Yemen

Misadventure in Yemen

Print edition : September 02, 2016

A Yemeni man near the grave of a relative in Sana'a on July 6. The conflict in Yemen has left more than 6,500 people dead and 30,000 wounded since the Saudi-led coalition intervened in March 2015. Photo: MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP

Supporters of the Houthi movement during a demonstration in Sana'a on July 28. Photo: KHALED ABDULLAH/REUTERS

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) arrives for peace talks in Kuwait on June 26. Photo: AP

Saleh al-Sumad, the head of Yemen's Houthi movement's politburo. Photo: KHALED ABDULLAH/REUTERS

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the U.N. special envoy for Yemen. Photo: YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP

The Saudi-led coalition has been fighting a losing battle in Yemen, and Riyadh’s own economic problems make a long-running war there unsustainable.
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