At least 43 people were killed in heavy fighting in Yemenovernight and Wednesday between supporters of exiled PresidentAbed Rabbou Mansour Hadi and the country’s dominant Houthi group, residents, tribal and medical sources said.

The clashes erupted ahead of U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva next week aimed at ending a conflict that has drawn in Saudi Arabia and some of its allies on one side and the Iranian-backed Houthis and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on the other.

Residents and fighters said fighters opposed to the Houthis advanced from a district of Aden known as ‘workers’ island’ towards the port city’s Houthi-held international airport. They said five local fighters and 11 Houthis had died in clashes. […]