Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nasser Arrabyee: The Current Politics of Yemen

Today I spoke with Nasser Arrabyee, a Yemeni journalist based in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. Mr. Arrabyee writes for the Egyptian Alahram weekly, the Dubai-based Gulf News Daily, as well as several American newspapers including the New York Times. He has been covering the demonstrations in Sana’a over the last several weeks and reported earlier today on President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s announcing a meeting of Parliament on Wednesday, February 2nd to discuss the protesters' demands. Mr. Arrabyee also posts updates on his blog. Our conversation covers the dynamic of the protests that have swept from Tunisia to Egypt and now to Yemen, the role of the opposition in Yemen’s government, and the plans of Al Qaeda in this coastal state.

Image: http://photogallery.thestar.com/928952

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