Yemen takes step to allow flights from rebel-held capital

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Yemen’s government will permit citizens living in areas controlled by Houthi rebels to travel on Houthi-issued passports, an official told AFP, removing a barrier to long-awaited commercial flights out of the capital Sanaa. The flights are one component of a renewable two-month truce that went into effect in early April, but they have been delayed as warring factions squabbled over which documents passengers should use. The government has agreed “during the armistice period to allow the Yemeni people who were held hostage to the (Houthis) the opportunity to travel through Sanaa airport, with p…

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