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Is Yemen finally on the road to peace?

Is Yemen finally on the road to peace?At the same time, the United Nations must prepare for critical discussions on a wider truce and a framework for political negotiations to end the conflict. The nearly four-year-old war, which has killed tens of thousands of people, pits the Iran-aligned Houthi group against other Yemeni factions fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition trying to restore the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The Houthis, who ousted Hadi’s administration from the capital Sanaa in 2014, and their coalition foes are due to start implementing the Hodeidah ceasefire on Tuesday.



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Global pressure vital for Yemen accord: analysts

Global pressure vital for Yemen accord: analystsA breakthrough accord between Yemen’s warring sides is the most significant step towards ending the country’s devastating conflict, but analysts warn its success depends on further international pressure. The United Nations on Thursday brokered a truce between Yemen’s government, supported by a Saudi-led military coalition, and Iran-backed Huthi rebels. While the agreement signed in Sweden was welcomed by all involved, analysts say it is fraught with risks and needs to be reinforced by the international community.



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US Senate votes to end support for Saudi-led Yemen war, blasts MBS

US Senate votes to end support for Saudi-led Yemen war, blasts MBSThe US Senate dealt President Donald Trump a double blow over Saudi Arabia on Thursday, approving a resolution to end US military support for Riyadh’s war in Yemen, and another holding the Saudi crown prince responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. On the Yemen measure, which more broadly attacks the president’s prerogative to launch military actions, 49 Democrats or their allies voted in favor, along with seven Republicans, while another three Republicans abstained.



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Senators Vote To End U.S. Support For Saudis In Bloody Yemen War, Despite GOP Objections

Senators Vote To End U.S. Support For Saudis In Bloody Yemen War, Despite GOP ObjectionsWASHINGTON ― A slim majority of senators voted Thursday to end U.S. support



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US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen

US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in YemenThe US Senate sent a fresh warning to President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia Wednesday by greenlighting a vote that could end US military support for Riyadh’s war in Yemen. Anger at the human cost of the war, as well as outrage over the killing of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, have prompted a harder line in Congress about the US military’s role in backing the Saudi-led coalition fighting to bolster the Yemeni government against Huthi rebels. The Senate voted to advance the resolution that ends US backing for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen by 60 votes to 39, with 11 Republicans joining Democrats to back the measure.



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After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates US role in Yemen

After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates US role in YemenWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is debating a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that has won new support in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.



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Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap deal

Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap dealRIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring parties met Sunday for the fourth day of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden to try to hammer out details of a prisoner exchange, which could eventually include all prisoners held by both sides in the four-year civil war.



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Yemen conflict would worsen without US support for Riyadh: Pompeo

Yemen conflict would worsen without US support for Riyadh: PompeoUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday defended America’s increasingly contentious support for Saudi Arabia in the Yemen war, warning lawmakers the brutal conflict would worsen without US involvement. Pompeo was due to speak to the Senate alongside Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to discuss US support for the Saudi-led coalition that is fighting Iran-backed Huthi rebels, ahead of a possible vote on reducing military backing to the Saudis. “The suffering in Yemen grieves me, but if the United States of America was not involved in Yemen, it would be a hell of a lot worse,” said Pompeo in prepared remarks.



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Big Senate Majority Rebukes Trump Administration, Saudi Arabia Over Yemen War

Big Senate Majority Rebukes Trump Administration, Saudi Arabia Over Yemen WarWASHINGTON ― A striking majority of senators voted Wednesday afternoon to move



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U.N. ready to help run vital Yemen port in danger of destruction

U.N. ready to help run vital Yemen port in danger of destructionHODEIDAH/GENEVA, Yemen (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Friday it was ready to help supervise Yemen’s vital Hodeidah port to protect it from “potential destruction”, as its envoy met managers of the Houthi-held harbour. “We discussed … how the United Nations can take a leading role in operating the port, we have to do this quickly through discussions with all the parties,” U.N. envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, said after his meetings. “We think that by playing this role we would help preserve a lifeline to the people in Yemen,” he said, according to an Arabic translation of his remarks which was supplied to local reporters.



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