by Chris Bodenner

The latest Arab dictator on the ropes:

As protests mount in Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh a U.S.-backed leader who's been in power for 23 years announced that he will not seek re-election after his term ends in 2013. The president also promised that his son, head of the country's Republican Guard, would not run. Saleh's move, reports The New York Times, is a "stunning concession to protesters." But, says Joshua Keating at Foreign Policy, "like Egypt and Tunisia before it, the offer has not placated the demonstrators on the streets of Sana'a, and a new mass protest has been called for Thursday."

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