Middle East, Yemen: Another Wobbling Domino

Update, CNN:

The US has abandoned Mubarak.

Leaders around the globe joined a chorus of condemnation Wednesday over the eruption of violence in Cairo as embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak struggled to maintain his grip on power. …

The time for a political transition in Egypt “is now,” U.S. presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

World leaders denounce attacks on Egyptian protesters – CNN.com


What seemed like thousands of anti-government protesters gathered near Sanaa University in Yemen’s capital early Thursday morning, a clear indication that many in the country were not satisfied with President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s recent announcement that he would not seek re-election.

Protesters of all ages chanted and held signs with messages against poverty and the government. Some proclaimed that Saleh needed to step down.

As the protest quickly grew, there was very little visible security in the area.

Protests start in Yemen, despite concession from president – CNN.com

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