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World Aug 08Taliban takes key northern Afghan cities as battles rage on
Taliban fighters seized most of the capital of northern Afghanistan’s key Kunduz province on Sunday, and took another neighboring provincial capital after a monthlong siege. The advances were the latest in a series of blows to government forces as U.S.
World Dec 06Yemen’s warring parties sit down to first peace talks in years
In a positive sign, the U.N. envoy said the warring sides had agreed on a prisoner exchange as a first step toward building confidence.
World Dec 05As Yemen’s warring parties meet for talks, officials hope for small steps
The adversaries 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…
World Nov 19Yemeni rebels say they will halt rocket fire at Saudi Arabia
Yemen's Shiite rebels said Monday that they will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts, answering a key Saudi demand in the latest push to stop the civil war in the Arab world's poorest country.