Yemen president appoints new minister of defence, chief of staff

CAIRO (Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed Mohammed al-Maqdishi as minister of defence, state news agency SABA reported on Wednesday. Hadi appointed Abdullah Al-Nakhi as new Chief of Staff, the agency said. Saudi Arabia is leading a Western-backed alliance of Sunni Muslim Arab states to try to restore Hadi's internationally

Yemen’s Houthis arrest protesters in Sanaa

Yemen's Houthi group arrested a number of people in Sanaa on Saturday, following demonstrations over economic hardship. Sanaa residents told Reuters dozens were arrested, including 16 female students. The students were released at the end of the day after signing a pledge not to take part in demonstrations again, one of them