Hodeida port must go to government: Yemen FM

Yemen’s foreign minister says the rebel-held port of Hodeida must be handed over to the government, amid UN-brokered talks on the conflict between the government and Houthi insurgents. SOUNDBITE

Yemen govt supports reopening of Sanaa airport under supervision

Yemen’s government supports the reopening of Sanaa international airport, shut down for years in the country’s brutal war, but only under supervision, an official says during the second day of talks on the country’s conflict in Sweden.

Houthis: Yemen’s Rebel Movement, Explained

Victims recount torture by Yemeni rebels

(7 Dec 2018) More than 1,000 cases of torture of detainees by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have been documented by the Abductees’ Mothers Union. The Associated Press interviewed some of the victims and their families who escaped from Houthi-controlled territory (Dec. 7)

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Landmines pose lingering threat in war-ravaged Yemen

Devastated by hunger and war, civilians on Yemen’s western coast, south of the flashpoint port of Hodeida, are coming face to face with the lingering threat posed by thousands of landmines planted mostly by the Huthi rebels.

Milestone Yemen peace talks kick off in Sweden

Talks opening in Sweden between Yemen’s government and rebels, who have been locked in a devastating war for nearly four years, are a “critical opportunity”, says special envoy Martin Griffiths.

The battle for Hodeida

Videographic locating the port of Hodeida in Yemen. Peace talks between the Yemeni government and rebels, aimed at ending four years of war that has pushed 14 million people to the brink of famine, were due to open Thursday in Sweden.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Yemen peace talks are ‘critical opportunity’, says UN envoy

Talks opening in Sweden between Yemen’s government and rebels, who have been locked in a devastating war for nearly four years, are a “critical opportunity”, says special envoy Martin Griffiths. SOUNDBITE

Yemen rebels, UN envoy arrive in Sweden for peace talks

Cars carrying members of a Yemeni rebel delegation and the team of UN peace envoy Martin Griffiths drive out of the VIP area of Stockholm’s Arlanda airport. The Yemeni rebel delegation accompanied by Griffiths arrived in Sweden late Tuesday for high-stakes talks with the government aimed at ending the devastating war. IMAGES