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Yemen’s Ruling Party Removes President From Top Ranks

National Yemen

Yemen’s ruling political party has removed Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi from the party’s top ranks, weakening his authority at a time the country is in political turmoil.

The General People’s Congress is split between supporters of Hadi and the country’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The party did not explain why it removed Hadi. The move came a day after the U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions on Saleh and two Yemeni Shi’ite Muslim leaders for threatening Yemen’s peace and stability.