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Xinhua | Updated:2016-10-19 09:42People shop at a market in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, on Oct 18, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]SANAA — Yemens dominant Shiite Houthi group and its ally of former President Ali Abdullah Salehs party welcomed on Tuesday a United Nations-proposed 72-hour ceasefire to facilitate humanitarian aid access to the war-stricken Arab country.The ceasefire between Houthi fighters and their rival Saudi-backed exiled government forces was declared by the United Nations on Monday to take effect at 2359 local time (2059 GMT) on Wednesday.”The Supreme Political Council (a governing body composed of top officials from Houthi group and Salehs party) welcomes the ceasefire without preconditions and demands immediate stop to the (Saudi-led coalition) aggression and lift of the air, sea and land blockade imposed on the Yemeni people,” said the Houthi group and Salehs party in a joint statement carried by Saba news agency late on Tuesday.On Monday, the exiled President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi agreed to the 72-hour ceasefire, according to a statement by his governments Foreign Minister Abdul-Malik Mekhlafi.The minister demanded Houthis lift siege to the southern city of Taiz and access of humanitarian supplies to the war-torn city.The 19-month civil war have killed over 10,000 people, mostly civilians, and pushed the countrys 26 million people to near famine.Previous Page1 2 3 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 Next PageRelated StoriesYemen Houthi rebels deny attacking US warshipPentagon vows to respond to attempted missile attacks at US destroyer near YemenUS Navy ship targeted in failed missile attack from YemenSaudi-led coalition denies striking funeral in Yemens capitalDeath toll from Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Yemens capital rises to 82: officialPhotoThe world in photos: Oct 17-23The world in photos: Oct 10 – 16The world in photos: Sept 26 – Oct 9Can you beat these elders?The world in photos: Sept 19 – 25The world in photos: Sept 12-18Most Viewed in 24 HoursWeekly PhotoThe world in photos: Oct 17-23NewsmakerHaunting images of Nanjing Massacre displayed in FranceGlimpse into lifestyle of astronauts in spaceSpecialPresident Xi visits Cambodia, BangladeshPremier Li attends UN meetingsReporters JournalFrom street food to museums, Chinese food hot in the USWonder who made the Terracotta Warriors? Read the signatureChina-JapanJapans defense white paper makes irresponsible accusations against ChinaJapanese sub calls at ex-US naval baseChina-USWoman reunited with Chinese rescuer 71 years onDrills called sign of healthy ties as PLA fleet heads to Pearl HarborChina-EuropeGroundbreaking early photographs of Shanghai head for LondonUK changes visa policy to attract top studentsChina-AfricaNew Zanzibar hospital funded by ChinaChina delivers warship to AlgeriaBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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