Riyadh: 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.
New Delhi: Government of India has signed a ceasefire agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Reformation) [NSCN/R].
The agreement was signed by Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary, MHA and Wangtin Konyak and P.Tikhak, co-convenors on behalf of NSCN/R. The Ceasefire and the mutually agreed Cease Fire Ground Rules will apply for a period of one year with effect from April 28, 2915.
The Government of India has also extended the ceasefire with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khole-Kitovi) [NSCN/KK] for a further period of one year from April 28, 2015. The agreement for this was signed again by Shambhu Singh on behalf of Government of India and Jack Jimomi, Supervisor, GPRN/NSCN on behalf of NSCN/KK.
The Government of India has decided not to engage with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) [NSCN/K] any longer and therefore the earlier Ceasefire agreement with NSCN/K is no longer valid.