Houthis lift house arrest on Yemeni prime minister, cabinet: government spokesman

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Posted: Mar 16, 2015 5:44 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Yemen's dominant Houthi group on Monday released Prime Minister Khaled Bahah and all his cabinet ministers after nearly two months under house arrest, government spokesman Rajeh Badi said.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Bahah - who resigned in January after the Houthis captured the presidential palace - said the move was a goodwill gesture to ease talks on Yemen's political transition, but said he had no intention of resuming his post.

(Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Noah Browning, editing by Sami Aboudi and John Stonestreet)