The announcement from UN Special Envoy for Yemen came only a few hours before the original truce was set to expire.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has facilitated the release and repatriation of nearly 100 Yemeni prisoners.
After three weeks of fierce fighting, both sides seem to understand that a prolonged conflict is not in the interest of either country. Here’s what a compromise could look like.
Recent history demonstrates that Russian commitments to ceasefires and humanitarian corridors are tentative at best and deliberately manipulative at worst.
The Turkish-Russian ceasefire in Syria has run its course, setting the stage for confrontation between Ankara and Moscow if a new buffer to smoothen tensions isn’t achieved.
Fighting in Afghanistan's long-running conflict has escalated dramatically since May, when the US-led military coalition began the final stage of a withdrawal set to be completed before the end of the month.
Taliban is waging a sweeping offensive across Afghanistan, attacking cities, snapping up territory and seizing border crossings with the withdrawal of foreign troops all but complete.
Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry says government-declared ceasefire with rebel Tigrayan forces is a work in progress after Ethiopian troops left Tigray's regional capital Mekelle on Wednesday after months of fighting.
Ethiopian government task force statement comes after Tigrayan fighters dismissed a government ceasefire as a “sick joke” and a political decision.
Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi says he will discuss establishing a "permanent ceasefire" in Gaza with his Egyptian counterpart as Egyptian security officials confirm that Hamas's leader Ismail Haniya will also be in Cairo.
Senior Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk says ceasefire to be reached within a day or two on the basis of mutual agreement as Israel's assault on Gaza kills more than 230 Palestinians, including 65 children.
Afghanistan government and Taliban meet briefly on Saturday in Doha to renew their commitment to finding a peaceful end to the war.
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