SANAA, Sept 23 Yemeni President Ali Abdullah
Saleh called for a ceasefire between loyalist troops battling
forces backing a mass protest movement after his return from
Saudi Arabia, where he was recovering for three months from a
June assassination attempt.
"The solution is not in the mouths of rifles and guns, it is
in dialogue and stopping bloodshed," the defence ministry cited
Saleh as saying on Friday.
The president has faced protests against his three-decade
rule since January and so far nearly 450 people have been killed
in the revolt.