Geneva talks for Yemen enter second day

Yemen's warring parties have agreed at Geneva talks on the need for a ceasefire but the details remain under discussion, a delegate to the discussions said.

Geneva talks for Yemen enter second day

World Bulletin / News Desk 

A Yemeni delegate to the U.N. peace talks said on Tuesday that all sides agree there must be a ceasefire to halt nearly three months of bloodshed, but that no deal has been reached yet.

Ghaleb Al-Mutlak, from the southern separatist movement, said that the proposed ceasefire would be for a one-month halt to all fighting, including air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition.

"We're all in agreement about the need for the ceasefire, but we're still discussing details," he told reporters after Iran-backed Houthis held their first talks in the Swiss city with the U.N. special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. "It seems that there is a readiness on behalf of all parties including Saudi Arabia but the details of this agreement are under discussion."

Arab air strikes hit Yemen as peace talks enter second day

Arab air strikes hit military targets throughout Yemen on Wednesday and expanded into one western province for the first time, despite peace talks in Geneva aimed at ending almost three months of fighting.

The bombings hit army bases in the capital, Sanaa, and Houthi militia targets in Yemen's central desert and the mountainous province of Mahweet, one of the last provinces in Yemen not to be bombed since the Arab campaign began on March 26.

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