A Houthi fighter sits behind sandbags near a checkpoint in Sanaa December 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohammad al-Sayaghi)
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Yemen's Houthi movement sacked top managers of the country's second-largest port and the main oil company Wednesday, staff said, in the latest move by the Shiite Muslim group to consolidate its hold on state institutions.Officials at Hodeida port said Houthi fighters blocked the director of the facility, Yemen's main Red Sea harbor where most of the country's food imports arrive, with a view to replacing him.Houthi fighters also broke into Yemen's largest publishing house, removed the editor of the official Al-Thawra newspaper and forced staff to alter the editorial line, employees said.
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