Yemen’s long-time president ‘Ali Abd Allah Salih was killed 4 December when Houthi rebels  his erstwhile allies  shot him as he fled San’a. After months of tension with the Houthi leadership, Mr Salih called on his supporters to confront Houthi forces 2 December, leading to heavy clashes in the capital in which his forces were routed. He also suggested reconciliation with the Saudi-led coalition, confirming Houthi suspicions that Mr Salih would abandon the...