Tamil Diplomat

Yemen minister calls for Gulf military intervention

The Yemeni foreign minister has called for Gulf Arab states to intervene to prevent the advance of Shia Houthi rebels into the south of the country. The Houthis ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi last month, who fled to the southern port city of Aden where he established a rival power base.

At the weekend, the Houthis seized Taiz, Yemen’s third largest city, bringing them closer to Aden. The UN has warned that Yemen is on the edge of civil war.