Yemen’s Hadi discusses resumption of peace talks with UN envoy

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Yemeni President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi discussed on Thursday with the UN envoy Ismail Ould Al-Sheikh Ahmed in Riyadh ways to resume peace talks with the Houthi militias.

In August 2016, UN-sponsored talks for establishing peace in Yemen collapsed without any breakthroughs.

The attempt for pushing for peace comes amid cynicism blanketing the Yemeni situation.

The UN envoy is also expected to meet with officials from the Arab Coalition to discuss ceasefire.

Meanwhile, the Saudi forces have ended a battle with Houthi militias early Thursday at the border Saudi city of Jazan near Yemen.

Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent said that Saudi forces have foiled a big attack from the Iran-backed Houthi militias near Al-Dafina and Al-Qiran villages in Jazan.

Military sources said that the battle has continued for two hours, where at least 40 Houthis were killed including one leader.

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