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    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in good health and has started receiving visitors, the Saudi portal Al-Watan said on Tuesday, citing a Yemeni diplomatic source.

    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in good health and has started receiving visitors, the Saudi portal Al-Watan said on Tuesday, citing a Yemeni diplomatic source.

    "The Yemeni president feels well, he began receiving visitors in a separate military hospital in Riyadh, which refutes earlier reports on a brain hemorrhage and other improbable information," Al-Watan said.

    Saleh is expected to return to the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Friday after undergoing medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, the Elaph news web portal said on Monday.

    "President Ali Abdullah Saleh will return from Saudi Arabia to Yemen on Friday if no extraordinary events hindering his return occur," Elaph quoted Yaser Yamani, Sanaa's deputy mayor as saying.

    Saleh was transported to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment after being injured in a rocket attack on his presidential palace in Sanaa. The attack on a mosque inside the palace, where Saleh and top government officials were attending Friday prayers, killed at least three bodyguards and wounded several senior officials.

    Rumors about Saleh's return triggered mass protests among Yemeni opposition activists, who have been calling for his dismissal for the past five months.

    Over 100 Yemeni tribal and religious leaders signed a petition calling for presidential elections within 60 days.

    Saleh's supporters however announced nationwide preparations to greet the president.

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