U.N. aims for Yemen talks by year-end, not end of month

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths is aiming to convene the country's warring parties for peace talks by the end of the year, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after last week saying he would try to bring them together by the end of the month. A

Yemen president appoints new minister of defence, chief of staff

CAIRO (Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed Mohammed al-Maqdishi as minister of defence, state news agency SABA reported on Wednesday. Hadi appointed Abdullah Al-Nakhi as new Chief of Staff, the agency said. Saudi Arabia is leading a Western-backed alliance of Sunni Muslim Arab states to try to restore Hadi's internationally

Yemen president appoints new minister of defence, chief of staff

CAIRO (Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed Mohammed al-Maqdishi as minister of defence, state news agency SABA reported on Wednesday. Hadi appointed Abdullah Al-Nakhi as new Chief of Staff, the agency said. Saudi Arabia is leading a Western-backed alliance of Sunni Muslim Arab states to try to restore Hadi's internationally

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