Gunmen hold Yemeni official to try to derail new constitution

19 January 2015
A man walks in front of a south gate at the office building of Ahmed Awadh bin Mubarak, in Sanaa January 17, 2015. CREDIT: REUTERS/MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI
<p><span class="focusParagraph">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Yemen's Houthi militia seized a top official on Saturday and threatened unspecified further steps to derail a proposed new constitution in a wrangle for power that threatens to bring down the government, raising fears al Qaeda could benefit.<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>The draft constitution, formally launched on Saturday, aims to resolve big regional, political and sectarian differences in&nbsp;Yemen&nbsp;by devolving authority to regions, but has been bitterly opposed by the Houthis who fear it will dilute their power.<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">&nbsp;</span></p>
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