Assistant UN Secretary-General, Special Adviser to Secretary-General on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, speaks to a reporter during an interview with The Associated Press in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.... more 
Assistant UN Secretary-General, Special Adviser to Secretary-General on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, speaks to a reporter during an interview with The Associated Press in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. The U.N. envoy to Yemen says the country’s president is likely to stay in office beyond the envisioned two-year transition period because he is facing obstruction from political opponents that is delaying progress. Yemen President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi took over from longtime leader Ali Abdullah Saleh in February 2012 after a year of protests demanding his ouster. An internationally-backed, Gulf-sponsored initiative envisioned a two-year transition that ends with parliamentary and presidential elections. But Benomar told The Associated Press Monday Hadi will remain president after February 2014 because the transition is not likely to be completed earlier due to “obstruction” from former regime loyalists (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hani Mohammed
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 1:51 PM EST