World Bulletin/News Desk
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday designated the Shiite Houthi movement a "terrorist" group, along with the Qaeda-linked Ansar Al-Sharia movement.
The UAE cabinet prepared a list of terrorist movements, one that included the Houthis and the Qaeda-linked movement, according to the UAE official news agency.
It said the list included a total of 83 movements and groups, noting that the list was publicized through the media with the aim of warning the public against them.
Apart from the Houthis and Ansar Al-Sharia, the new list also included the Muslim Brotherhood in the UAE, Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis in Egypt and Al-Qaeda in the Arab Maghreb.
Houthis have been controlling the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, since late September and have moved to extend their control to other parts of Yemen ever since.
Houthi clamor for power pits the Shiite movement against Al-Qaeda, which is also powerful, especially in central and southern Yemen.
Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, meanwhile, has been launching attacks against the Egyptian army and policemen, especially in the Sinai Peninsula, northeastern Egypt, for months now.
The movement recently claimed responsibility for an October 24 attack that had claimed the lives of 31 Egyptian troops and wounded 30 others in Sinai.
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