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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’s Guerrilla War Tests Saudis’ Military Ambitions

By Angus McDowall , Phil Stewart and David Rohde RIYADH/WASHINGTON, April 20 – Six years ago, Saudi and American officials agreed on a record $60 billion arms deal. The United States would sell scores of F-15 fighters, Apache attack helicopters and other advanced weaponry to the oil-rich kingdom. The arms, both sides hoped, would fortify the

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Pro-Government Forces Seize Camp Outside Yemen Capital

CAIRO, Feb 11  – Yemeni pro-government forces backed by Saudi-led air strikes seized control of a military camp 60km (40 miles) from Sanaa on Thursday, local officials and residents said, as troops advance towards the capital held by Iran-allied fighters. Forces loyal to Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi are battling the Houthi movement and loyalists

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