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In Yemen, takeover by Houthis leaves nation's future unclear
In Yemen, takeover by Houthis leaves nation's future unclear

Loudspeakers mounted on pickup trucks regularly blare a message of defiance above the steady din of honking horns and grinding motors. "Beware of the West!" warns the amplified voice, echoing amid traffic-clogged streets and bustling shops. "The West doesn't have Yemen's interests at heart." The Yemeni capital, roiled in recent years by mass protests, car bombings and gun battles, is at the center of profound disquiet about what the future holds for this strategically situated nation of 24 million, long a key partner in U.S. counter-terrorism efforts against Al Qaeda. An uneasy and tenuous calm hangs over this ancient town nestled amid scorched desert...

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