Yemen’s Houthis in Saudi for ceasefire talks

Saudi Arabia invited Yemen’s Houthi delegation to Riyadh to continue ceasefire talks, Reuters reported the state news agency SPA saying yesterday. The kingdom wanted to resume its and Oman’s efforts to “reach a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen and a sustainable political solution acceptable to all Yemeni parties,” SPA said. Mohamed Ali Al-Houthi, head of[…]

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Violence rocks Yemen’s Shabwah, challenges Presidential Council authority

INTERNATIONAL Ferocious violence between UAE-backed fighters and militias allied to Islah, an Islamist alliance backed by Saudi Arabia, has rocked Yemen’s southern province of Shabwah – posing a serious challenge to the authority of the country’s new Presidential Leadership Council. Yemen has enjoyed a rare period of calm in the past four months, as[…]

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Yemeni gov’t ‘categorically rejects’ Houthi claims over blockade

Yemen’s internationally recognised government has “categorically” rejected Houthi allegations over a blockade imposed on the war-torn country. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the Yemeni embassy in Washington said the government “categorically rejects all assertions & allegations of a blockade on Yemen barring any food and commercial shipping” from[…]

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