Yemen’s Peace Talks Postponed

GENEVA (Reuters) -
Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's government raise their rifles as they celebrate a victory over Houthi rebels in Al Khurais village of Nihm district, east of the capital Sanaa, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen’s government raise their rifles as they celebrate a victory over Houthi rebels in Al Khurais village of Nihm district, east of the capital Sanaa, Monday. (Reuters/Ali Owidha)

Yemenite peace talks originally slated for Jan. 14 will not happen on that date but may be held a week or more later, U.N. spokesman Ahmad Fawzi told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.

“The 14th was mentioned as a date but I don’t think it’s on the table any longer,” he said. “(The U.N. special envoy to Yemen) is looking at a date after Jan 20.”