A second round of negotiations between Yemen's government and Houthi rebels could be hosted "soon" in Jordanian capital Amman, a rebel leader said Sunday after meeting the UN envoy.
Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeidah was calm on Tuesday following heavy clashes that erupted after the UN-brokered ceasefire started at midnight, pro-government sources and residents said.
Air strikes and fierce clashes shook the outskirts of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeidah overnight, pro-government sources and residents said Sunday, despite a UN-brokered ceasefire.
Yemen's Saudi-backed government is willing to accept a UN role in Hodeidah's seaport, a lifeline for millions of people during the country's war, but not a long-term presence in the city itself, Foreign Minister Khalid al Yamani said on Monday.
A Saudi-led military coalition resumed air strikes against rebel supply lines around Hodeidah on Sunday two days after a UN envoy visited the lifeline Yemeni port city, pro-government military officials said.
Intense fighting broke out in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah late on Monday, shattering a lull in violence that had raised hopes of a ceasefire between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi insurgents as the United Nations tried to resume peace talks.
Yemen's Saudi-backed army on Wednesday ordered their forces to suspend an offensive on the rebel-held port city of Hodeidah, field commanders said.
After a night of air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah, calm descended to allow hungry families to stock up on food in the Houthi-held Red Sea port city on Tuesday.