On 11 February 2011, protests began in Yemen. In the early phase, protests in Yemen were directed against unemployment, economic conditions and corruption, as well as against the government’s proposals to modify Yemen’s constitution. Later, the protestors began to call upon President Ali Abdallah Saleh to resign. On 4 June 2011, President Saleh left the country for treatment after being severely injured in an attack on the presidential palace. During his absence, his deputy Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi ruled the country without a formal transfer of power. Saleh’s return...
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