Security member stand outside the Yemeni parliament during a debate about the policies of the newly appointed government at the parliment in Sanaa on December 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED HUWAIS
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Yemen's powerful Shiite rebels who seized the capital, Sanaa, earlier this year shut down a strategic Red Sea port Wednesday, and stormed the offices of the country's main state newspaper, officials said.The rebels, known as Houthis, closed Hodeida port, the second largest in Yemen, and prevented its director from entering his office, a port official said. The latest escalation comes days after Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi delivered a strongly worded speech that harshly criticized President Hadi. Al-Houthi on Monday accused Hadi of harboring Al-Qaeda and leaving the country infested with corruption.
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