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Saudi Arabia says 5-day ceasefire in Yemen will start May 12; calls on rebels to comply

  • Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir outside of the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, France, Friday, May 8, 2015, before a meeting with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council held to discuss Middle East concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Kerry has also visited Sri Lanka, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia on his trip. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

    Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir outside of the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, France, Friday, May 8, 2015, before a meeting with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council held to discuss Middle East concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Kerry has also visited Sri Lanka, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia on his trip. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council pose for photographers at the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, France, Friday, May 8, 2015, to discuss Middle East concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Kerry has also visited Sri Lanka, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia on his trip. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

    Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council pose for photographers at the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, France, Friday, May 8, 2015, to discuss Middle East concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Kerry has also visited Sri Lanka, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia on his trip. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Secretary of State John Kerry greets Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir outside of the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, France, Friday, May 8, 2015, before a meeting with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council held to discuss Middle East concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Kerry has also visited Sri Lanka, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia on his trip. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

    Secretary of State John Kerry greets Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir outside of the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, France, Friday, May 8, 2015, before a meeting with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council held to discuss Middle East concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Kerry has also visited Sri Lanka, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia on his trip. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says a five-day ceasefire in Yemen will start May 12 at 11 p.m.

Adel al-Jubeir (AD'-duhl ahl-joo-BEHR') says the stop in fighting will be renewable, depending on compliance by Yemen's Houthi (HOO'-thee) rebels and their allies.

He urged them to cease fighting.

He made the comments at a news conference in Paris.