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Yemen Warring Sides Agree At Start of Talks to Free Thousands of Prisoners

REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

A relative of a Houthi delegation member participating in the negotiations in Sweden carries a bag at Sanaa airport, Yemen December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

Yemen's warring sides agreed to free thousands of prisoners on Thursday, in what a U.N. mediator called a hopeful start to the first peace talks in years to end a war that has pushed millions of people on the verge of starvation. U.N. mediator Martin Griffiths told a news conference in a renovated castle outside Stockholm that just getting the warring sides to the table was an important milestone.

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