Yemeni President Accuses Former Regime of Attempted Coup

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi described an attack on his palace in the southern port city of Aden on Thursday as an attempted coup backed by the previous regime.
The fighting on the ground and a subsequent air attack appeared to be part of a deepening power struggle between Hadi and the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group, which controls the capital Sanaa and is allied with former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
"The failure of the military coup...was backed by the former regime, which was one of the perpetrators of extermination, murder and displacement," Hadi said in a statement.