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Yemen parliament meets to debate emergency law

 Anti-government protestors shout slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh,  in Sanaa,Yemen, Tu...
 Anti-government protestors pray during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Ma...
 Yemeni army soldiers stand guard to protect anti-government protestors, not seen, attending a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni Presi...
 An anti-government protestor sits on a pole waving his national flag during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdulla...
 Yemeni army soldiers stand guard to protect anti-government protestors, not seen, attending a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni Presi...
 Anti-government protestors gesture during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday,...
 Anti-government protestors shout slogans and wave their national flag during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdull...
 An elderly anti-government protestor reacts, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh,  in Sanaa,Yemen...

Mideast Yemen

Anti-government protestors shout slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa,Yemen, Tu...

Mideast Yemen

Anti-government protestors pray during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Ma...

Mideast Yemen

Yemeni army soldiers stand guard to protect anti-government protestors, not seen, attending a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni Presi...

Mideast Yemen

An anti-government protestor sits on a pole waving his national flag during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdulla...

Mideast Yemen

Yemeni army soldiers stand guard to protect anti-government protestors, not seen, attending a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni Presi...

Mideast Yemen

Anti-government protestors gesture during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday,...

Mideast Yemen

Anti-government protestors shout slogans and wave their national flag during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdull...

Mideast Yemen

An elderly anti-government protestor reacts, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa,Yemen...

Yemen's parliament is meeting at the request of the country's embattled president to discuss imposing emergency law amid violence that has threatened to spiral out of control.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh's ruling party dominates the legislature, making the adoption of the emergency measure Wednesday almost certain.
The law gives security forces far reaching powers of arresting and detaining suspects. It comes amid a month of massive protests demanding Saleh's ouster.
Saleh has dramatically increased his crackdown on anti-government demonstrators. His security forces shot dead more than 40 protesters on Friday in Sanaa.
Support for the president has been crumbling. Saleh warned on Tuesday of civil war as the opposition rejected his offer to step down by the end of the year.


Updated : 2021-03-01 10:07 GMT+08:00