Yemen names new PM in fresh bid to end crisis: presidency source

Yemen's former oil minister Khalid Bahah (above) has been named prime minister by President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Monday in a bid to end the country's political crisis. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Yemen's former oil minister Khalid Bahah (above) has been named prime minister by President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Monday in a bid to end the country's political crisis. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SANAA (AFP) - President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi Monday named former oil minister Khalid Bahah as Yemen's new premier, in his second bid this month to end the country's political crisis, a presidency source said.

Bahah, 49, was nominated after consultations with advisers "representing various parties", the source said.

Hadi's move came after Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak rejected his nomination last week following strong opposition from Shiite rebels who overran Sanaa on Sept 21.