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Yemen government and tribesmen agree truce

Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 01:14

May 29 - Armed tribesmen withdraw from government buildings after reaching truce with Yemen's embattled president. Andrew Raven reports.

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Armed tribesmen celebrate in Yemen. The revelry comes after tribal leaders reached a truce with the country's president on Sunday. The deal ends nearly a week of clashes in the capital, Sanaa, which left at least 115 dead. After it was signed, heavily-armed tribesmen withdrew from several government buildings. The standoff had threatened to plunge the impoverished country into a civil war. It was the latest chapter in an uprising against president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Largely peaceful pro-democracy protests continue in Yemen, an impoverished country at the tip of the Arabian peninsula. Demonstrators are demanding that Saleh step down after 33 years in power. Andrew Raven, Reuters

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Yemen government and tribesmen agree truce

Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 01:14