Yemen’s Hadi Fails to Clinch Truce Ending Sana’a Fighting

January 19, 2015 12:47 PM

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Efforts by Yemen’s President Abdurabuh Mansur Hadi to negotiate a cease-fire failed to end a surge in fighting in the capital, Sana’a, between presidential guards and Shiite Houthi gunmen who control the city.

Hadi met with political advisers and senior Houthi representatives at the president’s house to try to defuse the crisis, the country’s Information Minister Nadia Sakkaf said in an interview with Al-Jazeera. A committee appointed to oversee the truce was unable to implement it, and Prime Minister Kha...

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