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Western powers get in touch with for Libya ceasefire, back unity government

ROME Western powers called for a ceasefire in Libya on Sunday to pave the way for an agreement to kind a national unity government, which U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mentioned the majority of factions were ready to sign.

Most representatives of the two rival governments at present in power in Libya “have come together and are prepared to sign an agreement, and they refuse to be blocked by one or two people or individual politics,” Kerry told reporters.

Seventeen countries met in Rome to give a final push to a year of U.N.-led negotiations for the formation of a unity government in Libya, promising political, economic and safety backing, according to a statement.

(Reporting by Steve Scherer Editing by Jon Boyle)

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Yemen’s Houthi group says ceasefire to start off on December 14: spokesman

DUBAI A ceasefire in Yemen’s civil war will start off on December 14, on the eve of planned peace talks in Switzerland subsequent week, the head of the Houthi delegation to the peace talks said on Saturday.

“Based on what had been agreed upon, there will be a halt of the aggression on the 14th of this month,” Mohammed Abdel-Salam told a news conference broadcast reside from the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

The Iran-allied Houthis describe military operations by a Saudi-led Arab alliance in Yemen as an aggression. The alliance says it had intervened in response to a request by Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari, writing by Sami Aboudi Editing by Dominic Evans)

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Yemen president confirms proposed 7-day ceasefire for peace talks

UNITED NATIONS Yemen’s president told the United Nations on Monday that he has asked the Saudi-led coalition to start a 7-day ceasefire on Dec. 15 to coincide with U.N.-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending months of fighting that has killed almost six,000 individuals.

“I have notified the leadership of the Coalition of our intention to cease fire for a period of seven days, beginning December 15 till December 21,” President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi said in a letter to U.N. Secretary-Common Ban Ki-moon.

“This will coincide with the beginning of consultations and will automatically be renewed upon commitment by the (Iran-backed) Houthis,” he added.

An unofficial English translation of Hadi’s letter to Ban was attached to the Arabic original.

Hadi’s letter, which it said was also sent to the U.N. Security Council, confirmed remarks created earlier on Monday by U.N. particular envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, who mentioned Hadi’s Saudi-backed exiled government and the Houthis were committed to the peace method laid down by the Security Council in April.

“I hope you would inform the U.N. envoy of the require to ensure that the Houthis would respect the ceasefire, and to take practical steps to guarantee adherence to the permanent ceasefire, so that the Coalition forces would not deal with any breach of the ceasefire,” Hadi said.

He added that the ceasefire came “out of our want to develop an atmosphere for the good results of the U.N.-led consultations that the government intends to participate (in) in the coming days, and in order to assist avoid additional bloodshed and expand the healthcare and humanitarian relief efforts.”

Forces loyal to Hadi, backed by air strikes and ground forces from a mostly Gulf Arab coalition, have been locked for nine months in a civil war with the Houthis, who rule the capital Sanaa and other cities.

Preceding U.N.-mediated negotiations to end the conflict via dialogue failed as battles rage across the country and Saudi-led warplanes bomb positions of the Houthi group and its Yemeni army allies.

Earlier attempts at ceasefires in the conflict fell apart after the two sides accused each and every other of violations.

Senior U.N. officials have stated that Yemen, which was already in dire need of help before the conflict, is facing a serious humanitarian crisis, which has been exacerbated by a Saudi-led naval blockade.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau Editing by Sandra Maler and Ken Wills)

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Yemen humanitarian ceasefire anticipated in days, ahead of peace talks: official

DUBAI Yemen’s warring parties are anticipated to announce a humanitarian ceasefire within days ahead of U.N.-sponsored talks to end a civil war that has killed practically 6,000 folks, an official from President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government stated on Monday.

The United Nations specific envoy to Yemen has met Hadi in Aden and Houthi officials in the Omani capital Muscat with a proposed agenda for the talks, which Hadi’s foreign minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi mentioned would start on Dec. 15.

“The Houthis have authorized the agenda blueprint,” an official in Hadi’s office told Reuters. “Inside days a humanitarian ceasefire will be declared and actions to free prisoners and lifting the siege on the cities would commence.”

Forces loyal to Hadi, backed by air strikes and ground forces from a mostly Gulf Arab coalition, have been locked for nine months in a civil war with the Houthis, who rule the capital Sanaa and other cities.

The Houthi spokesman, in a posting on his Facebook web page, confirmed that his group had discussed “the venue and the date for the talks planned for the middle of this month” with the U.N. envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

“Ways for a ceasefire and subsequent self-assurance-creating methods had been also discussed, and we expressed our openness to conduct a responsible and severe dialogue,” the spokesman, Mohammed Abdul-Salam, added, with out supplying specifics.

Prior U.N.-mediated negotiations to finish the conflict by way of dialogue failed as battles rage across the nation and Saudi-led warplanes bomb positions of the Houthi group and its Yemeni army allies.

The proposed agenda for the talks stipulates quick self-confidence-developing measures, including the release of the Yemeni defense minister captured by the Houthis in March, lifting a siege of cities and other population centers, and suspending recruitment of youngsters to fight in the conflict.

Hadi’s supporter say Houthi forces are besieging the city of Taiz, north of Aden. The Houthis say the Saudi-led coalition is successfully placing significantly of the country under siege by closing off its air space and sea ports.

The peace talks would be aimed at implementing a U.N. Security Council resolution adopted in April, which offers for the restoration of the Yemeni government and withdrawal of Houthi forces from the cities.

(Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari, Writing by Sami Aboudi Editing by Dominic Evans)

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