Yemen 'on fire'

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The Independent Online
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SANAA (Reuter) - Opposition sources in Yemen said that the Prime Minister, Haider Abu Bakr al-Attas, had resigned after cost-of-living riots in which 13 people were killed. Abdul Rahman al-Jefri, leader of the pro-Saudi Sons of Yemen League, also said that the vice-president, Ali Salem al-Baidh, had effectively resigned. 'The situation is deteriorating, the country is on fire and the vice-president is in seclusion,' he said.