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Countries backing shaky Yemen transition warn Houthis against violence

Aug 20, 2014    

SANAA (Reuters) - Countries trying to save Yemen from falling apart at the hands of Islamist militants and separatist movements warned Shi'ite Muslim Houthis on Tuesday to stop trying to gain territory by force and engage in a political transition process.Western and Gulf Arab countries are anxious to restore stability and security in Yemen, home to an al Qaeda wing that has sought to attack international airliners and targets in neighbouring Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter. The Houthis, who seek more power for the Zaydi Shi'ite Muslim sect in north Yemen, battled the central govern...

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