URGENT ¥¥¥ Yemen president sets March 18 for national dialogue

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Wednesday set March 18 as the date to hold a much-anticipated national dialogue to push forward the process of political transition, state media said.

The decision was announced following a meeting between the president and the committee tasked with preparing for the talks which have been expected for months, Saba state news agency said.