Yemeni President Agrees to Resign in Exchange for Immunity

Max Read · 04/23/11 02:30PM

Following weeks of anti-government protests, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has agreed to a deal that would see him resign from his post in exchange for immunity from prosecution. The leaders of the opposition have conditionally signed on, and will present a counteroffer today—though it remains to be seen if the protestors themselves will sign on. Elsewhere in the region, Libyan government forces reportedly retreated from the city of Misurata, which had seen heavy fighting earlier in the week; in Syria, at least 20 mourners were killed by security forces as part of an increasingly brutal crackdown that resulted in some 75 deaths on Friday. [image of Misrata via AP]