Yemen is the poorest country on the Arabian Peninsula. War has raged there for over a year and a half. Thousands have died. Millions have fled. It’s not easy to go abroad.
The UN has called the war in Yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Karl-Otto Zentel, general secretary of humanitarian agency CARE Germany-Luxemburg, describes the human suffering in this overlooked conflict.
Even after launching missiles at Saudi Arabia's capital, the origin of the Houthis' arsenal remains disputed. But arms researcher Pieter Wezeman told DW the missiles were likely not in Yemen before the war.
The killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh has opened a complicated new chapter in the ongoing war in Yemen. But will the former president's death have any impact on efforts to reach a peaceful solution to the brutal conflict?
President Vladimir Putin has expressed his hopes for a "constructive Russian-American dialogue" in 2018, in a letter to world leaders. He also called for continued "dialogue and cooperation" with Germany and Europe.
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