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UN’s Yemen envoy pushes for new peace talks as fighting continues

MUSCAT: The UN's Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths has met the country's Houthi rebels in a push for new peace talks, as fighting continued Friday around the strategic port city of Hodeida. Griffiths travelled to the Omani capital Muscat to meet the rebels after they refused to attend negotiations in Geneva last week. Mohammed Abdulsalam, head of the Houthi delegation, and fellow rebel official Abdelmalak al-Ajri discussed the reasons for their absence from Geneva with the United Nations envoy, the rebel-run Saba news…

Saudi Arabia intercepts Huthi missile: coalition

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted a missile fired from a Huthi-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, state media said. A coalition statement published by the state-run SPA news agency said the ballistic missile had been fired from the northern Yemeni province of Saada towards the southern Saudi city of Najran. No casualties were reported. The Iran-backed Huthis have ramped up missile attacks against Saudi Arabia in recent months, which Riyadh usually says it intercepts. Earlier this month a five-year-old…