A Saudi-led coalition joint force will monitor a ceasefire between separatists, backed by UAE, and the Hadi administration in Abyan province, where fighting has raged over the past six months.
The move comes after the United Arab Emirates-backed Shabwani Elite forces withdrew from the area.
Yemeni journalist Ahmed al Musabi was killed after an artillery shell struck him, along a number of government forces, a military spokesman said.
Residents said at least nine people, including five children, were killed in Yemen's Shabwa province. The Saudi-led coalition says it will keep Yemen's main port open for humanitarian aid.
The UN says smugglers forced some 180 Ethiopian and Somalis off their boat into rough seas. Over 100 were rescued, six confirmed dead. This was the second such incident in the past two days.
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