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Police troopers man a checkpoint on a road after a ceasefire between Shi’ite Muslim Houthis and Sunni Salafis took effect in the north-western Yemeni province of Saada January 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)

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File photo of Houthi Spokesman Ali Al-Bakhiti. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

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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...

Fighting Faith

As clashes in Dammaj, in the northern province of Saada, intensify, officials in the Yemeni capital are growing more and more worried about the impact that sectarian tensions will have on Yemen’s fragile political transition. This is all the more worrying because the...
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Yemeni Salafi protesters take part in a demonstration in Sanaa on November 16, 2013. (AFP)