Former Yemeni president in hospital for ear problem

The 71-year-old was taken to the Saudi German Hospital in the capital Sanaa, "just for an ear operation," while in Aden an intelligence official shot dead

Former Yemeni president in hospital for ear problem

World Bulletin/News Desk

Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been admitted to hospital for an ear operation and is in a stable condition, one of his aides said on Thursday.

The 71-year-old was taken to the Saudi German Hospital in the capital Sanaa, "just for an ear operation," the aide told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

Mass protests in 2011 forced Saleh out of office after more than three decades in power and his deputy Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi replaced him under a Gulf-brokered initiative.

Yemen has suffered from increased lawlessness since the uprising in 2011.

Meanwhile, a Yemeni intelligence official was gunned down in the southern Aden province on Thursday, a security source said.

Mohamed Hussein al-Qadeimi was killed in a drive-by shooting in the country's Al-Borayka district. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

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