KONFRONTASI-A leading Arab journalist says the former Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was recently killed in Sana’a, failed to learn lessons from history and fell into the trap of the Saudi-led coalition, which has been involved in a bloody military campaign against Yemen since early 2015.
Ali Abdullah Saleh
KONFRONTASI-Yemen’s Interior Ministry has issued a statement confirming the death of the country's ousted president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, during clashes in capital Sana'a.
The confirmation came after a Yemeni radio station announced earlier on Monday that Saleh had been killed during clashes in the Yemeni capital.
The Interior Ministry further said in its statement that Saleh had been creating “chaos” in the country through cooperating with “militias of aggression” and by providing help to “extremist militias.”
The ministry added that the Yemeni forces, backed by fighters from the popular Ansarullah Houthi movement, were in full control of all positions previously held by Saleh’s militias in Sana’a.
The statement also noted that conflicts, which had plagued Sana’a during past days, were actually over after death of Saleh.
"The Interior Ministry announces the end of the crisis of the treason militia and the killing of its leader and a number on his criminal partisans," it added.
Later in the day, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television quoted sources in Saleh's General Peoples Congress as confirming that he had been killed.
The news channel added that the sources had said Saleh was killed by sniper bullets.
A few hours later, officials in Ali Abdullah Saleh's General People's Congress (GPC) confirmed to Reuters that Saleh had been killed outside Sana'a, in what sources in the Houthi group said was an RPG and gun attack.
The GPC officials said Saleh was killed south of the capital Sana'a along with the assistant secretary-general of the GPC, Yasser al-Awadi.
Earlier on Monday, Saudi Arabia unleashed a fresh wave of aerial bombardments against targets in Yemen’s capital in an apparent effort to support forces loyal Saleh.
KONFRONTASI-Turkey has frozen the assets of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in line with a decision by the UN Security Council, the government said.
All of Saleh's assets in Turkish banks and other financial institutions were frozen, the Official Gazette said on Thursday, but did not reveal the value of the assets Saleh was believed to hold in Turkey.
Konfrontasi - Mantan presiden Yaman Ali Abdullah Saleh pada Ahad (27/12) mengatakan perang melawan Arab Saudi baru akan dimulai.
Saleh berikrar pendukungnya akan terus berperang kecuali koalisi pimpinan Arab Saudi menghentikan serangan udara dan darat terhadap negerinya.
Saleh mengeluarkan pernyataan itu dalam satu pertemuan dengan wakil dari Partai Rakyat Umum, pimpinannya, dan kelompok Syiah Al-Houthi --yang ikut dalam pembicaraan perdamaian yang ditaja PBB belum lama ini di Swiss.
KONFRONTASI-Yemen's General People's Congress, the party of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, has rejected the newly formed government, announcing that the party's majority parliamentary bloc will not support a confidence vote backing it.
Earlier on Saturday, President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi was dismissed from the same party, after being accused of soliciting UN sanctions against his predecessor Saleh.
KONFRONTASI-Ribuan pendukung mantan presiden Yaman Ali Abdullah Saleh dan gerilyawan Syiah turun ke jalan di Sanaa memrotes ancaman sanksi PBB terhadap orang kuat terguling itu dan para pemimpin gerilyawan.
Saleh, yang mundur pada awal 2012 setelah setahun unjukrasa diilhami Kebangkitan Arab, dianggap pendukung utama gerilyawan Huthi, yang merebut ibu kota Sanaa dan beberapa daerah lain sejak September.