Arab coalition declares 48-hour Yemen truce from Saturday

A Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen`s government against Iran-backed rebels declared a renewable 48-hour ceasefire to begin Saturday in Yemen, it said in a statement on the kingdom`s SPA news agency website.

AFP| Last Updated: Nov 19, 2016, 09:54 AM IST

Riyadh: A Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen`s government against Iran-backed rebels declared a renewable 48-hour ceasefire to begin Saturday in Yemen, it said in a statement on the kingdom`s SPA news agency website.

"It has been decided to begin a 48-hour ceasefire from 12:00 noon in Yemen`s timing (0900 GMT) on Saturday," said the coalition statement, adding that the truce will be renewed if the Huthi rebels and their allies abide and allow aid deliveries to besieged cities such as Taez in the southwest.