A sophisticated cluster bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is manufactured in the United States. Human rights organizations — and several members of Congress — are raising new questions about the weapon's use.
Despite bombing Yemen for a hundred days, the Saudi-led coalition has failed to dislodge rebel fighters. But it has killed thousands of Yemenis, destroyed thousands of buildings, and helped to expand a local turf battle into a regional power struggle.
Both sides in the Yemen conflict have come to to Geneva at the behest of the United Nations, although not to the same room. Nonetheless, the UN considers the near-meeting a major step forward, with hopes that it will result in a humanitarian pause.
Reporter Iona Craig just returned from three weeks in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, where residents are caught between street-fighting Houthis, local militias and Saudi air strikes. She says conditions in the southern port city are desperate. "I was expecting it to be bad, but it was much, much worse than even I imagined it would be."
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