UN resolution seeks to press Yemen power transfer

SANAA - Western countries are hoping to step up pressure on Yemen's president to stand down with a proposed UN Security Council resolution, diplomats said Sunday, as frustration grows over fruitless power transition talks.
Yemen has been paralyzed by more than eight months of protests demanding an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 33-year rule, sparking bloody clashes across the country between loyalist troops and those who have defected to the opposition.
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