Militia seizes Yemen president’s adviser

January 18, 2015 2:15 AM

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Militia seizes Yemen president’s adviser

SANAA: Militiamen in control of Yemen’s capital seized President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi’s chief of staff on Saturday in a new challenge to his leadership of the violence-plagued country.

The abduction of Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, who heads a “national dialogue” on Yemen’s political transition, came shortly before he was to attend a meeting on a proposed new constitution opposed by the Huthi militia.

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