UN extends sanctions on Yemen ex-leader and 2 Houthi rebels

February 24, 2015 6:03 PM

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UN extends sanctions on Yemen ex-leader and 2 Houthi rebels

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend sanctions on Yemen's former president and two leaders of the powerful Shiite Houthi rebels whose takeover of the capital and much of northern Yemen threatens to split the Arab world's poorest country.

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president who was forced from power after Yemen's 2011 Arab Spring revolt, is believed to be allied with the Houthis.

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