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Yemen’s Houthis Reject Saudi-Led Coalition’s Ceasefire During Ramadan

HeadlineMar 31, 2022

Saudi Arabia says it is halting its war in Yemen during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The announcement came as envoys from Gulf Arab states met for a summit on Yemen in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Yemen’s Houthi rebels are boycotting the meeting, saying it should have been held in a neutral country rather than in Saudi Arabia. The Houthis have also rejected the Saudi-led coalition’s unilateral ceasefire, citing the ongoing land and naval blockade of Yemen. The United Nations estimates the death toll from the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war reached 377,000 by the end of last year. The war has left millions of Yemenis on the brink of starvation.

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