Saudi ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen

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Published: Thursday 7th May 2015 by The News Editor

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Saudi Arabia has announced a five-day ceasefire in Yemen’s war to facilitate aid to civilians in need.

Foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir made the announcement at a news conference in Riyadh with US secretary of state John Kerry.

That means the Saudi-led coalition of Arab countries will cease air strikes in Yemen. The minister said he hoped Iran-backed Houthis rebels will halt attacks on the ground.

Aid groups say millions of Yemenis are in need of food, fuel and medicine.

It was unclear when the so-called “humanitarian pause” would start.

Published: Thursday 7th May 2015 by The News Editor

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