Dec. 5 - Opposition blame Saleh for renewed fighting as a woman is killed during protests in Yemen. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Violence returns to the streets in Yemen. Activists say forces loyal to outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed a woman in a protest march in Taiz, Yemen's third largest city -- despite tanks withdrawing under a ceasefire pact. Protester, saying (Arabic): "This is one of our sisters, that fell over there, at the hands of the remains of the regime, who do not respect women, or the young. These are remnants of the regime of Ali Saleh, the unjust and arrogant tyrant. He must stand trial. Where are the Gulf states? Where is the Security Council?" At least eight people were wounded. The attempts to end clashes in Taiz came less than two weeks after Saleh signed a deal to hand over power to his deputy as part of a Gulf initiative by Yemen's wealthy Arab neighbors to end protests there. Activists blamed Monday's attacks on Saleh, who they say was determined to assert his control over the army despite the accord that made him a ceremonial president with no real powers. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters