Saudi Arabia calls for Yemen aid

Saudi Arabia called for aid to help its impoverished neighbour Yemen which needs $11 billion to weather a tough political transition
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Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf (L) and Yemeni International Planning and Cooperation Minister Mohammed al-Saadi (C) listen to World Bank Vice President Inger Andersen during a press conference held after the end of first day of the international donor meeting for Yemen in Riyadh on September 4, 2012. Saudi Arabia called for aid to help its impoverished neighbour Yemen which needs $11 billion to weather a tough political transition triggered by Arab Spring protests. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf (top L) and President of the World Bank, Inger Andersen (top C) chair the international donor meeting for Yemen, in Riyadh on September 4, 2012. Saudi Arabia called for aid to help its impoverished neighbour Yemen which needs $11 billion to weather a tough political transition triggered by Arab Spring protests. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Ibrahim Alassaf (2-L bottom) and Yemeni International Planning&Cooperation Minister Mohammed Al-Sa'di sign a financial agreement of one One billion UDS donated by Saudi Arabia to Yemen during the international donor meeting for Yemen, in Riyadh on September 4, 2012. Saudi Arabia called for aid to help its impoverished neighbour Yemen which needs $11 billion to weather a tough political transition triggered by Arab Spring protests. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Ibrahim Alassaf (L) and Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa (R) arrive to attend the international donor meeting for Yemen, in Riyadh on September 4, 2012. Saudi Arabia called for aid to help its impoverished neighbour Yemen which needs $11 billion to weather a tough political transition triggered by Arab Spring protests. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa (R) welcomes the Secretary General of 'Gulf Cooperation Council' GCC Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani during the international donor meeting for Yemen, in Riyadh on September 4, 2012. Saudi Arabia called for aid to help its impoverished neighbour Yemen which needs $11 billion to weather a tough political transition triggered by Arab Spring protests. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi arrives to attend the international donor meeting for Yemen, in Riyadh on September 4, 2012. The meeting will focus on collecting financial support for Yemen. Saudi Arabia called for aid to help its impoverished neighbour Yemen which needs $11 billion to weather a tough political transition triggered by Arab Spring protests (AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf smiles as he attends the international donor meeting for Yemen, in Riyadh on September 4, 2012. Saudi Arabia called for aid to help its impoverished neighbour Yemen which needs $11 billion to weather a tough political transition triggered by Arab Spring protests. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa (R) talks to British State Minister for International Development Alan Duncan during the international donor meeting for Yemen, in Riyadh on September 4, 2012. Saudi Arabia called for aid to help its impoverished neighbour Yemen which needs $11 billion to weather a tough political transition triggered by Arab Spring protests. (AFP/Getty Images)