Yemen's Rebels Officially Seize Control Of Government
Yemen's Houthi rebel group has dissolved the country's parliament and set up a committee to form a new government, capping weeks of political turmoil.By Matt Picht | February 6, 2015
Weeks after forcing the country's president and cabinet to step down, Yemen's Houthi rebel group has officially seized control of the government.
In a televised statement broadcast Friday, the rebels announced they had dissolved the country's parliament and would select a transitional council to form a new government.
The announcement comes after U.N.-orchestrated negotiations between Yemen's political factions failed to meet the Houthi's deadline to agree on a political roadmap for Yemen.