Yemen warring sides in 'final' talks on prisoner swap deal

Yemen’s warring sides will meet in Geneva on Thursday for UN-sponsored talks on the final touches of a deal to release more than 1,400 prisoners, sources on the two sides said.The internationally recognised government, supported by a Saudi-led military coalition, and the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels agreed to exchange some 15,000 detainees as part of a peace deal brokered by the United Nations in Sweden in 2018.The two sides have made sporadic prisoner swaps, but the release of 1,420 people — if it materialises — will mark the first large-scale prisoner trade since the war erupted in 2014.Memb…

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