The United Arab Emirates has secretly paid hundreds of Columbia mercenaries to fight in the civil war in Yemen on behalf of the Saudi-led coalition, adding a volatile element to the already complex proxy war, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

The Emirates reportedly dispatched 450 Latin American mercenary troops to Yemen - including also Panamanian, Chilean and Salvadorian - to fight against a Zaidi Shia-led Houthi rebels. The arrival of foreign troops adds to the mosaic of multifacet...

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