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Saudi-led coalition and Houthis agree on truce in Yemen, raising hopes for the ‘start of a better future’

The last coordinated cessation of hostilities nationwide was during peace talks in 2016.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the truce, which he said has “fueled one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.”

The war has killed tens of thousands of people and has left millions on the brink of starvation.

On Friday, Guterres commended “the Government of Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis for agreeing on a two-month truce in Yemen, including cross-border attacks.”

“The parties accepted to halt all offensive military air, ground and maritime operations inside Yemen and across its borders; they also agreed for fuel ships to enter into Hudaydah ports and commercial flights to operate in and out of Sana’a airport to predetermined destinations in the region; they further agreed to meet under my auspices to open roads in Taiz and other governorates in Yemen,” UN special…

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