United Nations, Dec. 7 -- The Yemeni Government and the Houthi opposition have gathered at United Nations-sponsored political talks, close to the Swedish capital, Stockholm, aimed at ending nearly four years of brutal war in the country.

Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, the senior UN official facilitating the talks, said that the resumption of the political process, after two-and-a-half years, is an 'important milestone' and the presence of the two delegations shows that they are ready to work together, United Nations reported.

"Let us be in no doubt that Yemen's future is in the hands of those of us in this room", he told delegates adding that "the country's institutions are at risk, the fragmentation of the country is an enormous concer...