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Yemen, Houthis yet to reach deal to end crisis

Sep 12, 2014    

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's government and Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels pursued talks on Thursday to end a crisis that has seen weeks of sometimes bloody protests in the capital, after the two sides gave conflicting accounts of progress in the negotiations.The Houthis, who follow the small Zaidi branch of Shi'ite Islam, have been embroiled in a decade-old conflict with the central government in Sunni-dominated Sanaa, fighting for more territory and control in the north. In the past weeks, they have capitalised on an unpopular decision by the government to reverse fuel subsidies to launch protest...

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