Yemen president reshuffles cabinet amid rising anger over power cuts - World

June 11, 2014 3:06 PM

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SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi replaced several top ministers on Wednesday amid rising popular discontent driven in part by power cuts and high prices. The changes announced by state news agency Saba included new finance, oil, electricity and foreign ministers, among others.

Wealthy Gulf neighbours and the West fear for the stability of Yemen, which shares a long border with the world's top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia. Washington has stepped up support for the government and military and launched deadly drone strikes on suspected al-Qaeda militants there.

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