Eager to strike a deal, both sides seek to keep the chaos engulfing the region away from the negotiations.
The Houthis have "destroyed Yemen," Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi says in Egypt he seeks the support of neighboring nations.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says it is crucial to tackle extremist ideologues across the region.
The presidential candidates, challenger Muhammadu Buhari and incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, were in a dead heat before the election.
Somali security forces battled with Islamist militants from Friday to Saturday, eventually breaking the siege, but not before many people were killed.
Apple, Facebook and other technology companies have improved conditions for workers, but experts doubt the trend will continue.
Despite concerns the U.S. or the U.K. would block the move, the two accepted the resolution, and it was passed by consensus.