A fragile cease-fire
between Houthi rebels and Yemeni forces will unravel without a formal peace agreement, UN agencies said.
Fourteen of the Security Council's 15 members voted in support of the final British text of the resolution, which ''stresses the urgency of and calls for an immediate, durable and fully respected cease-fire
, leading for the full withdrawal of the Israeli forces from Gaza.
GENEVA/DUBAI/ADEN: Yemen's warring parties are expected to observe a cease-fire
and start U.
The FARC, the biggest of Colombia's rebel groups, called a unilateral cease-fire
The National Cease-fire
Agreement is a historic gift from us to generations of the future," declared President Thein Sein at the signing ceremony.
Both New Delhi and Islamabad accuse each other of resorting to unprovoked firings and violating cease-fire
Hours before the cease-fire
began, a number of explosions were heard in Sana'a as the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted weapon warehouses and Houthi military bases; 69 people were reported dead and 250 others injured.
Community leader Pogu Bitrus said, ''People rejoiced, but with caution'' after the military announced the cease-fire
with the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram on Friday.
Hence, the principal cause of the delay in arranging for a cease-fire
to be followed by negotiations is the lack of leverage of the US vis-a-vis Israel.
We defend Israel's right to do what it is doing in order to get at those tunnels," he said on Fox, and he called Palestinian leaders "intransigent" for turning down a cease-fire
plan put forth last week by Egypt.
There are certainly real command and control issues for the SPLA; but this is the same spokesman who declared that SPLA/IO forces hadn't even received any "directives" proceeding from the cease-fire
agreement--the day after it was signed.
The Kachin Independence Organization (the political arm of the Kachin Independence Army) places a high priority on a political dialogue with the central government, while the government wants a cease-fire
to take effect first.