Yemen's Houthis ask former Aden governor to form government

by Reuters
Sunday, 2 October 2016 17:02 GMT

SANAA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Yemen's higher political council, which was formed by the armed Houthi movement and supporters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, has appointed Abdulaziz bin Habtoor to form a national salvation government, Saba news agency said on Sunday.

Habtoor, a former governor of Aden, hails from Shabwa province in south Yemen and was a former minister of education. (Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Maha El Dahan; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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