Yemeni Factions Head for Peace Talks
Yemen's warring factions are on their way to Geneva for the first significant talks in the Middle East country’s months-long conflict.
The talks on Monday, facilitated by the United Nations, will bring to the table Yemen’s Shi'ite Houthi rebels and the exiled government of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi.
The Houthis wrested control of Yemen’s government in February, leading Mr. Hadi to flee to Riyadh, the Saudi capital.
Security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief journalists, said that Saudi-led airstrikes against the rebels and their allies continued in several Yemeni provinces
Meanwhile, thousands of Houthi supporters marched in Sana'a in protest of the war and what they described as the siege of the city.
他星期天还说，他担心，两个库尔德组织 - 民主联盟党以及被视为非法团体的库尔德工人党 - 会在土耳其与叙利亚的交界地带做大得势。
Kurds Close In on Islamic State-Held Town in Syria
Kurdish militias are closing in on an important Islamic State-held town in Syria near the Turkish border.
Retaking Tal Abyad could cut off a transit and supply route for Islamic State fighters.
Thousands of Syrian civilians have fled the area, anticipating fierce fighting between the Kurds and the militants.
Syrians managed to cross into Turkey Sunday after some Turkish soldiers kept them from entering. One reporter said several soldiers let the refugees cross while another journalist said he saw people cutting through a fence.
Fighting has driven more than a million Syrian refugees into Turkey and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is worried the refugee crisis could worsen.
He also said Sunday he is concerned that two Kurdish groups - the Democratic Union Party and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party - could gain ground along Turkey's border with Syria.
Kurds have long fought a guerilla war against Turkey for an independent Kurdish state. Mr. Erdogan believes U.S.-led coalition airstrikes along just inside Syria could carve out territory for the Kurds.
Also in Syria Sunday, car bombs wounded 27 people in two government-controlled neighborhoods in the city of Homs. No one has claimed responsibility.
Homs is one of the cities where the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began four years ago and has been a frequent target of bombings.