The Observer view on the ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Yemen

The US proposal, backed by Britain, for a “cessation of hostilities” in Yemen, to be followed by UN-led peace talks, is welcome. But it raises a number of questions. Why has it taken so long for the Trump administration to act, given that the appalling, avoidable toll on Yemeni lives exacted

Yemen war: US presses Saudi Arabia to agree ceasefire

The US has called for a swift cessation of hostilities in Yemen, where three years of civil war have caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Defence Secretary James Mattis said all parties needed to take part in UN-led peace talks within the next 30 days. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meanwhile urged

Iran strategy should not just be sanctions, containment – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said the United States' policy of sanctions and containment on Iran was not enough and that a long-term plan to manage the crisis should be put together. "I agree with the goals of the president of the U.S. even if we disagree over the nuclear

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