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The Guardian: Five-day humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen expected to begin on Tuesday

Houthi rebels claim to have shot down coalition warplane on eve of truce first proposed by Saudi foreign minister to allow much-needed aid to reach civilians

A five-day ceasefire in Yemen is expected to begin on Tuesday, offering much-needed respite for civilians who have endured almost seven weeks of Saudi-led air strikes against Iranian-backed rebels.

The humanitarian ceasefire proposed last week by the Saudi foreign minister was accepted over the weekend by the forces allied to the Houthi rebels, who took control of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, last year.

Yemen War News Updates -- May 11, 2015

Saudi forces and Houthis trade heavy fire along border -- Al Jazeera
Airstrikes Continue in Yemen Ahead of Cease-fire -- VOA
Tension high ahead of Yemen cease-fire -- CBS/AP
Saudi Arabia assembles 'massive force' on Yemen border -- Al Jazeera
Saudi Arabia sends tanks as "strike force" to Yemen border: Saudi media -- Reuters
Houthi and Saudi-led forces agree to temporary cease-fire in Yemen -- CSM
Moroccan warplane apparently downed before Yemen cease-fire -- AP
Yemeni rebels say they shot down Moroccan jet -- The Guardian
Moroccan F-16 goes missing in Yemen -- Al Jazeera
A look at nations involved in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen -- AP
Americans Among The Many Families Escaping Chaos In Yemen -- NPR
U.N. rep accuses Saudi-led coalition of violating international law -- CNN
Saudi blockade threatens ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Yemen -- Financial Times
Saudi Arabia's Yemen War Unravels -- David B. Ottaway, National Interest
Saving the Saudis From Their Yemen Disaster -- Bloomberg editorial

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