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UN announces 72-hour truce for Yemen

A 72-hour ceasefire in Yemen will go into effect starting Thursday, the United Nations announced. A cessation of hostilities that first went into effect in April "will re-enter into force at 23:59 Yemen time (2059 GMT) on 19 October 2016, for an initial period of 72 hours, subject to renewal," the UN's special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said in a statement.
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