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Heavy fighting near Yemen's Hodeida kills 80: officials

Heavy fighting near Yemen's Hodeida kills 80: officials

Yemeni officials and witnesses say recent heavy fighting between pro-government forces and rebels in the port province of Hodeida has killed at least 80 people on both sides. They said Sunday that forces backed by an Arab-led coalition have been trying to seize the rebel-held district...

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Saudi Arabia to admit Iranian diplomat: IRNA

Saudi Arabia to admit Iranian diplomat: IRNA

Saudi Arabia has agreed to admit an Iranian diplomat to head an office representing Iranian interests in the kingdom, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported Sunday, in a rare move after the rivals broke off relations in 2016. "An informed diplomatic source said Sunday that Saudi...

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Yemen rebels say willing to attend UN talks

Yemen rebels say willing to attend UN talks

A member of the political wing of Yemen's Huthi rebels said Saturday the insurgents were willing to attend UN-brokered talks, although they had low expectations of a positive outcome. Salim Meghles said the Ansarullah (Supporters of God) political wing is "not opposed to such...

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Yemen government says ready to attend UN talks

Yemen government says ready to attend UN talks

Yemen's internationally recognized government is ready to attend U.N.-brokered talks next month in Geneva but is "not optimistic," a government official said on Friday. "We will go but we are not optimistic," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. He said there remained "huge...

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