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Yemen fires ambassador to UAE

The Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has fired his powerful predecessor’s son as ambassador to the UAE, according to reports.

Ahmed Ali Saleh and his father, the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, wield major influence in army units fighting alongside Houthi militias which have been hit by three days of Saudi-led air strikes, said Reuters.

President Hadi departed on Thursday from his last base in the southern Yemeni port of Aden, which is under siege by Houthis and Saleh army loyalists, and is currently in Saudi Arabia.

Calls to the Yemeni Embassy by The National went unanswered.


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(via The National)