Yemen thrown into turmoil as president resigns

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SANAA: Yemeni leader Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi offered to resign on Thursday (Friday in Manila) amid a standoff with a powerful Shiite militia in control of the capital, throwing his country deeper into political turmoil. In his letter of resignation Hadi, a key US ally in the fight against Al-Qaeda, said he could no longer stay in office as the country was in “total deadlock.” “I believe that I have not been able to achieve the goals for which I took up my duties,” he said, adding that Yemen’s political leaders had failed “to lead the country to calmer waters.”

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