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Yemen peace talks set for early December in Sweden: US

Peace talks aimed at ending the war in Yemen have been set for early December in Sweden, between Huthi rebels and the UN-recognised government, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday. He said the Saudis and United Arab Emirates — who have militarily backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in the brutal three-year-old war — “are fully on board, by the way.” “It looks like that very, very early in December, up in Sweden, we'll see both the Huthi rebel side and the UN-recognised government, President Hadi's…

US military strikes Yemen after missile attacks on US Navy ship

WASHINGTON: The US military launched cruise missile strikes on Thursday to knock out three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forces, retaliating after failed missile attacks this week on a US Navy destroyer, US officials said. The strikes, authorised by President Barack Obama, represent Washington's first direct military action against suspected Houthi-controlled targets in Yemen's conflict. Still, the Pentagon appeared to stress the limited nature of the strikes, which were aimed at…