The pressure on MBS: Washington pushes Saudi Arabia over Yemen, oil prices

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Nothing like a bit of outside pressure to concentrate the minds. Dateline, Rimbo Castle north of the Swedish capital Stockholm where warring sides in Yemen have sat down in the same room for the first time in two years. They’re not yet speaking directly to each other, but talk of prisoner swaps, airport reopening and truces raising hopes. Why now and not before? the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Since then, policy makers in Washington have lost patience with Riyadh.

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