Return of wounded president Ali Abdullah Saleh still uncertain

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The Independent Online

Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was so severely injured in an assassination attempt that it is uncertain when he will return to the country, his Vice-President has said. Mr Saleh was wounded in a bomb attack on his palace in early June amid months of protests against his three-decade rule, and is being treated in Saudi Arabia.

Vice-President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi told CNN that he saw Mr Saleh after the attack with a piece of wood between his ribs and burns to his face, arms and upper body. Mr Hadi said no one could tell when Mr Saleh might return.