Yemen's president refuses to reconsider resignation despite pressure from rebels

January 31, 2015 5:00 PM

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Yemen's president refuses to reconsider resignation despite pressure from rebels

Houthi Shiite Yemenis chant slogans during a rally to show support for their comrades in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Rebels who control the Yemeni capital have beaten back dozens of people marching in protest against them, firing automatic rifles in the air and striking protesters with batons and knives. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) (The Associated Press)

SANAA, Yemen – Yemen's president will not reconsider his resignation, despite pressure for him to do so by rebels who control the capital and who he says are holding him "at gunpoint," an official close to him said Saturday.

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