Middle East
Ceasefire holds in Yemen
Truce between government forces and Houthi rebels raise hopes of ending conflict.
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2010 10:43 GMT

A ceasefire has come into effect in Yemen, fuelling hopes of an end to the country's six-year-old war.

In recent months there has been an escalation in violence between government forces and Houthi rebels in the north.

But now, both sides say they have agreed to a truce.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Sanaa.

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