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Yemen President Fires Governor of Oil-Rich Shabwa Province

A liquefied natural gas plant on the Gulf of Aden in Balhaf, Yemen in 2009.

A liquefied natural gas plant on the Gulf of Aden in Balhaf, Yemen in 2009.

Photographer: Marwan Naamani/AFP via Getty Images

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Yemen President Abdu Rabbuh Mansur Hadi fired the governor of the oil-rich province of Shabwa, Mohammed bin Adyo, who has criticized the presence of United Arab Emirates troops at a liquid natural gas plant in Balhaf, Shabwa.