Yemen crisis talks to resume

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Yemen has experienced political instability since 2011 File Photo: IRIN/Adel Yahya

Political factions in Yemen have agreed to resume UN-brokered talks aimed at resolving the country's political crisis.

The talks were due to begin on Monday and will include the Houthi rebels who recently took control of the country.

Daniel Dickinson reports

Yemen has experienced deepening instability and widespread violence following the political turmoil that started with protests in 2011.

In the latest developments the Houthi rebel group dissolved parliament and announced plans for a new interim assembly.

President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi Mansour, the prime minister and cabinet resigned in January after President Hadi was put under house arrest.

Monday's talks which are facilitated by the United Nations were announced by the U.N. Special  Adviser on Yemen, Jamal Benomar

In a statement on Sunday, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all sides to negotiate "in good faith and in the spirit of compromise."

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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