SANAA, Sept 2 Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu
Mansour Hadi dismissed the government on Tuesday and suggested a
national unity administration, government sources told Reuters,
in moves aimed at quieting weeks of protests by a Shi'te Muslim
There was no immediate response from the Houthis, who have
been fighting for years for more power for their sect in north
Yemen and have massed tens of thousands of supporters in
protests which have poured into the capital Sanaa.
Hadi also partially met their demands with plans to reduce
petrol and diesel prices by 30 percent, the sources said,
backtracking on unpopular cuts to fuel subsidies which drained
Yemeni coffers but buoyed the country's impoverished citizens.
(Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Noah Browning;
Editing by William Maclean and Andrew Heavens)