The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a cessation of hostilities starting at midnight on April 10 and peace talks in Kuwait beginning a week later, United Nations special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said.
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Guns mostly fell silent in Syria and Russian air raids stopped on Saturday, the first day of a cessation of hostilities that the United Nations has described as the best hope for peace in five years of civil war.
Under the US-Russ
A cessation of hostilities in Syria came into effect at the agreed time of midnight on Saturday under a US-Russian plan which warring sides in the five-year conflict have said they would commit to.
A cessation of hostilities in Sy
The government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and rebel groups accepted a plan for a cessation of hostilities to begin on Saturday and the US warned it would be hard to hold the country together if the fighting did not stop.
Rival factions of the Afghan Taliban agreed to stop deadly infighting, officials said, but tensions remained over the status of new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who has not been seen since reportedly being shot last month.
A UN plan to suspend Syria's nearly five-year-old civil war calls for listing which militant groups may be fought despite an eventual ceasefire, one of the toughest issues vexing diplomats trying to end the conflict.
A UN draf
Yemen's warring parties have agreed to meet for a second round of talks starting on January 14 but first need to agree a permanent ceasefire, the United Nations envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Sunday.
Yemeni negotiators taking part in UN-sponsored peace talks agreed on Saturday to form a committee to oversee a fragile ceasefire after fresh fighting imperilled their efforts to end Yemen's civil war, sources close to the talks told Reuters.
A ceasefire took effect in Yemen on Tuesday as parties to the civil war started United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Switzerland in a new push to end months of fighting that have killed nearly 6,000 people, a UN spokesman said.
A ceasefire to halt nine months of war in Yemen will take hold at noon local time (0900 GMT) on Tuesday, coinciding with the start of UN-backed peace talks in Switzerland, the Saudi-led coalition said.
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