Clashes late on Tuesday took place in the oil-producing province, which is one of the main battlegrounds and the scene of sporadic fighting between the Iran-backed group and the Saudi Arabia-backed government.
A joint statement from the UN and the ICRC says the parties also agreed to carry out “joint visits to each other’s detention centres and to enable access to all detainees during these visits.”
Talks in Switzerland began a day after Iran and Saudi Arabia announced a China-brokered deal to re-establish diplomatic ties after years of frayed ties and hostilities, including in Yemen.
The United Nations had appealed for $4.3 billion to deliver aid this year to 21.7 million people going hungry in the war-ravaged country — and urged warring parties to turn a fragile truce into lasting peace.
Attack was carried out by two drones but did not lead to casualties or damage, government says, warning "all options" are on the table in response to the raid.
The initial two-month truce was agreed in April and renewed twice despite grievances by both sides over its implementation.
Attack on government-aligned Security Belt Forces in southern Abyan province leaves 21 soldiers dead and seven wounded, says Interior Ministry.
In a video message, Akam Sofyol Anam, believed to be from Bangladesh, urges the global community "to please come forward...and meet the demands of my captors", without outlining the demands.
Extension of truce and agreement between warring parties will help to improve the daily lives of Yemenis facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, said the envoy.
Yemen lacks proper infrastructure due to ongoing civil war, which decreased the vital services provided to Yemenis and increased their suffering in times of extreme weather.
Both sides of the conflict also agreed to try to arrive at a “an expanded truce agreement as soon as possible.”
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said most casualties were from land mines, “including improvised mines, and explosive remnants of war.”
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