Egypt and Saudi Arabia discuss manoeuvres as Yemen battles rage


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  • Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015

A Saudi artillery unit fires shells towards Houthi positions from the Saudi border with Yemen, April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

ADEN (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday imposed an arms embargo targeting the Iran-allied Houthi rebels who now control most of Yemen as battles in the south of the country intensified.

Egypt said it and Saudi Arabia had discussed holding a "major military manoeuvre" in Saudi Arabia with other Gulf states, following talks on the progress of the three-week-old Saudi-led campaign of air strikes against the Houthis in Yemen.

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