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UN Sec-Gen calls for immediate ceasefire in Yemen

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an end to fighting in Yemen. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen, the first time he has made such an appeal since Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi rebels began three weeks ago.

In a speech to the National Press Club in Washington.Mr Ban said: "I am calling for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen by all the parties.

"The Saudis have assured me that they understand that there must be a political process. I call on all Yemenis to participate in good faith."

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