UN announces accord to `resolve crisis` in Yemen

The UN envoy to Yemen announced Saturday that an accord had been reached to "resolve the current crisis" in Yemen, after a week of deadly fighting between Shiite rebels and pro-government forces.

Sanaa: The UN envoy to Yemen announced Saturday that an accord had been reached to "resolve the current crisis" in Yemen, after a week of deadly fighting between Shiite rebels and pro-government forces.

Jamal Benomar said in a statement that the deal came after "intense consultations with all the political parties, including (rebels) Ansarullah, to resolve the current crisis based on the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference".

The statement, which did not provide details, added that preparations were under way to sign the agreement.

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