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Yemeni president quits, throwing the nation deeper into chaos

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 00:43

A government source says Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has resigned. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is stepping aside. The U.S. ally resigned on Thursday, throwing already unstable Yemen deeper into chaos. His departure comes just days after Shi'ite muslim Houthi rebels battled their way into the presidential palace, demanding more power in the country. As a result, a power sharing agreement was struck on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to save Hadi's presidency. With Hadi's exit and the resignation of the prime minister, the parliament speaker becomes the interim head of state under the constitution.

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Yemeni president quits, throwing the nation deeper into chaos

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 00:43