Yemen Peace Talks Begin With Prisoner Exchange Agreement
Thursday, 6 December 2018 () Yemen’s warring sides agreed on Thursday to exchange prisoners, starting peace talks in Sweden that aim to end a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of civilians and pushed millions to the brink of famine, The New York Times reported. The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, opened the talks, saying they represented a “critical opportunity” for Yemen. The prisoner exchange, said to involve at least 5,000 detainees, is the first of several confidence-building measures intended to draw the Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition that supports President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi into more substantive negotiations. Also on the table is a proposal to reopen the airport in the...
Peace talks continued in Sweden aimed at ending the civil war in Yemen. Four years of fighting have killed thousands, pushed the country to the brink of famine and brought on the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
Peace talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen are underway in Sweden. The fighting between a Saudi-led coalition and Iranian-back rebels has killed tens of thousands of people and..
There is a glimmer of hope for peace in Yemen after a civil war there created a humanitarian disaster. But Thursday, the warring sides met in Sweden and began discussing prisoner swaps. CBS News senior..
Yemen's warring sides agree to free thousands of prisoners, in what a U.N. mediator called a hopeful start to the first peace talks in years to end a war that has pushed millions of people on the verge..