October 2016: Three-Day Cease-Fire in Yemen

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.

1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger

Three-Day Cease-Fire in Yemen
US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed
On Oct. 18, 2016, the UN announces a 72-hour cease-fire between the warring parties in Yemen. The UN special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, says he hopes the cease-fire will lead to a "permanent and lasting end to the conflict." The cease-fire is set to start just before midnight on Oct. 19, 2016 and continue for three days. The agreement will allow unhindered access for humanitarian personnel and medical supplies. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participates in the talks and reiterates the goal that all sides of the cease-fire must make compromises and be committed.
Photo source: JUSTIN TALLIS/Pool via AP
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