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Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen

...before a humanitarian cease-fire is due to start and a U.N. envoy arrives on his first visit to try to end the war.The latest...Saudi-led naval, air and land blockade.The new U.N. envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, is scheduled to fly into...
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Rival forces fight over key sites in Burundi's capital

...committing human rights violations will be held accountable, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.The U.N. special envoy on Burundi Said Djinnit has been in touch with various parties on the ground, and calls have been made to regional leaders...
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Saudis propose 5-day cease-fire in Yemen

...against the rebels.Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the new U.N. envoy for Yemen, also was in Riyadh, where he met with Saudi save the country from the Houthi rebels, but Russia's envoy to the U.N. said such a move "would be a reckless escalation...
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Yemen's humanitarian truce barely holds as violence resumes

...stakeholders to take part. Officials have said the U.N. has not yet set a date for such talks.On Wednesday, new U.N. envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, met with leaders of Saleh's one-time ruling party, but there was no word on the substance...
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Yemen officials: Some ground fighting after cease-fire

...Bab el-Mandab strait in the Gulf of Aden.The Saudi-led strikes in Yemen came to a halt shortly before the new U.N. envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, flew into the capital, Sanaa, on his first official visit to the country. He told reporters...
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Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy

...the Iranian state TV reported. Iran summoned the kingdom's envoy in Tehran in protest.Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir...ambassadors on his choice to succeed Jamal Benomar as the new U.N. envoy for Yemen, reportedly Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania...
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Outside editorial: U.S. should give Sudan envoy more support to end genocide

...initiatives the best chance of succeeding, the administration needs to give its new envoy to Sudan more muscle to move the international community. The envoy, Rich Williamson, was sworn in this week. His predecessor, Andrew Natsios, was a...
Analysts: Somali war helped turn drought to famine

...were suffering from the worst famine in a generation. "I will knock on every door I can to help you," the African Union envoy to Somalia, Jerry Rawlings, told the gathered families in the capital of Mogadishu. Somalia's 20-year-old civil war...
Outside editorial: A new approach to the Middle East

T he Obama administration appointed former senator George Mitchell as its special envoy to the Middle East this week in a positive step toward resolving the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While a fragile...
Outside Editorial: U.S. needs foreign support to solve its 'Af-Pak' problem

Just in case he had any doubts about the challenges ahead, U.S. envoy Richard C. Holbrooke was welcomed to South Asia last week with a bomb in the Pakistani border city of Peshawar and coordinated...


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