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Saudi-led ceasefire in Yemen begins after UN calls for stop in fighting amid coronavirus pandemic

A ceasefire declared by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen has come into effect, potentially paving the way for peace talks to end the five-year-old war that has pushed millions to the brink of famine.

Saudi officials said late on Wednesday the ceasefire would last for two weeks, adding the move was in response to UN calls to halt hostilities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • ABC News

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