Global Market Data
Global News Journal
Pakistan: Now or Never?
Front Row Washington
The Great Debate
Personal Finance Video
Life & Culture
A selection of our top photos from the past 24 hours. Full Article
What happened on night of deadly Afghanistan helicopter crash?
Most Americans say U.S. on wrong track: poll
Kansas returns health insurance exchange grant
09 Aug 2011
Father too late to save dying son in UK riots
Analysis: Riots shake faith in UK austerity, stability
U.S. loses AAA credit rating from S&P
Obama says he inherited economic problems
Stock index futures tumble on S&P downgrade
UK riot thugs steal from injured boy
Tue, Aug 9 2011
UK riots spread from London
Sony distribution centre up in flames
Tue, Aug 9 2011
Saleh to look at restarting Yemeni peace plan
Civil war fears chill traumatized Yemen neighborhood
Saleh vows return to Yemen, U.S. urges him stay away
Tue, Aug 9 2011
Syrian tanks pound city as Arab states withdraw envoys
Mon, Aug 8 2011
Saudi pulls ambassador from Syria, denounces violence
Sun, Aug 7 2011
Syrian army deploys across Hama after attack
Sat, Aug 6 2011
Analysis & Opinion
Time to end America’s two-party system?
The coming Palestinian statehood
Anti-government protesters react after hearing news that Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh will not return, in Taghyeer Square in Sanaa, August 8, 2011.
Credit: Reuters/Jumana El Heloueh
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:04pm EDT
RIYADH (Reuters) - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has agreed to look at restarting a Gulf Arab initiative on solving the country's crisis and ensuring a peaceful transfer of power, a Yemeni government official said Wednesday.
The official said Saleh had met members of Yemen's ruling party in Riyadh, where he has been receiving medical treatment since being badly injured in an assassination attempt in June.
Yemen has been sliding toward civil war during six months of protests demanding Saleh's overthrow. A transition plan brokered by the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been moribund since Saleh last avoided signing it in May.
"He agreed with them to explore ways of restarting the GCC initiative and of creating a mechanism that will ensure a peaceful transfer of power," the official told Reuters after Saleh's meeting with the ruling party members.
Saleh had agreed to work with the main opposition parties, other Yemeni groups, international bodies and concerned countries to finds ways to end the crisis, the official said.
The United States and Saudi Arabia, both targets of foiled attacks from al Qaeda's Yemen-based branch and wary of chaos that could embolden the group, have tried to ease Saleh from office with the GCC plan, which Saleh has agreed to three times, only to back out of signing it at the last minute.
The president emerged Sunday from the Riyadh hospital where he had been receiving treatment since a bomb attack in his palace on June 3 left him with severe burns and other injuries.
The United States has urged Saleh not to return home from Saudi Arabia, diplomatic sources said.
After debating Yemen Tuesday, the U.N. Security Council called for "an inclusive, orderly and Yemeni-led process of political transition that meets the needs and aspirations of the Yemeni people for change."
(Reporting by Joseph Logan; Writing by David Stamp; Editing by Jon Hemming)
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 Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Be the first to comment on reuters.com.
Add yours using the box above.
Social Stream (What's this?)
Back to top
New York Legal
Support & Contact
Advertise With Us
Connect with Reuters
Our Flagship financial information platform incorporating Reuters Insider
An ultra-low latency infrastructure for electric trading and data distribution
A connected approach to governance, risk and compliance
Our next generation legal research platform
Our global tax workstation
About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.
NYSE and AMEX quotes delayed by at least 20 minutes. Nasdaq delayed by at least 15 minutes. For a complete list of exchanges and delays, please click here.