UN’s Yemen envoy says 72-hour truce set to start Wednesday night

Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has received assurances from all Yemeni parties for a ceasefire to begin at 23:59 Yemen time on Wednesday.

By: Reuters | United Nations | Published:October 18, 2016 4:44 am

The UN special envoy for Yemen on Monday announced a plan for a ceasefire in Yemen starting on Wednesday night, a UN statement said.

Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has received assurances from all Yemeni parties for a ceasefire to begin at 23:59 Yemen time on Wednesday, for an initial period of 72 hours, subject to renewal, the statement said.