Yemen: a coalition to allow evacuation of wounded Houthi rebels

November 14, 2018

Jeremy Hunt, the UK foreign secretary, has given an upbeat assessment of the chances of political talks and a ceasefire in the four-year Yemen civil war after a visit to Riyadh ended with Saudi Arabia agreeing to allow some wounded Houthi rebels to be evacuated. The fate of 50 injured fighters has proved the biggest single stumbling block to the start of a previous round of aborted peace talks in October, and the apparent breakthrough could pave the way for fresh negotiations, the Foreign Office said in a statement. The talks are likely to be held in Sweden.

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