Yemen’s new vice-president ‘hopes to avert Saudi invasion’


Related articles Saudi Arabia dismisses Iran calls for Yemen ceasefire Clashes in Yemen leave more than 140 dead China closes Yemen embassy over fighting RIYADH/ADEN — Yemen’s newly appointed vice-president, Khaled Bahah, a widely respected figure named this week to shore up the legitimacy of the exiled Saudi-backed government, said on Thursday he hoped to avert a Saudi-led invasion to restore unity to the country. Arab military exercises planned for Saudi Arabia have raised speculation that Read more [...]

Kerry, Lavrov hold talks as Russia vows no Ukraine invasion


MOSCOW: US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold impromptu talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris Sunday, after Russia pledged not to invade mainland Ukraine following its seizure of Crimea. The meeting in France comes amid heightened diplomatic efforts to resolving the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. Tensions have run high since Moscow’s lightning takeover of Crimea from Ukraine, with the United States accusing Russia of massing tens of thousands of troops on Ukraine’s Read more [...]