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Yemen Gets a Shot at Peace

UN talks give Saudi Arabia cover to stop its misguided air war.

The last thing Yemen needs more of.

Photographer: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

So far, the only winners of Saudi Arabia's protracted bombing campaign against Yemen's Houthi rebels have been munitions makers and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has used the turmoil to expand its reach. But peace talks starting Monday in Geneva offer an opening for a cease-fire and at least a slim chance for a more lasting peace that all parties to the conflict should seize.

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