No Winners In Yemen As Untenable War Drags On

MEES, 28 October 2016

War in Yemen is becoming increasingly intolerable for almost all the players involved, but still there is no sign of a negotiated way out of the conflict, making a de facto partition of the country a possibility.

The current phase of a long-running war in Yemen has endured since September 2015 when Houthi rebels ousted President ‘Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi from the capital Sana’a, and it intensified in March when a Saudi-led alliance began a brutal bombing campaign in the country. “This is the time to implement a ceasefire unconditionally and to move to the negotiating table,” announced US Secretary of State John Kerry in London on 16 October after he issued the latest ceasefire proposal with UK counterpart Boris Johnson and the UN’s Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmad…

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Richard Nield is a freelance journalist, photographer and filmmaker covering the Middle East and Africa. In 10 years covering the region, he has been published and broadcast by clients including the BBC, Reuters, Al Jazeera, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Independent and Foreign Policy magazine. He has reported from throughout the region, including Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, South Sudan, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.