War in Yemen is becoming increasingly intolerable for almost all the players involved, but still there is no sign of a negotiated way out of the conflict, making a de facto partition of the country a possibility.

The current phase of a long-running war in Yemen has endured since September 2015 when Houthi rebels ousted President ‘Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi from the capital San’a, and it intensified in March when a Saudi-led alliance began a brutal bombing campaign in the country. “This is the time to implement a ceasefire unconditionally and to move to the negotiating table,” announced US Secretary of State John Kerry in London on 16 October after he issued the latest ceasefire proposal with UK counterpart Boris Johnson and the UN’s Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmad. (CONTINUED - 1190 WORDS)