Thursday, December 6, 2018

Yemen Peace Talks Begin In Sweden

DW: Yemen peace talks underway in Sweden

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government have not met in UN-sponsored talks since 2016. The meeting will focus on building confidence between the two parties.

UN-brokered peace talks between the warring parties in Yemen's conflict began on Thursday in Sweden. The meeting is the latest attempt to end a civil war that has ravaged the country and brought it to the brink of famine.

Representatives of Yemen's government, the UN special envoy Martin Griffiths and members of the Houthi rebel militia will participate in the talks, which are set in the town of Rimbo, north of Stockholm.

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WNU Editor: These talks are not off to a good start .... Yemen peace talks begin, as warring parties make new threats (CNN). But they did agree to this .... Yemen Peace Talks Begin With Agreement to Free 5,000 Prisoners (The New York Times).

More News On The Start Of Yemen Peace Talks

Yemen war: 'Milestone' peace talks begin in Sweden -- BBC
Yemen war rivals double down as UN talks open -- AFP
Yemen warring sides agree at start of talks to free thousands of prisoners -- Reuters
Yemen peace talks start in Sweden with prisoner swap deal -- AP
Yemen's warring sides agree to prisoner swap to free 5,000 people -- The Guardian
Yemen's warring sides gather in Sweden for peace talks -- Al Jazeera
Yemen government, rebels begin peace talks aimed at ending civil war -- UPI

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