Yemen's Houthi group endorse new government: presidential aide

November 13, 2014 2:09 PM

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Yemen's Houthi group endorse new government: presidential aide

SANAA (Reuters) - The Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group has endorsed the new Yemeni government despite opposition to some ministers, a presidential aide said on Thursday, in a move that could allow Prime Minister Khaled Bahah to focus on restoring state control over the country.

Yemen has been in turmoil since Houthi fighters captured the capital Sanaa in September and forced the government of Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa to resign. The Houthi expansion south and west of the capital has led to clashes with Sunni tribesmen allied to al Qaeda, with scores of casualties on...

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