Yemen's former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, pauses during an interview with Reuters in Sanaa on May 21, 2014.

The man accused of stealing $60 billion from Yemen is still there and wielding power


Critics of the Houthi rebels in Yemen say they are in league with Iran, a claim the rebels deny. But no one denies the Houthis are partnered with an ally much closer to home: Yemen’s onetime dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh, who remains a force in Yemen and may have billions of dollars at his disposal.

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Yemen President Signs Deal Ceding Power

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Yemen’s Leader In Surprise Return

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Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned from Saudi Arabia three months after surviving an assassination attempt.

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Protesters in Yemen have rallied and fought to force President Ali Saleh to leave office. The president was wounded Friday, and evacuated to Saudi Arabia for treatment. Saleh vows to return to Yemen, but many jubilant protesters say they won’t let him back in as president.

Yemen: Is This the End of Saleh?

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Yemen’s embattled president, Ali Abdullah Saleh has been flown to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment leaving a hole in its leadership. We talk with Hakim Almasmari and Gregory Johnsen.

Yemen in Upheaval as Leader Goes to Saudi Arabia

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Jubilant crowds took to the streets in Yemen over the weekend, celebrating the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, but it’s unclear whether the man who ruled the country with an iron fist for 33 years will try to return.

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Violence continues to escalate in Yemen, as the country descends into civil war. President Ali Abdullah Saleh refuses to step down even though he had indicated that he would.