• UN to urge Huthis to step aside in Yemen

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    UNITED NATIONS, United States: The UN Security Council is due to adopt a resolution on Sunday urging the Shiite militiamen behind a power grab in Yemen to step down, release government officials and negotiate, diplomats said. Calling for the militia, known as Huthis, to act “immediately and unconditionally,” the council’s 15 member states will demand the group “withdraw their forces from government institutions and relinquish government and security institutions,” according to a draft of the resolution. Yemen has descended into chaos since the Huthis seized Sanaa in September, sweeping into the capital unopposed from their northern stronghold. Despite a UN-brokered deal, they have refused to withdraw their fighters from the city.

    AFP

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