Yemen conflict: President agrees 72-hour truce

Yemen conflict: President agrees 72-hour truce
 

Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has agreed to a 72-hour truce with the possibility of it being extended, the foreign minister has said.
But Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi tweeted that an extension was dependent on Shia Houthi rebels adhering to it.
The rebels themselves are yet to comment and previous attempts at a truce between the sides have failed.
The government's announcement follows international alarm over the deaths of 140 people in a Saudi airstrike.
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17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 55
Source: BBC
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