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Yemen’s Taiz residents still drowning in woes despite deal

Yemeni citizens in Taiz doubt the power-sharing deal brokered by Saudi Arabia will help them overcome the major destruction and humanitarian disasters caused by the ongoing war and Houthi siege on their city.
Damage is seen at a school in the southwestern city of Taiz, Yemen December 18, 2018. Picture taken December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub - RC1BBCDB89D0

On Nov. 18, the UN-backed Yemeni government returned from exile in Saudi Arabia to Aden under a power-sharing agreement that has raised hopes of a new chapter of peace, security and development. Over the last two months, Riyadh has been working on the deal between the government and the secessionist Southern Transitional Council (STC) — a development meant to usher in a political partnership between the sides after their bloody confrontations.

Not all Yemenis are convinced, however.

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