Mediators seek a de-escalation of violence in two flashpoint cities: rebel-held port city of Hudaida and Taiz during Yemen peace talks in Sweden.
Delegates of Yemen's warring government and Houthi rebels say they have set January 20 as a final date to exchange prisoners from both sides, in a mass swap deal.
The government and Houthi teams are in Sweden for talks expected to continue until the end of this week, the first since more than three months of negotiations collapsed in 2016.
A Houthi delegation arrived in Sweden for UN-sponsored Yemen peace talks for the first time since 2016.
The United Nations requested the medical evacuation of fifty Houthi rebels which will be taken to Oman.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says UN-sponsored peace talks would take place next month. Separately, UN's Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths meets Houthi rebels in capital Sanaa to set ground for talks.
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