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Yemen's Saleh leaves for U.S., opponents protest

• Reuters

Outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh apologized for "any shortcoming" in his 33-year rule before leaving Yemen for the United States Sunday, paving the way for a transfer of power after a year of unrest.

"God willing, I will leave for (medical) treatment in the United States and I will return to Sanaa as head of the General People's Congress party," outgoing president Saleh told senior party and government officials in a televised speech.