Yemeni separatists pledge to implement peace deal after abandoning self-rule


The breakdown between the one-time allies had complicated a long and separate conflict between a Saudi-led military coalition and the Iran-allied rebels, who control much of the north, including the capital Sanaa — File photo RIYADH: Yemeni separatists backtracked from their declaration of self-rule in the south on Wednesday and pledged to push for a stalled Saudi-brokered peace deal, mending a rift between allies in the war against Huthi rebels.