UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in Paris that there is an international consensus including major regional players to end three-year-old conflict in Yemen.
The rebels have put up fierce resistance to the government advance towards the city's vital docks, which are the point of entry for 80 percent of Yemen's commercial imports and nearly all UN-supervised humanitarian aid.
The move comes at a time of international outrage over the murder of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and after Democratic and Republican lawmakers threatened to take action in Congress next week over the refuelling operations.
Some 445,000 of the Hudaida residents have fled since June, a figure that underscores the dire situation in and around the city that serves as the main entry point for food and aid, the UNHCR said.
The countries’ crown princes have cooperated on several matters. But their common ground may be under threat.
The Houthi rebels in Yemen have increasingly developed their offensive capabilities, however, not all reports are true and any claims need to be carefully weighed against other sources.
It's unlikely that Trump will press Saudi and its allies on humanitarian grounds in Yemen, especially when there is a massive arms deal at risk. But if Trump looks beyond these two issues, there might be a path towards a ceasefire.
Amnesty International warned late Wednesday that rebels have taken up positions on a Hudaida hospital rooftop, raising concerns they are using the hospital's patients as human shields to ward off coalition airstrikes.
A joint appeal by the Yemeni and international organisations called for "secure an immediate cessation of hostilities" in the war-torn country, where they warned 14 million people were now "on the brink of famine".
Houthi rebel leader Abdulmalik al Houthi says his fighters won't surrender but appears to acknowledge his forces had lost ground in a battle against Saudi-backed pro-government forces for the port city of Hudaida.
Although Saudi Arabia had said they were committed to de-escalating hostilities with rebels, battles raged on near the strategic port city of Hudaida in Yemen, a crucial point for humanitarian aid to enter the country.
The Saudi-led coalition has killed tens of thousands of Yemeni civilians in air raids without any international repercussions and now Donald Trump has blamed a civilian massacre on the Saudis' lack of knowledge on how to use the US-made bombs.
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