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Yemen's warring sides said to agree on prisoner swap

Dec. 11, 2018 4:48 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Both sides in Yemen's civil war agreed Tuesday to exchange more than 15,000 prisoners by Jan. 20, a member of the rebel delegation said, in what could be the first major breakthrough in the 4-year-old conflict that has killed thousands of people and left millions more facing hunger....

The Latest: Yemen's warring sides set date for prisoner swap

Dec. 11, 2018 10:29 AM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Yemen (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Yemen's warring government and the Houthi rebels say they have set Jan. 20 as a final date to exchange more than 15,000 prisoners from both sides. The two sides said Tuesday in press conferences in Sweden that they have...

Yemen's warring government and Houthi rebels set Jan. 20 for swap of more than 15,000 prisoners from both sides

Dec. 11, 2018 10:05 AM EST
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring government and Houthi rebels set Jan. 20 for swap of more than 15,000 prisoners from both sides.

Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap deal

Dec. 9, 2018 1:01 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring parties met Sunday for the fourth day of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden to try to hammer out details of a prisoner exchange, which could eventually include all prisoners held by both sides in the four-year civil war. The parties focused on the swap amid optimism...

Rebel delegates at Yemen peace talks report some progress

Dec. 8, 2018 1:15 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemeni rebel delegates at talks underway in Sweden to try end their country's ruinous civil war reported progress on Saturday on the key issues of reopening the airport at the capital, Sanaa, and the implementation of an agreement reached earlier this week on the exchange of prisoners....

Ex-inmates: Torture rife in prisons run by Yemen rebels

Dec. 7, 2018 2:51 PM EST

MARIB, Yemen (AP) — Farouk Baakar was on duty as a medic at al-Rashid hospital the day a bleeding man was brought into the emergency room with gunshot wounds and signs of torture. He'd been whipped across the back and hung by his wrists for days. The patient, Baakar learned, had been left for dead by the...

Prisoner swap deal bolsters hopes of progress in Yemen talks

Dec. 6, 2018 1:28 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring sides agreed to a broad prisoner swap Thursday, sitting down in the same room together for the first time in years at U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden aimed at halting a catastrophic war that has brought the country to the brink of famine. Hopes were high that the...

The Latest: UN official says Houthis blocking access to food

Dec. 6, 2018 10:46 AM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on Yemen developments as warring sides gather for U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The head of the U.N. food agency has accused Shiite Houthi rebels of blocking access to food deliveries to civilians devastated by the war in Yemen. World Food...

UN envoy for Yemen announces warring sides have reached agreement on a prisoner exchange as peace talks start in Sweden

Dec. 6, 2018 5:40 AM EST
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — UN envoy for Yemen announces warring sides have reached agreement on a prisoner exchange as peace talks start in Sweden.

Expectations low as Yemen's warring parties meet for talks

Dec. 5, 2018 4:50 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the focus is likely to be on firming up a shaky de-escalation. U.N. officials say they don't expect...