Tensions high but ceasefire holds in Yemen

January 20, 2015 1:00 PM

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Tensions are high in Yemen's capital Sanaa but a ceasefire appears to be holding after heavy clashes between Shi'ite militia and the army threatened the US-backed government's fragile grip on power.

The militiamen, known as Huthis, were surrounding the prime minister's residence and had deployed not far from the entrance to the presidential palace, an AFP correspondent said.

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