Houthi fighters in army uniform outside the presidential palace in Sanaa
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Yemen crisis: Houthi rebels 'announce takeover'

Yemen's Shia Houthi rebel movement has announced it is taking over the government and dissolving parliament.

In a televised statement, the group said a five-member council would act as the president for an interim period.

The group took control of the capital Sanaa in September, forcing the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in January.

The announcement comes after the failure of UN-brokered peace talks.

Sebastian Usher reports.

  • 06 Feb 2015
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