Yemen Houthi Rebel Group Disbands Government and Seizes Power

February 6, 2015 5:35 PM

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Yemen Houthi Rebel Group Disbands Government and Seizes Power

The Shi’ite rebel group that controls the Yemeni capital dissolved parliament on Wednesday, bringing to an abrupt and potentially explosive end the political deadlock among rival factions.

The Houthi movement, which overran Sana’a in September, had been overseeing talks to form a new government since the group’s aggression prompted President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to resign last month. But with the lapse of a Wednesday deadline, the Houthis moved to act on their own terms.

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