Russia urges UN to call for a 'humanitarian pause' in Yemen to help those caught in fighting

April 4, 2015 3:44 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – Russia is urging the U.N. Security Council to call for a "humanitarian pause" in the conflict in Yemen to help diplomats and civilians caught in the fighting between Shiite rebels and supporters of the country's beleaguered president.

Russia called an emergency meeting of the council on Saturday and diplomats said it circulated a draft resolution seeking a break in fighting on humanitarian grounds.

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