Egypt confirms will participate in Yemen coalition

 Egypon Thursday confirmed it will join a Saudi-led coalition to defend Yemen`s President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi against advancing Shiite Huthi rebels who are threatening his stronghold in Aden.

AFP| Updated: Mar 26, 2015, 11:39 AM IST

Cairo: Egypon Thursday confirmed it will join a Saudi-led coalition to defend Yemen`s President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi against advancing Shiite Huthi rebels who are threatening his stronghold in Aden.

"Coordination is under way with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states to prepare for participation by the Egyptian air force and Egyptian navy, and a ground force if the situation warrants, as part of the coalition action," the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.