Yemen peace deal signed in presence of UN envoy

Yemeni political rivals including Shiite rebels who have swept through the capital signed a peace accord Sunday in the presence of the UN envoy, the official Saba news agency said.

AFP| Updated: Sep 22, 2014, 00:15 AM IST
Yemen peace deal signed in presence of UN envoy

Sanaa: Yemeni political rivals including Shiite rebels who have swept through the capital signed a peace accord Sunday in the presence of the UN envoy, the official Saba news agency said.

"A national peace and partnership agreement based on the outcomes of the national dialogue conference was signed this evening at the presidential palace" in Sanaa, Saba reported.

President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, UN envoy Jamal Benomar and representatives of Yemen`s political forces, including the Huthi rebels, attended the signing ceremony, the agency reported.