The conflict in Yemen has been described as one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of our time. Millions of Yemenis are now dependent on humanitarian aid, and the UN is warning that a famine is in the making. How did Yemen get to this point?
German arms exports to Saudi Arabia and Turkey rose last year, eclipsing sales in 2017, despite public criticism. The trend follows a question in parliament submitted by the opposition Left party.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has hosted further talks aimed at ending the civil war in Yemen and building on the breakthrough achieved in Stockholm in December. No representatives from the country were at the table.
Saudi Arabia is one of the German arms industry's top customers, despite human rights concerns over Yemen. It took the murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi for Germany to temporarily halt arms exports. DW investigates.
The agreement could be a major breakthrough in the four-year conflict that has brought Yemen to the brink of famine. Both sides have warned, however, that UN peace talks in Sweden are unlikely to result in a truce.
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