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Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials Fail to Solve Crisis

Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials met seeking to fine-tune a deal to end a standoff sparked by calls for the government to quit but failed to make headway, a UN diplomat said.

Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials Fail to Solve Crisis
A Yemeni woman holds a scarf reading in Arabic 'the strength of unity' during a pro-government sit-in to protest against the climate of violence as Shiite Huthi rebels have been camped out in the capital for weeks, demanding the resignation of the government on September 13, 2014 in the capital Sanaa. Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials met on September 12, 2014 seeking to fine-tune a deal to end a standoff sparked by calls for the government to quit but failed to make headway, a UN diplomat said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials Fail to Solve Crisis
A Yemeni young girl shows a scarf reading 'Yemen' during a pro-government sit-in to protest against the climate of violence as Shiite Huthi rebels have been camped out in the capital for weeks, demanding the resignation of the government on September 13, 2014 in the capital Sanaa. Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials met on September 12, 2014 seeking to fine-tune a deal to end a standoff sparked by calls for the government to quit but failed to make headway, a UN diplomat said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials Fail to Solve Crisis
Yemeni women wave national flags during a pro-government rally to protest against the climate of violence as Shiite Huthi rebels have been camped out in the capital for weeks, demanding the resignation of the government on September 13, 2014 in the capital Sanaa. Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials met on September 12, 2014 seeking to fine-tune a deal to end a standoff sparked by calls for the government to quit but failed to make headway, a UN diplomat said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials Fail to Solve Crisis
Yemeni women wave national flags during a pro-government sit-in to protest against the climate of violence as Shiite Huthi rebels have been camped out in the capital for weeks, demanding the resignation of the government on September 13, 2014 in the capital Sanaa. Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials met on September 12, 2014 seeking to fine-tune a deal to end a standoff sparked by calls for the government to quit but failed to make headway, a UN diplomat said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials Fail to Solve Crisis
Yemeni security forces supporting Shiite Huthi anti-government protesters gesture during a funeral procession and an anti-government protest in Sanaa on September 12, 2014. On September 9, hundreds of Huthi protesters tried to storm the government headquarters, sparking clashes with police that left seven protesters and a paramedic dead. The Yemeni government and Shiite Huthi protesters continued to negotiate to try and find an end to the crisis that has paralysed the capital for three weeks. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials Fail to Solve Crisis
Yemani Shiite Huthi anti-government protesters pray during an anti-government protest in Sanaa on September 12, 2014. The Yemeni government and Shiite Huthi protesters continued to negotiate to try and find an end to the crisis that has paralysed the capital for three weeks. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials Fail to Solve Crisis
Yemeni Shiite mourners pray near the coffins of Shiite Huthi anti-government protesters, killed in clashes with security forces, during a funeral procession in Sanaa on September 12, 2014. On September 9, hundreds of Huthi protesters tried to storm the government headquarters, sparking clashes with police that left seven protesters and a paramedic dead. The Yemeni government and Shiite Huthi protesters continued to negotiate to try and find an end to the crisis that has paralysed the capital for three weeks. (AFP/Getty Images)