Middle East Kerry ready to discuss pause in Yemen war with Saudis

The US secretary of State blamed Yemen's Iran-backed Houthis for the continued violence, but he said he believed a break in the fighting could be arranged in the coming days.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he'll discuss with Saudi Arabian officials how to implement a "humanitarian pause" in Yemen's civil war, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that has already caused thousands of people to flee to neighboring countries.