DUBAI (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen announced on Wednesday a nationwide ceasefire for two weeks starting on Thursday at noon, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
The decision came in response to a call from United Nations Special Envoy Martin Griffiths for an immediate ceasefire, SPA said, citing a statement from Saudi-led coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki.
The two weeks could be extended, it added.
Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; writing by Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Sandra Maler
Original News : http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/qZhYmxfwRAM/saudi-led-coalition-announces-a-ceasefire-of-two-weeks-in-yemen-spa-idUSKCN21Q35U