Yemen federation deal gives autonomy, not independence, to south

By Reuters | Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:27 PM

* Yemen to be split into six federal regions

* Not enough for southern separatists

* Step on road to new constitution, elections 

By Mohammed Mukhashaf

ADEN, Yemen, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Yemen's president on Monday formally approved turning the country into a federal state, giving the south more autonomy and completing a milestone in his planned transition to democracy.

But the...

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