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Yemen rebels announce takeover, dissolution of parliament

Weeks after the collapse of Yemen's U.S.-backed government, Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen declared that they are taking over the country and dissolving the parliament. The rebels said they would form a 151-member presidential council, and will also create "revolutionary committees" to form a new, 551-member parliament.

The rebels took control of Sanaa, the capital, in September. They then forced President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to resign in January. Friday's announcement comes as U.N. peace talks for the country have failed. —Meghan DeMaria

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