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Yemen warring parties agree two-month truce - UN

A two-month truce has been agreed by warring parties in Yemen, the UN says.

It is the first nationwide truce agreed since 2016 in a war which has killed nearly 400,000 people, according to UN estimates.

About 60% died from hunger, lack of healthcare and unsafe water.

The deal between the Saudi-led coalition and Iran-backed Houthi rebels - which can be extended if both agree - is scheduled to come into effect at 16:00 GMT on Saturday.

Saturday is the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan for many Muslims.

US President Joe Biden hailed the UN-brokered truce as a long-awaited "reprieve for the Yemeni people".

But he added: "These are important steps, but they are not enough. The ceasefire must be adhered to, and as I have said before, it is imperative that we end this war."


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