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May 27, 2016
Yemen peace talks 'closer' to agreement: UN envoy
Kuwait City (AFP) May 25, 2016
The UN envoy said Wednesday that Yemen's warring parties were closer to agreement at peace talks in Kuwait as he prepared to brief the Security Council on progress in negotiations. "We are moving towards a general understanding that encompasses the expectations and visions of the parties," Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said in a statement. "The discussions have become more sensitive and delicate bringing us closer to a comprehensive agreement," he said. Ould Cheikh Ahmed is to brief the UN Securi ... read more

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