UN envoy arrives in Yemen capital for crunch talks

UN envoy Martin Griffiths arrived in the rebel-held Yemeni capital on Wednesday for crunch talks on averting all-out fighting for the lifeline port of Hodeida and widespread famine.

Griffiths did not comment to waiting reporters on his arrival at Sanaa International Airport, an AFP photographer reported.

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The envoy — whose last effort to kickstart peace talks collapsed acrimoniously in Switzerland in September — is trying to get the Huthi Shiite rebels and the Saudi-backed government back to the negotiating table in Sweden by the end of the year.

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