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Yemenis, expatriates look for safe haven

by REJIMON K
Houthi fighters ride a patrol truck outside Sanaa Airport on Saturday.Photo: Reuters
As Sanaa turns, into a ghost town, both Yemenis and foreigners are keen to flee the war zone at the earliest

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