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Houthi Rebels Take Yemen Govt Offices, PM Resigns

It's a mess in Yemen. Houthi rebels (who are Shi'ite and a minority) have stormed government headquarters, ministries and TV stations in Sanaa. The Prime Minister of Yemen has resigned.

Last night UN envoy Jamal Benomar had announced a truce with the rebels. It's unclear what that means now, although Yemen's President says the accord will be signed today.

The Houthis are based in the north of Yemen, bordering on Saudi Arabia. As part of their demands, they want Yemen's recent decreases in fuel subsidies rolled back.

The fighting is said to benefit AQAP, which has been attacking Yemen security forces while the Houthis wage their battle. Yemen has also been fighting separatist rebels in the south.

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    Arab Spring: (none / 0) (#1)
    by Mr Natural on Sun Sep 21, 2014 at 11:39:28 AM EST
    [like Major Kong riding an HBomb through the bomb bay doors of an out of control B-52]

    Yeehaw,  Yeeeeeehaw!

    It's a Neocon paradise. (none / 0) (#2)
    by desertswine on Sun Sep 21, 2014 at 12:28:03 PM EST


    You'd need a Wiki to keep track of all (none / 0) (#3)
    by Mr Natural on Sun Sep 21, 2014 at 12:33:57 PM EST
    the factions and splinter groups.

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