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UN welcomes Yemen rebels’ offer to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia

The Huthi plan to cease drone and missile attacks in Saudi Arabia “could send a powerful message of the will to end the war,” Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said on Saturday. The Yemeni rebel group made the announcement as part of a peace initiative a day earlier, saying that “war is not in anyone’s interest.” Read more: ‘The war in Yemen has destroyed us’   End to war in sight? A Saudi-led military coalition has been waging a brutal war against the Huthi insurgency in Yemen since 2015. Tens of thousands of people have died in the conflict and the UN has called it the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. In a statement from UN headquarters in New York, Griffiths welcomed “the desire for a pol ...
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