Somalia's political leaders have reached preliminary agreement to move the government to the official capital of Mogadishu.
President and parliament speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan signed the agreement Tuesday during talks in Yemen aimed at ending their dispute over the issue.
The president has been operating from the town of Jowhar, saying Mogadishu is unsafe.
But the speaker, who is backed by warlords and members of parliament, say Mogadishu must be the capital as specified in Somalia's transitional charter.
The split has raised fears of new conflict in Somalia, which has been without a functioning central government since the overthrow of President Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991.