The Saudi-led coalition supporting government forces in Yemen has said it will respect a UN-backed ceasefire coming into force from Monday.
There has been no word yet from the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who are trying to overthrow the government.
More than 6,000 people have been killed and 2m displaced in more than a year of fighting between the two sides.
Negotiations on ending the conflict are due to be held later this month in Kuwait.
“The Arab coalition is going to respect a ceasefire in Yemen starting from midnight Sunday at the demand of President [Abdrabbuh Mansour] Hadi but reserves the right to respond” to any rebel attacks, the coalition statement said.
A further 20 people were reportedly killed in clashes on Sunday, hours before the truce was due to come into effect.
Previous UN-sponsored negotiations have failed to make progress and a ceasefire last December was abandoned after repeated violations.
On Saturday, President Hadi said he was taking the Kuwait negotiations seriously.
But he insisted the Houthis agree to abide by a UN Security Council resolution, calling from their withdrawal from seized territory and disarmament.
The Houthis – backed by Iran and supported by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh – took over the capital Sanaa and much of the west of he country in 2014.
Why is there fighting in Yemen?
- Northern Shia Muslim rebels known as Houthis, backed by forces loyal to Yemen’s ex-president, took over parts of Yemen, including the capital, Sanaa, and forced the government into exile in March 2015
- The rebels accused the government of corruption and of planning to marginalise their heartland within a proposed federal system
- Forces loyal to the government and Southern militias, aided by Saudi-led coalition air strikes and troops, have since regained control of five southern provinces
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