Protesters burn tyres during a demonstration against Yemen's fuel shortages in Sanaa June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
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Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi replaced several top ministers Wednesday amid rising popular discontent driven in part by power cuts and high prices.The reshuffle was unlikely to immediately assuage anger in Yemen's 25 million population -- 40 percent living on less than $2 per day -- who have struggled with weeks of power cuts and long queues to fill their cars with fuel.Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Hadi's house in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday before the decree reforming the government, angry at a city-wide power cut about to enter its third day.Hadi appointed Yemen's U.N. Ambassador Jamal Abdullah Al-Sallal to the post of foreign minister, making his predecessor Abu Bakr al-Qirbi -- a veteran diplomat under Saleh -- a member of parliament.
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