Saudi-led alliance pushes for an end to escalation in south Yemen


RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Monday asked a leading separatist faction that declared self-rule in the south to retreat, saying that all the parties need to unite against the coronavirus. The move by the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) threatens to renew conflict between the STC and the Saudi-backed government, nominal allies under the coalition, even as the United Nations tries to secure a permanent nationwide ceasefire over the coronavirus pandemic.