Outgoing UN envoy calls for swift action in war-torn Yemen

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UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said Tuesday that Yemeni parties “have yet to overcome their differences” after years of bloodshed. Griffiths, who served as the envoy for the Middle Eastern nation for three years, made his comments to the Security Council as he gave his last briefing before becoming UN aid chief next month. “I hope very, very much indeed… that the efforts undertaken by the Sultanate of Oman, as well as others, but the Sultanate of Oman in particular, following my visits to Sanaa and Riyadh, will bear fruit,” he said. An Omani delegation visited Yemen’s capital Sanaa last…

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