- 23 November, 2011 -- Yemen president of 33 years to quit amid uprising
Yemen's authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Wednesday to step down amid a fierce uprising to oust him after 33 years in power. The U.S. and its powerful Gulf allies pressed for the deal, concerned that a security collapse in the impoveris...
- 21 January, 2012 -- Yemen MPs approve controversial Saleh immunity law
The Yemeni parliament adopted on Saturday a law giving veteran President Ali Abdullah Saleh immunity from prosecution in return for stepping down under a Gulf-brokered transition deal.
- 10 December, 2011 -- Yemen unity government sworn in
Yemen's national unity government, led by the opposition, was sworn in Saturday to lead a three-month transition period until early elections are held and President Ali Abdullah Saleh formally steps down, an official statement said.
- 7 December, 2011 -- Yemen forms national unity government
Yemen's vice president announced the formation of a national unity government Wednesday as part of a power transfer deal to ease embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh out of power and end months of political turmoil, the state news agency said.
- 27 February, 2012 -- Yemen’s Saleh formally steps down after 33 years
Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down after 33 years at the helm on Monday, making him the fourth veteran Arab leader to fall in a year of mass pro-democracy demonstrations that have rocked the region.