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POST TIME: 19 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Yemen PM returns to Aden under deal with separatists
AFP, Aden

Yemen PM returns to Aden under deal with separatists

Yemen’s prime minister yesterday flew back to the southern city of Aden under the terms of a peace deal with southern separatists who expelled the government from its provisional capital in August.

The return from Riyadh of Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed and four other ministers, initially planned for last week but delayed for logistical reasons, follows the November deal with separatists who had chased the government out of the port city.

Fighters of the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) last August seized control of Aden, which had become the seat of government after it was driven out of Yemen’s capital Sanaa in 2014 by Huthi rebels.