Yemen's Hadi arrives in Egypt for Arab League summit

CAIRO (AFP) - Yemen’s President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Egypt Friday for a weekend Arab League summit at which his country takes centre stage amid Saudi-led coalition attacks on Huthi rebels.

State television broadcast footage of Hadi’s arrival at the summit venue, the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, where he was greeted by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

On Thursday, Hadi flew to the capital of Saudi Arabia, which the same day launched air strikes against the Iran-backed rebels in Yemen at his request.

He will attend the two-day Arab League summit beginning Saturday that is expected to focus on creating an Arab military force, a project that has been given greater impetus by the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen.

Arab coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen for a second straight day Friday as Riyadh accused Iran of “aggression” across the region.

Saudi Arabia has reportedly also mobilised 150,000 troops near its border with Yemen.