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Category Archives: Yemen
President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Sunday held his first public meeting with state officials since he fled house arrest by the Houthi militia.
Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi challenges Shia ‘coup’ after supporters stage diversion to help him escape house arrest and travel to Aden
Yemen’s beleaguered western-backed president escaped house arrest and fled the capital to friendly territory on Saturday, labelling as a coup the grab for power by the Shia militia that had held him.
An aide said presidential guards had sneaked Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of his residence in Sana’a, and that he later made it to the main southern city of Aden.
Rebels’ spokesperson plays down significance of Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi’s escape, giving no detail about how he got past tight security
The powerful Houthi movement in Yemen has said the former president Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi fled his house disguised in women’s clothes and headed to the southern port city of Aden.
Ali al-Gohoum, a spokesperson for the Houthi rebels, speaking from the movement’s stronghold in the northern province of Saada, downplayed the significance of Hadi’s escape from the capital Sana’a.