The President of Yemen Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned after the Houthi rebels battled their way into his presidential palace. The takeover by Houthi rebels pushes the country into a new phase of instability. Prime minister Khaled Bahah and the entire cabinet quit their posts a day after the Rebels announced the President had yielded to their demands for a much greater power sharing in Yemen’s political affairs.
Knowledge is Wealth
- Yemen’s Capital is Sanaa and the currency is Yemeni Rial.
- The Houthis are a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen and the group takes its name from their former commander Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, who was killed by Yemeni army forces in 2004.
- Yemen’s territory includes more than 200 islands, the largest of these is Socotra.
- Socotra is considered the jewel of biodiversity in the Arabian Sea. Most of the flora and fauna present in Socotra is very unique and cannot be found anywhere in the world.