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Yemen: Fragile Ceasefire Takes Hold After Hodeidah Fighting Dies Down

HeadlineDec 18, 2018

In Yemen, a U.N.-brokered ceasefire agreement appeared to be holding early Tuesday after the Saudi-led coalition fought pitched battles with Houthi rebels in the strategic port city of Hodeidah for a few hours after the truce was due to take effect at midnight. The fragile ceasefire comes as the U.N. warns tens of thousands of Yemenis are enduring famine conditions, while half of Yemen’s 28 million people are on the brink of starvation. Last week, the Senate voted 56 to 41 to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, but a similar bill in the House is not expected to pass this year.

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