Yemeni forces and Shiite Huthi rebels reached a ceasefire deal Wednesday to end clashes in the northern province of Amran following mediation backed by UN envoy Jamal Benomar.

The agreement was made between government officials and representatives of Ansarullah rebels “to end violence” in Amran, the office of Benomar said.

State news agency Saba said the ceasefire agreement took effect at midday (0900 GMT). […]