Yemen's ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave to Ethiopia this week, media
sources quoted ruling party officials as saying on Monday.
The sources said Saleh was under increased
pressure to leave, as Yemenis worry his presence will undermine efforts of the
new president, Abdurabu Mansur Hadi.
Hadi appeared at the presidential palace Monday for a former handover of power
ceremony amid cautious optimism and ongoing threats of violence in the country.
reports stated on Monday that the UN Security Council threatened to freeze the
assets of Saleh and his families in case he does not leave Yemen, hinting that
he faced heavy pressures form Arab and western countries.