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UN's Envoy to Yemen Stepping Down

The United Nations envoy to Yemen is leaving his post after spending four years trying to help the country carry out a peaceful transition plan that stalled as the situation unraveled into a political crisis and violent conflict. A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement Wednesday that envoy Jamal Benomar "expressed interest in moving on to another assignment." "A successor shall be named in due course," the statement said. ...

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