Yemen Panel Recommends Moving to Federal System

Six regions


A key panel tasked with coming up with a system of federalism for Yemen has agreed to transform the impoverished, strife-torn Arabian Peninsula nation into a state of six regions.

The decision comes at the end of two weeks of talks by delegates from across the country on a new political map to end decades of centralization that fed internal conflicts in north and south. It will be included in the new constitution, to be put to a referendum.