A Houthi fighter mans a machine gun atop a military vehicle, seized from the presidential guards during clashes, outside the Presidential Palace in Sanaa January 21, 2015. (REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)
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Yemeni President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi and the country's powerful Shiite militia agreed Wednesday to end a deadly confrontation that had raised fears the impoverished but strategic country might descend into chaos.The unrest has raised deep international concern, with the U.N. Security Council condemning the attacks and backing Hadi as Yemen's "legitimate authority".Under a nine-point deal, the militia agreed to withdraw from government buildings they seized this week in return for concessions over a disputed draft constitution, state news agency Saba said. The militia Tuesday seized Hadi's offices at the presidential palace and attacked his residence, in what officials said was an attempted coup.Yemeni military sources said the Houthis also seized the military aviation college close to Hadi's home, and the main missile base in Sanaa, without a fight.
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