Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s former leader, killed in Sanaa

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed amid fighting between his supporters and their former allies, the Houthi rebel movement.

Officials from Mr Saleh’s General People’s Congress party said he died in an attack south of the capital, Sanaa.

The Houthis’ leader hailed the news as a “great and significant occasion”.

Abdul Malik al-Houthi said they had foiled a “conspiracy” by a Saudi-led coalition backing the government, to whom Mr Saleh had made peace overtures.

Meanwhile the United Nations said air strikes on Sanaa had intensified and the fighting was spreading to other governorates such as Hajjah.

The report, by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said roads had been blocked and tanks were on the streets. Some of the fiercest fighting was in the diplomatic area near the UN compound.


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  1. What to do with Yemen? I would say: all foreign troops out. Weapons embargo. Ports all open for humanitarian aid AND normal economic activities. Let the Yemenis sort themselves out.

    • @ RAFFIQ—- If Allah has decided to punish Muslim is no power in this world can prevant it. Most Muslims have turned away from Allah’s words to Idol’ s words.

      Allah’s warning!
      Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord, and follow not, as friends or protectors, ( idols) other than Him. Little it is ye remember of admonition. (3) How many towns have We destroyed (for their sins)? Our punishment took them on a sudden by night or while they slept for their afternoon rest. (4) When (thus) our punishment took them, no cry did they utter but this “indeed we did wrong.” (5) Then shall We question those to whom Our message was sent and those by whom We sent it. (6) And verily, We shall recount their whole story with knowledge, for We were never absent (at any time or place). (Q 7:3-7),

      And among those Arab who are around you there are hypocrites, and among the people of Madinah as well. They are adamant on hypocrisy. You do not know them. We know them. We will chastise them twice, then they shall be driven to a terrible punishment Q9:101

      No one can stop Allah’s plan. Allah is All Powerful.Allah has been punishing Muslims until they repent to Allah alone. Obey Human Right and justice for all
      With ❤️

      • Yes, peace might only come to the Arab and Muslim world, when all Muslims accept the Khalifa of Peace appointed by Allah for this time. (Google: Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad).

  2. @ Raffiq. Yes, hopefully — but the true fact is that Ahmadiyyah has been struggling for peace 120 years, but the world is getting worse and worse every day.

    The extremist Muslim is getting stronger stronger in Pakistan and others Islamic countries.

    I think Ahmadiyyah need work harder and harder and need to change the strategy how to win the battle with the extremist Muslim.

    Prophet Muhammad struggled only 23 years, he was successful to spread peace at his time. Ahmadiyyah Has struggled more than 120 years. Must be something wrong Raffiq?
    Have a good day in Lombok. Raffiq

    • yes, we need to work harder. On the other hand it is becoming more and more obvious WHO are the Muslims for Peace. (Once upon a time I asked in London the direction to our mosque and the British guy on the road side asked ‘do you mean the peaceful one’ (yes that one).

      • @ Raffiq— you can dream on and on
        We should follow God’ s word instead off the word of idol.
        Q.2:85—God say; if you follow God laws completely you will be duccessful in will enter peaceful paradise on this world and the Next.

        But you follow some of God laws and the Sunnah, but you neglect the rest, you will not be successful, you will fail.

        Forgive me if I make mistake the way I see or observe Ahmadiyyah. Ahmadiyyah really promote peaceful Islam for 120 years, but again, Ahmadiyyah has failed to create peace in its own country, Pakistan, in contrary, the extremist Muslim who persecute Ahmadiyyah are getting stronger and stronger and this is the true fact in the ground.

        Ahmadiyyah had to reform the its Islamic interpretation if Ahmadiyyah really want to be a role model of Islam.

        My suggestion is
        Ahmadiyyah should strive to strengthen economy of followers by doing trading or self employee or become a employer ad our prophet did it, He was successful and became the richest man at his time.
        There are 10 million Ahmadiyya around the world, if there are 10 percent who follows the sunnah how to earn money like Mr Trump, woow, Ahmadiyyah will be great and all Muslim non Ahmadiyyah will follow Ahmadiyyah
        Belief me!

        With love❤️

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