Yemen talks falter before they begin as rebels stay away

Yemen talks falter before they begin as rebels stay awayLong awaited UN-backed talks between Yemen’s warring parties sputtered out Saturday before ever truly starting, after the Huthi rebels refused to travel to Geneva and fresh fighting broke out on the ground. UN envoy Martin Griffiths said he had held “fruitful consultations” with the delegation representing the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, but acknowledged he had been unable to convince the rebel delegation to even show up for the talks. Rebel chief Abdulmalik al-Huthi defended his decision not to send a delegation to Geneva, calling on his supporters to fight and slamming the government as “mercenaries” and “traitors”.


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Syria war: Idlib rebels targeted by 'fiercest raids in weeks'

  1. Syria war: Idlib rebels targeted by ‘fiercest raids in weeks’  BBC News
  2. Airstrikes hit Syria’s Idlib province, the last remaining rebel stronghold  CNN
  3. The Latest: Observers say at least 4 killed in Syria’s Idlib  ABC News
  4. Syrian rebels in Idlib target those who might surrender as government assault looms  Washington Post
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Airstrikes hit last bastion of Syrian rebels as final showdown looms

  1. Airstrikes hit last bastion of Syrian rebels as final showdown looms  Washington Post
  2. Trump drew a red line on Syria — but Russia looks set for massive retaliation this time  Business Insider
  3. Kremlin dismisses Trump warning on Syria’s Idlib  Reuters
  4. Trump warns Syria, Russia, Iran against attack on rebel stronghold  CNN
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