Yemen Ceasefire

December 15, 2015 02:10 PM
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A cease-fire is in effect in Yemen on Tuesday, as United Nations-sponsored peace talks began in Switzerland in a new push to end months of fighting that have killed nearly 6,000 people. U.N. Secretary-General Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed announced today the start of a cessation of hostilities in Yemen, which he considers an initial first step towards building a lasting peace in the country. Yemen journalist Zaid al-Alaya'a joins VOA's Vincent Makori live from Sanaa to discuss.