Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Yemeni Clerics Call for Presidential Elections

Yemeni Clerics  Call for Presidential Elections
SANA - More than 100 influential religious clerics and tribal leaders are calling for presidential elections within 60 days in Yemen and the ouster of the President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh is undergoing medical treatment in Saudi Arabia after being wounded in an attack on his palace earlier this month. A ruling party official said Friday that Saleh intends to return to Yemen within days, but the clerics and tribal leaders say he’s unfit to resume his post. Among the petitioners is the spiritual leader of the country’s fundamentalist Islamic opposition party. Yemen’s president of nearly 33 years has held onto power in the face of massive protests demanding his ouster since February. (AP)