'Coronavirus ceasefire' in Yemen's long conflict begins

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'Coronavirus ceasefire' in Yemen's long conflict begins

Apr 09, 2020 17:30 IST

The Saudi-led coalition began a unilateral ceasefire in Yemen's long war on Thursday, saying it hoped the initiative to prevent coronavirus in the impoverished country would lead to a wider political solution. The Iran-backed Houthi rebels have not made any comment on the coalition's declaration of a two-week pause in the five-year conflict. If the ceasefire does hold, it would be the first breakthrough since the warring parties agreed to a UN-brokered ceasefire in the port city of Hodeida during talks in Sweden in late 2018.

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