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Timeline: Yemen 2011

From Janaury's attack on Yemenis marching in solidarity with Egyptian anti-regime demonstrators to President Ali Abdullah Saleh signing away powers, Yemen's 2011.

January 29

Yemen’s ruling party calls for dialogue with the opposition. Government supporters attack Yemenis trying to march in solidarity with Egyptian anti-regime demonstrators.

February 3

A day of anti-government protests brings more than 20,000 people onto the streets of the capital, Sanaa.

March 2

The opposition presents Ali Abdullah Saleh with a plan for a transition of power. Mr Saleh says he will draw up a new constitution. The opposition rejects the proposal.

March 18

Government snipers kill 52 protesters at Sanaa University. Mr Saleh declares a state of emergency.

March 20

Mr Saleh dismisses his government.

March 21

Senior army commanders, including Saleh ally General Ali Mohsen, the commander of the north-west military zone, say they have switched support to pro-democracy activists.

March 25

Mr Saleh says he is ready to cede power to stop more bloodshed. Thousands rally in “Day of Departure” demonstrations.

April 25

The opposition agrees to join a transitional government under a Gulf-negotiated plan for Mr Saleh to step aside.

April 30

Mr Saleh refuses to sign the deal in his capacity as president. GCC mediators tell the opposition that Saleh will only sign the deal as the leader of his party.

June 3

A bomb explodes at Mr Saleh’s palace in Sanaa, wounding the president, the prime minister and the parliament speaker. Mr Saleh leaves for treatment in Riyadh.

November 23

Mr Saleh signs a GCC deal. He is to hand power to his deputy, Abdurabu Mansur Al Hadi, who will form a new government and call a presidential election within three months.

December 24

At least nine protesters are killed when government troops fire on a crowd of more than 100,000 protesters peacefully marching into the capital.