Yemen peace talks were due to begin on Thursday. But Houthi rebel delegates have failed to arrive at the UN's seat in Geneva. They demand that certain conditions be met, while the Yemeni government's delegation threatens to fly home.
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.
Amid a fragile ceasefire, Houthi rebels have launched a deadly attack on a government-controlled air base, the largest of its kind in Yemen. Houthi media said the rebels had targeted "invaders" in the attack.
The Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government have not met in UN-sponsored talks since 2016. The meeting is focusing on building confidence between the two parties.
Civil war has been raging in Yemen for over three years, tearing the country apart. Somehow, though, their national team have qualified for the Asian Cup as the nation puts its political differences aside.
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