Yemen peace talks in Kuwait stall over differences

    Yemen peace talks in Kuwait stall over differences

    April 25, Dubai: The UN-brokered Yemen peace talks are continuing on the fourth day in Kuwait, but with government and Houthi rebel delegations far from reaching an agreement to end the conflict.

    The delegations resumed the negotiations on Sunday, but an hour into the talks, "it was obvious for the UN special envoy [Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed] that the talks were going nowhere", said Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from Kuwait City.

    "There has been no progress here because of huge differences. The envoy had to suspend the session. "The Houthis later said they are in consultation with their leaders in Yemen about whether to return to the talks or pack up and leave."

    The Houthis and the forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi have observed a fragile ceasefire since April 11. However, the two sides differ on how to move forward. The Houthis are demanding an immediate halt to air strikes that the Arab coalition has been carrying out since March last year in support of Hadi.

    The Oslo Times


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