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Yemen: Peace talks in crisis as Houthis sign government deal

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By Euronews
Yemen: Peace talks in crisis as Houthis sign government deal

<p>Houthi rebels and political allies of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh have signed a deal to <br /> set up a power-sharing council to govern war-shattered Yemen. </p> <p>But the United Nations says the deal threatens peace talks and Yemen’s government has reportedly reacted by declaring the peace process over.</p> <p>The Iranian-allied Houthis and Saleh loyalists hold most of the country’s north while Yemen’s Saudi-backed government, forced out of the capital Sanaa, is now based in Aden. </p> <p>But even there President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is struggling to impose his authority.</p> <p>A Saudi-led alliance intervened in Yemen’s conflict in March 2015 to try to restore Hadi to power.</p> <p>The devastating civil war has killed more than 6,000 people and caused a humanitarian crisis.</p> <p>A shaky ceasefire took effect in April.</p> <br /> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Around 1.5m children suffer from malnutrition in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Yemen?src=hash">#Yemen</a>, 370k of them severe acute malnutrition <a href="https://t.co/RONMDOMgym">pic.twitter.com/RONMDOMgym</a></p>— UNICEF (@UNICEF) <a href="https://twitter.com/UNICEF/status/758448177498513408">27 juillet 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>