A boy holds a book as he walks on books scattered on the ground after an air strike hit a school book storage building in the northwestern city of Saada, Yemen January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Naif Rahma TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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War-torn Yemen said it needs a $2 billion deposit pledged by key ally Saudi Arabia in November to stabilize a currency that hit new lows this week, pushing its impoverished people closer to starvation.Yemen has been divided by nearly three years of civil war between the internationally recognized government of President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi, backed by Saudi Arabia, and the Iran-aligned Houthis. Hadi's government moved the central bank in 2016 from the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa to the southern port city of Aden, where the government is currently based.
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