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Jamal Benomar, UN envoy to Yemen, speaks during a press conference conference in Sanaa December 24, 2013. Yemeni political parties have signed a document pledging a “just solution” that would grant some autonomy to the south in the face of secessionist demands, state news agency Saba reported. The dialogue is part of a transition backed by the United Nations and the Gulf countries which saw President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down after 33 years in power following massive Arab Spring-inspired protests in the region’s poorest country. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS