Yemen forges unity government: officials

Yemen’s internationally recognised government and southern separatists formed a new cabinet on Friday, Saudi officials said, forging a joint front against Houthi rebels who have seized much of the north. The new government was formed under the auspices of Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition against the Iran-backed Houthis, who took control of the capital Sanaa in 2014. The Saudi foreign ministry welcomed the announcement of the government formation, saying it was “an important step towards achieving a political solution and ending the crisis in Yemen”. Tens of thousands of people, m…

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