Yemen crisis deepens but Obama vows Qaeda pursuit

January 25, 2015 4:16 PM

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Yemen crisis deepens but Obama vows Qaeda pursuit

President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, a key US ally in the fight against Al-Qaeda's Yemeni franchise, tendered his resignation Thursday along with Prime Minister Khalid Bahah, saying he could no longer stay in office as his country was in "total deadlock".

Obama described Yemen as a "dangerous part of the world," saying his priority was to ensure Americans' safety, but he denied reports of the suspension of US drone strikes against jihadists in the country.

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