Reuters: Saudi-led coalition bombs Houthis in north Yemen, offers five-day truce

Saudi-led warplanes bombed targets in Yemen's Saada province, a bastion of Iranian-allied Houthi rebels, on Friday and Riyadh then announced a five-day humanitarian ceasefire to begin on May 12, conditioned on Houthis agreeing to the pause.

Hours before, Saudi authorities warned all civilians to leave the northwestern Saada region, which borders on Saudi Arabia, by sunset on Friday after threatening a harsh response to Houthi shelling of Saudi frontier towns earlier this week.

Saudi state television channel Al Ekhbariya said the whole of the arid, mountainous province would become a military target from Friday evening, hinting at an escalation in the Saudi-led coalition's six-week-old intervention in Yemen's civil war.

Yemen War News Updates -- May 8, 2015

Yemenis ordered to leave Saada province -- Al Jazeera
Yemen conflict: Saudis warn border civilians to leave -- BBC
Saudi coalition gives Yemen rebel stronghold ultimatum -- AP
Saudi-led warplanes pound Yemen rebel stronghold -- AFP
Saudi-led coalition strikes Saada province, Yemen -- UPI
Saudis intensify strikes in Yemen despite calls for cease-fire -- Washington Times
Saudi intensifies Yemen airstrikes after border attacks by Houthis -- Al Bawaba
Apache helicopter in emergency landing near Yemen border: Saudi source -- Al Arabiya
Saudi Arabia mulling land operations on Yemen border -- Reuters
As hundreds of civilians killed, Saudis propose pause in Yemen fighting -- CNN
Coalition airstrikes intensify in Yemen as Saudis propose ceasefire date -- FOX News
Saudi Arabia says 5-day cease-fire in Yemen to start Tuesday -- L.A. Times
Saudia Arabia Announces Cease-Fire in Yemen -- NYT
Date Set for ‘Pause’ In Yemen Fighting -- VOA
Unilateral Saudi ceasefire in Yemen to begin on May 12 -- Deutsche Welle
Rights group accuses Yemen rebels of 'war crimes' -- Al Jazeera
Iran rejects Saudi claims it armed Yemen rebels
-- Al Arabiya
In Hard-To-Flee Yemen, Those Escaping Are Not Typical Refugees -- NPR
U.N.: Yemen import curbs endanger thousands of children -- Al Arabiya/AFP
Yemen Conflict Delays Food Ships, Backs Up Deliveries -- VOA

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