"I hand over the banner of the revolution of the republic, of freedom, of security and stability...to safe hands."
- ALI ABDULLAH SALEHpresident of Yemen, who resigned after 33 years in power following months of civil protest
"The main goal is to remove him physically from Yemen so there's no way he can meddle in the political process there."
- UNNAMEObama Administration official on the decision - in principle - to allow embattled president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to enter the U.S. for medical treatment, subject to certain assurances.
"The snipers were shooting at the people, people rushed and some fell over each other. There was a stampede."
- TALAL AL-HAMADIa protester in Sana'a, Yemen's capital. At least nine people were killed across the country by security forces loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh
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