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Houthi rebels give Yemen's president ultimatum

Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 00:52

Houthi rebels warn Yemen's president that he must form a new government within ten days or else will face ''other options''. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Shi'ite Houthi rebels deliver an ultimatum to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi Friday: Form a new government within 10 days or face "other options", a spokesman tells a gathering of some 2,000 Houthi supporters in the capital Sanaa. It's not clear what those other options are. The Houthis captured Sanaa on September 21st, following weeks of anti-government unrest. Last month, a power-sharing accord was signed, aimed at bringing the Houthis into government. When a new administration is nominated, they are supposed to withdraw their forces from the city. But the looming deadline now raises tensions... in a political standoff that has crippled the country.

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Houthi rebels give Yemen's president ultimatum

Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 00:52