Yemen tribal figure joins protests

Hussein Abdallah al Ahmar sides with anti-government protesters amid rising tensions.


    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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