Riyadh-led coalition declares two-week ceasefire in Yemen over coronavirus fears

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The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Yemen’s Huthi rebels has announced a two-week ceasefire in the war-torn country starting Thursday owing to the coronavirus pandemic fears. The unilateral ceasefire follows an escalation in fighting between the warring parties despite a call by the United Nations for an immediate cessation to protect civilians in the Arab world’s poorest nation from the pandemic.

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