Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its allies in former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's General People's Congress party said on Wednesday they had agreed to set up a governing council to run the country, signalling frustration with peace talks in Kuwait.

In a statement carried by the Houthi-run state news agency, the two groups said that the council would include a rotating leadership that included a president and a deputy from both sides.
The move comes as UN- sponsored peace talks now underway in Kuwait show no sign of producing an agreement to end Yemen's civil war. The conflict has drawn in a coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia and precipitated a humanitarian crisis in one of the poorest countries in the Middle East.