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Yemen: Houthi chief seeks to revive GPC alliance

Days after the rebel Shia-backed Houthi group killed Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a Houthi political leader met Saleh’s General People’s Congress (GPC) party in Sanaa. On Wednesday, Houthi-controlled media showed photos of a meeting between Saleh al-Sammad, the Houthi political chief, Hisham Sharaf, the Houthi minister of foreign affairs, and Yahya al-Rai, a senior…

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How did Yemen’s Houthi-Saleh alliance fall down?

Yemen’s former president, who once said that governing the Arabian Peninsula country was like “dancing on the heads of snakes”, has turned his back on his rebel allies, in a move planned and orchestrated by the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. After he was toppled from power in 2011, it looked like Ali Abdullah Saleh’s dancing…