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Yemen’s Houthis form Government, in Setback to Peace Process

Written by NY Staff

Yemen’s armed Houthi rebels and its political allies formed a new government Monday, Houthi-run state news agency Saba in Sana’a reported, in a blow to U.N.-backed efforts to end nearly 20 months of war in the country.

Diplomats had hoped the group, which controls the capital Sanaa, would hold off on putting together a cabinet of their loyalists and instead form a unity government with their Yemeni foes, whom they pushed into Saudi exile.

 

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