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CAIRO - A Saudi woman was arrested for a second time for driving her car in what women's activists said Monday was a move by the rulers of the ultraconservative kingdom to suppress an Internet campaign encouraging women to defy a ban on female driving.Manal al-Sherif and a group of other women started a Facebook page called "Teach me how to drive so I can protect myself," urging authorities to lift the ban and posted a video clip last week of al-Sherif behind the wheel in the eastern city of Khobar.
Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The page was removed after more than 12,000 people indicated their support for its call for women drivers to take to the streets in a mass drive on June 17.
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A coalition of Yemeni opposition parties said the protesters would remain peaceful and accused the regime of sparking Monday's fighting by trying to "storm" al-Ahmar's residence.In a statement, the coalition warned of "assaults that aim to drag the country into civil war.
"Saleh, who has held power for 32 years, was supposed to sign the agreement for his resignation on Sunday.The opposition had signed it a day earlier.
But instead, Saleh's regime on Sunday unleashed a wave of his armed supporters into the streets of Sanaa in an orchestrated campaign to show support for him.