Yemen ceasefire hopes rise

AFP is reporting that the Yemeni government has drawn up a ceasefire timetable and relayed it to the Houthi rebels via an intermediary. There is also talk of having the ceasefire implementation overseen by parliamentary committees.

This is beginning to look more hopeful. At least one previous ceasefire attempt failed through lack of an implementation mechanism.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 6 February 2010.