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With Ceasefire Faltering, Another Round of Yemen Peace Talks May Be on the Table

    With Ceasefire Faltering, Another Round of Yemen Peace Talks May Be on the Table

SANA’A, YEMEN — A second round of negotiations between the Saudi-led coalition and Yemen’s Houthi movement could be hosted soon in the Jordanian capital of Amman, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee said on Sunday after meeting the UN envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths. Griffiths arrived in Sana’a on Saturday…

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Before the Ink Could Dry: Saudis Violate Yemen Truce with Fierce Attacks on Hodeida

    Before the Ink Could Dry: Saudis Violate Yemen Truce with Fierce Attacks on Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Hope was quickly dashed for the residents of Yemen’s Hodeida after a week of peace talks in Sweden initially gave rise to a ceasefire between Houthi forces and the Saudi-led coalition.  But instead of peace, the sounds of fierce clashes and coalition fighter jets re-echo throughout the province. Saudi Arabia has violated…

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Prisoner Swap, Hodeida Ceasefire Mark Successful First Step in Yemen Peace Talks

    Prisoner Swap, Hodeida Ceasefire Mark Successful First Step in Yemen Peace Talks

RIMBO, SWEDEN — Following three years of one of the bloodiest battles of the 21st century, the Saudi assault on Yemen’s key port city of Hodeida may be nearing its end. The Saudi-led coalition and Ansar Allah, the political wing of the Houthi resistance movement, have agreed to a ceasefire in Hodeida and in the…

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UN Expectations Low for Difficult Yemen Negotiations Now Underway in Sweden

    UN Expectations Low for Difficult Yemen Negotiations Now Underway in Sweden

RIMBO, SWEDEN — Among the issues under discussion in Yemen peace negotiations currently underway in Sweden — the first such talks between the Saudi-led Coalition and Ansar Allah in two years — are potential humanitarian corridors, a prisoner swap, the reopening of the defunct Sana’a International Airport, and the fate of the crucial port city…

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On Eve of Yemen Peace Talks, Saudis Allow Treatment for the Wounded but Press Military Attacks

  On Eve of Yemen Peace Talks, Saudis Allow Treatment for the Wounded but Press Military Attacks

SANA’A, YEMEN — Despite hope that coming talks expected to take place on December 5 near Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, will bring an end to the more than three years of war that have ravaged Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition continues to escalate its military offensives across the country. On Tuesday, the coalition and its allies launched…

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Responding to UN Envoy, Yemen’s Houthis Announce End to Attacks on Saudi Forces

  Responding to UN Envoy, Yemen’s Houthis Announce End to Attacks on Saudi Forces

SANA’A, YEMEN — Yemen’s Houthis (Ansar Allah) submitted an initiative Monday they hope will help bring peace to Yemen. The group has also unilaterally suspended ballistic missile and drone attacks against Saudi-led coalition forces as a goodwill measure to “speed up” the peace process. Mohammed Ali al Houthi — head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee…

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With Saudis’ Global Backers Backing Away, Yemeni Factions Prepare for Peace Talks

  With Saudis’ Global Backers Backing Away, Yemeni Factions Prepare for Peace Talks

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Peace in Yemen could not come at a more crucial time. Yemeni factions are preparing for peace talks in Sweden at the end of November while Saudi Arabia faces intense scrutiny and pressure from its Western allies, as well as possible action from the United Nations Security Council, for leaving nearly…

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Yemen’s Civilians Face “Hell” as Saudis Launch Last-Ditch Effort to Build Leverage for Looming Talks

  Yemen’s Civilians Face “Hell” as Saudis Launch Last-Ditch Effort to Build Leverage for Looming Talks

SANAA,YEMEN– “Before the war started, my family used to drink traditional Yemeni coffee on the rooftop of our home next to the University of Hodeida. During those long winter days years ago, my friend and I would go to the beach to play while the adults sat around and conversed, chewing gat leaves. When the…

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As US and Western Allies Suddenly Push Peace in Yemen, Can Their Endgame be Trusted?

  As US and Western Allies Suddenly Push Peace in Yemen, Can Their Endgame be Trusted?

SANA’A, YEMEN — Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Ansar Allah’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, welcomed U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ recent remarks urging an end to the three-year-long Saudi-led war in Yemen. In a tweet, Al-Houthi urged Mattis to announce an immediate end to the war, as well as to the Saudi coalition’s blockade…

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17 Ruinous and Fruitless Years After 9/11, US Looks to Face-Saving Peace Talks with Taliban Before Exiting Afghanistan

  17 Ruinous and Fruitless Years After 9/11, US Looks to Face-Saving Peace Talks with Taliban Before Exiting Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – As the U.S. marked the 17 years that have passed since September 11, 2001, people across the Muslim world have looked back on the destruction the U.S. has unleashed in the so-called “Global War on Terror” that was launched in the wake of the World Trade Center’s destruction. In Afghanistan, locals will…

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