U.S., Saudi Arabia Plan Five-Day Yemen Cease-Fire

May 7, 2015 4:12 PM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia and the U.S. on Thursday announced a five-day humanitarian cease-fire in the Yemen conflict — contingent upon agreement from Iran-linked Houthi rebels to stop fighting as well.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told a press conference in Riyadh that the "humanitarian pause" would not start immediately but would mean no bombing, shooting or strategic movement of troops.

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