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Jamal Benomar to be replaced, United Nations announces, as Saudi-led air strikes continue against Houthi rebels
The UN has announced its special envoy to Yemen is stepping down after four years of efforts at a peaceful political transition in the Arab world’s poorest country fell apart amid a Shia rebel uprising and Saudi-led airstrikes.
A statement on Wednesday night said Jamal Benomar “has expressed an interest in moving on to another assignment” and that his successor will be named “in due course”.
An exchange between Iraq and Saudi Arabia reflected the challenges facing the Obama administration as it tries to hold together a diverse coalition in the fight against the Islamic State.
Jamal Benomar expressed his desire to leave after four years of fruitless diplomacy.
The legally binding resolution, which comes after weeks of talks, names three Houthi leaders and the former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and his son.
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Draft resolution to be put to vote on Tuesday also seeks to impose asset freeze and travel ban on leaders of Houthi rebels and their supporters
A second International Committee of the Red Cross planeload of urgent medical supplies arrives in Yemen on Saturday to be distributed to hospitals around the country to treat the wounded following recent heavy fighting. The latest flight, carrying tonn…
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