Yemen to name new PM in deal with Shiite rebels: presidency source

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi pictured during a visit to Novo-Ogaryovo in Russia on April 2, 2013Yemen’s president is expected to appoint a new prime minister within 48 hours under a new deal with Shiite rebels in return for ending their weeks-long protests, a source close to the presidency said Thursday. “An accord was reached… late on Wednesday” to end the country’s latest political impasse, by which “a new prime minister will be named within 48 hours” and fuel prices will be further cut, the source said. President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi already promised in an initiative rejected by the Huthis earlier this month to name a new prime minister.

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