Yemen leader vows to restore authority, warns of civil war

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi vowed to restore state authority and warned of "civil war" in the Sunni-majority country as Shiite rebels were seen in near-total control of the capital on Tuesday.

AFP| Updated: Sep 23, 2014, 18:01 PM IST

Sanaa: Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi vowed to restore state authority and warned of "civil war" in the Sunni-majority country as Shiite rebels were seen in near-total control of the capital on Tuesday.

"Sanaa is facing a conspiracy that will lead towards civil war," Hadi said in a speech at the presidential palace, two days after the rebels took control of all other key state institutions in the capital, overshadowing a UN-brokered peace deal.