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Yemen Opposition to Debate Takeover From Saleh as Protests Flare

Tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets in protest against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, as the main opposition alliance prepared to discuss setting up a committee to run the country in his place.

The Joint Meeting Parties, a coalition of six opposition groups, said today that it would discuss the creation of a transitional council in a meeting scheduled for tomorrow. Protesters in cities across Yemen continued their five-month effort to topple Saleh in rallies after Friday prayers.