THE WALL STREET JOURNAL : YEMENI PRESIDENT SACKS PRIME MINISTER AND APPOINTS NEW SENIOR TEAM

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL : YEMENI PRESIDENT SACKS PRIME MINISTER AND APPOINTS NEW SENIOR TEAM

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Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi sits during a meeting with government officials in the country's southern port city of Aden

The Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed a new vice-president and prime minister and sacking his current prime minister Khaled Bahah in a major shake-up ahead of peace talks later this month.

The wall street journal stated that Hadi had appointed Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar who is a politically powerful army general who split violently with former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2011, as the new vice-president.

The president also appointed Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr who is a former official in Saleh’s General People’s Congress party before joining Hadi’s camp, to become new prime minister.

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