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Yemen peace talks set to begin today in Sweden

The talks are to be held at Johannesberg Castle. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT

Published: 06.Dec.2018 08:06 hrs

Peace talks aimed at ending four years of war that has pushed 14 million people to the brink of famine in Yemen were set to start on Thursday in Sweden.

The UN-brokered talks in Rimbo between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and the Huthi rebels, linked to Riyadh's arch-rival Iran, will be the first since 2016 when more than 100 days of negotiations failed to end a war that has now claimed at least 10,000 lives.

Analysts and diplomats said they did not expect a breakthrough at the summit.

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