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Yemen - Feb 23, 2012 - 18:08

Last modified: 23 Feb 2012 18:08

Yemen's outgoing president has left the US after more than three weeks of medical treatment, US officials said.

Ali Abdullah Saleh departed from Boston late Wednesday for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, they said, adding that they didn't know his future plans.

Saleh has pledged to return to Yemen for his successor's inauguration.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk publicly about Saleh's travel plans.

An Arab diplomat confirmed Saleh's departure.