In Yemen, the bloody repression of protesters has led to defection by the nation's most powerful military commander, along with scores of other highly placed officials. The opposition has refused President Ali Abdullah Saleh's offer to resign by the end of this year, but he still warned in a TV broadcast that trying to force him out will lead to a civil war. Karen DeYoung is senior diplomatic correspondent for the Washington Post.
Yemen's President Clings to Power
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