Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

Select Page

A Shiite Huthi militiaman wearing uniform confiscated from the Yemeni army sits on a government tank in the area around the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa, on January 22, 2015. Shiite militiamen maintained a tight grip on Yemen’s capital today with fighters deployed around the presidential palace despite a deal to end what authorities termed a coup attempt. President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi’s abducted chief of staff remained in the hands of the Huthi militia, which seized control of most of Sanaa in September after sweeping south from its stronghold in the northern highlands. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS