Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Saudi-led coalition announces Yemen ceasefire from Wednesday

The Saudi-led coalition backing the Yemeni government against Huthi rebels in Yemen's conflict Tuesday announced a ceasefire from Wednesday morning and peace talks during the Islamic month of Ramadan starting next month.

"The coalition hereby announces the cessation of military operations in Yemen beginning at 0600 am (0300 GMT) Wednesday, March 30, 2022," it said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

This "coincides with the launch of Yemeni-Yemeni consultations with the aim of creating the appropriate conditions for their success and creating a positive environment during the holy month of Ramadan for peace making in Yemen," it added.

Ramadan is to start in the first days of April.