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Yemen: UAE-Saudi friction persists as Hadi’s authority wanes

The Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen has been plagued with differences between Riyadh and its allies, from Pakistan’s early refusal to join in through to Abu Dhabi’s June 2016 proclamation (swiftly retracted) that its military involvement was over. Policy and strategic differences have contributed to chaos on the ground, and while President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi still enjoys support from Saudi Arabia, his inability to unite opposition to the Houthis and their ally ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is prompting renewed questions over Yemen’s unity.

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