• UN warns of rising ‘sectarian tensions’ in Yemen


    DUBAI: The United Nations envoy to Yemen on Sunday (Monday in Manila) urged political rivals there to form a new government within days to head off rising “sectarian tensions” in the violence-hit country.

    In an interview with Agence France-Presse, Jamal Benomar called for a new lineup to be formed “within a few days”, after weeks of clashes pitting Sunni tribes and Al-Qaeda against Shiite rebels seeking to expand their territory.


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