Saudi Arabia proposes 5-day Yemen ceasefire

People ride on a motorcycle as they pass by a police headquarters destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's northwestern city of Saada on May 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
People ride on a motorcycle as they pass by a police headquarters destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's northwestern city of Saada on May 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi Arabia on Thursday proposed a five-day humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen to allow aid deliveries, calling on Iran-backed Houthi rebels to accept the offer.

Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir announced the proposal after talks with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry, who urged the rebels to agree to the initiative.