Yemen peace talks to open in Kuwait

Yemen peace talks to open in Kuwait

Peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in Yemen will begin in Kuwait on Thursday, the United Nations says.


Houthi rebels have been fighting the Yemeni government since 2014 in a war that has killed over 6,000 people and displaced millions, BBC reports.


A US-backed coalition of mostly Arab states began air strikes a year ago in support of the government of the exiled president.


A rebel delegation left Sanaa on Wednesday to join the talks.


The talks were delayed from Monday after the rebel delegation failed to arrive, angry at what they said were violations of the UN-brokered ceasefire which took effect on 10 April.


The two sides accuse each other of violating the ceasefire.