Yemen crisis: Houthis accept 5-day ceasefire plan

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yemen crisisRiyadh: The Houthi rebels and their allies have accepted the US-backed 5-day ceasefire for humanitarian purposes in Yemen.

The five-day humanitarian ceasefire to allow the flow of humanitarian assistance in every corner of Yemen, ravaged and devastated by civil war, will begin on Tuesday, May 12, at 11:00 p.m. and will last for five days. The ceasefire is likely to be extended if it works out, the US Secretary of State John Kerry had announced coinciding with the GCC foreign Minister’s meeting in Paris on May 8.

The requirements, Kerry said, are first and foremost that there is a commitment by the Houthis and their allies, including Ali Abdullah Saleh and those forces that are loyal to him, to abide by the ceasefire. A point he had also underscored at Riyadh last week.