Two Month Truce in Yemen Starting During Ramadan
Mosque in Sanaa, YemenNiklas Schiffler at Wikimedia Commons. Starting this Saturday, a nationwide truce will go into effect for all the warring sides involved in Yemen. In a deal brokered by the United Nations, the coalition headed by Saudi Arabia and the Houthis that are allied with Iran will coordinate a cessation of conflict across Yemen for two months, starting with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan which begins this weekend. Hopefully this ceasefire contributes to productive negotiations towards a peace that might finally end the conflict.
Talks Between Russia and Ukraine Over "Ceasefire"
Since the attack last week, Russia & Ukraine met Monday for their first talks, delegates from the capital, Kyiv, demanded an immediate "ceasefire." On Monday, Western economic sanctions against Moscow had significant consequences, as the ruble reached its record low, and the Russian Central Bank increased interest rates to over 20 percent.