Yemen Prime Minister stresses the need to unite ranks against Houthis

Yemen Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr. (Reuters)
Updated 20 April 2018
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Yemen Prime Minister stresses the need to unite ranks against Houthis

  • Yemen Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr met with Major General Khaled Fadel, leader of the Yemeni army in Taiz
  • He said that his government pays particular attention to the province of Taiz, that has been fight the Houthi militias since the start of the war

Yemen Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr stressed the need to uphold the unity among different ranks in government in order to remove the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from Sanaa.

He stressed during his meeting on Friday with the leader of the fighters in Taiz, Major General Khaled Fadel, to avoid divisions within ranks as it that only leads to retreat and losses.

He said that his government pays particular attention to the province of Taiz, that has been fight the Houthi militias since the start of the war.


Egyptian voters urged to allow El-Sisi rule until 2030

Updated 21 April 2019
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Egyptian voters urged to allow El-Sisi rule until 2030

  • Egyptian officials said the results should be ready in a week after the elections
  • Opposition parties asked voters to refuse the suggested changes

CAIRO: Egyptian pro-government media are urging a "Yes" vote on the second day of a nationwide referendum that would allow President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to stay in power until 2030.
Polls reopened at 0700 GMT on Sunday. Voting will continue through Monday to allow maximum turnout, which the government hopes will lend the referendum legitimacy.
Election officials say results are expected within a week.
Opposition parties have called on voters to reject the changes, blasted by critics as a major step back to authoritarianism.
Voting comes amid an unprecedented crackdown on dissent since the 2013 military ouster of an elected but divisive president.
El-Sisi came to power in 2014 and was re-elected for a second four-year term last year.
Trucks with loudspeakers drove around central Cairo Sunday morning urging high turnout.