The Yemeni government offered on Saturday a new conditional cease-fire, the second this month, to end fighting with Shi'ite rebels in the north of the country.
The early morning announcement stated the cease-fire would take effect at midday, just a day before the Muslims' Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
The rebels said they were considering the offer.
The move comes after international calls to implement a cease-fire to allow medical and food supplies to reach the civilians caught up in the fighting.
On September 4, a cease-fire was offered, but the fighting resumed hours later.