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    Saudi Arabia Agrees on Ceasefire on Border With Yemen

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    Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said Tuesday that Riyadh had reached an arrangement on a ceasefire at the Saudi-Yemeni border in order to provide access for humanitarian aid coming to the war torn country.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — According to Jubeir, Saudi Arabia supports holding of the intra-Yemeni talks.

    "We tried to work with all sides of the Yemeni conflict, including Houthi rebels, on the way of reaching the agreement," Jubeir said at a press conference on the sidelines of a consultative meeting of leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Jeddah.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels, the country’s main opposition force. The Houthis are backed by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

    Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request.

    The latest round of the UN-mediated peace talks between the Yemeni government and the Houthis started in Kuwait on April 21.

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