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Yemen Vows to Confront U.A.E.-Backed 'Coup' as Infighting Rages

  • UN special envoy warns Yemen ‘fragmentation’ pressing threat
  • Yemen separatists travel to Saudi Arabia for peace talks
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Yemen’s government vowed to confront a “coup” attempt by separatist forces it said were backed by the United Arab Emirates, in a sign that a conflict casting a shadow over a crucial alliance between the U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia is set to escalate.

The internationally-backed government, meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh, said it will use “all means” to restore order and blamed the U.A.E. for “the armed rebellion by the so-called Southern Transitional Council,” which backs the division of Yemen.