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Yemen president signs deal, will transfer power within 30 days

November 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Yemen’s authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Wednesday to step down amid a fierce uprising to oust him after 33 years in power. The U.S. and its powerful Gulf allies pressed for the deal, concerned that a security collapse in the impoverished Arab nation was allowing an active al-Qaida franchise to gain a firmer foothold. Continue Reading

American film maker arrested in Cairo

November 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

An American film maker has told a colleague by phone that she was arrested by Egyptian police while documenting clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Jehane Nojaim’s producer Karim Amer says she was detained and her camera was confiscated. Continue Reading