> Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday by his erstwhile allies, the Houthi Militia. Houthi fighters stopped his armored vehicle outside the capital Sana'a with a RPG rocket and then shot him dead, sources within the group say. Saleh's own party has also confirmed his death.
The 75 year old was president for 33 years after he unified North and South Yemen in 1990. Saleh battled the Iran for years before forming an alliance with them. But they fell out again, and for the past week fierce urban warfare has raged in the capital between the two sides.
Saleh formally canceled his alliance with the militia on Sunday. Saudi-led coalition warplanes have apparently used their air power to back him over the past few days, a new twist in Yemen's civil war. He unified his country by force, but went on to play a pivotal role in its ruinous war.
At least 10,000 people have been killed, and hunger and disease now stalk one of the Arab world's poorest countries.