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Two missile launchers found in Yemen appear to be from Iran: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Two launch units for anti-tank guided missiles recovered by a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen appear to have been manufactured in Iran during 2016 and 2017, according to a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters on Tuesday. But U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres does not specifically state whether the discovery of the units in Yemen was ...

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U.S. wants to continue support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The United States wants to continue support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s war and will remain engaged in efforts to combat Iranian influence and Islamist militancy in the Arab state, a State Department official said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: A pro-government army soldier carries Yemen’s national flag as he walks at the strategic Fardhat Nahm ...

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U.S. opposes ditching support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen: official

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The United States strongly opposes discontinuing support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s war and will remain engaged in efforts to combat Iranian influence and Islamist militancy in the Arab state, a State Department official said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: A pro-government army soldier carries Yemen’s national flag as he walks at the strategic Fardhat Nahm ...

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Future Yemen should hold no Iranian-backed threat: U.S. official

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The United States believes that the Yemen that emerges from civil war should not contain any Iranian-backed threat to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. State Department official told a conference in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. The United States is encouraging the Yemeni government, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, and the Iran-aligned Houthi ...

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Top Houthi negotiator calls for main Yemen port to be neutral zone

RIMBO, Sweden (Reuters) – Yemen’s main port city should be declared a “neutral zone” and the United Nations could play a role in Sanaa airport, the Iran-aligned Houthis’ main negotiator said on Saturday on the sidelines of talks aimed at ending the Yemeni war. FILE PHOTO: View of the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen November 23, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad ...

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Yemen peace talks set to start on Thursday in Sweden

ADEN/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A team from Yemen’s Saudi-backed government arrived in Sweden to attend peace talks starting on Thursday with members of the Iran-aligned Houthi group, in a renewed U.N. push to end a war that has pushed the country to the brink of starvation. A member of the security stands guard during the departure of U.N. envoy to Yemen ...

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Plane carrying wounded arrives in Oman, fulfilling Yemen Houthi demand

CAIRO (Reuters) – A plane carrying wounded members of Yemen’s Houthi movement arrived in Oman’s capital Muscat on Monday, the Houthi spokesman said on Twitter, fulfilling a demand the Houthis had made before they would attend peace talks in Sweden. Yemeni Houthi officials are expected to travel to Sweden shortly for talks as early as Wednesday to end the nearly ...

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