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U.N. says Houthis refused visa to head of human rights office in Yemen

GENEVA - The Houthi militia group which controls much of Yemen including the capital Sanaa has barred without explanation the head of the U.N. s human rights office in Yemen from returning to the country, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Friday. Elobaid Elobaid, a Canadian citizen, had been based in Yemen since October 2016, leading a team of 17 staff in Sanaa and 13 monitors in 11 of Yemen s governorates. His visa expired in June but was not renewed. The Iran-allied Houthis have been

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