Peace process

Abdelqader al-Murtada and Saelem Mohammed Noman Al-Mughalles, at left, representatives of the Houthi rebels delegation and to the right, Askar Zaeil and Hadi al-Hayi representing the delegation of the Government of Yemen together with representatives from the office of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen and the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) during the ongoing peace talks on Yemen held at Johannesberg Castle, in Rimbo, north of Stockholm, Sweden, December 11, 2018. Yemen's government and the Houthi rebels are exchanging lists of prisoners as part of peace talks in Sweden aimed at winding down the devastating civil war. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 12:11 pm
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Delegations from Yemen's warring parties agreed on Tuesday to set Jan. 20 as a final date to swap over 15,000 prisoners from both sides of the country's devastating civil war, according to a member of the rebel delegation, in what may possibly become the first major...
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In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, women and girls walk back after getting food in Bentiu, a 38 kilometers (24 miles) journey using a path through the bush for fear of being attacked on the main road, near Nhialdu in South Sudan. Rape has been used widely as a weapon in South Sudan and even after a peace deal was signed in September, humanitarians have warned of higher rates of sexual assault as growing numbers of desperate people try to reach aid. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
December 09, 2018 - 9:50 am
NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same since," the 18-year-old said. The men...
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In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, women and girls walk back after getting food in Bentiu, a 38 kilometers (24 miles) journey using a path through the bush for fear of being attacked on the main road, near Nhialdu in South Sudan. Rape has been used widely as a weapon in South Sudan and even after a peace deal was signed in September, humanitarians have warned of higher rates of sexual assault as growing numbers of desperate people try to reach aid. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
December 09, 2018 - 4:14 am
NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same since," the 18-year-old said. The men...
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Rana Ghanem, member of a Yemeni government delegation, speaks to journalists during the ongoing peace talks on Yemen held at Johannesberg Castle, in Rimbo, Sweden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Yemen's warring parties are meeting for a third day of talks in Sweden aimed at halting the country's catastrophic 4-year-old war. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 1:15 pm
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemeni rebel delegates at talks underway in Sweden to try end their country's ruinous civil war reported progress on Saturday on the key issues of reopening the airport at the capital, Sanaa, and the implementation of an agreement reached earlier this week on the exchange of...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2004 file photo, Colombia's former President Belisario Betancur speaks during a conference about democracy in Latin America in Panama City. Betancur died Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at a clinic in Bogota. He was 95. (AP Photo/Kathryn Cook, File)
December 07, 2018 - 5:09 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Colombia say former President Belisario Betancur, whose bold efforts to reach a peace deal with leftist rebels in the 1980s were undone by drug-fueled bloodletting and an explosion of violence backed by state security forces, has died at age 95. Betancur's...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, a worker looks at a chocolate factory destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Envoys from Yemen’s warring parties are headed to Sweden for another round of peace talks to stop the three-year-old war, but with few incentives to compromise, expectations are low for little more than improving a faltering de-escalation.(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
December 06, 2018 - 8:02 am
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on Yemen developments as warring sides gather for U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The international Red Cross says it will oversee the implementation of an agreement between Yemen's warring sides to carry out a prisoner exchange,...
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An exterior view of Johannesberg Castle, in Rimbo, 50km north of Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
December 06, 2018 - 7:28 am
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Representatives from Yemen's warring sides sat in the same room for the first time in years on Thursday in Sweden as U.N.-sponsored peace talks aimed at halting a catastrophic three-year war opened to great hopes but also high skepticism. In a positive sign, the U.N. envoy said...
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An exterior view of Johannesberg Castle, in Rimbo, 50km north of Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
December 06, 2018 - 6:17 am
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Representatives from Yemen's warring sides sat in the same room in Sweden on Thursday as U.N.-sponsored peace talks for the war-torn Arab country got underway, aimed at halting a catastrophic three-year civil war. Sweden's foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, opened the talks at...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, a worker looks at a chocolate factory destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Envoys from Yemen’s warring parties are headed to Sweden for another round of peace talks to stop the three-year-old war, but with few incentives to compromise, expectations are low for little more than improving a faltering de-escalation.(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
December 06, 2018 - 5:48 am
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on Yemen developments as warring sides gather for U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The U.N. envoy for Yemen says the country's warring sides have agreed on a prisoner exchange as part of confidence building measures for the war-torn...
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An exterior view of Johannesberg Castle, in Rimbo, 50km north of Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
December 06, 2018 - 3:12 am
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring sides are gathering in Sweden for U.N.-sponsored talks aimed at halting the Arab country's catastrophic three-year war. A castle in the Swedish town of Rimbo, north of Stockholm, has been chosen as the venue for the talks, expected to start on Thursday. However...
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