Yemeni Houthi rebels in Riyadh for talks to end war
A group of Yemeni Houthi rebels traveled to Riyadh Monday for first time, at the invitation of Saudi Arabia, for an effort to negotiate an end to the Yemen civil war. More than 6,000 people were killed in the year since the conflict escalated between Iranian-backed Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition supporting the ousted Yemeni president. Pointing up the regional differences surrounding the Yemeni conflict, Tehran Tuesday offered for the first time to send military advisers to Yemen to help the Houthis win their revolt. The Houthi delegation in Saudi Arabia is headed by Mohammed Abdel-Salam, the Houthis' main spokesman and a senior adviser to Houthi leader, Abdel-Malek al-Houthi.