Yemen Opposition Agrees to Transition

Has another Middle Eastern regime bitten the dust? Yemen’s opposition has agreed to a plan that will see President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down in a month in exchange for immunity for himself and his family. The plan was negotiated by Western allies and Gulf States. Not everyone, however, is pleased: Pro-democracy demonstrators who are not part of the talks have called for new protests. Two demonstrators were killed by government forces just hours before the opposition’s announcement.