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NO. 14351                                                                                                           SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011 / RAJAB 2, 1432 AH                                                                                           48 PAGES        150 FILS

Hundreds demand new PM, fresh faces
          Kuwaitis rally for change
                           By Abubakar A. Ibrahim
                                 Arab Times Staff
KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Over 2,000 people gathered at Arada
Square Friday evening amid heavy security to demand the ouster
of Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad. The ‘Friday of
Response’ protest was organized by members of youth groups
‘Nahaj,’ ‘Kifaya’ and ‘Al-Sour Al-Khamees,’ in response to Prime
Minister’s statement last week that the ‘Friday of Rage’ protest
attracted very few people and that they don’t represent the entire
   Several MPs, including Waleed Al-Tabtabaie, Musallam Al-
Barrak, Daifallah Buramiya, Faisal Al-Muslim, Jamaan Al-
Harbash, Falah Al-Sawagh, Mohammad Hayef and political
activists attended the protest.
   Speaking on the occasion, MP Abdulrahman Al-Anjari said that
we are going through a critical situation due to conflicts within the
ruling family. He said unless reforms are implemented, the institu-
tions of the country will collapse. “I, therefore, implore HH the
Amir to dissolve both the government and parliament,” he said.
   MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaie called on the prime minister and
Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Development and
Housing Affairs Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahd to quit.
   For his part, MP Musallam Al-Barrak also called on the Prime
Minister to leave, as well as Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad. Addressing
the crowd, Al-Barrak ridiculed that the number of people who gath-
ered on Thursday in support of the prime minister was only 40 and
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     Transition pact
     must for Yemen                                                                                                                          A section of the crowd which attended the rally at Arada Square Friday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo by Samer Shiker

                             By Ahmed Al-Jarallah

                                                                                     Saleh hurt in Yemen attack
                     Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times
     THE dangerous developments in Sanaa — the attack on the
     presidential mansion and the consequent bombing of hous-
     es of leaders of Al-Ahmar family — have put Yemen in the
     hands of the devil. The situation will persist unless all par-
     ties involved are ready to put their differences aside and
     immediately sign a peaceful transition pact. This is impor-
     tant because the exchange of arbitrary shelling and killing
     over the last six days, in addition to previous bloody clash-
     es indicate that no group can claim superiority over the
                                                                                                                         Syria demos reach capital … 34 dead
     other. Is it not enough for the two groups to realize that
     each of them has a limited ability which leads to equal                         SANAA, June 3, (Agencies): President Ali Abdullah was slightly                                  er and other senior aides had been wounded in the attack. Four guards were reported killed.
     strength and prevents triumph of one group over the other?                      wounded when shells struck his palace in Sanaa on Friday, a                                        “The president is well and he will address the people in one hour, there are some slight
        Besides, we need to ask a question. Did the two groups,                                                                                                                      injuries among officials,” Abdu al-Janadi, deputy information minister, told Reuters.
     which first accepted the GCC initiative and later impeded                       Western diplomat said, as Yemen slid toward civil war.                                             The government blamed the shelling on Hashed tribesmen led by Sadeq al-Ahmar,
     its signing through useless protocol, achieve their objec-                         Fierce fighting engulfed the Yemeni capital, where residents cowered in their homes whose family has backed protesters demanding Saleh’s overthrow. Ahmar later denied
     tives? Don’t they realize that civil war, once it erupts, can                   and explosions rocked the city.                                                                 responsibility and blamed Saleh for the attack, saying it was done to help justify a gov-
     only be stopped by a miracle? It seems as if the warring                           The senior diplomat in Sanaa said the prime minister, his deputy, the parliament speak- ernment escalation of street fighting in the capital.
     factions want to drag the country into complete violence,                                                                                                                                                                                      Suspicion has also fallen on
     because the incidents revolve around those who forgot the                                                                                                                                                                                   renegade General Ali Mohsen,
     slogan, ‘We either face the challenge of developing the
     country or die.’ When the flood of destruction comes, it
     will consume everybody, so none of the two factions will
                                                                                     Embassy seizes passport,                                                                                                                                    who defected to the opposition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in April and who sent his troops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to the capital to protect anti-
     face any challenge.
        There is no doubt that each of the two factions has hawks                    US citizen stuck in Kuwait                                                                                                                                  Saleh demonstrators.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A Yemeni opposition TV sta-
     who lay down their conditions. If some members of                                                                                                                                                                                           tion, Suhail, reported earlier
     President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s group, including the presi-                      McLEAN, Virginia, June 3,              The State Department on                                                                                              that Saleh had died in shelling
     dent, support peaceful transition of government, the Joint                      (AP): The words hit Aziz Thursday referred calls to its                                                                                                     that hit the palace mosque.
     Forum also has some hawks who stick to the GCC initia-                          Nouhaili like a punch to the Bureau of Consular Affairs,                                                                                                       Forces loyal to Saleh later
     tive. This simply means that these people agree on the con-                     gut: After the US Embassy in where an official said she could                                                                                               shelled the homes of the lead-
     tent but disagree on the structures. Therefore, the Joint                       Kuwait confiscated his pass- not discuss the case because of                                                                                                ers of the Hashed tribal federa-
     Forum should be blamed for wasting the golden opportuni-                        port, an official told him he privacy concerns. Calls and e-                                                                                                tion, security sources said.
     ty to rescue Yemen from escalated crisis by refusing to sign                    should no longer consider him- mails to the Department of                                                                                                      Yemen has tipped swiftly
     the initiative at the Presidential Palace.                                      self as a US citizen.               Homeland Security, which is                                                                                             towards civil war this week,
        President Saleh should also share the blame for sticking                        Nouhaili, a naturalized US investigating Nouhaili’s citi-                                                                                                with Hashed tribesmen battling
     to the condition that he will not leave the country which has                   citizen from Morocco, has been zenship, were not returned.                                                                                                  Saleh forces in Sanaa and else-
     been soaked in a bloodbath. No matter how significant an                        trying for nearly four months to       The hitch appears to be a                                                                                            where. More than 370 people
     issue, it is not worth pushing the country into disaster. It is                 get home from Kuwait, where passport problem that Nouhaili                                                                                                  have been killed, at least 155 of
     clear that the clash of intentions between the two factions                     he worked for several years as had more than two decades Relatives and friends of tribesmen loyal to Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, the head them in the last 10 days, since a
     is the main obstruction to the resolution of the crisis. This                   a military contractor. So far, ago, before becoming a citizen. of the powerful Hashid tribe, who were killed in clashes with Yemeni securi- popular uprising began in
     condition has put everybody in a reproaching situation,                         US officials have continued to Nouhaili admits he provided ty forces carry their bodies during their funeral procession in Sanaa, Yemen, January against Saleh’s nearly
     because we can feel that each group wants to enforce its                        keep him in Kuwait while they false information to try and                                              on June 3. (AP)                                     33 years in power.
     desire over the other at any cost, even if its means taking                     consider revoking his citizen- obtain a passport. But he coop-                                                                                                 Defying world pressure,
     the path of destruction.                                                        ship over a decades-old pass- erated with an investigation                                                                                                  Saleh has thrice reneged on a
        Everybody should now understand that although both                           port problem.                       and was never charged.                 Suicide doctor                       Edwards ‘charged’                           deal brokered by Gulf states for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 him to quit in return for immu-
                               Continued on Page 8                                      “Being a US citizen is a            He became a US citizen in
                                                                                     beautiful thing. It’s something 1999 after marrying a citizen.             Kevorkian dies                       in felony indictment                        nity from prosecution, even as
                                                                                     I’m not planning to give up that                                                                                                                            he haemorrhages support at
                                                                                     easily,” Nouhaili, 47, said in a          Continued on Page 8                                                                                               home.
                                      Follow me on:                                                                                                            DETROIT, June 3, (AP):                 RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 3,
                                                                                     phone interview Thursday.                                                 Jack Kevorkian, the auda-                                                            President Saleh is receiving
                                                                                                                                                                                                      (AP): A federal grand jury indicted        treatment at the defence min-
                                                                                        On Thursday, Nouhaili’s                                                cious, fearless doctor who             two-time presidential candidate John
                                                                                     lawyer with the Council on                                                spurred on the national                                                           istry hospital in Sanaa, a leader
                                                                                                                                                                   Edwards on Friday over $925,000            of the ruling party said.
                                                                                     American-Islamic Relations                                                right-to-die debate with a             spent to keep his mistress and their
                                                                                     wrote a letter to Secretary of                                            homemade             suicide                                                         Saleh, Prime Minister Ali
                                                                                                                                                                                                      baby in hiding during the peak of his      Mohammed Mujawar and
                                                                                     State Hillary Clinton request-                                            machine that helped end                2008 campaign for the White House.
                                                                                     ing that Nouhaili be given his                                            the lives of dozens of ail-                                                       Abdulaziz Abdulghani, head of
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The case of USA v. Johnny Reid
 ▼        US$/KD 0.27460/70                       Newswatch                          passport so he can return home.                                           ing people, died Friday at             Edwards contains six counts, includ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Yemen’s consultative council,
                                                                                     Kuwaiti officials have made                                               a Detroit-area hospital                                                           are being treated in the same
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ing conspiracy, four counts of illegal
 ▼          Euro/KD 0.3992                                                           clear they will allow Nouhaili                                            after a brief illness. He              campaign contributions and one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 hospital, added the official
                                                                                     to leave only if he has a valid                                                                                                                             without elaborating.
 ■           Yen/KD 0.0034
                                                WARSAW, Poland: Polish               US passport.
                                                                                                                                                               was 83.                                count of false statements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The indictment said the payments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Medics said that Mujawar
                                                                                                                                                                  Kevorkian died about                                                           was suffering from burns to his
                                                                                        “American citizenship is too
 ▲        British £/KD 0.4505                   prosecutors say they are investi-
                                                gating a newspaper for leaking       important to be subject to the
                                                                                                                                                               2:30 am at William                     were a scheme to protect Edwards’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 face but did not give any infor-
                                                                                                                                                               Beaumont Hospital in                   White House ambitions. “A center-
                                                state secrets from a probe into a    whims of low level bureau-                                                                                       piece of Edwards’ candidacy was his        mation on Saleh’s condition. A
 ▼ KS E   -51.4 pts closing, June 2             CIA prison that operated in          crats,” the lawyer Gadeir
                                                                                                                                                               Michigan, close friend and
                                                                                                                                                               prominent attorney Mayer               public image as a devoted family           ruling party official told AFP
                                                Poland about eight years ago.        Abbas, wrote. “If there are any                                                                                  man,” the indictment said.                 earlier that Saleh was lightly
                                                   The Gazeta Wyborcza                                                                                         Morganroth said. He had                                                           wounded in his head.
 ▼ Dow     -97.29 pts closing, June 3           daily reported Monday that a
                                                                                     concerns about my client’s citi-
                                                                                                                                                               been hospitalized since                   “Edwards knew that public revela-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The imam leading Friday
               See Page 39                                                           zenship, he has the right to                                                                                     tion of the affair and the pregnancy
                                                prosecutor who was recently
                                                                                     have those concerns addressed                                             last month with pneumo-                                                           prayers at the mosque in the
                                                removed from a three-year                                                                                      nia and kidney problems.               would destroy his candidacy by,
                                                                                     through the judicial process                                                                                     among other things, undermining            Yemeni presidential palace was
 ▼ Nasdaq      -40.53 pts closing, June 3
                                                investigation on the CIA site
                                                had planned to bring criminal        once he returns to the United                                                The retired pathologist,                                                       killed along with three guards
                                                                                                                                                                  Continued on Page 8                         Continued on Page 8                when it came under fire that
                                                charges against Polish politi-       States.”                                     Aziz Nouhaili
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 also wounded the president,
 ▲ FTSE    +7.09 pts closing, June 3
                                                cians in power when the now-
                                                shuttered site operated.                                                                                                                                                                         state news agency Saba said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “During the Friday prayer, a
 ▼ Nikkei     -62.83 pts closing, June 3
                                                   Adam Borzyszkowski, a
                                                prosecutor in Gdansk, said
                                                Friday his office would ques-
                                                tion the newspaper’s editors
                                                                                     US says no cancer risk from blood pressure drugs                                                                                                            missile targeted the front part of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the presidential palace mosque
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 while President Ali Abdullah
                                                                                     WASHINGTON, June 3, (RTRS): US health Administration launched its own year-long randomized to ARBs or other treatments — the Saleh and other top officials
 ▼ Gold    $1,540.00 per oz (London)            over that report this month.
                                                (AP)                                 officials said on Thursday that a class of wide- safety review.                                          largest evaluation of such data to date — and were praying,” Saba reported.
                                                        ❑        ❑      ❑            ly used blood pressure drugs does not increase        ARBs are used to treat high blood pressure and finds no evidence of an increased risk of cancer          Imam Sheikh “Ali Mohsen
 ▲     NYMEX crude $109.22 pb
                                                LOS ANGELES: Actor                   the risk of cancer.                                other heart-related conditions, and include in patients who take an ARB,” said Mary Ross al-Matari and three guards
                                                                                        Last year, a published study reported a small Novartis AG’s Diovan, Merck & Co’s Cozaar, and Southworth, a deputy director for safety in the were killed and several other
 ▲     Brent crude $115.84 pb                   James Arness, who personi-
                                                fied the tall, rugged westerner      increase in the cancer risk for patients taking Avapro from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi.             FDA’s Division of Cardiovascular and Renal officials and officers were
      3-month $ LIBOR rate 0.250%                  Continued on Page 8               medicines called angiotensin receptor blockers        “The FDA has completed its review of con- Drugs.                                                      wounded,” the statement said.
                                                                                     (ARBs), and the US Food and Drug trolled trial data on more than 155,000 patients                                      Continued on Page 8                        Continued on Page 8

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