Yemen revolt: Collapsing economy 'is major threat'

Published on 06 April 2011

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Yemen continue to demand the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The West is worried Yemen's uprising could empower al-Qaeda, but the real threat - some believe - is the economic one.(..)"The situation is not good. If you take the global increase in food commodities, mix into it weakening rial and add to that the overall political situation, we really don't have good news," says Gian Carlo Cirri, of the WFP

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