Yemen's empowered Shiite rebels attacked the home of a rival Islamist politician south of the capital on Saturday, setting off clashes that left 12 people dead, security officials said, adding that the politician was not home at the time.
Shiite rebels seized the Yemeni government headquarters on Sunday and prime minister Mohamed Basindawa resigned, accusing the president of being "autocratic", senior officials said.
The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Jamal bin Omar said late Saturday that he had brokered a ceasefire deal between the Yemeni government and Shia Houthi group.
Yemeni police shot dead at least one Shiite rebel activist on Tuesday when they opened fire on hundreds of protesters attempting to storm government headquarters, a protest organiser said.
Yemeni Shiite rebels and activists took to the streets of Sanaa Wednesday to reject a presidential overture to replace the government and reduce a disputed fuel price hike.
Yemen`s Defence Ministry and Shi`ite rebels agreed a ceasefire on Sunday after clashes which have shaken the capital Sanaa and its outskirts, the country`s official 26 September newspaper said.
Shiite rebels said on Saturday they have
pulled out of an occupied airport in northern Yemen and were
preparing to release their Saudi prisoners in line with a
truce agreed with the Sanaa government.
Yemeni Shi`ite rebels denied an assassination attempt on an Interior Ministry official which took place on Friday, only hours after a ceasefire agreement, Al Jazeera television reported on Saturday.
The leader of Shiite rebels in N Yemen said on Saturday in a message released on the Internet that he will accept the govt`s conditions to end the war if attacks against them cease.
Yemeni Shi’ite rebels, engaged in on-off border clashes with Saudi forces, said on Saturday they had downed a Saudi Apache helicopter amid Saudi air raids they said had killed at least 15 villagers.
Shiite rebels have said they have seized control of a Saudi military post along the border between the two countries.
Saudi Arabia has said its offensive against Yemeni rebels would continue until it ended any presence by the group on its territory.
A Yemeni court has sentenced 10 Shiite Zaidi rebels to death and another five to 15 years in prison each over deadly clashes near the capital in 2008.
Zaydi Shi`ite rebels in N. Yemen said they had taken control of a district bordering Saudi Arabia, while a UN aid group cancelled a humanitarian convoy.
Day in Pics: 28th November
Showbiz World - November 28, 2014