Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed

Saudi Intercepts Missile From Yemen But Truce Holds

DUBAI, May 10- Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen on Monday, but a Saudi-led military coalition said it would maintain a shaky truce despite the “serious escalation” by the Houthi militia and its allies, state news agency SPA said. The Iran-allied Houthis and Yemen’s Saudi-backed exile government are trying to reach a

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Yemen Peace Talks Back on Track Following World Pressure

By Mohammed Ghobari KUWAIT, April 27 – Yemen’s warring factions agreed on an agenda on Tuesday for U.N.-backed peace negotiations, delegates said, following heavy pressure from world powers. The talks to end fighting between the Iran-allied Houthis and supporters of Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were launched last week but were suspended on Sunday amid

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U.N. Says Yemen Peace Talks Atmosphere Shows Progress

By Mohammed Ghobari KUWAIT, April 23 – Yemen’s warring factions held their first direct talks in a U.N.-backed peace process on Friday and will meet again despite failing to agree on an agenda, participants said. The United Nations envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said the meetings in Kuwait had been constructive and the positive atmosphere was

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Yemen Combat to Halt April 10, A Week Before Peace Talks: U.N.

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, March 24 – The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a cessation of hostilities starting at midnight on April 10 and peace talks in Kuwait beginning a week later, United Nations special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Wednesday. There have already been several failed attempts to defuse the

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