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Resource ID: #17066
Subject: Politics
Source: Wall Street Journal (New York)
Date: Jan. 2, 2001


The Wall Street Journal examines the confusing politics of Yemen. Officially, President Ali Abdulla Saleh is the leader of Yemen. However, Sheik Abdulla al-Ahmar yields as much, if not, more power than the president. The United States is interested in Yemen for military reason, particularly after the bombing of the USS Cole in October 2000.

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