Yemen Talks to Start in Geneva on Sunday

Yemen Talks to Start in Geneva on Sunday
Fri Jun 12, 2015 17:45:27

Yemen’s warring factions are set to begin negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva on Sunday, the first significant talks in the Middle East country’s monthslong conflict.

The talks, facilitated by the United Nations, will bring to the table Yemen’s Shiite Houthis and the exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansur Hadi.

Ansarullah, known as the Houthis, wrested control of Yemen’s government in February, leading Mansur Hadi to flee to Riyadh, the Saudi capital.

Mansur Hadi has supported a Saudi air offensive that began in late March and aims to restore him to power.

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