UN reports ‘significant progress’ on Yemen ceasefire amid rising COVID-19 cases

The U.N. envoy for Yemen reported “significant progress” in negotiations toward a nationwide cease-fire in the war-torn country on Thursday,…

The U.N. envoy for Yemen reported “significant progress” in negotiations toward a nationwide cease-fire in the war-torn country on Thursday, but warned of stark challenges as coronavirus spreads at an unknown rate across the Arab nation.

Martin Griffiths urged Yemen’s warring sides — the internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels who control the capital and most of the country’s north — to quickly resolve their differences over humanitarian and economic measures needed to move peace efforts forward and help the country counter the virus.

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