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Yemen rebels seize presidential sites but deny coup
Yemen rebels seize presidential sites but deny coup

A second consecutive day of violence in Yemen's capital raised fear of deepening instability in a nation regarded as pivotal to Washington’s counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East. Assaults by Houthi rebels on Tuesday had sparked speculation that the U.S.-backed government in Sana could fall, prompting an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York. But by early Wednesday, President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi appeared to be maintaining a tenuous hold on power. Houthi forces now in effect control the presidential palace and Hadi’s residence, according to reports here. But officials said the president was safe and a measure of quiet descended over...

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