Dozens die in suicide bomb in Yemen as another country slides into chaos

At least 40 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the capital of Yemen.

The blast struck as hundreds of people were arriving in Tahrir Square, in Sanaa, for a rally organised by the Shia rebel group, the Houthis.

The attack comes as the country slides into chaos, triggered by the rebels’ takeover of the capital last month.

The bombing in Sanaa appeared to have been timed to cause a significant loss of life and was the deadliest in the capital since May 2012…

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The reported attack by the hardline Sunni militant group underscores the security vacuum and potential for sectarian violence in unstable Yemen, a country in political turmoil two weeks after the Shi’ite Houthi rebel group took control of the capital Sanaa.