Yemen Ceasefire Takes Hold, Raising Hopes Of Ending Humanitarian Crisis

Associated Press: Truce brings hope for Yemen, but peace could prove elusive
“A cease-fire on Tuesday halted months of heavy fighting in Yemen’s port city of Hodeida, raising hopes that the latest U.N.-led peace efforts can end the civil war and alleviate the world’s worst humanitarian crisis…” (Al-Haj/Magdy, 12/18).

Wall Street Journal: Fragile Yemen Cease-Fire Takes Hold After U.S. Push
“…The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people and sparked the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. It pits the internationally recognized Yemeni government and its main ally — a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the U.S. — against Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who took over the capital city, San’a, in 2014. With an array of forces and interests in play, diplomatic efforts have repeatedly faltered…” (Fitch/al-Batati, 12/18).

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