Reuters: Saudi-led alliance mulls partial truces in Yemen: statement

(Reuters) - A Saudi-led Arab alliance conducting air strikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen is considering calling truces in specific areas in Yemen to allow humanitarian supplies to reach the country, the Saudi foreign minister said on Monday.

Adel al-Jubeir also said Saudi Arabia might host a center to coordinate delivery of humanitarian supplies.

The United Nations says the humanitarian situation in Yemen has grown desperate after weeks of air strikes.

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is holding consultations with members of the alliance in defense of legitimacy in Yemen and all countries that support it, to create specific areas inside Yemen to deliver humanitarian supplies, where all aerial operations will stop at specific times to allow these supplies in, as stipulated by UN Security Council resolution 2216," Jubeir said in a statement.

Yemen War News Updates -- May 4, 2105

Saudi special forces in Yemen -- The Australian/The Times
Yemeni Fighters Trained in Persian Gulf Are Said to Join Saudi-Led Mission -- NYT
Yemen's foreign minister: Aden troops were Gulf-trained locals -- Reuters
Mysterious new force emerges in Yemen to fight rebels -- L.A. Times
Hundreds protest against Al-Qaeda control of Yemen city -- Daily Star/AFP
Iran pledges to protect shared security interests with Yemen -- Reuters
Iran sends relief aid to crisis-hit Yemen via Oman: IRCS -- Press TV (Iran)
Egypt Recommits to Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen -- Arutz Sheva
State Department reportedly deems mission to rescue Americans in Yemen too risky -- FOX News
Yemeni Refugees Face Hardship and Humiliation -- Global Voices
Key strait raises stakes for Yemen conflict -- Gulf News/L.A. Times
Containment: The Gulf States' Game Plan for Yemen -- Patrick Megahan & Oren Adaki, National Interest
Yemen's Descent, Through A Photographer's Lens -- NPR
Yemen Then and Now: The Sad Chronicle of a Failed State -- Robin Wright, New Yorker

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