Dating a yemeni guy
He took over Yemen after the former president was assassinated, and never relinquished the post. An estimate from the CIA predicted that he would not last six months in office.But he held on, consolidating power within the ruling General People's Congress (GPC) and buying the support of the country's fractious tribes. Saleh then presided over the unification of North Yemen with the Communist South, which lost its main patron when the Soviet Union collapsed.
After his removal, the UN Security Council found that he had amassed between bn and bn through corruption during his 33 years in power.
The 2015 report stated that Saleh's assets were stashed in at least 20 countries, and the team planned on investigating the former leader's connections with businessmen, who were helping him hide the funds.
Saleh's failures as president fuelled months of popular protests which began in January 2011, shortly after the removal of Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Saleh later offered to step down, promising to hand power over to a civilian government.
The opposition rejected that offer, holding out for a more immediate resignation.