Yemen: injured Houthi rebels to be evacuated, raising hope of peace talks

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Fifty fighters will be flown to Muscat on UN plane as confidence-building measure

The UN envoy for Yemen will travel to the country’s capital, Sana’a, to oversee the evacuation of 50 Houthi fighters to Muscat, a critical confidence-building measure before peace talks can get under way in Stockholm as early as Wednesday.

The evacuation on a UN-chartered plane on Monday would represent an essential building block to the talks starting. Martin Griffiths, the envoy, is trying to avoid the kind of last-minute hitch over the same issue that led to the postponement of discussions that were due to take in place in Geneva in September.

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