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Yemen tribal figure joins protests
Hussein Abdallah al Ahmar sides with anti-government protesters amid rising tensions.
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2011 05:20 GMT


Yemen's ruling party is brushing off the resignation of a leading tribal figure from the president's party.

Hussein Abdallah al Ahmar leads a family which runs a financial empire and has huge political influence.

His resignation is the latest in a series of defections from the country's ruling party and inner circle.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

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