Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Yemen War News Updates -- March 14, 2017

Reuters: U.N. Yemen envoy says warring parties refuse to talk as violence escalates

Yemen's warring parties are refusing to discuss U.N.-brokered peace efforts, the United Nations' envoy for the country said on Tuesday, amid an escalation in violence that he said was having a "dramatic" impact on the civilian population.

At least 10,000 people have been killed in nearly two years of war between a Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-allied Houthi movement. Already desperately poor even before the war, Yemen is now in the throes of a major humanitarian crisis.

"We know today that a solution is close because we know it. We know that a solution in Yemen will be based on a military and political aspect so it's a bit of a shame that the parties don't want to sit down at the table to discuss that," U.N. envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told reporters after talks in Paris with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

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Yemen War News Updates -- March 14, 2017

Yemeni army is approaching Sanaa, spokesman says -- Al Arabiya
Saudi-led airstrikes kill at least 28 Houthi fighters in northern Yemen -- Al Bawaba
Heavy fighting as troops close in on Arhab -- Gulf News
UN says Yemen war killed over 1,500 children in two years -- TRT
Moscow Concerned Over Saudi-Led Coalition's Plans to Storm Yemen's Largest Port -- Sputnik
Saudi-led coalition's port op would cut off Yemen from food & aid supplies, Russia warns -- RT
As fresh violence in Yemen sends thousands fleeing their homes, UN agency urges support -- UN News Centre
Yemen on brink of famine, warns UN food relief agency chief, appealing for resources and access -- UN News Centre
Fighting Famine: How Yemen is facing the 'world's largest humanitarian crisis' -- ITV
The Risks of Forgetting Yemen's Southern Secessionist Movement -- Brian Perkins, War on the Rocks
Resolving the Conflict in Yemen: U.S. Interests, Risks, and Policy -- Thomas Joscelyn, Long War Journal
Yemen is a complicated and unwinnable war. Donald Trump should stay out of it -- Patrick Cockburn, The Independent
Yemen war turns two -- Bruce Riedel, Al-Monitor

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