A handout picture released by the Yemeni Presidency on March 8, 2015, shows President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi (R) meeting with Russian ambassador to Yemen Vladimir Dedushkin in the southern Yemeni city of Aden. AFP PHOTO / HO / YEMENI PRESIDENCY
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The Gulf monarchies have agreed to a request by Yemen's beleaguered president to host talks in Riyadh aimed at pulling their impoverished neighbor out of crisis, the Saudi royal cabinet said.President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi, who has been based in Yemen's second city Aden since escaping the Shiite militia-controlled capital last month, made the request after failing to reach agreement with the militia and their backers on a venue inside Yemen.U.N.-brokered reconciliations talks, which had been taking place in Sanaa, have broken down since Hadi's flight to Aden.Saleh's General People's Congress party is widely accused of backing the Houthis and has vowed to boycott any talks not held in Sanaa.
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