Shiite rebels take control of palace, hold Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi captive

January 21, 2015 1:18 PM

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Shiite rebels take control of palace, hold Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi captive

Sanaa: Defiant Shiite militiamen seized control of Yemen`s presidential palace and attacked President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi`s residence Tuesday in what officials said was a bid to overthrow his embattled government.

As the UN Security Council began an emergency meeting to condemn the attack and back Hadi, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was "gravely concerned" and called for an immediate halt to the fighting.

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