Yemeni PM Bahah's cabinet wins parliamentary approval: sources

December 18, 2014 12:56 PM

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Yemeni PM Bahah's cabinet wins parliamentary approval: sources

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah's cabinet won a parliamentary vote of confidence on Thursday, freeing it to tackle major challenges facing the country, including dealing with Shi'ite Muslim Houthi militia who control the capital Sanaa.

The Houthis became the de facto power in Western-allied Yemen when they captured Sanaa in September. The Houthis, who have links to Shi'ite Iran, portray their movement as a revolt against a corrupt political elite in their impoverished country.

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