The New Paper

March 23, 2021

Saudi Arabia proposes ceasefire in Yemen

Saudi Arabia proposed a ceasefire in Yemen, aiming to end the six-year conflict between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen’s government. 

More context: Houthi rebels seized control over parts of Yemen in 2015 and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee abroad, prompting a Saudi-led group (including eight other states) to launch a campaign aimed at restoring Hadi’s government.
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