New fighting in Yemen threatens UN deal

UN-backed deal was designed to pave way for wider peace talks

Fierce new fighting and airstrikes in Yemen are extinguishing hope of rescuing a fragile UN-backed de-escalation deal designed to pave the way for wider peace talks in the four-year-old civil war.

Clashes between Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition forces in the port city of Hodeidah broke out on Wednesday despite what the UN said had been a successful implementation of a Houthi withdrawal deal earlier in the week.

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