Yemen peace talks set

Evacuation of Al Houthi fighters from capital seen as a confidence building measure.

Yemen peace talks expected on Wednesday

The Saudi-led coalition said it approved evacuating wounded Al Houthi fighters for treatment on Monday, meeting a key condition for the group to attend UN-sponsored peace talks in Sweden this week aimed at ending Yemen’s nearly four-year-old war.

The talks could start on Wednesday, two sources familiar with the matter said, after UN special envoy Martin Griffiths shuttled between the parties to salvage a previous round that collapsed in September after Al Houthis failed to show up.

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