Houthis welcome Yemeni president's concessions but gunmen remain

January 22, 2015 11:40 AM

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Houthis welcome Yemeni president's concessions but gunmen remain

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi rebels welcomed on Thursday proposed concessions by the government on power-sharing but their gunmen still held positions outside the residence of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who remains a virtual prisoner there.

Hadi said on Wednesday he was ready to accept Houthi demands which also include constitutional change, yielding to pressure from the Shi'ite group whose fighters battled their way into the presidential palace this week, after seizing an aide to the president.

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