Yemen president names new PM, Shi'ite Houthis welcome choice

October 13, 2014 12:18 PM

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Yemen president names new PM, Shi'ite Houthis welcome choice

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's president on Monday appointed Khaled Bahah, the impoverished Arab country's envoy to the United Nations, as prime minister, in a move welcomed by the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group which now controls the capital Sanaa.

An aide to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said Bahah's name had been among three proposed last week by the Houthi group after they rejected the earlier appointment of Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak as prime minister.

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