In this handout image provided by the state owned Saudi Press Agency, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Saudi King Salman right, in what likely will be his last visit as America’s top diplomat, Dec. 18, 2016
The state-run Saudi Press Agency said the two discussed regional issues. Ahead of the trip, the State Department said Kerry would discuss the war in Yemen and stalled peace efforts to end the conflict.
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Yemen's war began when Shiite rebels and their allies seized Yemen's capital, Sana'a, in September 2014.
A Saudi-led coalition of mostly Gulf Arab nations launched a campaign in March 2015 against the rebels. Their offensive has included punishing airstrikes that have caused civilian casualties, leading to the Obama administration halting some arm sales.