United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed speaks during a press conference on May 15, 2016 at the information ministry in Kuwait City. / AFP / YASSER AL-ZAYYAT
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The U.N. envoy said Wednesday that Yemen's warring parties were closer to agreement at peace talks in Kuwait as he headed to New York to brief the Security Council.Ould Cheikh Ahmed is to brief the U.N. Security Council in a closed session later Wednesday on the progress made in the peace talks which began on April 21 but have been clouded by repeated walkouts by the government delegation.Houthi Shiite rebels and their allies have demanded a unity government.The government delegation insists that the legitimacy of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi must be respected Hputhi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam warned that if no fair solution was reached, the rebels would form the government in Sanaa.
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