A 72-hour truce in conflict-ravaged Yemen is set to begin on Thursday, the UN special envoy has announced.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said he had received assurances from all Yemeni parties for such a move.
Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi’s forces have been fighting Houthi rebels, who control the capital Sanaa.
Mr Ahmed’s announcement follows international alarm over the deaths of 140 people in a Saudi airstrike which hit a funeral gathering in Sanaa.
Saudi officials say the airstrike in the capital earlier this month should have hit Houthi rebel leaders, but erroneous intelligence meant that the wrong site was targeted.
The US, Britain and the UN peace envoy to Yemen have all been urging warring parties in the country’s civil war to declare an immediate ceasefire.