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Ceasefire for key Yemen port agreed at peace talks in Sweden: UN

Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani and rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam shake hands next to Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and UN chief Antonio Guterres. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Published: 13.Dec.2018 15:24 hrs

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday announced a series of breakthroughs in talks with rivals in the Yemen conflict, including a ceasefire for a vital port.

The Yemeni foreign minister and the rebel leader shook hands in a highly symbolic gesture on the seventh day of the UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden.

The conflict has triggered what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with 14 million Yemenis now at the brink of mass starvation.

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