AP10ThingsToSee - Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, stand guard in front of Yemen's Defense Ministry building in Sanaa, Yemen, on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, after it was damaged by Saudi-led airstrikes. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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Yemen's warring factions will meet for U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva from Sunday in their first bid to break a deadlock after more than two months of Saudi-led air strikes.Fourteen Yemeni representatives -- seven from each side of the conflict pitting Iran-backed rebels against the internationally recognised government of President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi and its allies -- will take part in the talks in the Swiss city, expected to last two to three days. Saudi Arabia launched the air war on March 26, as the rebels and their allies among forces loyal to ex-strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh advanced on Hadi's southern refuge in the city of Aden.The international community has backed Hadi as Yemen's legitimate ruler and a U.N. resolution has demanded the rebels withdraw from the territory they have seized.Hadi's government, which will be represented in Geneva by Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin, insists the talks are merely "consultative" and aimed at implementing the U.N. resolution.
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