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Yemen rebels form rival government

Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen formed Tuesday a "national salvation" government to rival the internationally recognised administration of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. The cabinet led by Abdel Aziz Ben Habtoor, who was named on Sunday to form a government in rebel-held Sanaa, will have 27 ministers, the rebel's "supreme political council" said in a statement. The council was created in July by the Huthis and the party of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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