Three killed as Yemen opposition accepts Gulf plan
Yemen's opposition has decided to be part of a transitional government under a Gulf-brokered plan for president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step aside, an opposition source told Reuters on Monday. According to the plan, Saleh will stay in power for a further 30 days before quitting, and the opposition had earlier said it would stay out of a unity government.
As opposition leaders gathered in Sanaa to discuss the proposal, Yemeni forces killed three protesters at rallies outside the capital, witnesses said. In the city of Taez, witnesses said security men opened fire on protesters. A woman watching the clash from her balcony was shot dead, and medical sources said 25 others were shot and injured in this southern town.
Clashes reported also in the town of Ibb, where one protester was shot dead and a dozen were hurt by live bullets as police tried to break up a march, witnesses said. Security forces also shot dead a protester in the southern province of al-Baida.