jobs