February 7, 2015

THERE IS NO YEMEN:

Tribes protest 'coup' by Shiite militia in Yemen (AFP, February 7, 2015)

Yemen's Shiite Houthi militia dissolved parliament Friday and created a "presidential council" to fill a power vacuum, drawing Washington's rebuke and protests at home against what demonstrators called a "coup."

The militia, which controls the capital Sanaa, said it would set up a 551-member national council to replace the legislature in the violence-wracked country, a key US ally in the fight against al-Qaeda.

A five-member presidential council will form a transitional government for two years, the Houthis announced in a "constitutional declaration" which also mentioned a "revolutionary council" to "defend the nation."

Sunni tribes in the eastern, oil-rich province of Marib cried foul and hundreds of people took to the streets of Sanaa in protest.

The Houthi won, so they get their kingdom back.  The Sunni get their own state.



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