Yemen ceasefire with Saudi-led coalition is over

Yemen ceasefire with Saudi-led coalition is over

The Saudi-led coalition has announced the end of the Yemen ceasefire.

The truce, which began on December 15, followed intense bombing of the Houthi movement by the Arab allies.

The Reuters news agency claims nearly 6,000 people have been killed since the Saudi coalition entered the conflict in March, almost half of them civilians.

The main fight is between forces loyal to the President and Shia rebels known as Houthis.

United Nations peace talks have failed to find a solution so far - but they will resume later this month.

More in this Section

Celebrities pay tribute as basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crashCelebrities pay tribute as basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Protesters defy cleric to continue demonstrations in Iraq’s capitalProtesters defy cleric to continue demonstrations in Iraq’s capital

Pope Francis chooses priest who worked with street children as new secretaryPope Francis chooses priest who worked with street children as new secretary

Coronavirus fears fail to dampen Chinese new year celebrationsCoronavirus fears fail to dampen Chinese new year celebrations


Lifestyle

Orlagh Kelly owns The Reading Room bookshop on Main Street in Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim.We sell books: The Reading Room - ‘Small bookshops, curated by people who care, make a difference’

As Stockton’s Wing release a retrospective album, Mike Hanrahan tells Donal O’Keeffe about getting back on the road, and his love of cookingStill a beautiful affair: Mike Hanrahan talks about getting back on the road with Stockton's Wing

An ongoing cull is resulting in a major reduction in the deer population in one of the country’s most visited natural attractions.Donal Hickey: Deer birth patterns evolving

A Courtmacsherry neighbour, Kathy Gannon tells me that when the tide is out, the vast acres of clean, grey mud of the bay reflect the sun in splendour in the clear, sharp air.Damien Enright: ‘How enchanting for humanity that we have birds’

More From The Irish Examiner