Breaking: Saudi Arabia calls for cease-fire, considers ending Yemen Ciivil War due to Coronavirus

Hadi was ousted in 2015 by the Houthi movement that staged mass protests due to economic and political grievances. Source (pic): The New York Times

تركيني: عرب سعودي عموم ڬنچتن سنجات، ڤرتيمبڠ هنتيكن ڤراڠ ساودارا د يامن عقيبة چوروناۏيروس

#TTFCovid19: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its allies have decided to observe a unilateral cease-fire in Yemen starting at noon on Thursday, bringing a potential end to the Yemeni Civil War.

The war, an ongoing conflict that began in 2015, is between two factions – one led by deposed president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, and the other, by the Houthi armed movement – both claiming to command the official government of Yemen

Fears of the Coronavirus spreading in Yemen has caused Saudi officials take a step back and consider re-establishing peace talks previously brokered by the United Nations.

If true, this could pave the way for ending the brutal five-year-old conflict that has cost thousands of lives and destroyed priceless monuments and artefacts, some 3,000 years old.


SUBANG JAYA: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its allies have decided to observe a unilateral cease-fire in Yemen starting at noon on Thursday, bringing a potential end to the Yemeni Civil War.

The war, an ongoing conflict that began in 2015, is between two factions – one led by deposed president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, and the other, by the Houthi armed movement – both claiming to command the official government of Yemen




Hadi was ousted in 2015 by the Houthi movement that staged mass protests due to economic and political grievances.

He fled to Saudi Arabia on the 25th of March 2015 and went on to call for international support there.

This led to a coalition of nine countries from West Asia to Africa coming together under a Saudi led alliance to restore Hadi’s rule over Yemen.

But fears of the Coronavirus spreading in Yemen has caused Saudi officials take a step back and consider re-establishing peace talks previously brokered by the United Nations.

If true, this could pave the way for ending the brutal five-year-old conflict that has cost thousands of lives and destroyed priceless monuments and artefacts, some 3,000 years old.

The gesture is said to be the first by any government entangled in an armed conflict to halt hostilities due to the pandemic.

This may have something to do with a plea by the secretary general of the United Nations, António Guterres, who called for a worldwide cease-fire due to the pandemic.

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As many as 150 members of the Saudi royal family are believed to have contracted the coronavirus, including members of the family’s lesser branches, according to a person close to the family.

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