Shiite Huthi militiamen wearing uniforms confiscated from the Yemeni army stand near a government tank in the area around the house of the country's president in the capital Sanaa, on January 22, 2015
Shiite Huthi militiamen wearing uniforms confiscated from the Yemeni army stand near a government tank in the area around the house of the country's president in the capital Sanaa, on January 22, 2015 © Mohammed Huwais - AFP
Shiite Huthi militiamen wearing uniforms confiscated from the Yemeni army stand near a government tank in the area around the house of the country's president in the capital Sanaa, on January 22, 2015
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Last updated: January 23, 2015

Yemen cabinet resigns after militia siege of premier

The Yemeni cabinet tendered its resignation to President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Thursday after a two-day siege of the prime minister by Shiite militiamen, a government source said.

"The government headed by Khalid Bahah has presented its resignation to the head of state," the source said.

The Huthi militia, who have controlled most of the capital since last September, had opened fire on Bahah's convoy on Monday and then laid siege to his residence, only allowing him to leave on Wednesday.

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