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A Houthi Shi’ite rebel mans a machine gun mounted on a military truck in Sana’a, Yemen, on October 20, 2014.
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This undated file photo shows Sheikh Sadeq Al-Ahmar, the head of Yemen’s powerful Ahmar tribe. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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Shi’ite Houthi rebels man a checkpoint in Sana’a, on September 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)

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Gunmen loyal to the Houthi movement sit outside the headquarters of Sana’a province in Sana’a, Yemen, on October 19, 2014.
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Houthis seize town south of Yemeni capital

Houthis seize town south of Yemeni capital

Sana’a, AP/Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s Shi’ite rebels captured a town south of the capital Sana’a early on Sunday, when they also blew up the house of a rival Islamist politician, security officials said. In Sana’a, the rebels, known as the Houthis, stormed the...
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In this Saturday, March 5, 2011, file photo, anti-government protesters take shelter from the sun under their national flag during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana’a, Yemen. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

Opinion:  Yemen’s Federation Dilemma

Opinion: Yemen’s Federation Dilemma

Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference (NDC) has gathered once more, this time for its final act—or, at least, that’s what Yemenis and the NDC’s international backers anxiously hope. Early on in this session, the NDC issued a statement calling for an immediate end to...