Yemen warring parties agree to April 10 ceasefire – UN

10:29, 24 March 2016
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Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN's special envoy to Yemen, announced on Wednesday that a cease fire between warring parties in Yemen will begin on April 10, ahead of a new round of peace talks eight days later in Kuwait, according to Deutsche Welle.

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"The talks aim to reach a comprehensive agreement, which will end the conflict and allow the resumption of inclusive political dialogue," Ahmed noted, DW reports.

"The war in Yemen must be brought to an end before it does irreparable damage to the future of Yemen and the region," Ahmed said.

According to UN figures, more than 5,000 people - roughly half of them civilians - have been killed since Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes on Houthi rebels in March 2015.

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